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CHARLES WIDGER

SCHOOL OF LAW

WHY VILLANOVA LAW?

Law School

At ֱ 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, numerous clinics and hundreds of externship placements, ֱ 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 ֱ 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 8 in-house law clinics and 330+ 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

Accountability for War Crimes in the 21st Century: A Fireside Chat with Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, 02/22

Accountability for War Crimes in the 21st Century: A Fireside Chat with Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, 02/22

The Girard-diCarlo Center will host a fireside chat with Mark C. Alexander, the Arthur J. Kania Dean, and Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, U.S. ambassador-at-Large for war crimes issues (2009-15) on Thursday, February 22, at 4:00 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch '71 Classroom (Room 101) in Scarpa Hall. Their discussion will explore the different enforcement institutions for international criminal law, the expansion of the War Crimes Act and the best path forward in response to the resurgence of large-scale ground and artillery war in Eastern Europe.

FEBRUARY 15, 2024

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The 18th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, 02/26

The 18th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, 02/26

The 18th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture will take place on Monday, February 26, 2024. This year's conference, "Antihumanism and Post-Political Condition," will feature Matthew B. Crawford, New York Times bestselling author and senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Crawford will discuss current advancements and trends within society, particularly in the human sciences and political realms, and what they could signal for the future.

FEBRUARY 20, 2024

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Driven to Help, On and Off the Field

Driven to Help, On and Off the Field

Chandon Pierre ’25 found his path to ֱ Law thanks to two of his passions: a desire to create social change and his love of playing football. The Reno, NV native transferred to ֱ Law this past summer to continue his impressive simultaneous pursuits of being a full-time law student and proud member of the ֱ Wildcats football team.  

FEBRUARY 7, 2024

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Faculty Scholars: Ana Santos Rutschman

Faculty Scholars: Ana Santos Rutschman

When the FDA approves a new medicine, vaccine, or medical device, many assume it gets released into the marketplace and immediately begins helping people. But that is not always the case. In both her teaching and research, Professor of Law Ana Santos Rutschman examines what should happen and what actually does happen.

JANUARY 17, 2024

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

330+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

7

in-house
legal clinics

  

181

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2025

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

12,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.