Admitted Students Week will be held virtually from Thursday, March 24 to Friday, March 25. The program offers the most comprehensive view of life as a student at Villanova Law.


During Admitted Students Week, you will hear from various members of the Villanova Law Community – current students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as they share with you their experiences and answer your questions as you make this important decision. Sessions will be recorded and available on this page before April.




Time Event

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Dean's Cabinet Panel

Hear from the Dean's Cabinet as they describe where Villanova Law is and where we are going. Learn more about our pioneering legal writing program, faculty scholarship, student support, and COVID-19 response. Q&A to follow. 

Panelists include:
Teressa RavenellAssociate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law
Candace CentenoAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law and Director of Duane Morris LLP Legal Writing Program
1:00-2:00 p.m. Dean's Welcome & AMA

Enjoy brief remarks from Mark C. Alexander, the Arthur J. Kania Dean, followed by an AMA. 
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Experiential Learning: Clinics & Externships

Villanova Law provides a wealth of opportunities for practical, hands-on learning that goes beyond traditional legal theory and principles taught in the classroom. Professors, current students, and alumni highlight Villanova’s approach to experiential learning.

Panelists include:
Caitlin BarryDirector of the Clinical Program; Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic; Co-Director, Community Interpreter Internship Program
Matthew McGovernDirector of Experiential Learning & Legal Research Instructor
Emily Heimbecker '19, Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Philadelphia, PA, Fmr. Extern, Louis Vuitton and David's Bridal; Fmr. Student Attorney, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
Alexandra Rozzi '22, Student Attorney, Federal Tax Clinic & Fmr. Extern, United State Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Madelyn Phinney '23, Fmr. Extern, Chester County District Attorney's Office & Pennsylvania Innocence Project

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Career Strategy Presentation

The Career Strategy Office explores the variety of career education workshops, panel programs, and services provided to Villanova Law students throughout their three years and beyond.

Panelists include:

Career Strategy Staff
3:00-4:00 p.m. Dual Degree Programs Presentation

Villanova Law offers four dual-degree programs that each can be completed in three years: JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/LLM in International Studies, and JD/LLM in Taxation. Hear from the directors of these programs and current students pursuing these joint degrees.

Panelists include:
Heather BaumDirector of JD/MPA Program
Tasha Stoltzfus Nankerville, JD/MPA '22
Andrew LundDirector of the Reza Taleghani JD/MBA Program
MarySheila McDonald, John F. Scarpa Professor of Entrepreneurship
Taylor Williams, JD/MBA '22
Diane EdelmanDirector of International Programs
Kristi Arty, JD/LLM '22, LLM Candidate at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
Meghan Petsko, Director of Graduate Tax Program
Joseph Thomas '22
4:00-5:00 p.m. Mock Property Class

Professor Todd Aagaard

Required Readings
Mock Class Memo
Mock Class Post
Lindh v. Surman
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Alumni Roundtable

From mentorship programs to pro bono partnerships, our alumni stay connected with the Law School long after they graduate. Find out how Villanova Law graduates are shaping their fields and giving back to students.

Panelists include:
Alyssa Amoroso '17, Assistant District Attorney, Chester County District Attorney's Office, West Chester, PA
Ashley Baxter '17, Labor and Employment Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Katie Clarke '17, National Security Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, D.C.
Alan Conklin '17, Legal & Business Affairs Counsel, FanDuel, New York, NY
Ashley Hobson '17, General Counsel, Miles Technologies, Lumberton, NJ
Adam Kanji, JD/MBA '17, Associate Counsel, Comcast, Philadelphia, PA



Time Event

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Celebrating Diversity Panel

The Law School will host a community conversation between members of our affinity groups and Minority Alumni Society, to discuss ways in which Villanova Law provides programs, opportunities, and a supportive environment for historically underrepresented law students.
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Supporting Our Students Panel

Join us for an interactive Q&A with current law school students and administrators about what to expect when you enter law school and how the staff and administration help support you – academically, financially, and emotionally.

Panelists include:

Phil Harrinarine, JD/MPA '17, Associate Director of Admissions
Nancy Whalen, Director of Student Affairs
Kristina Wilhelm-Nelson, Director of Financial Aid
Matthew Carluzzo, Assistant Dean for Students & Academic Success
Skylar Cetel, Associate Director of Academic Success
Timothy Kazinduka '22
Jahnvi Patel '24

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Getting Involved @ Villanova Panel

You likely have heard of law journals, trial teams, and moot court, but what are they and how can you get involved? Listen to members of the Executive Board of Villanova's three Journals, National Trial Team, Moot Court Board, and our Student Bar Association as they share with you the process to join and the work they do.