Jennifer O'Hare

Professor of Law


    Professor O’Hare joined the Villanova School of Law faculty in 2000. Before that, she had been a member of the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.

Professor O’Hare’s research focuses on the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, and, in particular, the securities fraud class action. More recently, she has been interested in the relationship between federal and state law in regulating securities fraud. Her articles have been published in, among other journals, the Alabama Law Review, the Cincinnati Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Pittsburgh Law Review, and the Wisconsin Law Review.

Professor O’Hare received a B.S. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree, with high honors, from the George Washington University School of Law. At George Washington, she was a member of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, she practiced corporate and securities law for several years as an associate at the international law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in New York.

At Villanova, Professor O’Hare teaches Business Organizations and several classes in securities regulation.   

Practice Experience

  • Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue (New York)
  • Joined the faculty in 2000
Professor Jennifer O'Hare

Office: Rm 230, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-7059
Fax: 610-519-5672


Courses and Seminars

  • Business Organizations
  • Corporations I
  • Corporations II
  • Securities Act of 1933
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Selected Problems in Securities Regulation


George Washington School of Law, JD

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BS