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Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova Clinical Program

299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085
610-519-5894 (phone)
610-519-5173 (fax)
  • CARES (asylum) Clinic: 610-519-6839; Civil Justice Clinic: 610-519-6417; Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic: 610-519-6839; Federal Tax Clinic: 610-519-4123
  • Providing free legal representation to under-represented individuals by law students working under close faculty supervision.
  • Income Guidelines:
    Civil Justice Clinic, Farmworker Clinic & Interdisciplinary Health Law Clinic applicants must meet legal services financial guidelines.
    CARES (asylum) Clinic and the Clinic for law and Entrepreneurship applicants have no income guidelines.
    Federal Tax Clinic applicants’ income must not exceed 250% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • Referrals & appointments required. No walk-ins. Cases are screened for case type & financial eligibility & are selected for their educational value to the student-lawyers. The office operates year-round but only accepts cases during the academic year.

    The Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship selects clients based on a variety of factors, including whether the prospective client has access to the traditional marketplace for legal services, their potential impact on society or communities, and the timing and character of their needs. Selection preference is accorded to ventures that embrace triple bottom line business objectives.
  • CARES (asylum) Clinic: Students represent refugees seeking
    asylum protection in the U.S. because of
    threatened persecution in the countries from
    which they fled.
    Civil Justice Clinic: Students represent clients in a range of civil
    matters including custody, support, disability,
    consumer matters, housing & employment.
    Farmworker Clinic: Students represent clients in agricultural &
    agricultural-related settings throughout eastern
    and central Pennsylvania.
    Federal Tax Clinic: Students represent low-income taxpayers in
    controversies before the Internal Revenue
    Service & in the U.S. Tax Court.
    Health Law Clinic: Law students & graduate nursing students
    work collaboratively representing low-income
    clients in health-related matters.
    The Clinic for Law
    and Entrepreneurship: Provides direct representation to
    entrepreneurs, businesses, and social
    ventures from the Philadelphia region.
    No divorce, bankruptcy or criminal cases are accepted.
  • Caitlin Barry, Esq.
  • Andrea Meals
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