Charles Widger

School of Law

WHY VILLANOVA LAW?

Law School

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 200+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.

PROGRAMS

JD ADMISSIONS

Applying, visiting our campus and joining the next generation of Villanova lawyers
 

JOINT DEGREES

JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/LLM in Taxation and JD/LLM in International Studies
 

GRADUATE TAX

Interdisciplinary, in-depth examination of tax principles and policies
 

CLINICS & EXTERNSHIPS

Hands-on legal experience through our 6 in-house law firms and 200+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preparing our students for professional success through educational offerings and one-on-one career counseling

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Highlighting our comprehensive and innovative student-focused learning goals and assessment plan

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

Academics

ACADEMICS

Faculty

FACULTY

Student Experience

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Alumni

ALUMNI

Events

EVENTS

Employers

EMPLOYERS

Library

LIBRARY

NEWS

The Thirteenth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture

The Thirteenth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, Sept. 21

Adrian Vermeule, the Ralph S. Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, will be the featured speaker at the Thirteenth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture. Professor Vermeule will be joined in conversation by distinguished scholars of law, political science, economics, philosophy, sociology, and theology. The event takes place on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. in the Martin G. McGuinn Ceremonial Courtroom (Rm 201) at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.5 substantive credits and 1 Ethics credit.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

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Villanova Law students place second in internship Mock Trial Competition

Villanova Law students place second in internship Mock Trial Competition

Villanova Law students Marissa Booth ’19 and Samuel Cooper ’19 took second place in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office 18th Annual Summer Intern Mock Trial Competition. The Competition served as the finale to the students’ summer externship with the District Attorney’s Office.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

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Welcome Class of 2021!

Welcome Class of 2021

Hailing from 22 states and Puerto Rico, as well as the United Arab Emirates and Canada, the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Class of 2021 was welcomed this week into the Villanova community. The Class is an impressive group of students from diverse backgrounds but with one common trait – outstanding academic credentials.

 

AUGUST 27, 2018

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Three Recent Alumni Receive Pro Bono Distinction Award

Three Recent Alumni Receive Pro Bono Distinction Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association presented alums Nikkita Gottling ’18, Pamela Putnam ’18 and Christian Wynne ’18 with the Eve Biskind Klothen Law Student Pro Bono Distinction Award. The award is given to area law students for their commitment to pro bono and public interest work. They were recognized for their work through our in-house clinics, student organizations and externship placements.

 

JULY 3, 2018

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

250+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

175

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2020

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

10,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES