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National Law Journal Ranks Villanova No. 44 ‘Go-To’ Law School

The National Law Journal has ranked Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law as the No. 44 “go-to” law school in its 2017 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2016 juris doctor (JD) graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms. Read more

 

The 2017 Joseph T. McCullen Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law

The 2017 Joseph T. McCullen Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law will be held on March 17, 2017. Scholars of law, religion and economics often see themselves as working in separate fields with few connections between them. This conference will explore Pope Francis’ teachings on market economics to bring these two bodies of legal scholarship into dialogue. Read more

 

Engaging the Survivor Community in Advocacy, Healing and Criminal Justice

The Villanova Law Institute to Address Sexual Exploitation leads cross-disciplinary workshops and discussions aimed at engaging the survivor community in advocacy on Mar. 9-10. Workshops will be led by survivors and will encourage participants to engage in problem-solving scenarios on a varienty of relevant topics and current issues in legislation, law enforcement and education. Read more

 

Villanova Students Win 3rd Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition

A team of students from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law recently competed in and won the 3rdAnnual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition, sponsored by the Tulane Sports Law Society. Students Jason Kaner ’19, Eric Galko ’17 and Jack Sexton ’19 triumphed in the simulated contract negotiation, which used real-life scenarios and actual upcoming NFL free agents. The competition provided participants with the opportunity to sharpen their negotiation skills as well as their knowledge of NFL contracts. Read more

 

Prof. Caitlin Barry represents immigrant detained in Philadelphia following executive order

Professor Caitlin Barry was among the lawyers representing refugees and immigrants detained at Philadelphia International Airport on Jan. 28 following an executive order. An immigration law specialist, Barry is the Director of Villanova Law's Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic. Read more.

 

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Alumni Spotlight

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Associate
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.

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99

Senior Assistant Regional Counsel
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99 serves as Senior Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Working in the Hazardous Waste and Chemical Law Branch in Philadelphia, his primary duties include national historic preservation and enforcing chemical and hazardous waste statutes. Nast previously served in the Gulf war as an Armor Crewman with the First Cavalry Division. He is currently a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, appointed by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald in December 2015 for a three year term. 

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