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 200+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.
THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE
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.
At Villanova Law, our faculty often pursue interdisciplinary academic projects that integrate law with other fields. Brett Frischmann, The Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, is currently co-authoring a series of books on knowledge commons and recently published his second book in the series, Governing Medical Knowledge Commons.
The Guardian conducted an eighteen month long investigation of how traffickers use the prison system to recruit and exploit women who have been incarcerated resulting in the documentary “The Trap: The Deadly Sex Trafficking Cycle in American Prisons.” Villanova Law hosts a screening and panel discussion with the filmmakers, survivors and policymakers on Tuesday, November 27 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ‘71 Classroom (Room 101).
The Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition is an annual intra-school tournament and a hallowed tradition at Villanova Law. Named in honor of the late Theodore L. Reimel, Judge for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas from 1953 to 1973, the competition is designed to foster student development in written and oral advocacy through simulated appellate argument.
AT A GLANCE
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THE CLASS OF 2020