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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

Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business, June 11

The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship presents the second annual conference on Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business on Thursday, June 11. This year’s keynote speaker Zane Memeger, Attorney at Eastern District Penn, will discuss “Healthcare Fraud Enforcement & Business Compliance.”  Read more


In the Media: John Y. Gotanda cited in The Washington Post

In an article about how law schools are staying relevant and adapting to the job market, The Washington Post cited comments John Y. Gotanda, the Arthur J. Kania Dean, made at a recent panel hosted by Lawyers of Color –notably Villanova University School of Law is requiring coursework on the economics of a law firm. Read more


Villanova University School of Law Hosts 2015 Game Day Sports Case Competition

Sixteen teams from 11 different schools competed at Villanova University School of Law for the Second Annual Game Day Sports Competition on Saturday, April 11, with a team from The College of William and Mary coming out on top. Launched by the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law and the UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports), the competition challenged JD and MBA students to take a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing, presenting and negotiating solutions to real-world sports business issues. Read more


Stephanie Rozalski ’15 Wins Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award

The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) announces Stephanie Rozalski ’15 as one of six winners of the annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards. Read more


VLS Tax Clinic Recognized by Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently recognized Villanova University School of Law for its pro bono assistance in 2014. Among 30 recognized firms, Villanova Law was the only school, joining the ranks of many of the nation’s leading law firms. 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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