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Villanova University School of Law Announces Launch of Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The Villanova University School of Law has announced the launch of The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute). Established with a $450,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation, the CSE Institute seeks to educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania and to promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration.

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The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium Celebrates the Journal’s 60th Anniversary

The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium celebrates the Villanova Law Review’s 60th anniversary and honors the scholarship published throughout the journal’s history. Since its founding in 1956, the journal has published articles and essays by leading legal scholars, regarding issues at the foundation of law and justice, and at the cutting edge of current legal problems.

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For this symposium, members of the Villanova Law faculty present essays reflecting on the importance of one or more articles published in the Villanova Law Review. These 11 essays—along with three additional works by John Y. Gotanda, The Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law; Patrick McKinley Brennan, John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies and professor of law; and Michael P. Moreland, professor of law—will be published in the Villanova Law Review’s Sexagennial Volume in 2016.

The symposium takes place on Friday, Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) of Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4 substantive CLE credits.

To register, click here.

Panelists and speakers

1-1:45pm: Panel One

  • Doris DelTosto Brogan '81, professor of law, “Privacy's Place at the Table” (commenting on Richard C. Turkington’s “Confidentiality Policy for HIV Related Information: An Analytical Framework for Sorting out Hard and Easy Cases,” 34 Villanova Law Review 871 (1989))
  • David Caudill, Arthur M. Goldberg family chair and professor of law, “Remembering Pether on Precedent: Crossing (National and Disciplinary) Borders” (commenting on Penelope Pether’s "Strange Fruit: What Happened to the U.S. Doctrine of Precedent?" (forthcoming))

1:45-2:45 p.m.: Panel Two

  • Ruth Gordon, professor of law, "Reflections on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series" 
  • Steven Chanenson, director of the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance and professor of law, “Sentencing and Corrections: Our Options Are Still Limited” (commenting on Warren E. Burger's “Our Options Are Limited,” 18 Villanova Law Review 165 (1972))
  • Michelle Madden Dempsey, associate dean of faculty research and development and professor of law, “Smith & Hogan at Villanova: Reflections on Anglo-American Criminal Law Theory, the Mens Rea of Rape, and What America Still Needs to Learn from England” (commenting on T. Brian Hogan's “Crime, Punishment and Responsibility,” 24 Villanova Law Review 690 (1979), and J.C. Smith's “Subjective Or Objective? Ups And Downs of The Test Of Criminal Liability In England,” 27 Villanova Law Review 1179 (1981-1982))

2:45-3:30 p.m.: Panel Three

  • Joseph Dellapenna, professor of law, “Constitutional Citizenship under Attack” (commenting on his article, “The Citizenship of Draft Evaders after the Pardon," 22 Villanova Law Review. 531-53 (1977))
  • Tuan Samahon, professor of law, “No Praise for Process Federalism: the Political Safeguards Mirage and the Necessity of Substantive Judicial Review” (commenting on Ernest Young's "Two Cheers for Process Federalism," 46 Villanova Law Review 1349 (2001))

3:30-4:15 p.m.: Panel Four

  • Vicenç Feliú, associate dean of library services and professor of law, “Normalizing Copyright Law in the Digital Environment” (commenting on Ann Bartow's "Electrifying Copyright Norms and Making Cyberspace More Like a Book," 48 Villanova Law Review 13 (2003))
  • Michael Risch, professor of law, “Network Neutrality” (commenting on David R. Johnson's & Kevin A. Marks' “Mapping Electronic Data Communications onto Existing Legal Metaphors: Should We Let Our Conscience (and Our Contracts) Be Our Guide Symposium - The Congress the Courts and Computer Based Communications,” 38 Villanova Law Review 487–516 (1993))

4:15-5 p.m.: Panel Five

  • Todd Aagaard, vice dean and professor of law, “Environmental Regulation and Environmental Rights” (commenting on Ferdinand F. Fernandez's “Due Process and Pollution: The Right to a Remedy,” 16 Villanova Law Review 789 (1971))
  • Richard Booth, Martin G. McGuinn chair in business law and professor of law, “Veil Piercing and the Liability of Corporate Directors and Officers Under Federal Law” (commenting on Richard G. Dennis' "Liability of Officers, Directors and Stockholders under CERCLA: The Case for Adopting State Law," 36 Villanova Law Review 1367 (1991))

The annual Villanova Law Review Symposium is named for Norman J. Shachoy ’58 COE, ’61 VLS who served as Editor-in-Chief, Volume Six of the Villanova Law Review. The naming was made possible through his generous support, along with that of his son N. James Shachoy ’86 VLS, of Villanova University School of Law.

 
 
 
 
 
 

VLS Communication Contacts

Kate Johnston
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299 North Spring Mill Road
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610-519-7000

 

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For this symposium, members of the Villanova Law faculty present essays reflecting on the importance of one or more articles published in the Villanova Law Review. These 11 essays—along with three additional works by John Y. Gotanda, The Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law; Patrick McKinley Brennan, John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies and professor of law; and Michael P. Moreland, professor of law—will be published in the Villanova Law Review’s Sexagennial Volume in 2016.

The symposium takes place on Friday, Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) of Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4 substantive CLE credits.

To register, click here.

Panelists and speakers

1-1:45pm: Panel One

  • Doris DelTosto Brogan '81, professor of law, “Privacy's Place at the Table” (commenting on Richard C. Turkington’s “Confidentiality Policy for HIV Related Information: An Analytical Framework for Sorting out Hard and Easy Cases,” 34 Villanova Law Review 871 (1989))
  • David Caudill, Arthur M. Goldberg family chair and professor of law, “Remembering Pether on Precedent: Crossing (National and Disciplinary) Borders” (commenting on Penelope Pether’s "Strange Fruit: What Happened to the U.S. Doctrine of Precedent?" (forthcoming))

1:45-2:45 p.m.: Panel Two

  • Ruth Gordon, professor of law, "Reflections on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series" 
  • Steven Chanenson, director of the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance and professor of law, “Sentencing and Corrections: Our Options Are Still Limited” (commenting on Warren E. Burger's “Our Options Are Limited,” 18 Villanova Law Review 165 (1972))
  • Michelle Madden Dempsey, associate dean of faculty research and development and professor of law, “Smith & Hogan at Villanova: Reflections on Anglo-American Criminal Law Theory, the Mens Rea of Rape, and What America Still Needs to Learn from England” (commenting on T. Brian Hogan's “Crime, Punishment and Responsibility,” 24 Villanova Law Review 690 (1979), and J.C. Smith's “Subjective Or Objective? Ups And Downs of The Test Of Criminal Liability In England,” 27 Villanova Law Review 1179 (1981-1982))

2:45-3:30 p.m.: Panel Three

  • Joseph Dellapenna, professor of law, “Constitutional Citizenship under Attack” (commenting on his article, “The Citizenship of Draft Evaders after the Pardon," 22 Villanova Law Review. 531-53 (1977))
  • Tuan Samahon, professor of law, “No Praise for Process Federalism: the Political Safeguards Mirage and the Necessity of Substantive Judicial Review” (commenting on Ernest Young's "Two Cheers for Process Federalism," 46 Villanova Law Review 1349 (2001))

3:30-4:15 p.m.: Panel Four

  • Vicenç Feliú, associate dean of library services and professor of law, “Normalizing Copyright Law in the Digital Environment” (commenting on Ann Bartow's "Electrifying Copyright Norms and Making Cyberspace More Like a Book," 48 Villanova Law Review 13 (2003))
  • Michael Risch, professor of law, “Network Neutrality” (commenting on David R. Johnson's & Kevin A. Marks' “Mapping Electronic Data Communications onto Existing Legal Metaphors: Should We Let Our Conscience (and Our Contracts) Be Our Guide Symposium - The Congress the Courts and Computer Based Communications,” 38 Villanova Law Review 487–516 (1993))

4:15-5 p.m.: Panel Five

  • Todd Aagaard, vice dean and professor of law, “Environmental Regulation and Environmental Rights” (commenting on Ferdinand F. Fernandez's “Due Process and Pollution: The Right to a Remedy,” 16 Villanova Law Review 789 (1971))
  • Richard Booth, Martin G. McGuinn chair in business law and professor of law, “Veil Piercing and the Liability of Corporate Directors and Officers Under Federal Law” (commenting on Richard G. Dennis' "Liability of Officers, Directors and Stockholders under CERCLA: The Case for Adopting State Law," 36 Villanova Law Review 1367 (1991))

The annual Villanova Law Review Symposium is named for Norman J. Shachoy ’58 COE, ’61 VLS who served as Editor-in-Chief, Volume Six of the Villanova Law Review. The naming was made possible through his generous support, along with that of his son N. James Shachoy ’86 VLS, of Villanova University School of Law.

 
 
 
 
 
 

VLS Communication Contacts

Kate Johnston
Director of Communication
(610) 519-8333
Email

Daneen Baird
Assistant Director of Communication
(610) 519-3997
Email

 
 
 
 



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Villanova University School of Law

299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
610-519-7000

 

Villanova University School of Law is an
ABA Accredited Law School

 
 
 
     
   
     
 
 
 
 
     
   
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Villanova University School of Law Announces New Leadership Appointments

John Y. Gotanda, Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University School of Law, has announced new appointments to the leadership team of Villanova University School of Law. These appointments include Todd Aagaard as Vice Dean and April Barton as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

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Scarpa Center Dedication Event Featuring Joe Plumeri, September 8

Villanova University School of Law will host a special dedication event for the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship on September 8 at 12:00 p.m. The event’s featured speaker is Joe Plumeri, Vice Chairman of the First Data Board of Directors and former Chairman/CEO of Willis Group Holdings.

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Red Mass

Red Mass 2015

The Villanova University School of Law community will come together for its annual celebration of Red Mass on Friday, August 28, with University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS as celebrant and homilist.

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CARES Students Win Asylum Case

For Villanova Law students Rachel Silver ’16 and Lauren Otero ’16, working in the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) began as an opportunity to gain hands on experience. But after recently winning asylum for a 14-year-old girl who had been kidnapped and abused before fleeing her home country, the students gained not only practical experience but also professional fulfillment.

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Villanova Law Review Cited in Pensylvania Supreme Court Opinion

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently cited a casenote written by Thomas Reilly ’15, Editor-in-Chief of Villanova Law Review, Volume 60, in its opinion of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jose A. Carrasquillo.

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Villanova Lawyers Leading the Practice

A Villanova University School of Law education prepares students to be innovative leaders in the legal industry. As lawyers, they not only value the practice of law but also the opportunity to make a difference. Exemplifying that drive are alumni such asThomas Fitzpatrick ’01 VSB, ’04 VLS.

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Megan Isserman

Villanova: A Community with Career Connections

Villanova University School of Law graduates join a tight-knit community of more than 10,000 distinguished alumni. But as Megan A. Isserman ’15 found, this network is accessible to students even before graduation.

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Neal Cohen

Villanova Law Alumnus at Forefront of New Field

Today, the tech world and the legal issues surrounding it are evolving faster than ever, and Villanova lawyers like Neal Cohen '10 VLS, '11 VSB are at the forefront of this field. A participant in Villanova Law’s selective JD/LLM International Studies Program, Cohen earned a JD from Villanova and an Advanced LLM in European Law and Business from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 2010. 

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Caitlin Lambert

Experiential Learning Goes Global

From her first day as a student, Caitlin Lambert ’15 knew she wanted to kick-start a career in international human rights and international criminal law. Villanova Law’s comprehensive program not only prepared her for the global marketplace, but it also culminated in an exceptional hands-on learning experience. 

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Villanova University School of Law to host U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing

Villanova University School of Law will host a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on Monday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Martin G. McGuinn ’67 Ceremonial Court Room (Room 201). U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will preside, and the hearing will discuss the Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015, which concerns the federal Crime Victims Fund.

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Two Villanova Law Students Awarded 2015 Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships

Among more than 400 applicants from 150 law schools, the Peggy Browning Fund awarded Villanova University School of Law students, John D’Elia ’16 and Kristyn Jones ’16, 10-week summer fellowships for 2015. A tribute to these students’ qualifications, Peggy Browning Fellowships are given to law students who not only excel in the classroom, but who also demonstrate a commitment to workers’ rights through their educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences.

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Villanova School of Law’s PIFP Announces Eight 2015 Summer Fellows

The International Justice Mission, the U.S. Department of Justice and Philadelphia Legal Assistance are just a few of the organizations at which eight Villanova University School of Law Students will be doing public service legal work this summer as part of The Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP).

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In the Media: John Y. Gotanda cited in The Washington Post

In an article about how law schools are staying relevant and adapting to the job market, The Washington Post cited comments John Y. Gotanda, the Arthur J. Kania Dean, made at a recent panel hosted by Lawyers of Color –notably Villanova University School of Law is requiring coursework on the economics of a law firm.

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Villanova University School of Law Hosts 2015 Game Day Sports Case Competition

Sixteen teams from 11 different schools competed at Villanova University School of Law for the Second Annual Game Day Sports Competition on Saturday, April 11, with a team from The College of William and Mary coming out on top. Launched by the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law and the UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports), the competition challenged JD and MBA students to take a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing, presenting and negotiating solutions to real-world sports business issues.

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Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business, June 11

The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship presents the second annual conference on Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business on Thursday, June 11. This year’s keynote speaker Zane Memeger, Attorney at Eastern District Penn, will discuss “Healthcare Fraud Enforcement & Business Compliance.”  

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Stephanie Rozalski ’15 Wins Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award

The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) announces Stephanie Rozalski ’15 as one of six winners of the annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards. 

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Dean Gotanda named one of 2015’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year

The Legal Intelligencer recently named John Y. Gotanda, Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, one of the 2015 Diverse Attorneys of the Year, an honor given every two years by the Legal to recognize outstanding minority attorneys across Pennsylvania.

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Paul A. Tufano ’83 VSB, ’86 VLS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriHealth Caritas, to Deliver Villanova University School of Law’s 2015 Commencement Address May 15

John Y. Gotanda, Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University School of Law (VLS), announced that Paul A. Tufano ’83 VSB, ’86 VLS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriHealth Caritas, will address the Class of 2015 as the School’s commencement speaker and will also receive the Villanova Law Medallion Award in recognition of his achievements. Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, in The Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University.

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The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance presents The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge “Ethics in Government” April 15, 2015 

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance at Villanova University School of Law presents the Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 p.m. in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons. Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, focuses his speech on issues of ethics in government.

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Spring Break Service

Spring Break Service

For eight Villanova Law students, spring break was an opportunity to conduct client intake calls, assist attorneys in client sessions and help with case research, among other hands-on tasks, all while giving back to the community. 

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VLS Tax Clinic Recognized by Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently recognized Villanova University School of Law for its pro bono assistance in 2014. Among 30 recognized firms, Villanova Law was the only school, joining the ranks of many of the nation’s leading law firms.

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Villanova University School of Law Receives $5 Million Naming Gift from John F. Scarpa for the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship

John F. Scarpa, former Co-Chairman and Founder of American Cellular Network Corporation, and his wife, Jana, have committed $5 million for the naming of The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship. The Center serves as a vital resource for all Villanova Law students to gain wide-ranging academic and practical experience at the intersection of law and business, further aligning the educational experience with the demands of 21st-century practice. 

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Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, April 10

The 2015 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—Game-Changers: An Insider Look at a Volatile Year in Sports—explores the most talked-about issues in sports today. Spanning topics from high-profile sports law cases to recent shifts in the NCAA landscape, this in-depth discussion features commentary from NCAA executives and Villanova University leadership, top attorneys, former professional athletes, a notable NFL coach and prominent journalists. 

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Professor Keith Fogg Invited to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on March 10

Keith Fogg, Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at Villanova University School of Law, is invited to testify at the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing, “Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform,” on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Fogg will speak on the impact of the U.S. tax system on low income taxpayers.

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Take Startups from Passion to Profit

In Villanova’s Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship, students work side-by-side with startups in a win-win collaboration. They gain valuable real-world experience while bootstrapping entrepreneurs get the high-quality legal services they often cannot afford.

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Villanova University School of Law receives $5 million Naming Gift from David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo for the Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance

Villanova Law receives $5 million gift from Ambassador David F. Girard-diCarlo ’73 and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo ’74, naming new Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance. The Center is dedicated to the exploration and research of ethics and compliance through the offering of innovative interdisciplinary coursework, special academic programs, and conferences and seminars that explore emerging issues in these areas.

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Advance Your Taxation Expertise

In the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program, students gain the sophisticated blend of taxation-based accounting, legal and business expertise needed to thrive in top public and private sector organizations around the world. 

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Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic Recognized by PreLaw Magazine

Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) was recognized as part of PreLaw Magazine’s recent feature on the nation’s most innovative law school clinics, receiving honorable mention in the “low-income” category.

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Succeeding While Serving Others

Jonathan Sgro ’13 is one of a select group of graduating law students and judicial clerks chosen as 2015 Skadden Fellows. The Skadden Fellowship is one of the most competitive and prestigious legal fellowships in the nation.

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Professional Skills for Practice

At Villanova University School of Law (VLS), students find an educational experience that directly aligns with the demands of professional practice. Now our cutting-edge curriculum infuses professionalism skills along with vital business principles and practical experience into each student’s education.

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Fashion Law: Behind the Seams

At Villanova, externship placements go beyond the typical non-profit and government agencies to encompass opportunities at multinational corporations—such as luxury shoe company Stuart Weitzman LLC. In summer 2014, Alexa McDevitt ‘15 and Emilie Pitts ’15 traveled from the Philadelphia Main Line to Midtown Manhattan for hands-on experience in fashion law at Stuart Weitzman’s corporate headquarters.

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VLS Graduates Achieve 93.92% PA Bar Exam Passage Rate

Villanova University School of Law (VLS) alumni continue to excel upon graduation. The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners recently reported that VLS graduates had a 93.92% first-time passage rate for the July 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Exam – the second-highest in the state and more than 11 percentage points above the state average. 

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PreLaw Magazine Gives Villanova Law Facilities A+ Grade

Villanova Law was ranked #7 in PreLaw Magazine’s list of the “Best Law School Facilities.” In selecting institutions for inclusion, the magazine assessed aesthetics, square footage per student on campus, library hours and amenities, and accommodations, including dining options, parking and lockers. It also considered student comments from Princeton Review’s law school guidebook in its evaluation.

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Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Law. Entrepreneurship. Innovation. Be at the Center of It All.

Today’s lawyers often practice more than just law. They are business consultants. Problem solvers. Financial strategists. Whether you’re pursuing corporate, criminal or public interest practice, Villanova Law will prepare you to become the kind of lawyer the market demands.

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Where Law Meets Business

Make It Your Business to Succeed

At Villanova Law, we’re radically transforming the educational experience and offering you the real-world business skills you need to thrive in today’s highly competitive landscape, regardless of your chosen field.

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VLS Communication Contacts

Kate Johnston
Director of Communication
(610) 519-8333
Email

Daneen Baird
Assistant Director of Communication
(610) 519-3997
Email