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Summer 2021



June 1-4

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:

Taylor Bourguignon

Alicia Broderick

Melissa Durante

Annalise Hodges

Juliette Mogenson

Destynee Speaks

Rachel Wolfman

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!



Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw 

2021 Graduates:

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:


Gazette Submissions

Please send items for the first issue of the Fall 2021 semester to by 3pm on Friday, August 20.