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April 20, 2015


  • Congratulations

The results of the SBA/Honor Board election are now available.  Please join us in congratulating the following students on their new positions:

Student graduation speaker Class of 2015 : Boone Schreibman

SBA President

o    Jonathan McCrosson

SBA Vice President

o    Sophie Nguyen

SBA Secretary 

o    Alexandria Murphy

SBA Student Groups Liaison 

o    Sean Caulfield

SBA PA Bar Representative 

o    J. Michael O'Neill

SBA Philadelphia Bar Representative 

o    Dan Casullo

SBA Treasurer 

o    Phillip Harrinarine

SBA University Senator 

o    Lauren Berenbaum

SBA Intramurals Chair

o    Christopher Brolley

3L SBA Representatives 

o    Jacquelyn Herder

o    Adam Settle

2L SBA Representatives 

o    Effi Taylor

o    Janet Akinola

o    Sean Hoffmann


Honor Board 1L Representatives

o    Brenna Simonson

o    Feyzi Eygoren

o    Igor Vaserfirer

o    Conor Wigginton

o    Katherine Clarke

o    Eric Galko

o    Anne Yoskoski

o    Robert Turchick

o    Gabriella Soreth

o    Richard Calabrese

o    Nora Olsewski

  • 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

  • Immigration Law Society Elections

The Immigration Law Society has had a great year and is looking forward to even more in 2015-2016! We have 5 positions available for the board of the Immigration Law Society: 1. President, 2. Vice President, 3. Treasurer, 4. Secretary, and 5. Outreach coordinator.

If you are interested in being on the Executive Board, please e-mail Judy Chaverri ( by Wednesday, April 22nd your answers to these 3 questions: 1. Why do you want to be on the board? 2. What position are you most interested in? (Rank 1-3 in order of preference) 3. What events or ideas do you have for the group next year? You could also attach your resume to your e-mail if you would like.

  • Sports & Entertainment Law Society Discussion

Thursday, April 23rd, noon

Please join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society for our final discussion of the semester on Thursday, April 23rd at 12pm (noon).  Michael Phillips (VLS '05) of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP will be joining us to discuss his experience practicing sports law in a traditional law firm environment.  In the area of sports law, Mr. Phillips has represented numerous athletes in general real estate and business matters and has handled grievance arbitrations before the National Hockey League Players' Association.  Outside of sports, Mr. Phillips practices in the areas of business litigation, real estate law, commercial lending and workouts, condominium law, and government relations.  We hope to see you on Thursday for what will be an insightful discussion!

  • Pepper Hamilton Business Law and Entrepreneurship Program – Information Session

Thursday, April 23rd, 12:00–1:00pm, in Room 201

Representatives from the Pepper Hamilton LLP Berwyn office will be here to talk about the program and answer your questions.

  • The Ninth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture: 4/24

Friday, April 24th, 9:15am - 4:15pm, in Room 201

The Ninth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture will explore the topic "Catholic Legal Theory: Aspirations, Challenges, and Hopes." The symposium will take place on Friday, April 24, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., in Room 201 of the Law School. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5 CLE credits (4 substantive, 1 ethics).

  • 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!

University Events

·          Sustainability


Hot off the press, this month’s sustainability newsletter is filled with lots of information. Learn about move-out recycling and donation options, where you can find reusable mugs on campus, consider applying for Athletic EcoReps, sign the graduation pledge, and of course, read up on all the great activities planned for Earth Week!

Honor Board Matters


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