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Week of 20 October 2014



  • Flu Shot Program

Villanova University will be hosting a two day flu vaccination clinic for all students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Villanova community wishing to receive the seasonal flu vaccine.  The vaccines will be administered by an outside vendor MAXIM and will cost $24.00.   Payment via cash, check or wildcard is acceptable.   Many insurance companies offer reimbursement to you for the flu shot.  If you have a valid Aetna ID card you may receive the flu vaccine at no cost at the clinic.

The clinic will take place West Lounge in Dougherty Hall Monday October 20th 8am-5pm Tuesday October 21st 8am-5pm The seasonal flu vaccine to be administered contains killed influenza virus of the types selected by the U.S. public Health Services and the Center for Biologics Evaluations and Research of U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The vaccine will not give you flu because it is a killed virus vaccine.

Vaccination is generally not recommended for the following people:

1. Allergy to eggs or egg products.

2. Acute febrile illness.

3. Anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose.

4. Allergy to Thimerosal.

 If you have questions you may contact the Student Health Center at (610) 519-4070.

Additionally for faculty and staff only there will be the annual HR sponsored flu clinic October 27th and 29th.  Details will be forthcoming in Campus Currents.

  • Reminder

Lost and Found is located at the Circulation/Reserve Desk in the law library.  There’s a sweater, sunglasses, scarf, textbooks, a few keys, a few single earrings here now.  Please stop by to see if anything might be yours.  If you put your name in your textbooks, notebooks, we can email you.

  • WK Online Study Aids Library

Villanova Law School has partnered with Wolters Kluwer/Aspen to bring you online access to Wolters Kluwer’s Study Aids Digital Library which contains the Examples & Explanations series, the Glannon Guides, the Crunchtime series, Emmanual Law Outlines and many other study aids and hornbooks all at the discounted rate of $60 for a 12-month period. Several students experienced some access problems in the last few weeks but those have been resolved. You can register for access here: Directions for purchasing the subscription and logging into the product can be found on the Library’s Blog, Source Check. Please contact the Library Reference Desk with any questions 610-519-7024.

  • Judicial Externship Lottery for Spring 2015 Now Open

Externships provide valuable hands-on learning experiences, boost your professional profile and help you meet judges and practicing lawyers.   Our school supports a select number of judicial externships that are filled by lottery.  Applying could not be easier – please submit your materials via Symplicity (Search “Externship (Judicial, Spring 2015)).   The lottery is open to all 2L and 3L students, and will close on October 23, 2014.

For more information, please contact Peter Thompson, Director of Experiential Learning, at

  • Voter Registration

Election Day is November 4. Exercise your constitutional right to vote. Register today if you are not already registered. The link below directs you to PA Voter Registration. The deadline to register is 30 days prior to the election.

For additional information:

If you have questions, please contact: Nancy Whalen, Director of Student Affairs.

  • Commencement Info: May 15, 2015

Villanova University’s Commencement weekend is May 15-17, 2015.  The Law School's ceremony will take place the morning of Friday May 15. Preliminary information about the day’s activities and photos from last year’s celebration are available at:

Members of the Class of 2015 are asked to read through the Commencement website for details about the day's events and pass information along to family and friends to keep them informed of the activities surrounding your graduation. Please note: if your guests require hotel or restaurant reservations, you are encouraged to make them soon since many local establishments book far in advance given the many events on campus that weekend.

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Law School Events


  • Christian Legal Society Interest Meeting

The Christian Legal Society will be holding an interest meeting on Tuesday, October 21st at 12pm in room 306. CLS is a group that focuses on being a resource to law students interested in integrating their faith into the study and practice of law.  If you are interested, or just curious, please join us! There will be free pizza and all are more than welcome!!

  • The Sports & Entertainment Law Society: Marquette University Professor Dr. Gordon Hylton

Thursday, October 23, (noon), in Room 101

Moorad Sports Law Center Director Andrew Brandt will sit down with Dr. Hylton for a discussion on the history of Native American Mascots and the current legal battle facing the Washington Redskins. We hope you will join us for what will be a very interesting and enlightening discussion on a hot button topic in the sports world.

  • Women's Law Caucus Fall Meet & Greet Event

Thursday, October 23, 6:30-8:30pm, Professor Brogan's house, St. David's

Please join us for our fall evening Meet & Greet at Professor Brogan's house for one of the most fun, casual networking events of the year! Food, dessert, and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.

  • International Law Society "Girl Rising" Movie Event

Thursday, Oct. 23,4:30-6:00pm, in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons

  • Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium-A Symposium in Honor of Professor Penelope J. Pether

Friday, October 24, in Room 101

This year's symposium will honor and explore the scholarly work of Professor Penelope J. Pether (1957-2013), a valued member of the Villanova Law faculty from 2005-2013. Several leading academicians and some of her former students will address her publications in the fields of law and literature, pedagogical theory and reform, criminal law, federal judicial publication practices, indefinite detention, feminism, and culinary jurisprudence.

  • Crowdfunding-Yoel Kranz, Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, New York.

Thursday, October 23, Noon, in Room 102

Crowdfunding is already changing the way entrepreneurs raise money for their growing businesses.  This talk by a legal expert in the field will cover the various ways to raise money using the internet that are permissible under current rules, and what may be coming soon.

Mr. Kranz is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group and a member of its Crowdfunding Practice. He advises public and private companies in corporate mergers and acquisitions, represents a diverse group of corporate issuers of securities, both public and private, and serves as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public companies, including numerous REITs. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School and a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. During the 2010-2011 semester, Mr. Kranz was a guest lecturer at Tel Aviv University Law School, teaching coursework in U.S. mergers and acquisitions practice. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Kranz was a corporate associate in the New York and London offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

  • Modified R.A.D. = Rape Aggression Defense classes

Friday, October 24, from 12-1:30, in Room 221

The RAD program is comprised of easy to learn and proven effective physical defense tactics. This hands on course is designed to emphasize confidence and self-discipline while developing and enhancing options of self-defense techniques and emphasize common sense approaches to safety for women. If you are interested in attending either of these dates please e-mail Megan Jacobs at This event is open for all Students, Staff, and Faculty and is sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus and our SBA.

  • Sustainable Law Careers

Monday, October 27, 5:00-6:00pm in room 103

Learn from Villanova Law graduates how you can use your Villanova Law Degree to build a sustainable career. Brief introductions from each alum will be followed by Q&A from the audience. Current panelist include: Yolanda Pagano, the director of sustainable strategies and solutions for O’Brien and Gere; and Brad Molotsky the Executive Vice President for Brandywine Realty Trust.

  • Fashion and Art Law Society

Tuesday, October 28, 12:15pm, in Room 201

Please join the Fashion Law Society and the Art Law Society on Tuesday, October 28th at 12:15 pm, Room 201 as they host speaker Miriam DeChant, Director of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Miriam will speak about the various legal issues facing fashion designers, artists, and corporations in the creative field. Food will be served. For questions, please email

  • Immigration Law Society Training

The Immigration Law Society is holding training for students to learn how to prepare a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) application. The training will be on November 5th from 3:30-5:30, location TBD. No prior experience in immigration is necessary, and all students are welcome to attend. Participants will then be eligible to assist clients in preparing DACA applications at La Comunidad Hispana in Kennett Square.

To register to attend, sign up in the following Google Doc -

  • Immigration Law Society "Without a Hand to Hold: the Alarming Rise of Unaccompanied Minors in the U.S."

Tuesday, November 11, 4:45-6:00pm, in the Blank Rome Dining Room

  • Ryan Forum

Friday, November 14, 8:45am-12:30pm

Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum, “Delivering Quality Health Care Today – Challenges, Opportunities and the Law.” 

Commerical Vendor Notices

  • Barbri

"BARBRI will be tabling in the cafeteria on Monday, October 20th all day. 1Ls - come by and get your free outline book! 2Ls - come by and update your accounts! 3Ls - come by and see what exciting new features we have for our bar exam and learn about important bar exam updates. For anyone taking the MPRE, this will be Villanova's MPRE book pick up day. Remember, our live MPRE lecture will be on Monday, October 27th. Any questions? Contact Jenna Peppenelli at"

University Events

Honor Board Matters


Items for the next issue must be submitted to Gavel Gazette by 10 am on Friday.

Make Up Classes and Annoucements


Thursday, October 23: Legal Writing- Edelman

Make Up:

Sentencing and Punishment- Professor Chanenson
(extending until noon):
October 23
October 30

Friday, November 7: Cannon Law- Professor Mesure, Room 203, 1:15-3:15 pm

Tuesday, November 25: Trial Advocacy- Packal, Room 307, 3:10-5:10 pm


Friday, October 24: Introduction to Federal Tax- Mullane, Room 302, 1-2:25 pm