At Villanova, we are committed to the future success of our students. So we surveyed business and law firm recruiters like you, and asked them they want when hiring law school graduates.
The overwhelming response was that you want lawyers with practical skills. You want lawyers not only to have first-rate analytical skills, but also the experience necessary to hit-the-ground running on Day 1 of the job.
In response, we transformed our curriculum and infused vital business coursework, professionalism skills and experiential learning opportunities into each student’s law school education.
The Duane Morris LLP Legal Writing Program requires our students to immerse themselves in five semesters of writing instruction. Our rigorous training demands that our students go beyond traditional memo and brief writing to simulated professional assignments that help them to think and write as an experienced attorney would.
We know that there is no substitute for real-world experience. So at Villanova Law, we require all students to enroll in either a Clinic or an Externship.
Villanova Law’s newly enhanced curriculum prepares students for today’s fast-paced marketplace.
In today’s interdisciplinary world, lawyers often act as business consultants, problem solvers and financial strategists. In response, we are pushing the boundaries of a traditional legal education by requiring coursework that aligns with the new demands of professional practice.
Financial literacy, valuation principles and legal project management are all concepts Villanova students put into practice as they work through real-life legal scenarios under the supervision of faculty and practicing attorneys.
No matter the area of practice – Villanova students are equipped with the analytical and practical skills necessary to serve any type of employer.
Today’s recruiters are looking for legal professionals who not only have first-rate analytic skills, but also the real-world experiences necessary to hit the ground running on day one. In response, Villanova Law introduced to its curriculum a credit-bearing Professional Development Course, which is required during each year of law school. Coursework covers topics such as professionalism, communication skills, professional independence and the lawyer as entrepreneur.
The Office of Career Strategy
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
Main Phone: 610-519-7030
or directly contact members of our staff