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VLS Student Named ABA Tax Public Service Fellow

Lany Villalobos ’14 is the recipient of a 2014 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship. Beginning in the fall, Villalobos will work with the Pennsylvania Farmworker Project, a division of Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA). Her fellowship project is designed to expand tax services to Spanish-speaking, low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers in rural Pennsylvania.

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Venture Capital – The Catholic Healthcare Way: April 10

Villanova University School of Law’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting a lecture entitled “How the Nation’s Largest Catholic Healthcare System Invests in Innovation.” Join us for an interactive session with a seasoned venture capitalist, Matt Hermann, who will discuss his experiences as medical innovation intersects with the venture capital market and the Catholic healing mission.

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Michael Risch

Professor Michael Risch Quoted in Bloomberg News Article

Villanova University School of Law Professor Michael Risch was quoted in a Bloomberg News article about the most recent patent infringement lawsuit between smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung. A noted intellectual property expert, Risch has written extensively on the topics of patents, trade secrets and information access.

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Joseph T. McCullen, Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law, April 14

The annual McCullen Symposium will be on Monday, April 14 at noon in Room 302. Our speaker will be Steven D. Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law (biography below). Professor Smith will be speaking about his recently published book, The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom (Harvard University Press, 2014). 

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Dick Harvey

Professor J. Richard Harvey, Jr. Quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Reuters

J. Richard Harvey, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Practice at Villanova University School of Law and its Graduate Tax Program, was recently quoted in The Wall Street Journal (March 30) and Reuters (March 28) about the offshore tax strategies of Caterpillar Inc., whose executives will soon testify before the US Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on tax aspects of corporate restructurings in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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Courtroom-Ready Preparation

Courtroom-Ready Preparation

Preparing law students to become courtroom-ready advocates is the cornerstone of Villanova Law’s Trial Advocacy program. Through comprehensive coursework and competition experience, you will learn the essential elements of trial practice: fact analysis, pretrial case preparation, persuasive speech, witness examination and evidence.

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Professor Les Book Speaks at The Atlantic Monthly's Tax Policy Summit on March 25

Les Book, Villanova University School of Law Professor and former Director of Villanova's Graduate Tax Program and Federal Tax Clinic, was a panelist at The Atlantic Monthly's Tax Policy Summit on March 25 in Washington, DC.

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Villanova Environmental Law Journal Annual Blank Rome LLP Symposium

The 2014 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium explores the business and legal implications of advancing corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns through social media under the sometimes skeptical eye of the public and green advertising regulation.

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Susan J. Stabile Presented 37th Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture, March 26

Villanova University School of Law held its annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture on Wednesday on March 26. Professor Susan J. Stabile, the Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, presented on what constitutes religious persecution in a pluralist society, and whether we should be concerned with the use of the term “persecution” for the kind of issues that have given rise to that label in the United States.

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Sara Lee Keller

Taking Care of Business

A Villanova University School of Law (VLS) education will provide with you the broad knowledge, skills and practical experience to pursue a wide range of careers in law, business, government and beyond. Here, you can follow in the footsteps of notable alumni—such as Sara Lee Keller ’81 JD ’84 LLM—who continue to achieve remarkable success as corporate leaders.

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Becoming the Entrepreneur of Your Own Career

Villanova University School of Law’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting a lecture entitled “Becoming the Entrepreneur of Your Own Career.” The event will be held on Tuesday, March 25 in Law School Room 102.  Join us for an interactive session with longtime entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Richard Caruso.

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Spring Auction to Benefit the Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program

Pepper Hamilton, LLP will sponsor the 17th Annual Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Spring Auction at Villanova University School of Law on Friday, March 28, 2014. Proceeds will go toward providing $4,500 fellowships to students who commit their summers to performing public service legal work.

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Deanship of Villanova University School of Law Named in Honor of Arthur J. Kania ‘56

Villanova University School of Law has announced the naming of its deanship position in honor of Arthur J. Kania ’56.  Mr. Kania, a member of the inaugural graduating class of 1956, and his wife, Angela, have been significant benefactors to the Law School throughout its history. John Y. Gotanda serves as The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University School of Law.

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National Law Journal Ranks VLS No. 47 'Go-To' Law School

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has ranked Villanova University School of Law (VLS) as the No. 47 “go-to” law school in its 2014 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2013 juris doctor (JD) graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s most prestigious law firms.
 
 
Beth Lyon Farmworker Clinic

Sowing Seeds of Justice

Of the more than 200 law schools approved by the American Bar Association, only one houses a clinic that assists the agricultural workforce. In terms of geography, Villanova University School of Law may seem an unlikely host for the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic. But in terms of mission, the fit is perfect.

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VLS Student Named Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow

Alexandra Muolo ’14 is the recipient of a 2014 Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship. Beginning in September, Muolo will work at the Homeless Advocacy Project, a nonprofit organization that provides direct legal counseling and representation to Philadelphia’s homeless population.

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Moorad Symposium 2014

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Annual Symposium 2014

The 2014 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—An Inside Look at the World of Agents: Past, Present and Future—provided a 360° analysis of the sports agent world. From the cutthroat nature of the business to future challenges ahead, this behind-the-scenes look at one of the most competitive careers was a must-see event for anyone interested in the business of sports.

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Villanova Law Team Competes in Inaugural Game Day Sports Competition at UCLA

Villanova Law students Stephen McCloskey ‘14, Thomas Grant, Jr. ’14 and Robert Ostapowicz ’14 (JD/MBA) were awarded honorable mention in the inaugural Game Day Sports Competition at UCLA.

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Villanova University Launches Online Master of Laws in Taxation and Online Master of Taxation Programs

Villanova University Graduate Tax Program is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Laws in Taxation and Master of Taxation in an online modality in addition to its on-campus counterparts. These programs can be completed in as few as 24 months. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014 term.

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Vanessa Stine

Fighting for Immigrant Rights

Students such as Vanessa Stine ’14 exemplify what it means to be a Villanovan. Her efforts fighting for immigrant rights bring to life Villanova Law’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition, which challenges students to use their knowledge, skills and compassion to improve the world around them.

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Villanova Trial Team Wins Second Place in ABA Labor Law National Competition

The members of the 2013-14 Villanova Law Trial Team—Brian Farrell ’14, Dan McGrath ‘14, Jamie Wiggins ‘14 and Steve Patton ’15—took second place in the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s National Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco on January 26. The team advanced to the national finals by winning the regional competition in New York City in November.

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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Presents “Inside the NFL Players Association”

Moorad Center Director Andrew Brandt will sit down with leadership from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)—the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players—for a revealing conversation about the union’s inner workings on Tuesday, February 11 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Externships: Invaluable Real-World Work Experience

At Villanova, our externship placements go beyond the typical non-profit organizations and government agencies to encompass opportunities at Big Law firms and multinational corporations.

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Innovation Scholars

Villanova University School of Law Announces Major Curricular Innovations and Full-Tuition Scholarship Program

Villanova University School of Law announces significant changes for the law school in 2014 that radically transform the curriculum to provide students with both the academic and practical skills needed to succeed in today’s highly competitive market, and that make law school more affordable by implementing a new “Innovation Scholars” program for academically eligible students.

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Business Modules

Business Modules Bring Learning to Life

Today’s highly competitive job market demands lawyers who possess both legal and business skills. In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of today’s legal practice, Villanova University School of Law recently launched new learning modules that integrate critical business skills into the core curriculum.

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Susan Peikes Gantman ’77 Elected President Judge of Pennsylvania Superior Court

On January 7, Susan Peikes Gantman ’77 was elected the new President Judge for the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Commonwealth’s intermediate court of appeals for criminal and private civil litigation.

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CARES Students Win Asylum for LGBT Russian Client

Two students from Villanova Law’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Service (CARES)—Joseph Catuzzi ’14 and Michelle Majkut ’14—scored an important legal victory when they won asylum for an LGBT Russian client in November 2013.

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Villanova Trial Team Headed to ABA Labor Law National Competition

The members of the 2013-14 Villanova Law Trial Team—Dan McGrath ‘14, Jamie Wiggins ‘14, Brian Farrell ‘14 and Steve Patton ’15—took first place in the New York regional round of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 10th Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition on November 24.

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Corporate Connections

A Villanova University School of Law education not only launches careers at the country’s most prestigious law firms, but also the world’s most successful corporations. The broad knowledge, skills and practical experience a Villanova Law education affords gives you the opportunity to pursue a wide range of careers in law and business.

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The Eighth-Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture: Exploring and Celebrating the Legacy of The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr.

The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since 1986. In a scholarly career spanning more than 50 years, Noonan has written major works on a broad range of topics, including usury, bribery, religious freedom, federalism, professional ethics, marriage and annulment, abortion and jurisprudence. The Eighth-Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture will explore aspects of a number of topics Noonan has studied, emphasizing the thread that unites all of his work—the development of doctrine.

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Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium to Examine Pressing Issues in U.S. Tax Administration September 27

The Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium brought together leading academicians, practitioners and policymakers to explore pressing issues of U.S. tax administration.

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Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum to Examine Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Pennsylvania October 18

The Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum presents a day-long workshop focused on combating the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of women and children—human trafficking—in Pennsylvania. 

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