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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
As part of our “Where Law Meets Business” philosophy—which focuses on preparing students to thrive in 21st-century practice—Villanova Law encourages students to explore a variety of practice areas and settings during law school. The more they know about their options, the more informed decisions they can make about their careers at the start. And for Christian Wynne ’18, taking Business Organizations unearthed a hidden passion for corporate law. Read more
Two students from Villanova Law took first place at the 2017 John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, held at Seton Hall University School of Law on March 24-25. Sarah Burke ’18 and Kaitlyn Macaulay ’18 beat out 43 teams from 40 law schools for top honors at the competition, which focuses on timely issues of criminal procedure and criminal law. Read more
The Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will host the 2017 PIFP Auction on Friday, March 31. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, PIFP’s largest and most successful fundraiser. Read more
The 2017 VLAA Awards and Reception honors individuals for their service to the community and Villanova Law. Join us on April 4 at Philadelphia’s Union League of Philadelphia. Register Now
As part of Professional Development coursework, Villanova Law encourages students to be entrepreneurial in their careers—to identify their passion and to carve their own career paths through hard work and perseverance. They have remarkable role models in alumni such as Elizabeth Kurpis '07, an associate at New York's Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and a power player in fashion law. Read more
Luis Canales ’17 has been named one of The National Jurist’s 2017 Students of the Year. Canales is one of 25 students from across the nation to receive the honor. The Law Students of the Year were nominated by their law schools and chosen by a selection committee at the magazine. Read more
Villanova Law offers numerous pro bono opportunities, including Wills for Heroes, for law students to volunteer their time working with outside organizations for the public good. In addition to helping others, pro bono work helps students to hone legal skills, develop professional interests and meet practicing attorneys who can provide mentoring and advice. Read more
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.
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.
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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