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Villanova Charles Widger Law School Centers of Excellence

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Welcome Class of 2020

Hailing from 20 states and the District of Columbia and from undergraduate institutions such as New York University, Loyola University, Virginia Tech and Fairfield University, the Charles Widger School of Law’s Class of 2020 was welcomed this week into the Villanova community. Many students in the Class come to law school with significant work experience, including prior positions as financial analysts, mechanical engineers, landscapers and more.  Read more


Prof. Nelson’s award-winning paper tackles the issue of corporate crime

A recent article by Prof. Josephine Sandler Nelson has been recognized with two top awards—the Holmes-Cardozo Award for best submitted conference paper and the Distinguished Proceedings Award—by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Read more


Dean Alexander Joins MSNBC to discuss law and Presidential pardons

Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, appeared on MSNBC's AM Joy on July 23, 2017, to discuss constitutional law and the repurcussions of Presidential pardons. Read more


Villanova University Appoints Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion

Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion. Among Villanova’s highest academic honors, the University Professor recognizes distinguished faculty whose extraordinary scholarly achievement and accomplishment spans disciplines and crosses traditional college boundaries. Read more  


Courtroom-Ready Preparation

Preparing law students to become courtroom-ready advocates is the cornerstone of Villanova Law’s Trial Advocacy program. Through comprehensive coursework and competition experience, you will learn the essential elements of trial practice: fact analysis, pretrial case preparation, persuasive speech, witness examination and evidence. Read more


Diane E. Ambler '78 named Chair of Villanova Law's Board of Consultors

Diane E. Ambler ’78 was named Chair of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Board of Consultors, effective June 1, 2017. A longtime member of the Board of Consultors, she previously served as Vice Chair, Secretary and Chair of the Planning for the Future and Curricular Innovation Committees. Read more


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Alumni Spotlight

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman

Bhaveen R. Jani '09 is an associate in the Personal Injury department at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman in Princeton, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of motor vehicle personal injury, construction accidents, product defect cases and premises liability claims. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. Jani is also a very active member of the bar and currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and will serve as the association's President next year. SABA-NJ is a specialty bar organization whose membership includes approximately 150 South Asian New Jersey attorneys, judges and law students throughout New Jersey.

Frannie Reilly '04

Frannie Reilly '04

Law Office of Frannie Reilly, LLC

Frannie Reilly ’04 has extensive experience counseling clients on corporate policies, best practices and corporate governance and started her own firm in June 2014, focusing her practice on individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Reilly also founded and runs a nonprofit education foundation—the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools—which works to ensure that teachers and students continue to promote innovation, creativity and excellence, especially in difficult economic times.

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