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Week of 14 April 2014


  • Congratulations to Student Bar Association, the Honor Board, and Graduation Speaker

We would like to congratulate the following students on their election to Student Bar Association, the Honor Board, and as Graduation Speaker.

SBA President - Mary Balkin

SBA Vice President - Meghan Price

SBA Secretary – Ariana Seidel

SBA Treasurer – Katherine Del Raso

SBA Intramural Chair – Sam Epstein

SBA Philadelphia Bar Rep – Erik Orvik

SBA Student Groups Liaison - Sophie Nguyen

SBA University Senator - Jonathan McCrosson

ABA Representative - Alexia Mandolfo

PA Bar Representative – Meghan Farley

Montgomery County Bar Representative – Tehrim Umar

3L Class Representatives: Christine Marcozzi, Robert Dougherty, Andres Gonzalez

2L Class Representatives: Adam Settle, Ali Murphy

Honor Board 1L Class Representatives:

James Lebair

Michael Nuccio

Laura Napolitano

Andrew Lawson

Harini Bupathi

Rachel Silver

Nicholas Bittner

Meredith Lussier

Mary Raffaele

Travis Dunkelberger

Kasia Kordas

Nina Friel

Cassandra Postighone 

David Petrucelli

Graduation Speaker: Francis Baker

  • 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 16 from 3-4

Monday, April 21 from 12-1

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.

  • 3Ls: Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements, thank you notes, and other commemorative items are available to Villanova Law graduates from Balfour Company. Included are personalized Villanova Law announcements, as well as the option to print the graduate’s name, college, and degree in the text of the announcement. Information and order forms will be mailed to the permanent home address of all prospective graduates. If you have any questions, please call the Balfour Company directly at 1-800-433-0296.


Law School Events

  • Pepper Hamilton Law & Entrepreneurship Program – Information Session

Thursday, April 17, 12-1pm in Room 201

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

  • 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.


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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

Saiman: Contracts

Thursday, April 17, 2:30-3:45pm in Room 101

Aagaard: Property B

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

Wertheimer: Contracts

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

Buck: Civial Pretrial Practice G

Thursday, April 17, 7:40-8:40am in Room 302

Risch: Patents

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

Goodchild: Computer Apps in Lit

Monday, April 21, 10:40-11:40am I Room 303;

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

Lanctot: Con Law

Thursday, April 17, 2:25-2:40pm in Room 202

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: Administrative Law

Thursday, April 17, 4:40-6pm in Room 202

Brennan: Con Law

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