Upcoming Events

  • Unexampled Courage: A Discussion with Judge Richard Gergel, 10/24

    On Monday, October 24, the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance welcomes The Honorable Richard M. Gergel, U.S. District Judge. He will discuss his latest book, "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring."

  • Red Mass 2022, 09/30

    Join the Villanova Law community for the annual Red Mass with University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS as celebrant. This year’s celebration will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. A complimentary reception will be held immediately following Red Mass at Scarpa Hall.

  • "The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840," 09/29

    The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. In this lecture, Amar will discuss his latest book, ",The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840."

  • Moral and Legal Considerations of the Deshaun Watson Case, 09/28

    Join Villanova Law professors Andrew Brandt, Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, and Shea Rhodes, Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, as they discuss Cleveland Browns quarterback, Deshaun Watson, and his predatory behavior, suspension, contract and implications on the National Football League (NFL), professional sports and society as a whole.



  • Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM Appointed Faculty Director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

    Villanova University announced the appointment of Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM, as associate professor of practice and faculty director of its Graduate Tax Program. Olsen joins Villanova from Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE-based law firm, where he will continue to work as of counsel assisting the firm’s clients. In his new role at Villanova, Olsen will oversee the University’s nationally recognized graduate tax program, which offers both online and in-person courses.

  • honeygrow Founder and CEO Justin Rosenberg Serves as Scarpa Center’s Inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence

    Beginning fall 2022, Justin Rosenberg, founder and CEO of the fast-casual restaurant, honeygrow, will serve as the inaugural entrepreneur in residence (EIR) for Villanova Law’s John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law.

  • Villanova Law Welcomes New Faculty in Fall 2022

    Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, has appointed new faculty beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. Ana Santos Rutschman, Professor; Brenner Fissell, Associate Professor; Stephen Olsen, Faculty Director of the Graduate Tax Program and Associate Professor of Practice; and Thomas Bennett, Visiting Associate Professor, will begin their tenures in the fall semester. This year, Villanova Law also welcomes four visiting faculty members: Ben Cavataro, Catherine Baylin Duryea, Daniel Friedman and Amanda Rogers.

  • Welcome, Class of 2025

    Hailing from 29 states, the District of Columbia and two international countries, the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Class of 2025 joined the community on-campus this week. The 186 incoming students from the Class of 2025 began their Villanova experience on August 16, when they arrived at Scarpa Hall for three days of orientation activities.

  • Two Villanova Law Students Selected As 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellows

    Patrick “PJ” Brogan ’24 and Andrew Green ’24 were selected as 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Students Fellows by Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the nation’s largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans.