Welcome to Villanova’s Pre-Law Industry Connections Community!

If you are interested in pursuing law school and exploring careers in the legal field, then you have arrived on the right page. Deciding to attend law school and pursue a career in law is a significant decision that goes along with much reflection, time, research and money, so whether you are a prospective student, current student or alumni, we will help you jumpstart your legal career journey.

Pre-Law Student Stories

If you are interested in being featured on our Pre-Law Career Connections page, I am looking for a few individuals who would love to share their success stories!

Share your law school plans, study tips, or anything you find to …

By Alexandra Karlesses
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Is Law School Right for You?

Do you want to be a lawyer? This can be a difficult question to answer, and might feel too overwhelming to know at this current point in your life. While others might have known they wanted to be lawyers ever …

By Alexandra Karlesses
Alexandra Karlesses
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Shades of Admission: The Colorful Debate on College Affirmative Action

By: Oluwafikunayo Ajeigbe
President, Black Pre-Law Students Association

On June 29th, 2023 the future of college admissions was forever changed. In a highly controversial 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against the use of race-based affirmative action in Students for Fair Admissions …

By Alexandra Karlesses
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Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Lafayette, CA
  • Director, Intellectual Property Peters Verny LLP
Meet Peter >
  • Washington, DC
Meet Alexander >
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Senior Advisor - Government Relations Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Meet Lisa >
  • Lynbrook, NY
Meet Patrick >
  • Marlton, New
  • Project Manager C.Mchugh General Contractor
Meet Chuck >
  • Boston, MA
  • Senior Analyst, Business Intelligence Aetion
Meet Eric >
  • Washington, District
  • Director, Federal Relations Dartmouth College
Meet Emily >
  • West Chester, PA
  • Director of Finance Corporation Service Company
Meet Christopher >
  • Madison, NJ
  • President and Lead Staffer Professional Staffer Services
Meet Keith >

Ava Lala

  • Denver, CO
  • Ava Lala Coaching
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  • Media, PA
Meet Jacqueline >
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Professor of Law Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Meet Christina >

Skill Building Courses

Cover Letter Tips

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

Learning to Write Marketing Copy

Taught by Ian Lurie
Copy is the heart and soul of almost every marketing endeavor. Get a great foundation for all your campaigns with…

Unreal Engine: Creating Templates for Visualization Projects

Taught by Joel Bradley
Starting a new project in Unreal can be an intimidating process. There are a lot of settings that need to…

Programming Foundations: Version Control with Git

Taught by Christina Truong
Manually keeping track of changes to files can slow you down. Version control systems allow developers to off-load this work,…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages…

Managing a Diverse Team (2023)

Taught by Vanessa Womack
Team leaders should aim to create an inclusive culture that celebrates differences and fosters the best performance from every team…

Creating Change: Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Taught by Kimberly Bryant
Issues surrounding diversity have troubled the technology industry for years. While tech giants have the ability to architect often thrillingly…

Accessibility for Web Design

Taught by Derek Featherstone
Are you doing everything you can to make sure your sites are accessible and easy to use? Learn practical accessibility…

UX Foundations: Accessibility

Taught by Derek Featherstone
The Internet has removed many obstacles to communication and interaction. However, when websites, technologies, or tools are poorly designed, they…

Women Transforming Tech: Breaking Bias

Taught by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Break into the tech industry by breaking bias. Learn skills to level the playing field, gain visibility, build a network,…

Protecting Yourself as a Content Creator

Taught by Shontavia Johnson
Protect yourself and your online content by understanding how copyright law applies to the world of social media and Creator…

Accounting Ethics: Managing Mis- and Disinformation through Professional Skepticism

Taught by ProDio Audio Learning Inc.
Decision making is one of the most important factors of your professional life, and it’s a process that starts with…

Git from Scratch

Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Version control—the practice of tracking and managing changes to software code—is one of the most powerful tools a developer can…

Simplifying Web Development with Accessibility Best Practices

Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Too often in the world of web development, accessibility is given a low level of priority in the development stage…

Accounting Ethics

Taught by Ajay Pangarkar
For both public and private businesses, timely and accurate financial reports are a vital part of communicating your company’s health.…

Crafting Dynamic Characters

Taught by Mary Kole
Mary Kole (character guru, literary agent, and freelance editor) works with bestselling author Jessica Brody to produce this course on…

Writing a Cover Letter

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

CV Success Master Class

Taught by Careercake
In order to secure the role you want in a competitive job market, you need to separate yourself from the…

Darin McGowan: The Storyboard Artist’s Life

Taught by Darin McGowan
Storyboard artists live in the space between script and show: what is written and what ends up on screen. Professional…

Story and Character Development for Animation

Taught by Nathan Stanton
Why do some animated films resonate with audiences and others don’t? The answer goes beyond the tools; it lies in…

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