Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
Phone: 610.519.7010 | Fax: 610.519.6291
Email: admissions@law.villanova.edu | Website: www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law.html

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is a Catholic and Augustinian institution that seeks to reflect the spirit of St. Augustine by the cultivation of knowledge, by respect for individual differences, and by adherence to the principle that mutual love and respect should animate every aspect of the Law School’s life. The Law School welcomes all to its community, regardless of race, gender, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, economic status, or disability. The School of Law is committed to serving the poor and the disadvantaged. As an inclusive institution, it celebrates diversity as enriching the educational environment for everyone.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is a Catholic and Augustinian institution that seeks to reflect the spirit of St. Augustine by the cultivation of knowledge, by respect for individual differences, and by adherence to the principle that mutual love and respect should animate every aspect of the Law School’s life. The Law School welcomes all to its community, regardless of race, gender, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, economic status, or disability. The School of Law is committed to serving the poor and the disadvantaged. As an inclusive institution, it celebrates diversity as enriching the educational environment for everyone.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

No

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

OUTLaw increases visibility, diversity, and acceptance at Villanova Law by raising awareness of legal issues that impact the LGBT community. For more information, contact outlaw@law.villanova.edu.

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Yes

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Bayrex Marti
Email: bayrex.marti@law.villanova.edu

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

Sexuality and the Law

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

The university has extended spousal benefits to legally married same-sex employees.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Yes

Additional Information

Villanova Law, located just 15 miles outside vibrant downtown Philadelphia, is a welcoming and supportive community for LGBT students. Organizations, such as OUTLaw and the Inclusiveness Committee, provide opportunities for programs, networking, social events, and dialogue. We have enrolled transgender and gender nonconforming students, and the Law School features unisex facilities too. Committed to social justice and the public interest, our clinics—including our Refugee & Asylum Clinic—often advocate for LGBT individuals. We also offer an externship with the Mazzoni Center (dedicated to meeting the unique health and wellness needs of the LGBT communities in Philadelphia).