Upcoming Events

  • Growing Judges at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 11/03

    Please join us for an opportunity to hear from a variety of state and administrative law judges from across eastern Pennsylvania about their paths to the bench as well as other career advice. A reception with judges will follow. This event is open to all Villanova Law students and alumni.

  • The Ethics and Empirics of Engineering Humanity Speaker Series, 2022–23

    This interdisciplinary speaker series will cover ethical, philosophical and empirical issues surrounding the engineering of artificial and human intelligence. These include the dynamic interactions between AI and HI, how human-computer-interfaces affect humanity, how humans outsource thinking to computers and other related technologies, how digital technologies transform the production, dissemination and validation of knowledge, and how ethical values translate into technological and social decisions that affect who we are and who we are capable of being.

  • 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."

  • Health Innovation & Equity Speaker Series at Villanova Law, 2022–23

    Join us for the inaugural Health Innovation and Equity Speaker Series featuring leading scholars, practitioners and advocates addressing both longstanding and emerging issues in health law and policy. Topics discussed in this series include genome defense, disability law, artificial intelligence and vaccine technology transfer.



  • 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.