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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
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 welcomes its Class of 2018, an impressive group of students hailing from diverse backgrounds but with one common trait – outstanding academic credentials. Read more
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
For Villanova Law students Rachel Silver ’16 and Lauren Otero ’16, working in the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) began as an opportunity to gain hands on experience. But after recently winning asylum for a 14-year-old girl who had been kidnapped and abused before fleeing her home country, the students gained not only practical experience but also professional fulfillment. Read more
John Y. Gotanda, Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University School of Law, has announced new appointments to the leadership team of Villanova University School of Law. These appointments include Todd Aagaard as Vice Dean and April Barton as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Read more
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.
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.
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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