Upcoming Events

  • The 17th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, 01/20

    The 17th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, “Criminal Justice Reform: Refusing to Return Evil for Evil” will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023. This year's conference aims to energize and focus criminal justice reform efforts by engaging fundamental religious and moral commitments. It will feature experts in criminal law and justice, whose work shaped by these deeper commitments aims to develop reform coalitions for the common good.

  • 2023 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium, 02/10

    The 2023 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium will examine problems associated with different types of waste–trash, water pollution and medical waste–from an environmental justice perspective. This event will be held on Friday, February 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in John F. Scarpa Hall.

  • The Villanova Law Review 2023 Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, 02/24

    The 2023 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium will take place on Friday, February 24. The topic of this year's symposium, “Military Justice Reform: The Next Twenty Years,” will bring together leading scholars, jurists and practitioners to discuss the most salient questions surrounding contemporary military justice.

  • Second Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium, 04/18

    Join us on April 18, 2023 for Villanova University's second annual Anti-Poverty Symposium in collaboration with the Villanova Sustainable Leadership Council and the Office for Mission and Ministry. The in-person symposium will assemble experts in poverty alleviation and sustainability to discuss and motivate the community to contribute to the significant effort of building a sustainable planet free from poverty. This year’s symposium will be broadly framed around the intersections of poverty, ecocide and the path toward ecological justice.



  • Villanova Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law's Inaugural Law School Innovation Program

    Villanova Law has been named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program, which recognizes law schools that have implemented instructional programs that advance new approaches to legal technology implementation and legal education. The University was chosen as one of 10 finalists from an applicant pool of more than 60 institutions nationwide.

  • Peter Groverman, Esq. ’10 Serves as Scarpa Center’s Spring 2023 Entrepreneur in Residence

    Beginning spring 2023, Villanova Law alum Peter Groverman, Esq. ’10, co-founder and vice chairman of Grovara, the leading B2B global marketplace for wellness brands, will serve as the second-ever entrepreneur in residence (EIR) for Villanova Law’s John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law. Groverman is also co-CEO of Product Search Live, executive director of BFY Media, owner of Stretch Gallery and founder of the R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation.

  • Q&A with Dean Alexander on his New Role as AALS President

    In January, Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, began his tenure as President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Founded in 1900, the AALS is a non-profit organization of 176 law schools in the United States and 19 fee-paid law schools that are not members. Its mission is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. We spoke with Dean Alexander to learn more about his priorities in the role and his vision for the future of legal education.