NEWS & EVENTS
The final round of the 62nd Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition will take place on Thursday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Martin G. McGuinn '67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201), followed by the awards ceremony and reception in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons. This event is open to the public and will also be livestreamed for those who want to join virtually.
The inaugural Villanova Law Esports Negotiation Competition will be held virtually November 5-6, 2021. The Competition will focus on the Overwatch League (OWL), an international esports league comprised of 20 city-based teams and featuring the best Overwatch® players in the world. In this competition, teams from across the country will face off as they negotiate to sign a player. Participants will develop oral advocacy, negotiation and presentation skills, while also building an understanding of esports and professional sports contracts. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of world-renowned esports lawyers, agents, and executives.
Since 2018, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Seattle University School of Law have partnered for the “Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership Workshop.” The workshop is designed to encourage and assist members of underrepresented groups to pursue deanships and other leadership positions.
Villanova University’s Inaugural Anti-Poverty Symposium “Caritas in Action: Root Causes, Solutions and Restoring Dignity” will bring together thought leaders and advocates to explore the cause and effect of poverty and inequality. This symposium takes place on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law may seem an unlikely host for the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC), but one in ten jobs in Pennsylvania is in the agriculture industry. Villanova is located just an hour away from Kennett Square, the “mushroom capital of the world,” and a few hours’ drive from central Pennsylvania’s apple and peach orchards. In terms of mission, the fit is perfect.
Isabelle Roman ’23 and Alexandra Romano ’23 Win 62nd Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition
After weeks of preparation and preliminary trials, the final round of the 62nd Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition concluded on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The case argued in this year’s competition focused an adolescent fighting a deadly, aggressive cancer who refused to undergo advanced treatment despite the expressed desires of her mother and her medical team. Isabelle Roman ’23 and Alexandra Romano ’23, who argued for the appellees, were victorious.
Strong communication skills are vital for a successful legal career, with employers rating proficiency in writing as the most important skill in new hires. At Villanova Law, we’re committed to preparing our students with the legal writing skills they need to be practice-ready, day one and beyond.
The goal of an Intellectual Property lawyer is to help clients protect their new ideas and implement products and services in a way that does not infringe on IP owned by others. For those budding IP lawyers, Villanova Law excels in offering many options to explore the field whether it is a JD concentration or taking courses in the focus area of study that will add to your knowledge base in the field.
From a young age, Eve Balistra ’22 has had a wide variety of interests and knew she wanted to help others. She received undergraduate degrees in both history and biochemistry from Muhlenberg College and considered continuing to medical school. After deciding she wanted to start on her path to service instead of pursuing a medical career, Balistra turned to the legal field and never looked back.
Villanova University Receives $13 Million Gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 and Barbara Widger to Enhance the Law School’s Efforts in Preparing Future Leaders in the Legal Profession and Beyond
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a $13 million gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 JD and Barbara Widger that will propel the Charles Widger School of Law to the forefront of professional development and leadership programming in legal education.