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Week of 19 September 2016

Events This Week

Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesdays at 12:30pm on in the Room for Prayer and Meditation, L04

Mindfulness meditation is a guided practice of focusing on the present moment and developing an increased awareness of experiences as they happen. No experience is necessary. All are welcome. Contact Brian McCabe ( for more information.


Who Are Refugees? Forum

Tuesday, September 20, 4:30–6pm, IDEA Accelerator, Lower Level, Falvey Library

VU Law professor Michele Pistone, third year law student Luis Canales and several former refugee clients of the Law School’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) will introduce the University community to refugees and their plight. This forum coincides with the UN Summit on Global Refugee Protection This event is ACS approved. Co-sponsors: CARES clinic and VU/CRS Partnership. If you have questions, please contact For additional information visit


Phillies College Business Law Night

Tuesday, September 20 at Citizens Bank Park

College law, finance, business and sport management students, as well as recent graduates and graduate students, are invited to go behind-the-scenes with the Phillies prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox during Phillies College Business Law Night. Professors and all interested students are welcome, too!

Check-in on begins at 4pm and features a Networking Hour, as well as #selfies with the World Series Trophies; the official program starts at 5pm, followed by the  Phillies game at 7:05pm. For more information and to register visit


Centering Prayer

Wednesdays at 8:30am in the Room for Prayer and Meditation, L04

Centering Prayer is a form of contemplative prayer which is practiced in silence. No experience is necessary. All are welcome. Contact Brian McCabe ( for more information.


Weekly Mass

Wednesdays at 12:05pm in the Law School Chapel of Our Lady, Mirror of Justice, dedicated in memory of Helen A. O’Connor

The University liturgy schedule:
Daily Mass 12:05pm and 5:30pm, Corr Chapel
Saturday 5:30pm, Corr Chapel
Sunday 7:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm, St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Questions? Contact Brian McCabe (


Pennsylvania Innocence Project Training

Wednesday, September 21, 3pm in Room 203

The Pro Bono Society is hosting this training event. Any students interested in volunteering with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project during the 2016-2017 academic year should plan to attend. Contact Emily Schrank ( with questions. 


The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Annual Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 21, 4pm in the Minority Alumni Society Classroom (Room 103)

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Annual Speaker Series commences with ESPN lead investigative reporter T.J. Quinn. The event is free and open to the public. These interactive sessions will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the sports industry, as the speakers share their knowledge, professional experiences, and career advice.


SBA Elections

SBA voting will open at 4pm on Wednesday, September 21 and close at 4pm on Friday, September 23. Please look out for an email regarding the voting process from


Coming Events

Training for Pro Bono Society’s Birth Certificate Clinic

Monday, September 26, 4:05pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

The Pro Bono Society is hosting a training for 1Ls to participate in the Face to Face birth certificate program. Face to Face Legal Center’s nationally recognized birth certificate clinic helps countless people secure legal identification without which they are prevented from full participation in society. If you have any questions, please contact the student coordinator, Katie Clarke, at


Red Mass

St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm

The Red Mass, one of the Law School’s great traditions, gathers faculty, staff, students, and alumni to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.

A complimentary reception will immediately follow in the Arthur M. Goldberg '66 Commons.

No R.S.V.P. necessary.





The Justinian Society of Philadelphia Eighth Annual Reception for Area Law Students

Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Law Library in City Hall, Law Library, Room 600

The Justinian Society of Philadelphia cordially invites all Villanova Law students to their Eighth Annual Reception for Area Law Students. This event provides an opportunity for students to practice their networking skills and meet with members of the Society who practice law in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The Reception is free and open to all law students who wish to attend. Complimentary light fare and refreshments will be served. RSVPs would be appreciated by Monday, October 3rd, to or 215-575-7120.


Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr.: Ethics, Integrity and Civility in Politics

Monday, Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m., in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance will host a special event featuring Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore, and 2012 Presidential candidate, titled “Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics.” Brian Tierney, CEO of Brian Communications and former CEO and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and, will moderate the discussion. The event is free and open to the Villanova community and the public. 



Minority Alumni Society Mentoring Program

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Minority Alumni Society (MAS) is currently accepting applications for the Minority Alumni Society Mentoring Program. The MAS Mentoring Program enables minority alumni to serve as mentors and provides students/mentees with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from alumni who are currently practicing attorneys, or who are otherwise using their JD degrees in a business or professional setting. The MAS Mentoring Program's aim is to match students with mentors compatible to their needs and interests. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to give yourselves the advantage of having an alumni mentor throughout the school year. 

Although the formal mentoring relationship is for one academic year, many mentors and mentees retain their connections for much longer.  In addition, we recommend that mentors and mentees connect with one another at least twice a month via telephone, email and/or personal visits. 

Click here for the MAS mentoring application.


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