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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports - Annual Speaker Series

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law continues its annual speaker series with three events in spring 2016. This semester, Center Director Andrew Brandt will lead revealing conversations on the business of sports, featuring: B.J. Schecter, Executive Editor of Sports Illustrated and Editor of Campus Rush; John PagePresident of the Wells Fargo Complex; and Aileen DagrosaSenior Vice President and General Counsel of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Dean Gotanda Named President of Hawai‘i Pacific University

John Y. Gotanda, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, will step down to become the fifth president of Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawai'i, effective June 1, 2016. 

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Transformative Gift. Lasting Legacy.

A historic $25 million naming gift from Charles Widger ’73—the largest in the Law School’s history—will support major academic initiatives at the intersection of business and law.

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Leading by Example

The career of Charles Widger ’73 is a testament to the success of our Law School alumni. He so strongly believes in a Villanova Law education that he made a historic gift to the institution he cites as central to his success.

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Tax Practice

The Villanova Federal Tax Clinic melds the School’s dedication to public service with hands-on learning. Students gain practical experience, while providing free legal services to low-income taxpayers in disputes with the IRS, both before United States Tax Court and Federal District Courts. The Clinic also offers tax education and outreach for taxpayers who speak English as a second language.

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Sports, Violence and Equality: Current Issues in Title IX Compliance, Featuring Val Ackerman

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded programs, continues to influence the educational landscape. It raises complex compliance issues across the spectrum of the education system—from elementary and secondary districts to major research universities.

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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Villanova University School of Law will mark its annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with three events in January 2016 as part of a University-wide celebration.

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Villanovans at the Top

A Villanova Law education prepares you to be not only a great lawyer, but also a great leader. And we have the alumni to prove it with Villanovans in leadership positions at numerous Big Law firms.

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Prof. Harvey Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 17

Professor J. Richard Harvey, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Practice at Villanova University School of Law and its Graduate Tax Program, was quoted in the December 17 Wall Street Journal article, “With U.S. Asset Sale, Avon Joins a Small Club.” As one of the nation’s leading experts on the taxation of U.S. multinational corporations, Harvey is regularly called upon by leading media outlets for his expert commentary on the matter.

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Business Modules Bring Learning to Life    

Developed in response to today’s interdisciplinary legal practice, Villanova Law’s mandatory learning modules integrate critical business skills into the core curriculum.

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Advocating for Asylum


Zaid Ojjeh feared for his life when the Syrian government became aware of his activities on a social media website. Now as a client of Villanova Law’s CARES, Christine Marcozzi ’15 and Gregory Mathews ’15 fight to secure his asylum.

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Supporting Enterprising Entrepreneurs

In Villanova Law’s seven in-house law firms, students are the primary advocates for their clients. For clinic students Alex Madrak ’15 and Brad Marcum ’15, their hard work made a difference for a NYC-based start-up.

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Villanova Law among The National Jurist’s list of top “Super Lawyer”-producing schools

Villanova Law was ranked #30 as part of The National Jurist’s list of law schools that produce the most graduates who are selected “Super Lawyers” during their careers. An estimated 12.9% of Villanova Law alumni have been named “Super Lawyers,” according to the analysis.

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Gaetan Alfano

Taking the Lead

Gaetan J. Alfano ’80 embodies what it means to be a Villanova lawyer—a leader in the courtroom and in the community. As partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Alfano is consistently recognized as a top commercial litigator by his peers, and in 2016 he will lead the Philadelphia Bar Association as its 89th Chancellor.

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In the Media: Professor Michael Risch’s Column Published in The Washington Post

Michael Risch, Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law, co-authored an opinion piece in The Washington Post on Nov. 20, 2015. The article, “A patent reform we can all agree on,” published as part of In Theory, an editorial section that each week takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives.

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Countering Corruption: Building A New Culture of Ethics and Compliance in Philadelphia's Traffic Court

Following a raid in 2011 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took an unprecedented step and appointed Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer the Administrative Judge of Philadelphia's Traffic Court, aiming to reform the Traffic Court permanently and restore public confidence in the adjudication of traffic citations.

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Joshua Jacobs ’17 and Eugene Tsvilik ’17 Win 56th Annual Reimel Moot Court Competition

Joshua Jacobs ’17 and Eugene Tsvilik ’17 are the winners of the 56th annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition. Named in honor of the late Theodore L. Reimel, Judge for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas from 1953 to 1973, the competition begins each September with approximately 100 teams of second and third year students, and culminates with the final argument between the competition's two best teams. 

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Preparation for the Global Marketplace

When deciding on which law school was right for her, Laura Arcadipane ’15 was immediately drawn to Villanova Law’s JD/LLM International Studies program. The school’s core curriculum provided the analytical and writing skills she needed, and the program offered the international educational opportunities she craved. 

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Villanova University School of Law Receives $2 Million Gift from Joseph T. McCullen Jr. ’57 CLAS and his wife, Eleanor, to establish the Center for Law and Religion

The new Center for Law and Religion builds upon the Law School’s Augustinian Catholic mission and will create opportunities for new curriculum focused on advocacy, law and religion.

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Villanova Law Faculty Recently Elected Members of The American Law Institute

The American Law Institute announces Michelle Madden Dempsey, Associate Dean of Faculty Research and Development, as one of 72 recently elected members. These highly regarded judges, lawyers and law professors were confidentially nominated by their peers, vetted by the Membership Committee and elected by the ALI Council. 

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Entrepreneurs and Lawyers: Creating Win-Win Relationships

Entrepreneurs and Lawyers: Creating Win-Win Relationships is an opportunity for lawyers and entrepreneurs to discuss how they can optimize their working relationships. The event explores topics including selecting a lawyer or law firm, deciding to work with a start-up company, best practices for entrepreneurs to reduce legal expenses and best practices for lawyers to attract and keep entrepreneurial business. 

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Refashioning Fitness

A Villanova Law education affords graduates a competitive edge in markets beyond traditional law practice. Just ask Rachel Blumenfeld ’09. Drawing on her broad knowledge, legal skills and practical experience, she launched an athletic apparel business that’s revolutionizing the industry.

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Ed Liva Appointed Director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

Ed Liva has been named Director of Villanova’s nationally recognized Graduate Tax Program. A longtime adjunct professor, he joins the program full-time following his retirement from KPMG, where he most recently served as national Real Estate Industry Tax leader. In his new role, Liva oversees the cross-disciplinary program—designed for lawyers, accountants and business professionals—which is developed and managed by the Law School in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business. 

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Villanova Law Review Cited in Delaware Supreme Court Opinion

The Delaware Supreme Court recently cited a casenote written by Glenn McGillivray ’14, former Editor-in-Chief of Villanova Law Review, in its opinion of Eastern Savings Bank, FSB v. CACH, LLC. McGillivray’s casenote was originally published in Volume 59 of the Villanova Law Review during his third year of law school.

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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports - Annual Speaker Series

The Moorad Center launches its annual speaker series—open to the entire community—on October 7 with a special Q&A session featuring Scott O’Neil ’92 VSB, Chief Executive Officer for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. The series continues on October 28 with Howie Roseman, Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Philadelphia Eagles, and on November 11 with Nick Sakiewicz, Former CEO/Operating Partner of the Philadelphia Union.

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The Tenth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture

Henry Paul Monaghan, the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, has helped generations of jurists, scholars and students understand the meaning of the Constitution of the United States by evaluating the document's perfections and insisting upon its imperfections. The 2015 John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture explores Monaghan's scholarship by focusing on three of his landmark articles. 

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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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Daneen Baird
Assistant Director of Communication
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Villanova University School of Law

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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299 North Spring Mill Road
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610-519-7000

 

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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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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 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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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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Professional Development

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