Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

A personal statement, resume and one letter of recommendation are required. You must also participate in the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and be registered with CAS during the application year. You must apply online, and there is a $75 application fee (fee will be waived for all fall 2019 first-time applicants).

One letter of recommendation is required; two letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. To include letters of recommendation, you must use the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service.

You may submit your application beginning September 1.

The application deadline is April 1. If your application is received after this date, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

Yes. Villanova Law offers two rounds of Early Decision. In round 1, Early Decision applications must be complete by December 15. Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision by December 31. In round 2, Early Decision applications must be complete by March 15. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 1. For more information, please click here.

The Admissions Committee considers all LSAT scores; however, the most consideration may be given to the highest score. If you have substantially different scores on multiple testing dates, you should provide an explanation discussing the discrepancy.

To check the status of your application: https://aces2.lsac.org/YourStatus/membership/logon.aspx . You will receive an e-mail with a user ID and password shortly after we receive your application.

Yes; however, interviews are by invitation only. Being invited to interview does not mean one applicant is viewed more or less favorably than another. Any outcome is possible with or without an interview. Each application will be reviewed thoroughly and holistically, independent of the Admissions Committee's decision to invite an applicant to interview. Learn more about the interview program here.

No. Villanova Law only offers a full-time day program. We only enroll students for the fall semester.

Villanova Law offers several three-year dual-degree programs: the JD/MBAJD/MPAJD/LLM in Taxation; and the JD/LLM in International Studies.

For information on the Graduate Tax Program, please click here.  

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply. You do not need to submit a separate application. While undergraduate GPA and LSAT performance are two heavily-weighted components in the scholarship evaluation process, many factors are taken into consideration when awarding merit-based aid.

For more information on scholarship opportunities, please click here.

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Admissions Office

Villanova University
Charles Widger School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Rd.
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610-519-7010
Fax: 610-519-6291