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Delayed Opening - 03/06/2015

Due to inclement weather, the Law School will open at 10:00 am today, Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

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


Professor Keith Fogg Invited to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on March 10

Keith Fogg, Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at Villanova University School of Law, is invited to testify at the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing, “Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform,” on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Fogg will speak on the impact of the U.S. tax system on low income taxpayers. 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

 

VLS Student Receives Award of Distinction in Workers’ Compensation Centennial Essay Contest

Catherine Contino ‘15 is the recipient of the Award of Distinction in the Workers’ Compensation Centennial Essay Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section, was open to all students enrolled at accredited Pennsylvania law schools. Read more

 

RESCHEDULED - 3rd Annual Alumni Reception and Awards Presentation

PLEASE NOTE - This event, originally scheduled for March 5, will now occur on April 14. For further details, click here.

 

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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

President
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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