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
The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will mark its annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a keynote lecture as part of a University-wide celebration. This year's featured speaker will be Justin Driver, the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law and is the author of The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.
Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was recently elected as the President-Elect of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS). After serving as President-Elect this year, he will serve as President in the 2023 calendar year.
Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Henfey ’99 to the newly established position of Associate Dean for Professional Development and Leadership for the Charles Widger School of Law. Since 2011 Henfey has led the Office of Career Strategy and Advancement as Executive Director and then as Assistant Dean.
After weeks of preparation and preliminary trials, the final round of the 62nd Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition concluded on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The case argued in this year’s competition focused an adolescent fighting a deadly, aggressive cancer who refused to undergo advanced treatment despite the expressed desires of her mother and her medical team. Isabelle Roman ’23 and Alexandra Romano ’23, who argued for the appellees, were victorious.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2023