Winter’s just around the corner, so keep the VLS emergency closing information in a handy spot. The law school rarely closes because of weather or emergency conditions, but should that become appropriate the information will be available from KYW1060 AM (our Snow Closing Number is 471 in Delaware County), the VLS website, and our Emergency Cancellation Line, 610-519-7744.
Congratulations to the VLS Trial Team - Jessica Bass, Samantha Maligi, Justin Robinette, and Robert Sainvil - for reaching the quarterfinal round in the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition last weekend in Buffalo, NY. VLS was one of the top 8 teams out of the 36 teams that competed from across the country. This impressive showing is well-deserved given the hard work that these students have put in over the last two months. The team was coached by Elizabeth Levin, Michael Lovell, and David Santee.
The Moorad Sports Law Journal would like to congratulate the following members whose articles were recently selected for publication:
Trying to Play Money Ball: Can the City of San Jose Overcome Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption -- John Becker
National Basketball Association Says “No Homo” to Jason Collins and There Is Nothing He Can Do About It—Or Is There? -- Timothy Galaz
Where’s the Awareness in Concussion Awareness: Can Concussed Players Really Assume the Risk in a Concussed State? -- Heather MacGillivary
Official Timeout on the Field: We the People Have Thrown a Red Flag and Are Challenging the NFL’s Tax Exempt Status, Demanding It Be Revoked -- Christian Schmied
Fumble!: How the North Carolina Court Dropped the Ball in Mcadoo v. Univ. of N.C. at Chapel Hill -- Katherine Tohanczyn
The USGBC Greenbuild conference is coming to Philadelphia this year. Greenbuild is an annual conference focused on the green building industry, attracting over 30,000 people each year! Villanova has a set number of free passes to the Greenbuild Expo Hall where all the latest and greatest green building technologies will be showcased. If you would like to attend the Expo, November 20th -21st, Please email Liesel Schwarz.
For additional information: http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx
If you have questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Interviewing for Public Interest Jobs
Details: Monday, November 18 at 12:00PM in Room 103
Food: Catering by Cosi!
Take a short lunch break from your memo or other school work to learn more about interviewing for public interest jobs. You will also have the opportunity to participate in several short mock interviews "speed-dating" style to get an idea of the types of questions you will be asked. Whether you have lots of experience with interviewing or no experience at all, preparation makes all the difference. See you there!
Wednesday, November 20, 12-1pm in Room 103
Externships provide valuable hands-on learning experiences, boost your professional profile and help you meet practicing lawyers. Our school offers an incredible array of offerings – judicial, governmental, for-profit, non-profit and independent placements locally, regionally and internationally. Make the most of this opportunity--start planning now. Do not miss this lively informational meeting to discover how easy it is to tap into externships.
Open to all. For more information, please contact Peter Thompson, Director of Experiential Learning, at email@example.com or just drop by Office 176.
Wednesday, November 20
Barbri will be having a table day on Wednesday, November 20th! Please stop by to sign up, update tuition, get some highlighters, and inquire about available scholarships and tuition assistance, and study materials! There will be munchkins! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Thursday, November 21, 12pm in Room 102
The final PIFP Volunteer Meeting for this semester will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 12:00N in room 102. Because of the 1L memos and the amount of work everyone has in general, the Board has decided to have the meeting over the lunch hour and provide volunteers with free hoagies from Primo! So, take a short break from your work (everyone needs to eat!) and come learn about the remaining volunteer opportunities for this semester. As usual, the meeting will count for one volunteer hour. See everyone there.
Thursday, November 21, Room 103
Please join us at noon on Thursday, November 21, to hear Villanova Law School alumnus, Gene Schriver, describe the lessons he learned in the journey from law school student to practicing attorney to CEO of GLOBO, a full-service language and cultural services company. GLOBO combines linguists with cutting-edge technology to provide 24/7 on-demand translation services. http://www.globolanguage.com
Presented by the Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation @CLEinNova
Thursday, November 21, Noon, in Room 303
Professor James Duane will bring his talk on the 5th Amendment, self-incrimination, police interviews to Villanova. This look into the American criminal justice system will provide a fascinating perspective on the ways that police can use statements made by criminal suspects to incriminate even those who are innocent.
A Villanova Law faculty commentator, still tbd, will provide another perspective on the matter. Chipotle burritos will be served.
Come out to the Commons on November 19th anytime between 5:00 pm through 8:00 pm for a study break and to meet some alumni! The Villanova Minority Alumni Society is hosting a back-to-the-basics coffee and doughnuts study break for all students. As an extra bonus, you can sign up to participate in the Minority Alumni Society Mentoring Program and learn more about our other programming directly from alumni who are there to chat with you. We hope you will join us and our wonderful co-sponsors!
Co-Sponsored by the Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board, APALSA, HALSA, SALSA and BLSA.
Items for the next issue must be submitted to Gavel Gazette by 10 am on Friday.
Sentencing and Punishment-Professor Hughes
Tuesday, November 19th, 7-10
Sentencing and Punishment- Professor Hughes
Thursday, November 21st, 7-10, Room 303
Drafting International Commercial Agreements- Professor Wilcox
Tuesday, November 26th, 3:40-4:40, Room 301A