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Students’ research works to influence PA Court policy

Patrick McGinnis ’18 and Dana Sleeper ’18 impacted the lives of individual clients as students in Villanova’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC). Now their work as researchers may influence public policy, helping to illuminate discrepancies in the availability of interpretation assistance in select Pennsylvania courts.

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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Annual Speaker Series, Fall 2017

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law continues its annual speaker series with two events in fall 2017. This semester, Center Director Andrew Brandt will lead revealing conversations on the business of sports, featuring: Chris Soriano and Adam Berger, attorneys from Duane Morris and Howie Roseman, General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Humanhood: Beyond Childhood and Adulthood, 10/27

What is humanhood? Speakers from the disciplines of biology, psychology, linguistics, literary theory, law and more will gather to discuss and clarify a holistic conception of a developing human life.

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The 2017 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, 10/20

The Villanova Law Review examines fifty years under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with its annual Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on October 20, 2017. The symposium features a group of distinguished FOIA and transparency scholars, governmental officials, and FOIA requesters and litigants engaging in a probing review of the issues as experienced on the ground.

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John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship for its Inaugural Law & Entrepreneurship Roundtable

Professionals from law, venture capital, biotech and nonprofit organizations will come together on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in 2017. Jane Hollingsworth, Founding Managing Partner of Militia Hill Ventures, presents the keynote address.

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Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Media

Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Media, hosted by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, takes place on Wednesday, October 18 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event is free and open to the Villanova community and the public.

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Villanova Law Welcomes Four Visiting Assistant Professors for 2017-18

Villanova Law brings practitioners and scholars to campus each year through its ongoing Visiting Assistant Professor program, providing guidance and mentorship as these individuals prepare for careers in academia. The Law School welcomes four visiting faculty members—Orli Oren-Kolbinger, Marissa Mole Bostick, Kerin Bischoff Clapp and Jillian Schroeder-Fenlon—for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. These individuals bring impressive credentials in both scholarship and practice to the Villanova Law classroom.

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Welcome Class of 2020

Hailing from 20 states and the District of Columbia and from undergraduate institutions such as New York University, Loyola University, Virginia Tech and Fairfield University, the Charles Widger School of Law’s Class of 2020 was welcomed this week into the Villanova community. Many students in the Class come to law school with significant work experience, including prior positions as financial analysts, mechanical engineers, landscapers and more. 

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Prof. Nelson’s award-winning paper tackles the issue of corporate crime

A recent article by Prof. Josephine Sandler Nelson has been recognized with two top awards—the Holmes-Cardozo Award for best submitted conference paper and the Distinguished Proceedings Award—by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

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Dean Alexander Joins MSNBC to discuss law and Presidential pardons

Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, appeared on MSNBC's AM Joy on July 23, 2017, to discuss constitutional law and the repurcussions of Presidential pardons.

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Villanova University Appoints Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion

Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion. Among Villanova’s highest academic honors, the University Professor recognizes distinguished faculty whose extraordinary scholarly achievement and accomplishment spans disciplines and crosses traditional college boundaries.  

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Faculty-Authored Textbooks

At Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, the expertise of our remarkable faculty members is showcased through scholarship, media commentary, town hall discussions and lectures. The recent publication of two textbooks written by faculty members, Todd Aagaard and Patrick Brennan, particularly highlights the faculty’s dedication to transforming legal scholarship and teaching.

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Villanova University Appoints Brett Frischmann, JD, as the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics

Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Brett Frischmann, JD, as the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, effective August 1. Among Villanova’s highest academic honors, the University Professor recognizes distinguished faculty whose extraordinary scholarly achievement and accomplishment spans disciplines and crosses traditional college boundaries. This interdisciplinary position, based in the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was conceived and endowed as part of a $25 million leadership gift from Charles Widger ’73 JD.

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Advocating for Veterans

Richard Prebil ’17 is one of a select group of recent law graduates chosen as 2017 Equal Justice Works Fellows. This prestigious public interest fellowship is granted by Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Just 77 recent law graduates from 40 law schools were selected as a part of the program’s 2017 fellowship class.

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Villanova Law Student Wins PA Bar Association’s 2017 Intellectual Property Writing Competition

A testament to Villanova’s strong legal writing programming and its outstanding students, Eliese Herzl-Betz ’17 earned first place in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2017 Honorable Intellectual Property Law Section writing contest for her paper, “Give Me the Beat Boys, and Free My Copyrighted Creativity: An Examination of Music Copyright Infringement Through the Lens of the Ninth Circuit’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Opinion.” Chandel Boozer ’18 took second place.

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The Value of Career Exploration

As part of our “Where Law Meets Business” philosophy—which focuses on preparing students to thrive in 21st-century practice—Villanova Law encourages students to explore a variety of practice areas and settings during law school. The more they know about their options, the more informed decisions they can make about their careers at the start. And for Christian Wynne ’18, taking Business Organizations unearthed a hidden passion for corporate law.

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Villanova Students Win National Moot Court Competition

Two students from Villanova Law took first place at the 2017 John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, held at Seton Hall University School of Law on March 24-25. Sarah Burke ’18 and Kaitlyn Macaulay ’18 beat out 43 teams from 40 law schools for top honors at the competition, which focuses on timely issues of criminal procedure and criminal law.

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Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Names the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy in Recognition of Gifts Totaling $5 Million

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law announced today that its Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will be named in honor of Eleanor H. McCullen, recognizing recent gifts totaling $5 million from her husband, Joseph T. McCullen Jr. ’57 CLAS. The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will offer new academic programming for Villanova law students and will serve as a hub for conferences and seminars on emerging advocacy issues in law, religion and public policy.

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Luis Canales ’17 Among National Jurist’s 2017 Students of the Year

Luis Canales ’17 has been named one of The National Jurist’s 2017 Students of the Year. Canales is one of 25 students from across the nation to receive the honor. The Law Students of the Year were nominated by their law schools and chosen by a selection committee at the magazine.

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Villanova Students Win 3rd Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition

A team of students from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law recently competed in and won the 3rd Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition, sponsored by the Tulane Sports Law Society.

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