CHARLES WIDGER

SCHOOL OF LAW

WHY VILLANOVA LAW?

Law School

At Villanova Law, our broad-based legal education is grounded in academic rigor; practical, hands-on training; and a foundation in business that primes graduates for diverse and rewarding legal careers. Wherever your interests may lie—international law, corporate law, intellectual property law or public interest law—you will find programs that will prepare you for the future.

Guided by our Where Law Meets Business philosophy, our programming infuses vital business principles, professional skills, ethical training and practical experiences into each student’s education. Through innovative coursework, six clinics and 275+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.

PROGRAMS

JURIS DOCTOR (JD)

Cutting-edge preparation for the next generation of Villanova lawyers
 

JOINT DEGREES

JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/LLM in Taxation and JD/LLM in International Studies
 

GRADUATE TAX

Interdisciplinary, in-depth examination of tax principles and policies
 

CLINICS & EXTERNSHIPS

Hands-on legal experience through our 6 in-house law firms and 275+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preparing our students for professional success through educational offerings and one-on-one career counseling

PUBLIC INTEREST

Fostering a commitment to service in our students through curricular and extracurricular offerings

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Democracy in the Balance: The Promise and Perils of Social Media, 10/20

Democracy in the Balance: The Promise and Perils of Social Media, 10/20

Social media and the Internet have revolutionized our society, but is the future utopian or dystopian? Join the Girard-diCarlo Center and a panel of distinguished experts to explore an array of issues, including democracy within social media platforms, content moderation, and what it all means for how and where we speak to each other.

OCTOBER 12, 2021

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Villanova University Receives $13 Million Gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 and Barbara Widger

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a $13 million gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 JD and Barbara Widger that will propel the Charles Widger School of Law to the forefront of professional development and leadership programming in legal education. 

OCTOBER 6, 2021

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Villanova Law Welcomes Four Visiting Assistant Professors and New Clinical Fellow

Villanova Law brings practitioners and scholars to campus each year through the ongoing Visiting Assistant Professor program, providing them guidance and mentorship as they prepare for careers in academia. This year, Villanova Law welcomes four visiting faculty members—Lev Breydo, Zviko Chadambuka, Luke Repici and Abel Rodríguez—for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Law School is also welcoming a new Clinical Fellow—Catherine Kapples—to teach and advise students in the Clinical Program. These individuals bring impressive credentials in both scholarship and practice to the Villanova Law classroom.

AUGUST 24, 2021

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Dean Alexander speaking to the Class of 2024

Welcome Class of 2024

The 222 incoming students from Class of 2024 began their Villanova experience on August 18, 2021 with three days of orientation activities, culminating in a community picnic with faculty, staff and current students. In a welcome address from Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean, students were urged to be leaders in the law and the world.

AUGUST 20, 2021

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

275+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

178

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2023

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

11,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES