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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


Villanova University School of Law Announces Launch of Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The Villanova University School of Law has announced the launch of The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute). Established with a $450,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation, the CSE Institute seeks to educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania and to promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration. Read more

 

The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium Celebrates the Journal’s 60th Anniversary, September 18

The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium celebrates the Villanova Law Review’s 60th anniversary and honors the scholarship published throughout the journal’s history. Since its founding in 1956, the journal has published articles and essays by leading legal scholars, regarding issues at the foundation of law and justice, and at the cutting edge of current legal problems. Read more

 

Scarpa Center Dedication Event Featuring Joe Plumeri, September 8

Villanova University School of Law will host a special dedication event for the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship on September 8 at 12:00 p.m. The event’s featured speaker is Joe Plumeri, Vice Chairman of the First Data Board of Directors and former Chairman/CEO of Willis Group Holdings. Read more

 

Red Mass 2015

The Villanova University School of Law community will come together for its annual celebration of Red Mass on Friday, August 28, with University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS as celebrant and homilist. Read more

 

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VLS Alumni Spotlight


James R. Wells ’83

James R. Wells ’83

General Counsel
ARI

James R. Wells ’83 is General Counsel at ARI, the world's largest privately held fleet management company. Wells is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company and for providing guidance and strategic counsel to the senior management team on general business matters. Previously, Wells was Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC). Wells also worked at ARAMARK for more than 20 years, where he rose to serve as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. 

Julie S. Lu ’98

Julie S. Lu ’98

Attorney Advisor
Executive Office for United States Attorneys

Julie S. Lu ’98 is an Attorney Advisor on the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management Staff in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), U.S. Department of Justice. In this role, she advises EOUSA and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices nation-wide on EEO related issues, provides oversight to non-attorney staff, conducts training and supports efforts to increase workforce diversity. Prior to joining EOUSA, Ms. Lu was an Attorney in the Claims and Employment Law Branch, General Law Division, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  From 1999 to 2004, she was a litigator in the trial department at Duane Morris LLP.

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. 

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