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Villanova Law has new $1.25M entrepreneurship center

Initially funded by a $1.25 million gift from alumnus Charles Widger and his wife Barbara Widger, the center features a Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship where students will work with experienced attorney to offer counsel to startups.

Rufus King, who spent 25 years working in high-tech and venture capital law, will head Villanova Law's Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Villanova Law students now have a place to hone their startup law skills.

This summer, Villanova University School of Law‘s launched a center for entrepreneurship that focuses on training students in business law, according to a release.

Initially funded by a $1.25 million gift from alumnus Charles Widger, founder of Berwyn investment management firm Brinker Capital, and his wife Barbara Widger, the center features a Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship where students will work with experienced attorneys to offer counsel to startups. Drexel has a similar program in its Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

The school, located on the Main Line, recently appointed lawyer Rufus King as the director of the center. King — no, not the signer of the U.S. Constitution — spent more than 25 years in high-tech and venture capital law, according to a release.

Villanova is another area college that’s upping its offerings, along with Drexel’s new Close School for Entrepreneurship and La Salle University‘s new business school.

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