Providing Invaluable Real-World Experience
When it comes to the law, nothing can replace the knowledge and skills gained through hands-on experience. That’s why Villanova Law offers a robust experiential learning program, which includes seven clinics and 200+ externship opportunities in nonprofit, government and corporate settings.
Villanova Law’s comprehensive externship program offers students real work experience in placements that are tailored to individual career interests. Externships expand beyond the Philadelphia region and across all areas of law so students can focus on where and what they most want to learn.
Our credit-earning externships are rigorously supervised, semester-long learning opportunities. Students are paired with and meet regularly with a Villanova faculty adviser who has expertise in the area of placement. They also work under the guidance of an on-site field instructor, who works with the student and his/her adviser to meet personalized learning objectives.
The Villanova Law Difference - Externships
Katie Duquette '16
International Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“Engaging in a full-time externship at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., offered me the opportunity to thoroughly explore securities law prior to graduation. My experience with the SEC gave me the confidence to pursue this work professionally and helped me foster connections that I plan to maintain for years.
Travis Nembhard ’13
Hearing Examiner, Office of Hearings and Conflicts Resolution, DC Government
“I was always interested in learning about the inner workings of the executive branch, but Professor Tuan Samahon often went above and beyond to pique student interest in government—for example, his extracurricular class trips to Supreme Court hearings, the National Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell. The cases he taught our class were also very much applicable to the kind of work I did during my internship.”
Alexa McDevitt ’15
(left with fellow intern, Emilie Pitts ’15)
Associate Corporate Counsel, David’s Bridal
“Every day brought a new set of challenges. My duties consisted of drafting designer consultation agreements, reviewing commercial retail store leases and writing cease and desist letters to companies infringing on the Stuart Weitzman trademark.”