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
We look forward to celebrating the graduates of the class of 2021 from May 13-15 as you commemorate this significant moment in your lives with your fellow students. Each graduate is permitted two guests, and a livestream of the event will be available for those not in attendance.
Since graduating from Villanova Law, Caitlin Lambert ’15 has been working in Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state in East Africa, as a human rights lawyer. Most recently, she founded the Children’s Legal Defense Center in Somaliland’s capital city of Hargesia, to provide legal assistance to imprisoned children and their families.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law has announced a new initiative, the Deans’ Mental Health and Law Student Well-being Advisory Council. The Advisory Council’s goal is to create open dialogue between law students and the administration about mental health and well-being concerns, promote resources both within the law school and the legal profession, and to destigmatize these issues among peers.
Continuing Villanova Law’s commitment to bringing renowned leaders in the legal profession to campus, Mildred W. Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia, will join the Law School’s Dean’s Distinguished Fellows program beginning in the fall 2021 semester.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2023