Villanova University School of Law - Case Statement Brochure 2015

ISS1 2015

Villanova University School of Law Case Statement - For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change

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cUltiVate cUrricUlar innoVation innovative Programs At the center of our vision is the enhancement of our core strength—the academic excellence of a Villanova legal education. Our teaching and learning in the law places a greater emphasis on the breadth and depth of skills acquired. Skills that align with the needs of today's professional practice are honed through a rigorous core curriculum encompassing a robust writing program; modules on financial literacy and business aspects of legal practice; and required courses on professional development. All of this contributes to a holistic and market-responsive approach to legal education that positions our graduates for success. 9 As Director of the Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship, Melanie McMenamin sees firsthand how Villanova Law's curriculum prepares students with the meaningful foundation in the law and business concepts needed to effectively counsel their clients. Her clinical course is the place where preparation and opportunity collide. By engaging students in the direct representation of entrepreneurs, McMenamin helps them use their legal education to play roles in creating and shaping the institutions that form the fabric of our society. with your financial support, opportunities for innovation will be boundless.

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