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April 27, 2015


  • Congratulations to the new Honor Board Executive Board

Chair: Rachel Silver

Vice-Chair: Harini Bupathi

Secretary: Conor Wigginton

  • Lockers must be emptied by Friday, May 8

Lockers will be cleaned over the summer. Please remove your belongings by Friday, May 8. Anything left in your locker after that date will be discarded.

1Ls and 2Ls: Please leave the lock on the locker – do not take it home. If you want a different locker next year, please contact Cheryl Baro at

3Ls: If you want your lock deposit back, turn in your lock to Cheryl Baro in room 141 by Friday, May 8. Refunds will be made via check from the University. If you would like to use your locker during the summer bar review course, please notify Mrs. Baro by Friday, May 8.

  • Summer and Post-Graduation Access to BloombergLaw, Lexis Advance, and WestlawNext – Registration? Restrictions on Use?

Graduating 3Ls

BloombergLaw – Your access to Bloomberg Law will continue for six months after graduation.  During that time you may use Bloomberg for research related to any bar preparation, interview preparation, private study or employment. You do not need to register for this extended access.

Lexis Advance – Your access to Lexis Advance will stop after graduation unless you register for the Graduate ID Program:  The Graduate ID Program will allow you to use Lexis Advance through the end of the year (December 31, 2015), but only for the following purposes: education, bar preparation and job search. Graduating students who will be employed by nonprofit organizations can also apply for the Lexis ASPIRE ID Program: .

WestlawNext – Your access to WestlawNext will be severely limited after graduation unless you register for extended access.  Logon to your WestlawNext account and click on the Extend Password link for details on eligibility.

Current 1Ls and 2Ls – Summer Access

BloombergLaw – Your access to Bloomberg Law will not change.  You may use either system for research related to any school work, private study or employment during the summer.

Lexis Advance – Your access to Lexis Advance will not change.  You may use either system for research related to any school work, private study or employment during the summer.

WestlawNext – Your access to Westlaw Next will be limited to a set number of hours for academic use per month during June and July unless you register for summer access before the end of May.  You can register for summer access if needed for academic purposes, such as:

   -- work on Moot Court or a law review or journal

   -- an unpaid externship for which you receive law school credit

    -- or work as a faculty research assistant.

To register for summer access, logon to your WestlawNext account and click Extend Your Password for Summer.

Questions about post-graduation and summer access to these databases may be sent to Mary Cornelius at

  • Legal Research Refresher

Do you expect to do research in your summer job? Get a jump start by identifying some “go to” sources in certain practice areas. Sign up for an individual meeting by emailing your legal research instructor or and indicating what type of work you will be doing.  Can’t meet? Put the law library contact information in your phone now and call or email whenever you have questions this summer:  610 519-7024 or We are here for you!

  • Lost and Found

LOST AND FOUND, located at the Circulation/Reserve Desk in the law library has several WINTER items that we would like to find their homes.  Purple gloves, scarves, a solo glove, black sweater, wool hat, black jacket and more.  Items remaining will be taken to the University’s Lost and Found at the Public Safety Department by the end of the month.

  • Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings, including the Law School.

Smoking is also prohibited within 75 feet of all buildings, which includes…

o    the front of the law school

o    the walkway from the parking garage

o    the outdoor dining area

o    all entrances

This policy covers all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco and dip). Please be respectful of your colleagues.


Law School Events

  • Mass Schedule

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

o    Prayers for Peace: All are invited to gather for this weekly time of prayer for those in crisis around the world at 4:30 PM in the St. Rita Lower Lounge. We will lift up specific events and situations of struggle, draw inspiration from the writings and prayers of diverse faith traditions, and together hold intentions for peace and justice during a time of silent prayer.

o    Breaking Open the Word: This weekly meeting at provides an opportunity to reflect and prayer over the readings of the upcoming Sunday.  All are welcome at 3:00 PM on Wednesdays in the St. Rita Community Room.

Villanova Law School Mass schedule:

Wednesdays, 12:05pm, Law School Chapel of Our Lady, Mirror of Justice


Commerical Vendor Notices

  • Kaplan 1L and 2L Reps Needed

Kaplan 1L and 2L Reps Needed:  Kaplan reps are needed for next year.  Outgoing and enthusiastic applicants wanted. Being a rep gives you the opportunity to work towards earning a free bar review course through talking about Kaplan to your classmates and signing them up for the course.  Email if you're interested!

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