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

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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Brett Frischmann and his co-authored book "Governing Knowledge Commons"

A Legal Mind Takes on the Challenge of Medical Information Sharing

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.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

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Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Screening and Panel Discussion of “The Trap: The Deadly Sex Trafficking Cycle in American Prisons”

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).

 

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

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Student competes in the annual Reimel Moot Court Competition.

The 59th Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition

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.

 

NOVEMBER 7, 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