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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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Villanovans at the Top

A Villanova Law education prepares you to be not only a great lawyer, but also a great leader. And we’ve got the alumni to prove it.

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Andrew Brandt Discusses O’Bannon v. NCAA on Bloomberg Television’s Market Makers

Andrew Brandt, Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law, discussed the potential impact of financial compensation for college athletes on the NCAA's business model.

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Two VLS 2014 Alums Take Top Honors in IP Law Writing Competition

Two recent graduates of Villanova University School of Law (VLS)—Leah Octavio ‘14 and Michael Haviland ’14—were announced as first and second place winners of the PA Bar IP Law Writing competition.

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The Write Stuff: Legal Writing at Villanova

At Villanova Law School, you’ll master the legal writing skills you need to be practice-ready, Day 1 and beyond.

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In the Media: Prof. Harvey Quoted in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal

Professor J. Richard Harvey, Jr., a leading expert on offshore tax operations by US multinational corporations, was recently quoted in The New York Times (May 12) and the Wall Street Journal (May 2 and May 11) about the now-abandoned proposal for a Pfizer takeover of U.K.-based AstraZeneca...

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FACULTY FOCUS: Michelle Madden Dempsey

At Villanova, you’ll learn from and be mentored by some of the most innovative minds in legal education, including Michelle Madden Dempsey, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law.

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Villanova Federal Tax Clinic Again Receives Highest Grant Awarded by the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that Villanova University School of Law was awarded a $98,000 grant by their Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program (LITC). The IRS awarded nearly $10 million to fund 133 organizations in 2014. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Villanova Federal Tax Clinic received the highest grant awarded by the IRS.

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James Sandman, President of Legal Services Corporation, to Deliver Villanova University School of Law’s 2014 Commencement Address May 16

Villanova University School of Law Dean John Y. Gotanda announced that James Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation, will address the Class of 2014 as the School’s commencement speaker and will also receive the Villanova Law Medallion Award in recognition of his achievements. Distinguished alumnus Arthur Kania ’56 will receive a Doctor of Laws as part of the ceremony.

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Vanessa Stine '14 Wins Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award

Vanessa Stine ’14 is one of six winners of the annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award given by The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center). Stine was recognized for her leadership and innovation to both create and modify pro bono projects, most notably the Notario Fraud Project, which she founded in 2012 to help members of immigrant communities recognize non-lawyers trying to represent them.

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Commentary on the Cutting-Edge

When you’re studying intellectual property law, one of today’s most dynamic and rapidly changing fields of legal practice, you want to learn from leading experts in the field. At Villanova Law, you can take classes taught by renowned professors such as Michael Risch, a noted IP scholar who has written extensively on the topics of patents, trade secrets and information access.

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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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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.
 
 
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Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business Development: June 12

Villanova University School of Law’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Thomson Reuters will present a special one-day forum that showcases the vibrant Life Sciences sector of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.

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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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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 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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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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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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