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Whether you are looking to become a trial lawyer, managing attorney at a human rights organization or CEO, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s broad-based legal education will prime you for a diverse and rewarding legal career.

Our programming melds professional skills, ethical training, vital business principles and practical experiences with an academically rigorous legal education. Through critical coursework, eight in-house clinics and 330+ externship placements, you will learn by doing and will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.


Our Juris Doctor & Joint Degrees

Our JD is a full-time program and can be customized to your interests with a joint degree or concentration.

Our Professional Experiences

You will gain invaluable legal experience and hands-on training through our clinical and externship experiences.

Our Practical Preparation

Our program is enhanced with practical skills like legal writing, professional development and business fundamentals.