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Week of 19 November 2018

Events This Week


Friday Class Schedule

Thanksgiving Recess begins after the last class.



Happy Thanksgiving!


Coming Events   

Screening & Panel: The Trap: The Deadly Sex Trafficking Cycle in American Prisons

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30-8:30pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ‘71 Classroom (Room 101)

The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation and The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance will host a screening and panel of the film “The Trap: The Deadly Sex Trafficking Cycle in American Prisons”. The film follows the stories of women caught in the trap of criminal exploitation and incarceration and those trying to stop some of America’s most vulnerable women from falling under the control of human traffickers. This event is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 substantive CLE Credits.



Congratulations to the Winners of This Year’s Reimel Competition

The Moot Court Board congratulates the winners of the 59th Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition: Scott Zlotnick & Vanessa Huber.

Additionally, we congratulate:

Scott Zlotnick for winning best oralist in the final round,

Colin Rizzo & Allison White for winning best brief on behalf of the Petitioners,

Jaqueline Noyes & Heather Smillie for winning best brief on behalf of the Respondents.

Thank you to everyone who competed in this year's Reimel competition, including our additional finalists, Rodrigo Rivera & Kaylyn Wernitznig. This year was a very successful competition and we are so proud of everyone who contributed!


It’s the Finals Countdown—Are You Ready?

Looking for study aids, sample questions, or old exams? Check out the Study Aids & Exam Strategies research guide for a list of all Examples & Explanations, Understanding Series, Black Letter Outlines, and other study aids and hornbooks available in our print collection along with links to the online exam database, CALI exercises, and other online materials to get you ready for finals or help you finish up those research papers!


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Law School will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 21-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The building and library will be accessible via swipe access from 5pm on Tuesday, November 20th until 7am on Monday, November 26th.


Fitness Centers Thanksgiving Hours

The University fitness centers will operate on an abbreviated schedule surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. To view the complete schedule of operating hours, please visit Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, November 26th.


Gazette Submissions

The November 26th issue will be the last Gavel Gazette for this semester. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, items for that issue are due to by 8am on Monday, November 26th.


Writing Competitions

Writing Competition Guide

If you are interested in participating in one of the many annual law student writing competition, check out the Library Writing Competitions Guide: There is information in the Guide regarding the mechanics of writing for publication, as well as lists of open competitions.