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Welcome Class of 2023


Although this year’s orientation may have looked different from the past, the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Class of 2023 was welcomed into the Villanova community last week. Hailing from 28 states and the District of Columbia, this class is an impressive group of students who come from diverse backgrounds, all with one common trait – outstanding academic credentials.

The Class of 2023’s Villanova experience began on August 12, 2020, when the 178 incoming students were split into three sections to complete a socially-distanced orientation. In a welcome address from Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean, students were urged to be leaders in the change that society is undergoing.

“We are amid a global pandemic and our country is in the midst of great examination,” remarked Dean Alexander. “And in the middle of it all, you chose to become a lawyer. You as lawyers will be part of the change in our society.  You will be rule shapers, makers, and enforcers. You will be called to lead.”

The Villanova Law community excitedly welcomes the new students, commends them for their accomplishments, and looks forward to their contributions to our community over the next three years and beyond.