SCHOOL OF LAW
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.
JURIS DOCTOR (JD)
CLINICS & EXTERNSHIPS
THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE
NEWS & EVENTS
26th Annual Public Interest Auction, 03/25
Join the Walter A. Lucas '88 Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) for our 26th Annual Public Interest Auction, benefitting Villanova Law students who dedicate their summers to public interest and public service legal work. Over the past 26 years, PIFP has funded 260 law students working at over 140 public interest law organizations, raising over $1,000,000 for Villanova Law’s public interest community. This year we are celebrating these accomplishments in person at the law school.
For its third annual symposium, the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) will focus on organizing efforts surrounding the sanctuary movement in Philadelphia. The symposium will center on the book The Road to Sanctuary: Building Power and Community in Philadelphia. It will explore sanctuary in its various forms, including sanctuary city policies, organizing for sanctuary, and sanctuary within the context of the criminal justice system.
The Practice of Helping People
Villanova Law class of 1985 graduate Michael Pansini has always been in the business of helping people. Whether it’s lifelong philanthropic efforts or running one of the most successful Philadelphia-based law firms over the course of the last three and a half decades, he strives to put others first—including the Villanova Law community.
Villanova Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law's Inaugural Law School Innovation Program
Villanova Law has been named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program, which recognizes law schools that have implemented instructional programs that advance new approaches to legal technology implementation and legal education. The University was chosen as one of 10 finalists from an applicant pool of more than 60 institutions nationwide.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2025