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Villanova’s Director of Athletics Vince Nicastro Accepts New Position with Moorad Sports Law Center

Vince Nicastro, Villanova’s Director of Athletics, has accepted a new position at Villanova Law as the Associate Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law. In this key new leadership role at the Moorad Center, Nicastro will work with Director Andrew Brandt and the Center’s Board of Advisors to develop and implement strategies to further enhance Villanova’s sports law program. Read more


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

Villanova Law Review Cited in Pensylvania Supreme Court Opinion

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently cited a casenote written by Thomas Reilly ’15, Editor-in-Chief of Villanova Law Review, Volume 60, in its opinion of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jose A. Carrasquillo. Read more


In the Media: Professor Michael Risch quoted in Bloomberg Business

Michael Risch, Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law, was quoted in the May 18 Bloomberg Business article, “Apple Gets Mixed Ruling in First Samsung Appeal.”  A noted intellectual property expert, Risch has provided frequent media commentary on the global patent battles between Apple Inc. and Samsung Group. Read more


Two Villanova Law Students Awarded 2015 Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships

Among more than 400 applicants from 150 law schools, the Peggy Browning Fund awarded Villanova University School of Law students, John D’Elia ’16 and Kristyn Jones ’16, 10-week summer fellowships for 2015. A tribute to these students’ qualifications, Peggy Browning Fellowships are given to law students who not only excel in the classroom, but who also demonstrate a commitment to workers’ rights through their educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences. Read more


Villanova School of Law’s PIFP Announces Eight 2015 Summer Fellows

The International Justice Mission, the U.S. Department of Justice and Philadelphia Legal Assistance are just a few of the organizations at which eight Villanova University School of Law Students will be doing public service legal work this summer as part of The Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP). Read more


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VLS Alumni Spotlight

Joshua Goldenberg ’13

Joshua Goldenberg ’13

Associate Counsel
Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC

Joshua Goldenberg ’13 serves as Associate Counsel for Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC. In this role, his focused attention has been on preparing, reviewing and negotiating legal documents related to the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis, set to open in July 2016. His responsibilities also include handling contracts, labor and employment matters, intellectual property protection, relationships with key partners, litigation management and compliance with NFL rules and regulations. 

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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