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Week of 14 October 2019


Gender Equity Week Kickoff: Wage Negotiation Workshop

Tuesday, October 15, 12-1pm in the Blank Rome LLP Classroom (Room 102)

Join Corporate Law Society, Fashion Law Society, Labor & Employment Law Society, MELSA, Military & Veterans Law Society, Moot Court, and SBA for a wage negotiations workshop facilitated by Professor Mooney.  


Federal Bar Association General Meeting

Wednesday, October 16 at 12-12:45pm in Room 301C

Lunch will be served.


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 Mat Verghese.

The University schedule of worship opportunities is available at


Superior Court of Pennsylvania Special Session

Thursday, October 17, 9:30am-3:30pm in the Martin G. McGuinn '67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201)

Come hear the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in a Special Session at Villanova Law. The court will hear oral arguments in morning and afternoon sessions. Summaries of the cases to be argued will be provided outside of the courtroom. This event will be simulcast in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons. Serving on this special session will be The Honorable John T. Bender, The Honorable Alice Beck Dubow and The Honorable James Gardner Colins '71. The entire community is invited to attend this event.


Sports Law Society Speaker: Chad Stender of SeventySix Capital

Thursday, October 17 at 12pm in the Minority Alumni Society Classroom (Room 103)

Sports Law Society is excited to host a discussion with SeventySix Capital Managing Director Chad Stender SeventySix Capital was founded in 1999 and invests in startup sports technology companies. Recently SeventySix has established its Athlete Venture Group, which allows players to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. Some of the current members include Ryan Howard (Chairman and Partner at SeventySix), Demarco Murray, Brian Westbrook, and Ralph Sampson. Prior to SeventySix Capital, Chad worked in the sports and entertainment industry for Walt Disney Co., Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Comcast Spectacor. Chic fil a will be provided!



Student Led Gender Equity Discussion

Monday, October 21, 12-1pm in the Martin G. McGuinn ’67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201)

Join leaders from Entertainment & Media Law Society, First Generation Lawyers Group, Women's Law Caucus, and SBA for a conversation on the intersection between gender and our lives as law students.  


Discussion with Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Monday, October 21, 3-6:30pm

Villanova Law welcomes Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a special event with faculty, students, staff and local IP professionals. Director Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. He also serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters. Attendance is free, but registration is required for the Roundtable Discussion. Register Here!

3-4:00pm: Student Fireside Chat with Director Iancu
This special session is only open to students and faculty. Students will have the opportunity to speak with Director Iancu in a small group setting. Location: Law School Room 103

4:30-5:30pm: IP Professionals Roundtable Discussion
After brief remarks by Director Iancu, the audience will have the opportunity to engage in a roundtable discussion with Director Iancu about patents, innovation, and the Patent & Trademark office. Students, faculty, lawyers and other intellectual property professionals are invited to attend. Location: Law School Room 101
5:30-6:30pm: Reception


Gender Equity Panel with Professors Brogan, Dempsey, Juliano, and Lanctot

Wednesday, October 23, 3-4pm in the Martin G. McGuinn ’67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201)

Join the Women's Law Caucus and Professors Brogan, Dempsey, Juliano, and Lanctot for a panel discussion on the intersection between gender and their legal careers.  


Delaware Judiciary Panel

Monday, October 21, 4pm in the Minority Alumni Society Classroom (Room 103)

Join us for a presentation about the experience and benefits of clerking in Delaware, from a panel of distinguished Delaware jurists. Presented by the Faculty Career Strategy Committee and the Office of Career Strategy and Advancement.


The Art and Science of Compliance

Wednesday, October 23, 12-1:15pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

Compliance sits at the intersection of law and business. Substantively, compliance draws broadly from criminal law, corporate law, ethics, management and more. Join the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance for a lively discussion with experienced executive and compliance professionals. Our speakers include:

* Precious Gittens, Senior Director, Compliance Investigations, Fresenius Medical Care North America,

* Dale LeFebrve, Founder and Executive Chairman, Investments, and

* Larry Potts, Executive Vice President, IGI and former Deputy Director of the FBI.

Lunch is provided at the end of the event.


Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Annual Speaker Series

Barry Hanrahan, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday, October 23, 4pm in the Daniel L. Thistle '70 Classroom (Room 203)

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law continues its annual speaker series. Andrew Brandt, Executive Director of the Center, will lead conversation with our guest speaker.


Sexual Misconduct Issues Across the Law

Thursday, October 24, 12-1pm in the Minority Alumni Society Classroom (Room 103)

Join the Villanova Law Students Against Sexual Violence for a discussion about the impact of sexual misconduct across various legal fields.  


Law/Graduate Student Faith Sharing

Thursday, October 24 at 5:30pm, in St. Rita Hall Lower Lounge

All students are welcome to attend an interfaith space for discussion and reflection with Law and other Graduate students. Wine, Cheese, and Community will be provided! Contact Linda Jaczynski in Campus Ministry with questions or for more information.


Annual Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium

Gender Equality in Law Schools

Friday, October 25, 8am in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons

Despite the significant demographic change in the gender composition of law faculty during the last 25 years, persistent questions of unequal treatment and unconscious bias continue to hamper the ability of female faculty to achieve full equality in law schools. They symposium will examine a broad variety of issues relating to gender equity in law schools. The symposium will also examine recent pay discrimination litigation at Denver Law School and focus on best practices for law schools that want to avoid similar litigation in the future. For more information and to register click here.


The Art and Science of Judging in a Constitutional Republic

Monday, October 28 at 3pm in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101)

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes The Honorable Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.



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.


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