Villanova University School of Law

299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085 | Google Map

Founded 1953 | ABA Accredited 1954

Founded in 1953, Villanova University School of Law provides broad-based legal education that is grounded in academic rigor, practical hands-on training and a foundation in business that prepares graduates for diverse and rewarding legal careers. The Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association, offers seven in-house clinics and more than 150 externship opportunities that immerse students in the real-world application of their legal skills. Villanova is home to three Centers of Excellence—the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law; the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance; and the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship—which provide students the opportunity to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary legal fields through study, practical experience and mentorship.

With its close proximity to Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, Villanova Law offers numerous and diverse career opportunities for law students. Philadelphia, one of the East Coast's primary legal centers, provides ample opportunities for externships, summer legal employment and clerkships, pro bono work and internships. Villanova Law values and practices inclusion. Rooted in its Catholic identity, Villanova Law's mission-based commitment to human dignity underscores its dedication to developing a richly diverse community. Individuals of all races, orientations, ethnicities, beliefs, and perspectives are welcome. The curriculum teaches law students not only the rules of the law, but also how lawyers analyze situations, express themselves, solve problems, and argue effectively. No matter where your interest lies, you will find innovative programs at Villanova Law that prepare you for your future.




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