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Kristen Kelbon '21 Places Third in Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

Kristen Kelbon '21 recently placed third in the American Bar Association Business Law Section 2021 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest with her article, “Creating an Effective Vaccine to Prevent Congressional Insider Trading: Legislation is Needed to Cure Deficiencies of the STOCK Act.” Read more

Ask the Grad: Class of 2021

The Villanova University Charles Widger School is pleased to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2021. This impressive group of students joins a tight-knit community of more than 11,000 Villanova Law alumni. Before they leave us on May 15, we asked members of the Class of 2021 to share more about their Villanova Law experience. Read more

The Road Less Travelled: Legal Aid Work in East Africa

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. Read more

Gut Instinct Leads to the Law

Abigail Evans '22 didn’t always know that she wanted to be a lawyer, she instead came to the realization slowly as an undergraduate communication student at Boston College. The Oreland, PA, native originally thought she wanted to work in marketing and advertising. Instead, she found herself registering for business law classes and trying to fit them into her schedule whenever possible. Read more

Exploring the Legal World of Sports

When Arun Thottakara '21 decided to pursue the business of sports, he applied to all the top sports law schools, but the Villanova Law sports law offerings stood out among the rest. Once at Villanova Law, he fully immersed himself in the sports law concentration, negotiation competitions and internships that provided him with real world experience. Read more

Villanova Law Launches Deans' Mental Health and Law Student Well-being Advisory Council

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. Read more