Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence

CLE Programs

Continuing Legal Education


Dean Alexander elected to the AALS Executive Committee
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recently elected Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, as a member of the AALS Executive Committee. Read more

Trial team success at National Trial Competition
Members of Villanova Law's National Trial Team—Alexa Arndt ’18, Samuel Cooper ’19 and Samantha Fitzpatrick ’19—recently advanced to the final round of the National Trial Competition Regional Tournament in Philadelphia. Read more

Villanova Students earn Second Place Finish at Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition
A team of students from Villanova Law recently competed and placed second in the 4th Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition, sponsored by the Tulane Sports Law Society. Read more

Mass Exoneration and Ethics
The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance joins forces with leading criminal justice organizations to tackle this question and more as part of a daylong symposium entitled “Mass Exoneration and Ethics.” Read more

Edward Stephen ’05 CLAS named Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, recently announced the appointment of Edward Stephen ’05 CLAS as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for the Charles Widger School of Law. Stephen, who joins the Law School on January 17, was selected following a national search. Read more


Law School Event Calendar

Faculty Highlights

Todd Aagaard: Quoted on NPR's Marketplace podcast "Law and Odor: a crime story about orchids, pig smell, refineries, and you" on Jan. 30.

Josephine Sandler Nelson: Her paper, "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Corporate Crime," won both the Holmes-Cardozo Award and Distinguished Proceeding Prize at the 2017 Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Michael Moreland: Quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article "Supreme Court Inaction Could Open New Front in Gerrymandering War" on Feb. 6.


Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Joanna McClinton '06
PA State Representative

Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton ’06 was recently appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. She is the first woman from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve on the Commission, which is charged with creating and maintaining a consistent and rational statewide sentencing policy through the adoption of guidelines that promote fairer and more uniform sentencing throughout the Commonwealth. Rep. McClinton joined the House of Representatives in 2015 after winning a special election. She currently represents the 191st Legislative District, which includes parts of southwest Philadelphia and Delaware County. Read more