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National Law Journal Ranks VLS No. 47 'Go-To' Law School

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has ranked Villanova University School of Law (VLS) as the No. 47 “go-to” law school in its 2014 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2013 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

2015 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium

The symposium explores how the arrival of the Wolf Administration in Harrisburg will affect energy and environmental policies in the Keystone State. Leading energy and environmental experts will discuss how this change in gubernatorial administrations is likely to affect important state issues such as a severance tax and the next Act 70 climate change action plan. Read more

Paul A. Tufano ’83 VSB, ’86 VLS Named Chair of Villanova University Board of Trustees

Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Paul A. Tufano ’83 VSB, ’86 VLS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, as its chairperson. Tufano succeeds Catherine M. Keating, who served as chair of the Board of Trustees since 2013. Read more

Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic Recognized by PreLaw Magazine

Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) was recognized as part of PreLaw Magazine’s recent feature on the nation’s most innovative law school clinics, receiving honorable mention in the “low-income” category. Read more

POSTPONED - Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been postponed due to inclement weather on January 26. The January 28 panel discussion, "Because Michael, Eric, and Tamir: The Legal System's Responses to Police and the Community," will proceed as scheduled. Read more

PreLaw Magazine Gives Villanova Law Facilities A+ Grade

Villanova Law was ranked #7 in PreLaw Magazine’s list of the “Best Law School Facilities.” In selecting institutions for inclusion, the magazine assessed aesthetics, square footage per student on campus, library hours and amenities, and accommodations, including dining options, parking and lockers. It also considered student comments from Princeton Review’s law school guidebook in its evaluation. Read more

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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

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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