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

Villanova Law Clinical Program honored with Saint Thomas More Award.

Villanova Law Clinical Program Honored with Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia Award

The Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia has presented their annual Saint Thomas More Award to the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Clinical Program. The Award is presented by the Society annually to a member of the legal profession whose accomplishments represent the principles and ideals of Saint Thomas More. 

DECEMBER 10, 2018

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Vanessa Huber & Scott Zlotnick win the Moot Court Competition.

Vanessa Huber ’20 and Scott Zlotnick ’19 Win 59th Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition

On Friday, November 16, the final round of the Competition was held as the teams vigorously argued their positions on two difficult issues involving securities fraud and class action lawsuits.  Ultimately Scott Zlotnick ‘19 and Vanessa Huber ‘20 emerged victorious and were awarded the John J. Duffy ’62 Advocacy Cup.

 

DECEMBER 6, 2018

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Shea Rhodes traveled to Ghana for the CSE Institute.

The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation Works Internationally to Combat Human Trafficking

In October, CSE Institute Director Shea Rhodes ’97 travelled to Ghana to participate in the Global Women’s Business Exchange Conference. Organized by the U.S.-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Rhodes joined business and professional women from all over the world to exchange and leverage their experiences in the fields of healthcare, finance, law, business and education.

 

 

DECEMBER 3, 2018

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Professor Ellen Wertheimer

Professor Ellen Wertheimer Elected Member of the American Law Institute 

Villanova Law Professor Ellen Wertheimer, an expert on products liability and tort law, has been nominated and elected as a new member of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law.

NOVEMBER 16, 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