Do You Need Legal Help?

The Villanova Clinical Program is a law office, staffed by students, at the Villanova University School of Law.  Law students, working under close faculty supervision, provide free legal representation to a limited number of individuals who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.

Referrals and appointments are required.  No walk-ins are accepted.  All cases are screened for case type and financial eligibility and are selected for their educational value to the student-lawyers.  The office operates year-round but only accepts new cases during the academic year. Some clinics only accept clients who are referred by a public-interest law firm.          

Our clinics provide representation in specific types of civil cases.

Clinic Directory

Civil Justice Clinic
Students represent clients in a range of civil matters including custody, support,
disability, consumer matters, housing and employment. We do not handle divorce
or bankruptcy matters.
(610) 519-6417
Clinic for Asylum, Refugee & Emigrant Services (CARES)
Students represent refugees seeking asylum protection in the U.S. because of
threatened persecution in the countries from which they fled.                                                                  
(610) 519-6839
Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship (CFLE)
Students in the Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship provide direct representation
to entrepreneurs, businesses, and social ventures from the Philadelphia region.
(610) 519-6417
Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
Students represent clients who are living and working in agricultural and 
agricultural-related settings throughout eastern Pennsylvania.   
(610) 519-6839
Federal Tax Clinic
Students represent low-income taxpayers in controversies before the Internal
Revenue Service & in the U.S. Tax Court.      
(610) 519-4123
Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic (Health Law Clinic)
Law students & graduate nursing students work collaboratively representing low-income clients with health-related legal matters. All referrals for this clinic come from public interest law firms.

(610) 519-6417


For more general questions contact us at:

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Clinical Program

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5894
Linea Espanola: (866) 655-4419
Fax: (610) 519-5173