Our Staff

Jennifer Henfey, Director of Career Strategy and Advancement

Jennifer Henfey, Esq.

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Executive Director of Career Strategy and Advancement
Email: henfey@law.villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-7031
Office: 214

Jennifer A. Henfey (VLS '99) joined the Office of Career Strategy and Advancement after practicing law for twelve years at Blank Rome LLP, an international law firm in Philadelphia.  Following graduation from Villanova Law, she joined Blank Rome as an associate in the Financial Services practice group and was elevated to partner in 2008.  Jennifer has extensive experience in hiring and recruiting.  While in private practice, she chaired the firm's recruiting and retention committee and served as the firm's hiring partner.  In addition, she was a member of the firms Philadelphia recruiting and retention committee from 2001 to 2011 and served as a co-chair of the firms summer program from 2003 through 2005.  Jennifer leads the Office of Career Strategy and Advancement.

Kristin L. Archibald, Esq. Associate Director of Recruitment

Kristin L. Archibald, Esq.
Associate Director of Recruitment
Email: archibald@law.villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-7032
Office: 216


Kristin L. Archibald, Esq. (VLS '01) joined the Career Strategy Office after practicing law for 5 years in the Philadelphia region.  As the Associate Director of Recruitment, Kristin has primary responsibility for the Law School's year round Recruitment Programs. Kristin works closely with our employer community to expand and maintain high quality student recruiting programs and job fairs, as well as markets Villanova Law to the legal community. Kristin counsels students in individual sessions and group education programs on the whole spectrum of career planning concerns.

Kristin brings a wealth of recruiting, marketing, and mentoring experience to her role as Associate Director of Recruitment.  While in private law practice, Kristin was active in client development and mentoring junior attorneys and staff.  Kristin has also gained valuable experience outside of the traditional practice of law through her management and recruitment positions.  Through her previous positions, she has honed her skills at marketing, managing, and preparing candidates in their career strategy.

Elizabeth Dunn, Esq., Associate Director of Public Service Careers & Pro Bono Programs

Elizabeth Dunn, Esq.
Associate Director of Public Service Careers & Pro Bono Programs
Email: dunn@law.villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-7228
Office: 215


Elizabeth Dunn joined Villanova Law School after two years serving as Pennsylvania House Counsel for the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.  During her time at the House, Elizabeth drafted legislation addressing property tax reform, clean air standards and low income energy assistance.  As Counsel, she worked closely with the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Elizabeth comes to Villanova with a strong background in public interest law and a history of effective recruitment and program development.  Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth worked at Covenant House, NY where she revitalized the mentor program and successfully met the wishes of the residents by increasing the diversity of mentors involved.  Her work in recruitment and outreach won the recognition of the Harlem Venture Group.  Elizabeth has presented on public interest and pro bono practice at The ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference and NALP Conference as well as pro bono events at other law schools.  As a result of these experiences, Elizabeth arrives at Villanova with the experience and commitment necessary to assist students in achieving their pro bono and public interest career goals.

Sharon Buckingham

Sharon Buckingham
Associate Director of Career Strategies and Judicial Clerkships
Email: sharon.buckingham@law.villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-3865
Office: 217

Sharon Buckingham (VLS ’85) joined the Office of Career Strategy after a career that included a wide range of experience in the legal profession.  Sharon began her law practice as a litigator with Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz and spent six years serving clients in the Commercial Litigation practice and pro bono arena.  During her years as an associate attorney, she chaired the Summer Associates Committee and was very involved in the firm’s recruiting efforts.  Her interaction with law students led her to leave practice to teach Legal Writing at Villanova Law and later to return to Pepper Hamilton to assume a unique leadership role in the firm’s talent management program, first as the firm-wide Director of Recruitment and Professional Programs and later as the firm’s first Director of Associate Development. 

Sharon also developed a niche in legal writing following her years teaching at the law school, and she consulted with law firms as a private legal writing coach.  She has deep experience in attorney and law student counseling and mentoring and in developing legal training programs.  Sharon also has been a guest presenter on various topics, including interviewing and succeeding in legal employment, at the NALP Conference and at other law schools.  Among her special focus areas, she counsels law students and alumni on career strategies and judicial clerkships, and she is responsible for overseeing the law school’s Professional Development course for first-year law students.

Director Jen Henfey with a Student

Contact Us

Room: 208

Mon. - Fri.,
Year Round (Except Holidays)
9:00 AM to 5:00 AM

Phone: 610-519-7030
or directly contact one of our staff

Fax: 610-519-5144