Announcements

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Week of 21 January 2020

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS   

Mindfulness Meditation and Centering Prayer

Mindfulness: Mondays, 12:45–1:15pm in St. Rita Hall Community Room
Centering Prayer: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:45–1:15pm in St. Rita Hall Community Room

Mindfulness has been proven to promote peace and well-being. Please join us as we sit together to practice mindfulness and quiet Centering Prayer. All are welcome.

 

Pro Bono Society General Meeting

Wednesday, January 22, at 12noon in the Blank Rome LLP Classroom (Room 102)

 

Weekly Mass

Wednesdays at 12:05pm in the Chapel of Our Lady, Mirror of Justice, dedicated in memory of Helen A. O’Connor. If you have any questions, please email the Law School Chaplain, Fr. Dennis Harten, at dharte01@villanova.edu.

The University schedule of worship opportunities is available at http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/mission/campusministry/liturgicallife.html

Spiritual Direction available. Contact linda.jaczynski@villanova.edu

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Keynote Address

Wednesday, January 22, at 5:30pm in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center

Join the Center for Peace and Justice Education as we welcome Valarie Kaur as the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker. Her lecture is entitled "Birthing the Beloved Community: The Practices of Revolutionary Love". Valarie Kaur is a Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project and author of the forthcoming book Revolutionary Love. Follow this link for more information about Valarie Kaur.

 

Graduate/Law Student Faith Sharing

Thursdays, 5-6pm in the St. Rita Hall Lower Lounge

An ecumenical space for reflection and fellowship. Come enjoy food, drink, and community with your fellow grad/law students!

 

COMING EVENTS

Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Tuesday, January 28, 12:00-1:15pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

Mr. Shapiro will speak about his route from law school to being elected as Pennsylvania's Attorney General, some of his most notable cases and his advice for those interested in the legal field or becoming involved in the democratic process. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for questions from the audience (time permitting). This event is open to the Villanova University community.

 

Villanova’s First Masculinities Symposium

Friday, January 31, 9am – 5pm at The Inn at Villanova

Upcoming free-to-participants, one-day Masculinities Symposium. This event will showcase Villanova faculty and graduate student research on Masculinity Studies. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30am. Lunch is included. Please preregister here.

 

5th Annual Women in Tech Conference

Saturday, February 1, 8:30am-3pm at The Inn at Villanova

This event is open to all who are interested to learn, lead, inspire and imagine with tech. Breakout sessions on analytics, voice AI and cloud computing with hands-on workshops featuring Alteryx and Airtable. Keynotes by alumna Nance Dicciani and author Virginia Eubanks. Free professional headshots, breakfast, lunch and a networking reception to celebrate five years of progress. Register here.

 

Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium

Friday, February 7, 9am-12:30pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

Representatives from shareholder activist groups, advisors, companies, attorneys, and academics will discuss the use of shareholder proposals to advance environmental objectives, including the proposed Rule 14a-8 amendments.

 

6th Annual Fashion Law Symposium

Friday, February 21, 8:30am-1pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch '71 Classroom (Room 101)

The Fashion Law Symposium brings together lawyers and non-lawyers, focusing on the key players in the fashion industry. This year’s event will include discussions on how leaders of fashion companies interact with both inside and outside counsel to run some of the most successful businesses in the world. 

 

23rd Annual Public Interest Auction

Saturday, February 22, 6pm at the Law School

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MLK Day of Service—Make It a Day to Serve

Monday, January 20

Celebrating 13 years of success, help to continue the tradition and register to volunteer for the 2020 MLK Day of Service. Make it a Day ON, not a Day OFF! Please consider signing up to be a leader or volunteer on the day of service. We are excited to serve diverse local communities and to keep MLK Jr.'s DREAM alive—and we would love to have join us. Volunteers can register here or contact Chris Merken, Pro Bono Society, at cmerken@law.villanova.edu to join the Law School group.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Keynote Address

Wednesday, January 22, at 5:30pm in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center

Join the Center for Peace and Justice Education as we welcome Valarie Kaur as the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker. Her lecture is entitled "Birthing the Beloved Community: The Practices of Revolutionary Love". Valarie Kaur is a Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project and author of the forthcoming book Revolutionary Love. Follow this link for more information about Valarie Kaur.

 

Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium

Friday, February 7, 9am-12:30pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

Representatives from shareholder activist groups, advisors, companies, attorneys, and academics will discuss the use of shareholder proposals to advance environmental objectives, including the proposed Rule 14a-8 amendments.

 

Announcements

Continuing Duty to Update Application Information

Please remember that all students undertake a continuing duty to update their answers to the character and fitness questions on the law school application. These questions deal with academic disciplinary actions, other disciplinary actions, and all criminal charges however minor and regardless of outcome. The continuing duty to update requires each student to disclose facts that may have occurred since matriculation.

Candor and honesty are highly valued by the bar examiners of all jurisdictions. Many jurisdictions verify bar applications and conduct criminal background checks in conjunction with bar admission, comparing the information obtained with the information provided by the student on the law school application. Dishonesty may be an extremely serious obstacle to gaining admission to the practice of law. Please be sure that you have been fully candid in your application to Villanova. Contact Matthew Carluzzo, Assistant Dean of Students if you have any questions or concerns or if you think you may need to amend your application.  There is more information and an online submission form on the Bar Preparation page of the website

 

Gazette Submissions

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