Our Staff

Jennifer Henfey, Director of Career Strategy and Advancement

Jennifer Henfey, Esq.

Interim 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.

Meg Cranford, Associate Director of Alumni Career Programs

Meg Cranford
Associate Director of Alumni Career Programs
Email: cranford@law.villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-7646
Office: 217

 

Ms. Cranford comes to Villanova Law School from Pepper Hamilton, LLP, where she was Director of Professional Recruiting for 12 years.  Highlights of her tenure at the firm include being part of a team that both implemented a cutting-edge interview model and the managed the nation’s top Summer Associates Program as ranked by The American Lawyer.
 
Ms. Cranford oversees career strategy services for VLS alumni, including counseling in legal career planning, resume preparation, job search strategies, and practice specialties. She also assists in counseling students, especially 3Ls, and managing alumni participation and engagement in career development for recent graduates and current students.
 
A graduate of Villanova University (BA) and The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law (JD), Ms. Cranford received a Human Resource Management Certificate from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Executive Education Program in 2009.  She also worked in the attorney recruiting departments at two other Am Law 100 firms prior to joining Pepper, and has interviewed over 3,000 attorneys and mentored nearly 300 summer associates during her 15 year legal recruiting career.

Director Jen Henfey with a Student

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