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

PROGRAMS

JURIS DOCTOR (JD)

Cutting-edge preparation for 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 275+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

PUBLIC INTEREST

Fostering a commitment to service in our students through curricular and extracurricular offerings

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

 

 

NEWS

John F. Scarpa

Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law Receives $15 million gift from The John F. Scarpa Foundation to Launch New Phase of Entrepreneurship Initiatives and Scholarship 

Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced a $15 million gift from the John F. Scarpa Foundation to further elevate the Charles Widger School of Law as a leader in entrepreneurship and law, in addition to strengthening entrepreneurial expertise, innovative thinking and collaboration across the University. In recognition of Scarpa’s lifetime giving of more than $20 million to Villanova, the Law School building will be named John F. Scarpa Hall.

NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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John Reid '22

Pivoting During a Pandemic to Find New Opportunities

This past year has been unconventional in many ways as law students navigate their education and professional opportunities during a global pandemic. John Reid ’22 experienced this first-hand when his original summer externship plans were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

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Tasha Stoltzfus Nankerville '22 & Annalise Hodges '22 Win 61st Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition

Tasha Stoltzfus Nankerville '22 & Annalise Hodges '22 Win 61st Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition

After weeks of preparation and preliminary trials, the final round of the 61st Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition concluded on Thursday, November 5, 2020. In the first virtual competition, Tasha Stoltzfus Nankerville '22 and Annalise Hodges '22, who argued on behalf of the respondents, were victorious.

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

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Volunteers work with Habitat for Humnity to build homes

Villanova University Announces Interdisciplinary Initiative on Poverty and Inequality

Villanova University has announced an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at examining the issues of poverty and inequality and their intersection. The initiative was spurred by a $1 million gift from Paul A. Tufano, Esq., ’83 VSB, ’86 CWSL and Christine Tufano ’84 CLAS, ’86 MA, for enhanced thought leadership and research across the University to address poverty and inequality.

OCTOBER 20, 2020

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

275+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

178

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2023

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

11,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES