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National Law Journal Ranks VLS No. 34 'Go-To' Law School

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has ranked Villanova University School of Law (VLS) as the No. 34 “go-to” law school in its 2015 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2014 juris doctor (JD) graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s most prestigious law firms. Read more

VLS Graduates Achieve 93.92% PA Bar Exam Passage Rate

Villanova University School of Law (VLS) alumni continue to excel upon graduation. The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners recently reported that VLS graduates had a 93.92% first-time passage rate for the July 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Exam – the second-highest in the state and more than 11 percentage points above the state average. Read more

3rd Annual Alumni Reception and Awards Presentation, March 5

Please join John Y. Gotanda, the Arthur J. Kania Dean, and the Villanova Law Alumni Association for the 3rd Annual Alumni Reception and Awards Presentation honoring the 2015 Alumni Award recipients: The Honorable Edward G. Rendell ’68, Ellen T. Greenlee ’73, James P. Garland ’56 and Joseph V. Del Raso ’83. Read more

2015 Joseph T. McCullen, Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law 

The 2015 Joseph T. McCullen, Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law will take place on Friday, March 13. The keynote speaker will be John Tasioulas, the Yeoh Professor of Politics, Philosophy & Law and the inaugural director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Read more

Revisiting Serial: Exploring the Ethical and Legal Implications of the Podcast, March 18

WHYY and Villanova University School of Law (VLS) invite you to an in-depth discussion and review of Serial. A panel will be moderated by Chris Satullo of NewsWorks and feature Anne Poulin, VLS Professor and Board Member of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project along with experts in fields touched by the podcast: journalism, criminal justice and criminal investigation. Read more


Prof. Keith Fogg receives 2015 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award

The ABA Section of Taxation recently presented its annual Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award to Keith Fogg, Professor of Law and Director of the Villanova Federal Tax Clinic, during its 2015 Midyear Meeting in Phoenix. With this honor, Villanova becomes the only law school to have two Pro Bono Award recipients among its faculty. Read more

Paul A. Tufano ’83 VSB, ’86 VLS Named Chair of Villanova University Board of Trustees

Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Paul A. Tufano ’83 VSB, ’86 VLS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, as its chairperson. Tufano succeeds Catherine M. Keating, who served as chair of the Board of Trustees since 2013. Read more

Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic Recognized by PreLaw Magazine

Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) was recognized as part of PreLaw Magazine’s recent feature on the nation’s most innovative law school clinics, receiving honorable mention in the “low-income” category. Read more

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VLS Alumni Spotlight

Tiffani L. McDonough '06

Tiffani L. McDonough '06

Employment & Compliance Counsel
Louis Vuitton Americas

Tiffani L. McDonough '06 is the Employment & Compliance Counsel for Louis Vuitton Americas. In this role, Tiffani provides employment and compliance counseling to Louis Vuitton Americas' operations, including all corporate offices and retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Tiffani was previously a labor and employment attorney at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP where she represented employers on a national basis in all aspects of labor and employment law and served as the Editor-in-Chief and Author of the HRLegalist.

Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. '82

Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. '82

Curry College, Milton, MA

Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. '82 serves as the President of Curry College in Milton, MA.  Ken also serves as the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), serves  as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New England Council, Xaverian Brothers High School, Rodman Ride for Kids, Inc. and is an Honorary Director of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He is also an experienced public company director serving as an independent director on the Boards of companies listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Cathleen Kelly Rebar '98

Cathleen Kelly Rebar '98

Managing Partner and Shareholder
Stewart Bernstiel Rebar & Smith

Cathleen Kelly Rebar '98 is a founding member, shareholder and managing partner of Stewart Bernstiel Rebar & Smith in Blue Bell, PA. In that role she focuses her attention on defending professional liability actions in PA, NJ and NY. Cathleen previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania and later joined the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General as a Deputy Attorney General for the Eastern Region of Pennsylvania, where she prosecuted neglect in the long-term care sectors and healthcare fraud. Cathleen is also an elected Magisterial District Judge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where she currently serves portions of the western population of Montgomery County.

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