We are excited to welcome all Law alumni this year, including those celebrating milestone reunions, for Law Reunion 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with classmates and Villanova Law faculty, earn free CLE credits and hear from The Arthur J. Kania Dean Mark Alexander, JD. For more information and to register click here.
McCullen Center 2021 Summer Fellows
The McCullen Center is pleased to announce our Summer Fellows for 2021. We were able to offer fellowships to 19 Villanova students, including summer support for 13 law students, 3 PhD candidates in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and 3 undergraduates. Congratulations to our 2021 Summer Fellows!
Theodra Bane (PhD Candidate, Philosophy): Research on Colonialism, Race, and the Political Economy of Liberalism
Lauren Beizer (Sophomore Political Science and Economics Major): Internship, Connecticut Attorney General’s Office
Klara Bieniasz (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Nicolas Burnosky (2L): Internship, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Sophia Czerniecki (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Andrew Delzotto (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Nicholas Galluzzo (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Scott Kingsbury (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Max Lamcken (2L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Jacques Linder (PhD Candidate, Theology): Research on Faith-Based Social Movements
Brittany Mann (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Thomas McGlone (PhD Candidate, Philosophy): Research on Civil Religion and Rousseau
Jason Mitala (Junior Humanities and Psychology Major): Research on Philosophical and Psychological Understandings of Love and its Role in Civil Society
Kirstin Mohammed (2L): Internship, Philadelphia VIP
Jack Nelson (1L): Internship, Judge Chad F. Kenney, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Charlie Nugent (Senior Finance, Economics, and Classics Major): Research on the Historical Context of the Free Exercise Clause
Mallory Shumaker (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Sean Skedzielewski (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
Brianna Sullivan (1L): Research Assistant and Summer Fellow
2021 PIFP Fellows
The Walter A. Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program congratulates this year's fellowship recipients:
Thank you to everyone for your support this year!
Women’s Law Caucus Election Results
Please join us in congratulating the Women's Law Caucus 2021-2022 Board:
President: Erin Blechschmidt
Vice President: Stephanie Oppenheim
Secretary: Hadassah Francis
Treasurer: Madeline Holler
Special Events Coordinator: Sarah Augustine
Publicity Coordinator: Allison Gotthold
Creative Graphics Coordinator: Brianna Sullivan
Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator: Jerry Shaen
3L Representatives: Kyra Bradley and Luciana Brienza
2L Representatives: Sarah Gimbel and Anjali Tipirneni
Thank you to all candidates who ran for positions this year. The desire to be involved is much appreciated and more opportunities for engagement will be available throughout the next year.
SBA Election Results
We are excited to announce your new SBA 2021-2022 Representatives!
President: Emily O'Leary
Vice President: Austin Meo
Secretary: Margot Weitz
Treasurer: Dani Goldberg
University Senator: Maggie MacDonald
Student Groups Liaison: Griffith Hawk
Wellness Coordinator: Michael Alves
Alumni Relations Chair: Jake Glancy
Intramurals Chair: Tyler Kaestner
Bar Representative: Amit Mysore
Diversity and Inclusion Chair: Kevin Sheppard II
2L Representatives: Evan Baker; Sophia Czerniecki; Haley Norwillo
3L Representatives: Taylor Williams; Ryan Murphy; Ian Daniels
We are also happy to announce the results of the Faculty, Staff, and Student Organization elections!
Faculty Member of the Year: Professor Michelle Dempsey
Adjunct Professor of the Year (Fall 2020): Professor Brittany Deitch
Adjunct Professor of the Year (Spring 2021): Professor Brittany Deitch
Staff Member of the Year: Matt Saleh
Karen Spence Memorial Student Organization Award:
Black Law Students Association
Sports Law Society
Congratulations to our winners! Thank you to all of the candidates who ran and to all those who voted!
LAW LIBRARY NOTES
Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw
NOTE: Some employer policies require the use of firm accounts.
- Bloomberg: Access for 6 months after graduation; use Bloomberg for research related to bar preparation, interview preparation, private study or employment. Do not need to register for extended access.
- Lexis+: Unlimited, unrestricted (for work, fun, or school) access to Lexis+ through February 2021.
- Westlaw: Grad Elite Program: Access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18 months after graduation. “Grad Elite” access gives 60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in research skills. Cannot use it in situations where billing a client. Must extend access here.
Rising 2Ls & 3Ls--Summer Access
NOTE: Some employer policies require the use of firm accounts.
- Bloomberg: Automatic, unlimited access for schoolwork, private study or employment during the summer
- Lexis+: Unlimited, unrestricted (for work, fun, or school) access to Lexis+ all summer on your current Lexis ID
- Westlaw: Westlaw and Practical Law may be used for non-commercial research but can’t be used in situations where you are billing a client.
Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following: Summer coursework, Research assistant assignments, Law Review or Journal research, Moot Court research, Non-Profit work, Clinical work, unpaid Externship for course credit.
Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Charles Widger School of Law is committed to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of our students. We acknowledge that a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, financial issues, family concerns, substance abuse impact students’ experience. Law students are encouraged to reach out and know that we care:
- Nancy Whalen, Director of Student Affairs email@example.com if you are in need of support or resources.
- The University Counseling Center offers free, confidential personal/psychological counseling and groups. Make an appointment by calling 610-519-4050 or visit: Counseling Center.
- PA Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers offer a broad range of support services for lawyers and law students, a 24/7 Confidential Helpline: 1-888-999-1941 and an extensive COVID resource guide, https://www.lclpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/December-2020-COVID-Resources-by-LCLPA.pdf
- Resources for Health and Wellbeing
Please send items for the first issue of the Fall 2021 semester to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm on Friday, August 20.