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Week of 21 April 2014


  • Congratulations

The current PIFP Board is excited to introduce the 2014-2015 PIFP Board! Congratulations!

Co-Directors: Sam Epstein and Meagan Potter

Volunteer Coordinators: Boone Schriebmann and Ian Forster

Fellowship Coordinator: Zach Chapman

Special Events Coordinators: Alanna Kearney and Steve Bertil

Solicitations Coordinators: Greg Mathews, Alex Madrak, and Paige Devine

Alumni and Development Coordinator: Jenna Peppenelli

Secretary: Brittany Daniels

Treasurer: Natasha Felder

  • Graduation Instruction and Commencement Information

The law school’s commencement ceremony is Friday May 16th. Updated commencement information, including graduate instructions and information about announcements, is available on the website at:

  • 3L Discussion Groups with Vice Dean Moreland

All 3Ls are invited to join Vice Dean Moreland in a small discussion group to share your reflections on your time at Villanova, offer comments on challenges you’ve encountered at the Law School, and suggest ways to improve the experience of law students here. The available times are:

Wednesday, April 23 from 12-1 and from 4-5

Friday, April 25 from 12-1

All groups will meet in the Executive Conference Room in the Dean’s Suite on the 3d Floor. Space is limited, so RSVP to Nancy Whalen at to sign up.

  • Win Fabulous Prizes in the Earth Day Environmental Resources Contest!

Earth Day is April 22nd and to celebrate, the Law Library and the Environmental Law Journal invite you to enter our Earth Day Environmental Resources contest. Win a Victory Brewing Company gift card, locally roasted organic coffee, Chanticleer Garden passes and more! How to enter: visit the library reference desk April 21st – April 24th or stop by the Environmental Law Journal’s table in the Blank Rome dining room on Tuesday (11:30 – 1:30) or Thursday (12:30 - 1:30) to pick up a game sheet with five short questions. Then visit the law library’s new blog, “Source Check,” and read the “Think Globally but Drink, Eat and Play Locally” post to find the answers  and learn about some of our great library resources and services. Return your completed game sheet to the ELJ’s table or the library reference desk by 8 PM on Thursday. Winners will be drawn on Friday at noon and will be notified via email. Good luck!

  • Courtesy of the Francophone Professional Society

The Francophone Professional Society Organization will be offering patisseries to give everyone a little force to get through the last days of class. 

Come to the Student Lounge on Monday, April 28th at noon to enjoy an assortment of patisseries from Aux Petits Delices.


Law School Events

  • VLS Blood Drive

Friday, April 25, 12 – 5pm in the Law School Student Lounge


Click Here to schedule an appointment

Or go to and use sponsor code: VUlawschool

Donor Eligibility Guidelines: Click Here or call 1 800 RED CROSS

Donation Tips (including tips for after donating):  Click Here

Tips to boost your iron level: Click here

Area hospital patients are counting on you!

Remember to HYDRATE- Drink lots of water. And please remember your ID.

University Events

  • Earth Day Celebration

Tuesday, April 22, Connelly Center

Spring back from Easter with this year’s Earth Day Celebration. Join us on Tuesday, April 22 on the ground floor of the Connelly Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for the farmers market, t-shirt tie dye, student project poster session and more! If you are interested in learning more about campus sustainability efforts consider joining the student lead tours at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. This year’s keynote is Dean Carlson from Wyebrook Farms, learn why he made the switch from wall street to farm stand at 5 p.m. in Connelly Cinema.

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Make Up Classes and Annoucements

Dellapenna: Comparative Law

Monday 1-1:55(2:10); Wednesday 1-3(3:15) for 10 Weeks in Room 301A

Dellapenna: Managing the Water Environment

MW 9:40-11:05(11:20) for 10 Weeks in Room 301A

Aagaard: Property B

Friday, April 25, 2:45-4pm in Room 102

Wertheimer: Contracts

Tuesday, April 22, 8:30-10am in Room 101

Risch: Patents

Wednesday, April 23, 2:30-4:30 in Room 221

Goodchild: Computer Apps in Lit

Monday, April 28, 10:40-11:40am in Room 303

Lanctot: Con Law

Wednesday, April 23, 12:00-12:50pm in Room 202

Ouziel: Evidence

Thursday, April 24, 12-1pm in Room 101

Ableman: Advanced Torts

All remaining classes will begin at 8:55

All Friday classes will be held in room 301A          

Brennan: Con Law

Tuesday, April 22, 12:09-1pm in Room 302