WHY VILLANOVA LAW?
At Villanova Law, our broad-based legal education is grounded in academic rigor; practical, hands-on training; and a foundation in business that primes graduates for diverse and rewarding legal careers. Wherever your interests may lie—international law, corporate law, intellectual property law or public interest law—you will find programs that will prepare you for the future.
Guided by our Where Law Meets Business philosophy, our programming infuses vital business principles, professional skills, ethical training and practical experiences into each student’s education. Through innovative coursework, six clinics and 275+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.
NEWS & EVENTS
For the fourth consecutive year, a Villanova Law student won the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Annual Intellectual Property (IP)Writing Competition. Mary Kate Raczka '22 placed first for her article, “The Old Woman Who Lives in Her Shoes: How Clothing and Fashion Designs Would Be Analyzed and Protected Under Title 17 if the United States Treated Fashion Like Architecture.” Justin W. Bogle '22, placed second.
Join the John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association for Talent Development for a session on intrapreneurship – a system that allows an employee to act as an entrepreneur within their organization. Hear from leaders of well-respected companies about how the entrepreneurial mindset has been extended to their employees and how they cultivate a culture that supports their thinking and actions.
Sister Brigid Mary Meeks ’22 was not a typical law student. A member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, Sister Brigid Mary always knew she wanted to attend law school, but once she realized her true calling was to religious life, the path to becoming a lawyer wasn’t as clear.
Today, Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton ’06 is the House Democratic Leader with a successful legal career and a dedication to public service. As a young girl in elementary school, Leader McClinton had big dreams. "Since first grade, to anyone who asked, I always said I was going to be a lawyer," she says.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2023