Law, Religion & Philosophy

Law and religion have shaped each other for centuries, and at Villanova Law their mutual interaction can be studied in an environment that invites critical engagement from the widest range of perspectives. Courses in Jewish Law, Law and Literature, Catholic Social Thought, Justice and Rights, and Jurisprudence, as well as a wide range of clinical offerings, complemented by many special academic events and programs throughout the academic year, assure that law, religion and philosophy can be studied in a lively communal environment where, in the Augustinian Catholic tradition of which Villanova is a part, students and teachers work together as a community of scholars.


  • Canon Law
  • Criminal Prosecution in the 21st Century
  • Death Penalty: Theory and Practice
  • Human Trafficking
  • Jewish Law
  • Justice and Rights (First Year Elective)
  • Law and Psychology
  • Law of Drugs and Biologics
  • Law, Science and Advocacy
  • Sentencing and Punishment


Research Paper Courses

  • Bioethics and the Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Jewish Law Seminar
  • Law and Literature
  • Law and Religion
  • Privacy Law Seminar
  • Public Interest Lawyering
  • Sexuality and the Law
  • Supreme Court


Practical Writing Courses

  • Advanced Legal Writing (6th Semester Legal Writing Course)


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