STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

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Villanova Law hosts over 40 student-run organizations, serving to enrich the community.

These organizations are an integral part to providing academic resources, professional networking and other beneficial opportunities and events to law school students. The Student Bar Association (SBA) Board provides funding, authorization and guidance for all student organizations.

 

Email American Constitution Society

 

Mission:

The Villanova Law American Constitution Society works to build an inclusive community of progressive law students and connect them with the greater American Constitution Society network of progressive lawyers and judges. We strive to provide a thoughtful interpretation of the Constitution as it impacts the lives of 21st Century Americans, and to direct the law as a force to protect our democracy and the rights of our citizens.

 

2021–22 Officers:

John Spadaro '23, President
Alicia Broderick '23, Vice President
Dr. Evan Butts '23, Secretary
Patrick Farris '23, Treasurer

Caitlin Barry, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

Our mission is to achieve long-lasting positive changes for the community of people experiencing homelessness by providing for this population’s immediate needs while empowering individuals to lift themselves out of homelessness and advocating for changes that will end homelessness. We strive to build a caring and mutually transformative community between students and people experiencing homelessness. 

 

2022–23 Officers:

Keira Leventhal '23, President
Andrew Green '24, Vice President 
Kayla DiPaolo '24, Treasurer
Emma Klein '24, Secretary
Keara Donahue '24, Social Media Coordinator

Stephanie Sena, Faculty Adviser

Email Art Law Society

 

Mission: 

Villanova Art Law Society strives to bring the VLS community together through events that celebrate and investigate the interplay of law and the arts. Each year we host several speakers, foster community with our Pollock Painting event during Wellness Week each semester and host an annual end-of-year Art Expo to showcase the talents of VLS students, faculty and staff. 

 

2021–22 Officers: 

TBD

Diane Edelman, Faculty Adviser

Email APALSA

 

Mission:

Our mission is to advocate on behalf of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, both within the law school commnunity and beyond. We further strive to provide academic resources and support to law students and to create a social and professional network to connect students with alumni and other professionals.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Hannah Jang '24, President
Katherine Tuey '24, Vice President
Mark Lammey '24, Treasurer
Victoria Tse '24, Secretary

Tuan Samahon, Faculty Adviser

Email BLSA

 

Mission: 

BLSA is a student-led organization with the mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. BLSA provides the home away from home for many minority law students.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Sydney Orr '24, President
Asha Steele '23, Vice President
Jack Christmas '24, Treasurer
Khaliyah Pugh '24, Secretary
Kyra Moulton '24, Social Media Chair
Katherin Tuey '24, Social Chair
Mylon Medley '24, Historian
Victor Adeniran '24, External Affairs Officer
Maranda McKoy '24, 1L Liaison

Teressa Ravenell, Faculty Adviser

 

For more information about the Villanova Law BLSA Chapter, please visit our website.

Email Brehon Law Society 

 

Mission: 

The Villanova Brehon Law Society seeks to connect its members with the larger Brehon Law Society chapter of Philadelphia and the national organization in order to celebrate Irish-American achievement in the law and to advance the Brehon Law Society's mission of pursuing justice and advancing human rights. Students of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Brendan Mullen '23, President
Zoe Schloss '23 & Jarrett Donaghy '23, Vice Presidents
Maeve Hyer '23, Treasurer
Grace Polisano '23, Secretary
Johnny Hurley '23, Alumni Coordinator 

Michael Moreland, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

Cannabis Law Society strives to create awareness of the diverse and quickly evolving cannabis industry. We seeks to promote robust conversation by engaging in complex discussions of legal issues and rapid developments within the cannabis field. 

 

2021–22 Officers:  

Maeve Hyer '23, President

William Roark, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

The Christian Legal Society aiims to create fellowship opportunities within the law school community. We aim to be a place of refuge in an otherwise high-stress environment. Additionally, we hope to build a bridge between Villanova and Christian pro-bono activities, such as the Christian Legal Services Clinic.

 

2021–22 Officers:  

TBD

Email Criminal Law Society

 

Mission:  

Create a space for students who are passionate about criminal law to come togrther, along with spreading awareness about all of the different types of opportunities available within criminal law.

 

2022–23 Officers: 

Rachel Sweeney '23, President
Noelle Gambale '23, Vice President
Laurel Enaco '24, Treasurer
Julia Stribula '24, Secretary 
Sofia Deihl '24 & Robert Rengifo '24, 2L Representatives

Steven L. Chanenson & Michelle Madden Dempsey, Faculty Advisers

Email Corporate Law Society 

 

Mission:  

The Corporate Law Society’s mission is to support and promote the education, scholarship, and professional development of its members at the intersection of law and business. The Society organizes lectures by prominent business and legal professionals, conducts student workshops, and sponsors networking events.

 

2022–23 Officers:   

Scott Kingsbury '23, President
Brittany Mann '23, Vice President of Administration
Teddy Kotler '23, Vice President of Events
Amanda Daoud '23, Vice President, Alumni Relations
Jack McGuire '23, Case Competitions Director
Andrew Schwartz '23, Blog Director
Mittal Patel '24, Treasurer & Secretary

2L Representatives
Tarquin McGurrin '24
Ann D’Eramo '24
Jacob Limaldi '24

Andrew Lund, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

To support the education and professional development of its members, through legal informational sessions and workshops, guest lectures, and sponsored networking events, in the growing legal field of data privacy and cybersecurity.

 

2021–22 Officers:

TBD

Mission: 

The purpose of the Education Law Society is to create awareness of a part of law that often gets little to no attention. We strive to provide information to the VLS community regarding Education Law, what it is and how we can get involved.

 

2021–22 Officers:

TBD

Email Emerging Technology Legal Society

 

Mission: 

The goal of ETLS is to educate the law school population about the intersection of technology and the law. This can include talking about how technology is being used to aid and in some cases replace traditionally lawyer tasks. It also includes talking about various legal issues evolving technological trends pose. 

 

2022–23 Officers:

Ethan Schutzman '23, President
Landon Holben '24, Vice President
Leslie De Leon '24, Treasurer
Alessandra Brainard '23, Secretary

Amy Emerson & Brett Frischmann, Faculty Advisers

Email Environmental and Energy Law Society

 

Mission: 

The purpose of the Environmental and Energy Law Society is to inform students of the job opportunities available and insight into the Environmental Law field. In addition, EELS provides students with a network of contacts in the field and courses available for interested to take. 

 

2022–23 Officers:

Harlon "Gerry" Dobson '23, President 
Lauren Stebbins '24, Vice President
Kyle Stephenson '23, Treasurer

Todd Aagaard, Faculty Adviser

Email EMLS

 

Mission:  

The EMLS's mission is to expose Villanova Law students to the elements of  and entertainment and media law while also providing a network within the industry. 

 

2021–22 Officers:

Sophia Machado '22, President 
Kaely Lawler '23, Vice President
Max Lamcken '22, Treasurer
Jackson Parese '23, Secretary
Natalie Poirier '23, Alumni & Outreach Coordinator
Samantha Speiss '23, Social Media Coordinator
Samantha Newman '23, 2L Representative

Bernard Resnick, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

The Face to Face birth certificate clinic provides legal and monetary support to enable clients to obtain birth certificates. The birth certificate clinic is integral to meeting the needs of Philadelphia's Germantown community because birth certificates are required to obtain identification. Legal identification cards enable clients access to housing and work opportunities. The clinic offers an opportunity for VLS students to deeply connect with the Philadelphia community by directly interacting with the clients and providing tangible service.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Meredith Bates '22 & Annalise Hodges '22, Co-chairs

MaryAnn Robinson, Faculty Adviser

Mission:  

This organization's mission is to provide insight on the family law area. We encourage conversation and inquisition into what it means to practice family law and what resources Villanova has available to those interested in pursuing this career path.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Sydney Legagneur '22, President
Sarah Martinho '22, Vice President
Faith Simms '22, Treasurer
Brianna Wakefield '22, Social Media Coordinator

Joni Berner '78, Adviser

Email Fashion Law Society 

 

Mission:

Our mission to bring together people interested in the different facets of fashion law through lunch and learns, speakers and symposiums. 

 

2022–23 Officers:

Maeve Hyer '23, President
Aaron Hudson '24, Vice President
Jahnvi Patel '24, Treasurer
Gabrielle Pludo '24, Secretary
Jordan Bennett '24, Social Media Coordinator 

Ann Juliano, Faculty Adviser

Mission: 

The Federal Bar Association is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to serve the interest of Villanova students who are interested in working for the federal government or representing other parties in federal matters. FBA seeks to connect these students to federal practitioners and judges through networking events, speaking engagements and panels.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Evan Butts '23, President
Jean-Claire Perini '23, Vice President
Taylor Henderson '23, Secretary 
Ryan Thomas '23, Treasurer

Tuan Samahon, Faculty Adviser

 

Mission: 

The Federalist Society main purpose is to sponsor fair, serious, and open debate about the need to enhance individual freedom and the role of the courts in saying what the law is rather than what they wish it to be. We believe debate is the best way to ensure that legal principles that have not been the subjuect of sufficient attention for the past several decades receive a fair hearing.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Katie Cannan '23, President
Nicole Panoc '23, Vice President
Aris Fernandez '24, Treasurer
Joseph Tricarico '24, Secretary
Naomi Minhas '23, Lawyer's Chapter Liaison
Kerry Silidker '24, Membership Chair

Michael Moreland, Faculty Adviser

 

For more information, please visit the Federalist Society website

Mission:

The mission of this organization is to help close the knowledge and resource gap - particularly when it comes to networking, for law students whose parents did not attend college or pursue a law degree.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Alicia Broderick '23, President
Crystal Yautz '23, Vice President
Jahnvi Patel '24, Treasurer
Pooja Patel '24, Secretary
Ruhani Aulakh '24 & Aaron Hudson '24, 2L Representatives

Doris Brogan, Faculty Adviser

Email Health Law Society

 

Mission:

The purpose of the Health Law Society is to provide students interested in Health Law information, connections, and opportunities in Health Law. We strive to provide interesting conversations, panels, and events with practicing attorneys, medical professionals, and policy makers. Furthermore, we encourage students of all educational backgrounds to discover an interest in Health Law.

 

2021–22 Executive Board:

Sarah Augustine '22, President 
Lauren Fisher '23, Vice President
Amanda Daoud '23, Treasurer
Emma Shi '23, Secretary
Kate Capizzi '23, Publicity Chair
Sofia Basich '22, Programming Chair
Stephanie Oppenheim '22, Membership Chair
Samantha Ollmann '23, Fundraising Chair
Delann Fraschetti Finch '22, Blog Managing Editor

Michael J. Campbell, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

Our missionis to inform Villanova Law students of the many opportunities to practice immigration law by connecting with alumni and lawyers in the field as well as providing opportunities for students to engage with immigration-focused work in the community. Additionally, we aim to educate the broader Villanova Law Community on all issues related to Immigration Law. 

 

2022–23 Officers:

Melissa Durante '23 & Lily Haddad '23, Co-Presidents
Taimoor Satti '24, Treasurer
Dillon Memon '24, Secretary
Leslie De Leon '24, Events Coordinator

Blog Coordinator: Maddie VanDorpe"Catherine Kapples, Faculty Advisers

Email IP Society

 

Mission: 

It is the mission of the Villanova University School of Law Intellectual Property Society to:

  • Educate its members about the IP legal profession and work/externship opportunities available at and outside of the law school;
  • Raise awareness of current issues, both legal and otherwise, in IP;
  • Connect current students with alumni working in the IP sector;
  • Foster an inclusive environment where interested students of all educational backgrounds can learn more about IP; and
  • Further the reputation of VLS as an institution at which successful IP attorneys begin their careers.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Sara Desai '23, President & Treasure
Addison Fowler '24, Vice President
Gabrielle Pludo '24, Secretary

 

Michael Risch, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

International Law Society's goal is to build our organization, engage new members, and overall to show the VLS community how beneficial international law is.

 

2021–22 Officers:  

Erin Pine '22, President 
Amin Tmimi '23, Vice President 
Taylor Malatesta '23, Secretary 
Lily Haddad '23, Events Coordinator 
Alex Hubschmidt '23, Treasurer 

Diane Edelman, Faculty Adviser

Email Jewish Law Students Association

 

Mission:  

The mission of JLSA is to provide a community and outlet for Jewish students at Villanova Law. Being Jewish at a Catholic university presents a unique set of challenges and experiences, and JLSA provides an outlet to discuss those issues as well as bonding opportunities for people with similar backgrounds.

 

2021–22 Officers:  

Mark Derner '22, Co-President 
Gabriella Lipschitz '22, Co-President 
Samantha Pulley '22, Treasurer 
Eve Balistra '22, Secretary

Chaim Saiman, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

An educational organization of law students celebrating Italian ancestry, history, and culture. Activities are directed towards fostering a spirit of good fellowship and mutual cooperation among its members, maintaining the honor and dignity required of the legal profession, maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct among its members and with other members of the bar, and promoting and encouraging the more profound study of the law.

 

2022–23 Officers: 

Dominick Manetta '24, President

Matthew Carluzzo, Faculty Adviser

Mission:

Our aim is to bring light to issues faced by incarcerated youths in our country.  We work towards bringing awareness to these issues, as well as working with outside organizations who work toward these same goals.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Antionna Fuller '22 & Sarah Martinho '22, Presidents
Noelle Gambale '23, Vice President
Keira Leventhal '23, Treasurer
Riley Cook '23, Secretary

Email LELS 

 

Mission:  

The mission of Villanova's Labor & Employment Law Society is to provide guidance and community for students interested in the field of labor and employment law. Through this community, members will be better informed labor and employment students and professionals.  

 

2022–23 Officers:

Destynee Speaks '23, President
Domenica Tomasetti '23, Vice President
Alex Shaff '24, Treasurer
Alexandra Hambsch '24, Secretary
Laura Ospina '24 & Jackie Scoboria '24, 2L Representatives

Ann Juliano, Faculty Adviser

Email LALSA

 

Mission:

An association for law students to cultivate awareness of legal issues facing the Latin American communities, as well as to provide an opportunity to celebrate and share Latin American culture.

 

2022–23 Officers: 

Leslie De Leon '24, President
Anderson Amaya '24, Vice President

Michael P. Moreland, Faculty Adviser

Email MELSA

 

Mission: 

The Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) aims to educate and raise awareness of the traditions, culture, history, and current events of the Middle East and North Africa. It is through this platform that MELSA seeks to create an open dialogue that promotes cross-cultural understanding. 

 

2021–22 Officers:

TBD

Matt Saleh, Adviser

Mission:

Our mission is to engge with and provide a perspective within the Villanova community on contemporary legal issues affecting the United States Armed Forces, military veterans, and military family members.  We will also strive to provide resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities for student veterans, or any other interested person, to allow for volunteer opportunities, professional development, and community engagement regarding veterans initiatives in the greater Philadelphia region.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Andrew Simmons '22, Director

Mission: 

The mission of the Muslim Law Student Association is to promote unity, education, and empathy within the students of the association, but also the greater Villanova Law community. The association will stand to promote a deeper understanding of Islam, helping to dispel any stigmas or presumptions that may be present. The Muslim Law Student Association is all inclusive and available to all who seek to join or attend events. Aside from hoping to enrich the current student body at Villanova Law, the organization will also stand as a point of contact for any potential students who identify as Muslim that would like someone to speak with prior to enrolling to learn more about the school from someone similarly situated as them.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Humna Rub '24, President
Mustafa Ghasletwala '24, Vice President
Sabeen Raja '23, Treasurer

Matt Saleh, Adviser

Mission:  

National Lawyers Guild is the oldest, largest, and first racially-integrated progressive bar association in the United States. NLG is dedicated to human rights over property interests and fights to eliminate bigotry and safeguard the rights of women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and workers everywhere.

NLG has been involved in almost every major social movement since its inception, including the union and collective bargaining movement, the Civil Rights movement, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, antiwar and antinuclear movements, prison abolition, and immigrant and refugee advocacy.

NLG at Villanova works to ensure the presence of a progressive voice at the law school by organizing panels, conversations, and volunteer opportunities in line with the historic activism of the NLG. We also advocate and organize to ensure that minority students feel safe, supported, and celebrated at Villanova Law.

 

2021–22 Officers: 

TBD

Caitlin Barry, Faculty Adviser

Email OUTlaw

 

Mission:  

OUTLaw strives to promote LGbTQ+ visibility both on campus and in the broader legal field.  OUTLaw is dedicated to creating safe space for all LGBTQ+ persons, and provide a forumfor issues of importance to the LGBTQ+ community.  OUTLaw seeks to build unity at Villanova Law by offering social, educational and professional development opportunities.

 

2022–23 Officers:  

Taylor Malatesta '23, President
Landon Holben '24, Vice President
James Austin '24, Treasurer
Ian Bussard '24, Secretary

Nicky Ozorowski '24, Social Media Chair 
Caillean Daily '24 , Events Chair
Taylor Williams '23, 3L Representative
Eddie Reilingh '23, 2L Representative 
Lauren Stebbins '24, 1L Representative

Mission: 

Phi Alpha Delta is the legal fraternity for Villanova Law School. This organization strives to provide social and academic opportunities for the student-members. This fraternity has the only mock trial team that allows for 1L participation, and Phi Alpha Delta travels to a mock trial competition to compete against law schools across the country. Through mock trial, this organization helps students learn about the rules of evidence and court room procedure. 

 

2022–23 Officers:

Tyler Kaestner '23, President
Keira Leventhal '23, Vice President
Mackenzie Jeffrey '24, Treasurer
Alannah King '24, Secretary
Giulia Conboy '24, Marshall
Juliette Mogenson '23, Mock Trial Coordinator
Rachel Wolfman '23, Mock Trial Coordinator

Mission:

The Villanova Press Law Society is a student-run organization based at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law that aims to educate interested students on the legal challenges faced by news organizations, media outlets, journalists, and citizens exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of the press, and highlight the essential need for an open government and society. Through the Press Law Society’s programming initiatives, students will have the opportunity to connect with First Amendment rights attorneys, hear from various organizations, institutions and legal think tanks, contribute writing samples to the Press Law Society blog, and collaborate with other law students interested in First Amendment rights as a legal discipline and practice area. 

 

2021–22 Officers:

Alexandra Santulla '22, Founder & President

Email Pro Bono Society  

 

Mission:

The Pro Bono Society is dedicated  to facilitating student opportunities for pro bono legal service in the greater Philadelphia community. Pro Bono legal service, as considered by the administration of Villanova Charles Widger School of Law, is direct legal service provided to indigent or otherdeserving clients. The Pro Bono Society partners with legal services organizations, non-profit, and governmental entities to provide these crucial and necessary services.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Angela Boyer '23, President
Alicia Broderick '23, Vice President of Operations
Elizabeth Kletsel '23, Vice President of Administration
Joseph Capone '24, Treasurer
Jahnvi Patel '24, Secretary
Laurel Enaco '24, Events Coordinator 
Molly Hecht '24, Fundraising Coordinator 
Kayla DiPaolo '24 & Andrew Green '24, Monto Expungement Clinic Site Chairs
Michaela Kelly '24, Senior Law Center Site Chair
Tanisha Brown '24, Homeless Advocacy Project Site Chair 
Arika Troxell '24, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site Chair
Melissa Durante '23, Christian Legal Clinic Site Chair
Keira Leventhal '23 & Lisa McConnell '23, Face to Face Site Chairs 

Caitlin Barry & MaryAnn Robinson, Faculty Advisers

Email PIFP

For more information, please visit the PIFP website

Mission:

Our mission at the Real Estate Law Society is to educate students about the intersection of real estate, law, politics, and business. Moreover, we seek to expose students to the various legal opportunities within the sphere of real estate. 

 

2021–22 Officers:

Eddie Murray '24, President
Steve Smith '24, Vice President
Grace Petrongolo '24, Vice President of Events
Katherine Tuey '24, Social Media Chair
Kelly Okamura '24, Treasurer
Kyra Moulton '24, Secretary
Victor Adeniran '24 & Nicholas Ozorowski '24, 1L Representatives
Kevin Sheppard '23, 2L Representative 

Todd Aagaard, Faculty Adviser

Mission: 

The Villanova Sports Law Society (SLS) seeks to further the mission of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, hoping to pave the way for future industry leaders in athletics. The Sports Law Society will bring in seasonal professionals  to speak with and mentor students, host fundraisers and competitions to promote school unity, maintain the Sports Law Society Blog and various social media platforms, and work in conjunction with the Sports Law Negotiation Team to host negotiation competitions at Villanova University and complete at case competitions across North America.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Dante Camilli '23, President
Matt Dacey '23 & Emily Rollo '23, Vice Presidents
Rick Peña '24, Treasurer
Maranda Phillips '24, Secretary
Spencer de Urioste '23, Competitions Chair
Sydney Orr '24, Events Chair
Sydney Baxter '24, Social Media Chair
Keane Brazda '24 & Dani Clifford '23, Careers Committee Co-Chairs
Careers Committee Members: Lauren Di Lella '24, Mustafa Ghasletwala '24 & Kyle Winquist '24
At-Large Committee Members: Sarah Grossman '24, James McCauley '24, Hunter Parsons '24 & Janie Pierson '24

Andrew Brandt, Faculty Adviser

Email St. Thomas More Society

 

Mission: 

The Saint Thomas More Society dedicates itself to promoting the Catholic faith at Villanova Law School. We endeavor to build a sense of community among our members, fostering personal and group spirituality. Through Masses, lectures, retreats and informal social gatherings, we aim to help students incorporate their Catholic faith into their law school experience. Under the patronage of Saint Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers, we strive to support each other in the effort to live lives based on the Gospel and to work for harmony and goodwill throughout the legal community.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Nick Dowdle '22, President
Caitlin McGrail '22, Vice President
Joseph Thomas '22, Treasurer
Ryan Kowalski '23 & Maura White '23, 1L Liaisons

Patrick Brennan, Faculty Advisor

Email Street Law

 

Mission:  

To advance justice through classroom education that empower young Philadelphians with legal and civic knowledge, skills and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves and others.

 

2021–22 Officers:

Antionna Fuller '22, President  
Taylor Tyson '22, Vice President
Alicia Roderick '23, Secretary
Taylor Williams '22, Internal Affairs Chair
Hadassah Francis '22, Lesson Plan Chair
Lily Haddad '23, Outreach Coordinator

Nicole Papp, Adviser

Email Student Mental Health Society

 

Mission:  

The goal of this organization is to provide a space for students to discuss mental health issues, as well as end the stigma about mental health in the law school setting. Through programming and awareness campaigns, the organization will work to promote the mental health resources offered by Villanova University. To address the expressed need for mental health support, this organization will act as a liaison between students and the administration, aiming to receive and voice concerns they may have. This group will focus solely on mental health and wellness programming. Unlike other organizations, our goal will be to help students disconnect from law school and focus, the organization will encourage student wellnessand larger conversations on these issues. As a student-led organization, we will promote Unitas, Veritas, Caritas br encouraging students to create a community of individuals who care deeply about the well-being of their fellow students.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Jean-claire Perini '23, President
Kate Redding '24, Vice President
Lisa McConnell '23, Treasurer
Jessica Whalen '23, Secretary
Meghan Fleming '24, Event Coordinator
Sam Newman '23, Student Body Outreach Coordinator
Landon Holben '24 & Julia Stribula '24, Co-Social Media Coordinators

Nancy Whalen, Adviser

Email Tax Law Society 

 

Mission: 

The mission of the Tax Law Society is to expose interested law students to the various opportunities available in tax. Our events will include inviting to campus tax practitioners from law firms, accounting firms, the government, and in-house groups in order to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about these different career paths and connect with professionals in the field. Further, we will hold events promoting the JD/LLM program available to law students. Lastly, we will provide opportunities for students to volunteer in the local community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in the spring.

 

2021–22 Officers:  

Joseph Thomas '22, President 
Zachary Lawlor '23, Vice President
Matthew Boiling '22, Treasurer
Katherine Smith '22, VITA Coordinator

Joy Mullane, Faculty Adviser

Email Villanova Law Democrats

 

Mission: 

The VLS Dems work to connect law and politics in an inclusive, welcoming environment. The VLS Dems strive to bring engaging democratic speakers, including elected officials and attorneys.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Ryan Thomas '23, President 

Ann Juliano, Faculty Adviser

Mission: 

The purpose of theVillanova Law Republicans is to prepare for political involvement and to shape the future of the Grand Old Party.  We provide students the opportunity to meet one another and learn from politicians and others interested in the theories that have animated the GOP since its inception.  We see advocates for the Republican Party.

 

2021–22 Officers:   

Kyrsti Oschal '24, President

Michael P. Moreland, Faculty Adviser

Mission:  

Our organization seeks to promote personal injury practice to prospective students; including organizing panel discussions and professional networking events, so students have an opportunity to learn about personal injury and actively engage with employers in the field

 

2021–22 Officers:

Tyler Price '22, President
Luciana Brienza '22, Vice President

Michelle Dempsey, Faculty Adviser

Email VLSASV 

 

Mission: 

Villanova Law Students Against Sexual Violence strive to advocate for Title IX issues and educate our colleagues about current events relating to these issues. In this, we want to have an open, collaborative dialogue between this organization and fellow law students. We hope to prepare law students for their professional transition through programming focused on how Title IX issues translate into our future legal careers.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Katie Stiffler '23, President
Jacqueline Borrelli '23, Vice President
Dan Goldfield '24, Treasurer
Keara Donahue '24, Secretary
Sydney Baxter '24, Communication 
Julia Françoise Raith '24, 2L Representative

Nancy Whalen, Adviser

Email VPNG

 

Mission:  

The VLS Parents and Non-Traditional Students Group (VPNG) exists to and accommodate and support the needs of students who are not your typical students because they either took time awaybefore attending law school, are parents, are married, or simply have other responsibilities and life circumstances that will make the law school journey different than most. VPNG accomplishes this mission by providing academic and social programming, mentor opportunities, and being the liaison between its community and the law school.      

 

2022–23 Officers:

Natasha Scott '24, President
Mylon Medley '24, Vice President
Katie Stiffler '23, Treasurer
Arika Troxell '24, Secretary
Casey Brogan '24, Special Events Coordinator
Caity Rogowski '24, 2L Representative

Diane Edelman, Faculty Adviser

Email WLC

 

Mission:  

The Women's Law Caucus foster community and mentorship among Villanova women and supports the inititatives of other underrepresented groups in the legal field.  We strive for greater divisity and inclusion in law and host both networking and educational events to further this mission.

 

2022–23 Officers:

Brie Sullivan '23, President
Ally Gotthold '23, Vice President
Raina Desai '24, Treasurer
Jill Sprong '24, Secretary
Lindsay Feeney '24, Special Events Coordinator
Emma Klein '24, Creative Graphics Coordinator
Casey Brogan '24, Publicity Coordinator
Danielle DiGrazia '24, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Jessica Kaczinski '23 & Anjali Tiperneni '23, 3L Representatives
Grace Gelone '24 & Taylor Wilson '24, 2L Representatives

 Ann Juliano, Faculty Adviser

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Student Bar Association
299 N. Spring Mill Rd.
Villanova, PA 19085

Adviser: Nancy Whalen, Director of Student Affairs and Wellbeing

Email SBA

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