Focus Areas of Study

Law is a diverse profession with many different specialty areas and settings in which individuals may practice. While enrolled in law school, students are encouraged to explore and to follow their own diverse interests in the law through coursework, clinical experiences and externship placements. Many students choose to focus on one or more specialty areas, enrolling in courses that help strengthen their basis of knowledge and hone the skills necessary for practice.  

The below guides describe specific practice fields and identify the courses most relevant to those fields. Students may use the guides as a starting point in planning their courses of study at Villanova Law: