Student Organizations Directory

Email: artlaw@law.villanova.edu

Mission: 

Our goal is to share and inform students about the current issues and opportunity surrounding the vast and ever-changing field of art law. We want to challenge and inspire them to wed their interest in law with a love and appreciation of art and culture. Culture is a part of identity -- the way we approach the legal implications of art and culture speak to how we treat identity, our own and others.

Advisor: Professor Diane Edelman

2019-2020 Officers:  

Ciara Sprance, 3L, President (csprance@law.villanova.edu)

Margaret Nolan, 2L, Vice President (mnolan20@law.villanova.edu)

Rachel Insalaco, 2L, Treasurer (rinsalac@law.villanova.edu)

Connor DeFilippis, 2L, Secretary (cdefili4@law.villanova.edu)

Email: apalsa@law.villanova.edu

Mission: APALSA provides opportunities for Asian and Pacific American law students to further their academic and professional goals and celebrate their culture. APALSA also engages the VLS community in opportunities to participate, educate, and inform themselves of parts of Asian and Pacific American culture

Advisor:  Professor Tuan Samahon

2019-2020 Officers:

President: Kevin Fernandez - kfernan6@law.villanova.edu

Vice President: Priyanka Shah - pshah16@law.villanova.edu

Treasurer: Andrew Hahm - ahahm@law.villanova.edu

Secretary: Madison Slupe - mslupe@law.villanova.edu

Professor Tuan Samahon

Email: BLSA@law.villanova.edu

Mission: The VLS Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is an official chapter of the National Black Law Students Association that seeks to foster the profession of law among individuals of Black ancestry as well as other individuals who have an interest in legal issues relevant to the Black community. BLSA strives to meaningfully influence the legal community though various professional, social, and community activities and services

Advisor:  Professor Teressa Ravenell

2019-2020 Officers:

President: Ms. Kendeil Dorvilier, kdorvili@law.villanova.edu

Vice President: Mr. Jake Etienne, jetienn1@law.villanova.edu

Treasurer: Ms. Santana Velez, svelez01@law.villanova.edu

Secretary: Ms. Patience Brown, pbrown19@law.villanova.edu

1L Liaison: Mr. Ishmail Harris, iharris1@law.villanova.edu



Historian: TBA

Social Chair: TBA

 

For more information about the VLS BLSA Chapter, please feel free to visit our website at: https://villanovablsa.wixsite.com/vlsblsa

Email: sblum2@villanova.edu

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.

2018-2019 Officers:  

Sarah Blum - President

Hannah Schroer - Vice President

Valerie Asimacopolous - Secretary

Lee Grimes - Treasurer 

 Advisor: Brian McCabe

 

Email: card@law.villanova.edu

Mission: The VLS Coalition Advocating for Rights and Dignity (CARD) was created to raise awareness on issues concerning human trafficking and immigration, as well as issues that affect Philadelphia's underserved populations. CARD works to connect Villanova law students interested in service to like-minded professionals, to provide practical learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom, and to create a civil environment for debating issues that impact vulnerable populations in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Advisor: Caitlyn Barry

2018-2019 Officers:

Nicholas Severson, 3L, President

Stephanie Mersch, 3L, Vice President

Caitlin Foley, 3L, Treasurer

Amy Krumenacker, 2L, Secretary

Lindsay Burrill, 2L, 2L Representative

Email: corplaw@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  

The Corporate Law Society helps educate students interested in better understanding corporate law by proving practical learning experiences outside of the classsroom.

The Corporate Law Society advances its mission by exposing Villanova students to a variety of corporate law practice areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, private equity, business formation, and other related fields. Students are provided with the opportunity to engage in these activities through attending informative networking opportunities with corporate attorneys and other community members in the Philadelphia area.

Advisor:  Professor O'Hare

2018-2019 Officers:   

President: Zac Kauffman | zkauffma@law.villanova.edu

Vice President(s): Christian Kelso | ckelso@law.villanova.edu

Colleen Bullock | cbulloc1@law.villanova.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Andrew Mark | amark@law.villanova.edu

Events Coordinator(s): Chris Oullette | couelle3@law.villanova.edu

Stephen Dranoff | sdranoff@law.villanova.edu

2L Representatives: Ishmail Harris | iharris1@law.villanova.edu

Michael Horvath | mhorvat4@law.villanova.edu

Email: mgeatens@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  

The goal of the Criminal Law Society is to provide a group in the law school community for students aspiring to pursue a career in criminal law. Through networking and peer-mentorship, the group strives to promote relationships with criminal law practitioners in addition to provide events and education on criminal justice issues.

 

2019-2020 Officers:

Meaghan Geatens, president - mgeatens@law.villanova.edu

Colleen Maguire, VP - cmagui12@law.villanova.edu

Ashley Machamer, treasurer - amachame@law.villanova.edu

Celia Morrison, secretary - cmorri39@law.villanova.edu

Katie Carden - 2L representative - kcarden@law.villanova.edu

Advisor:  Professor Steven Chanenson

 

 

Email: 

adiblasi@law.villanova.edu

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.

President: Annemarie DiBlasio (3L)

Vice President: Charles Burrows (2L)

Maryann Robinson

 

 

Email: EELS@law.villanova.edu

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. 

Advisor: Vice Dean Todd Aagaard

2018-2019 Officers:

Co-presidents: Steven Chaplar (schaplar@law.villanova.edu) and Cathryn Ryan (cryan33@law.villanova.edu)

Secretary: David Secor (dsecor1@law.villanova.edu)

Treasurer: TBD

3L Rep: Eliana Winderman (ewinderm@law.villanova.edu

Email:  EMLS@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  

The Entertainment and Media Law Society’s mission is to expose Villanova Law students to the essential and fundamental elements of entertainment and media law. Through various events, both on and off-campus, EMLS will provide a network of support within the entertainment and media industry to provide students with essential resources and contacts in the field.

Advisor:  Bernard Resnick

2019-2020 Officers:

President - Kirsten Reilly (2L)

Vice President - Rachel Insalaco (2L)

Secretary - Peter Harrick (3L)

Treasurer - Mohamed Asker (2L)


 

Email:  agirman@law.villanova.edu

Mission: The mission of the Family Law Society is to network between current VLS students interested in family law and active family law lawyers in the area. We also hope to educate people more on what family law is, and get involved in pro bono family law issues in the area.

Advisor: Joni Berner, Esq.

Officers 2019-2020:

Andrew Girman 2021 President

Aislinn Sroczynski 2021 Vice President

Tara DeAngelis 2021 Treasurer


 

Email: fashion@law.villanova.edu

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

Advisor: Professor Ann Juliano

Officers 2019-2020:

Co-President: Abby Wilson, Class of 2020

Co-President: Teddy Starling, Class of 2020

Treasurer: Jenna Hough, Class of 2021

Secretary: Julia Eisen, Class of 2021

Email: severton@law.villanova.edu

Mission: The mission of the Federal Bar Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. As a student section of the Federal Bar Association, the Villanova Chapter aims to educate students about current issues in the federal legal system and connect students with practitioners, who can provide students professional guidance. Achieving this mission includes hosting speaking events, panels, and networking events.

Advisor: Professor Tuan Samahon

2019 - 2020 Officers:

Stacey Everton- President

Michael Schwartz- Board Member

Mark Bell- Board Member

Mission: The Federalist Society is a student chapter of the national organization, which believes in promoting challenging, intellectual, and respectful discussions normally unavailable in the classroom. We achieve this goal through events, typically with invited conservative or libertarian speakers and a faculty participant, focused on current legal issues or events. 

Advisor:  Professor Tuan Samahon

2019-2020 Officers:

Leona Marie Sharpstene, President

Greg Drohosky, Vice President of Operations

Anthony Gruzdis, Vice President of Events

Email: firstgenlawyersvls@gmail.com

Mission: Since FGL began in October of the Fall 2018 semester, we have quickly grown to have one of the largest and diverse membership bases and have affected lasting, meaningful change on the VLS community. Not only have we accomplished significant action items like changing Villanova’s application language to be more first-gen friendly and creating an Admitted Students Day panel, we have fostered a sense of pride and community among a substantial percentage of the VLS student body and faculty, which had previously been silent and unnoticed. We have begun long-term plans to help First Gens network, get involved, and take pride in their background, even if their peers seem to have more knowledge of the industry. But most of all, we have done our absolute best to provide an outlet and resource to show First Gen students that they have a voice at Villanova Law and they belong here.

Advisors:  Professors Brogan and Robinson

2019-2020 Officers:

President: Rodrigo Rivera

Vice President: Sam England

Treasurer: Sam Edgell

Secretary: Ray Levy

Alumni Outreach/Liaison: Megan Mason

Social/External Outreach: Bianca Basilone

Email: gferroni@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  The Villanova Law Health Law Society seeks 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. Furthermore, we encourage students of all educational backgrounds to discover an interest in health law. 

Advisor: Professor Michael Campbell

2019-2020 Officers:

Gregory Ferroni (gferroni@law.villanova.edu)- President

Hannah Schroer (hschroe1@law.villanova.edu) - Vice-President

Alice Douglas (adougla9@law.villanova.edu) - Treasurer

Brigitta Glunk (bglunk@law.villanova.edu) - Secretary

Email: lalsa@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  The Latin American Law Student Association's ("LALSA") mission is to spread Latinx culture and Latinx community at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. We support our members by connecting them with the area's network of professionals ranging from other Latinx law students to experienced legal professionals in a variety of legal practices. We have ties to the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania ("HBAPA") and are part of the National Latin American Law Student Association ("NLLSA"), a national network of law students, to bring awareness to the current legal issue affecting Latinx populations in the United States.

Advisor: Professor Moreland

2018-2019 Officers:   

President: Daniela Alvarez

Vice Presidents: Isabel Naveira

Secretary: Jomana Abdallah

Treasurer: Gabby Diaz

Event Coordinator: Eliana Winderman

Outreach Coordinator: Steven Chaplar

2L Representative: Rodrigo Rivera

1L Representatives:  Jonathan Silva, Ronald Avila

 

 

 

Email: honorboard@law.villanova.edu

Honor Board Website

Mission:  Uphold the honor code in the administering of examinations, elections, and other aspects of the VLS community. Honor Board is critical to ensuring a well functioning academic experience for the students of Villanova

Advisor:  Professor Christine G. Mooney

2018-2019 Officers

Thomas Nolan - Chair - tnolan4@law.villanova.edu

Adesewa Egunsola - Vice Chair - aegunso1@law.villanova.edu

Heather Smillie - Secretary - hsmillie@law.villanova.edu

 

 

 

 

Email: Cmulle14@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  

We want to spread awareness about current Immigration Law/policy reforms in both public settings (events) and private meetings. It’s a particularly hot topic right now which should draw a greater crowd in past.

2018-2019 Officers:

Claire Mullen and Natalie Galvez- President

Emily Finnegan- Treasurer

Advisor:  Rebecca Feldmann

Email: ip@law.villanova.edu

Mission: It is the mission of the Villanova University School of Law Intellectual Proerty Society to educate its members about the IP legal profession and work/externship opportunities available at and outside of the law school, to raise awareness of current issues, both legal and otherwise, in IP, to connect current students with alumni working in the IP sector, to foster an inclusive environment where interested students of all educational backgrounds can learn more about IP, and to further the reputation of VLS as an institution at which successful IP attorneys begin their careers.

Advisor:  Professor Michael Risch

2018 -2019 Officers:

Phil Wolfe, 2L:  President

Katie Albanese, 3L: Co-President

Brooke Harley, 3L: Co-President

John Vernon, 3L: Vice President

Robert Leeson, 3L: Secretary

Robert Kuhnle, 3L: Treasurer

Greg Habiak, 2L: Blog Editor

Phillip Wolfe, 2L: Blog Editor

Allison White, 2L: 2L Representative

 

 

Email: international@law.villanova.eduu

Mission:  The International Law Society aims to create a greater global awareness at the Villanova Charles Widger school of law by creating opportunities for networking, and education. The group seeks to inform students of opportunities intentionally and encourages collaboration with other global-minded student organizations.

Advisor:  Professor Ruth Gordon

2018-2019 Officers:  

President: Sarah Baranik de Alarcón

Vice President: Ricky Schneider, r5schne12@law.villanova.edu

Secretary: Jomana Abdallah  

Treasurer: Rodrigo Rivera  

Social Director:  Saruta Siriwatanakul

Communications and Recruitment/Retention Director: Emma Sullivan

Email: jls@law.villanova.edu

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.

Advisor: Professor Chaim Saiman (I thought this was Professor Saiman, but I see Professor Edelman listed online) 

2019-2020 Officers:  

Greg Bailey, 3L - President

Charlie Stegner-Freitag, 3L - Treasurer

Elizabeth Trachtman, 2L - Secretary

Email:  vsilvani@law.villanova.edu

Organizations Email Address:  

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.

Mission: 

Advisor:  Professor Matthew Carluzzo

2018-2019 Officers: vsilvani@law.villanova.edu


President - Vincent Silvanio (vsilvani@law.villanova.edu)

Vice President - Caroline Kaminski (ckamins2@law.villanova.edu)

Treasurer - Caroline Kaminski (ckamins2@law.villanova.edu)

Secretary - Niko Regalbuto (nregalbu@law.villanova.edu)

3L Representative - Joe Caputi (jcaputi@law.villanova.edu)

Consigliere - Chris Polisano (cpolisan@law.villanova.edu

Email: adiblasi@law.villanova.edu

Mission: Our goal is to educate the VLS community on how law effects a forgotten group, especially regarding criminal & family law matters. We seek to bring in guests to explain their jobs as they relate to juvenile law as well as how students can get involved.

Advisor:  Teri Ravenell

2019-2020 Officers:

Co-Presidents: Annemarie DiBlasio & Serena Gopal (3L's)

Vice President/Treasurer: Tara DeAngelis (2L)

Secretary: Karina Norwood (2L)

Group Liason: Annie McDermott (2L)

Youth Court Coordinator: Lona Sharpstene (3L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email:  laborlaw@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  The Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) is focused on exploring issues in the areas of employment law, labor law, and intersecting areas of law. We hope to connect with local practitioners who can encourage Villanova Law students interested in pursuing these fields with beneficial career advice, information on changes in the law, and more. We strive to have events on campus dedicated to current issues in these legal areas and collaborate with other groups on related legal issues.  

Advisor:  Professor Ann Juliano

2019-2020 Officers:

President: Shelby Krafka, 2L

Vice-President: Samantha Martin, 2L

 

Email:  melsa@law.villanova.edu

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. 

Advisor: Matt Saleh

2019-2020 Officers:

Meline Derderian, rising 2L, President

Mohamed Asker, rising 2L, Vice President

Nicholas Khazamipour, rising 3L, Treasurer

 

email: melsa@law.villanova.edu

2019-2020 Officers:

Our purpose is twofold. First, we intend to cultivate a forum on military and veteran issues that is open to all. Second, we endeavor to provide a platform for participants to give back to the community.

Meline Derderian, rising 2L, President

Mohamed Asker, rising 2L, Vice President

Nicholas Khazamipour, rising 3L, Treasurer

Advisor:  Prof. Ann Juliano

Email: clesce@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the fact of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their oppression

Advisor:  Professor Caitlin Barry

2018-2019 Officers:  

Caroline Lesce, 2L, president

Caitlin Foley, 3L executive board

Paige Buckley, 3L executive board

Waqar Rehman, 3L executive board 

 

 

 

Email: jrafatpa@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  OUTLaw strives to promote inclusion of the LGBT community at Villanova Law School, encouraging fellow students, faculty and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue regarding issues within the LGBT community. OUTLaw welcomes ALL members of the Villanova community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to partake in our meetings and events.

Advisor:  Caitlin Barry

2018-2019 Officers:  

President: Julie Tamerler, 2L – jrafatpa@law.villanova.edu

Secretary: Lindsay Burrill, 2L – lburril@law.villanova.edu

Treasurer: Michael Andresakes, 2L – mandresa@law.villanova.edu

Email: ceret@law.villanova.edu

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. 

Advisor: N/A  

2019-2020 Officers:

Austin Skelton, 2L

Michael Markus, 2L

Fernanda Sandoval, 2L

Chelsea Eret, 2L

Email: probono@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  The Villanova Law Pro Bono Society strives to provide students hands-on opportunities to engage in substantive legal work benefitting indigent and deserving clients. This work is accomplished through partnerships with non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area, and includes the Wills for Heroes Foundation, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office, the Christian Legal Clinic of Philadelphia, and the Face to Face birth certificate clinic. The Dorothy Day Award for pro bono service is facilitated through the Pro Bono Society. 

Advisors: Professors  MaryAnn Robinson and Caitlin Barry 

Officers 2019 - 2020:   

President: Chris Merken (2020) cmerken@law.villanova.edu



Vice President: Greg Bailey (2020) gbailey2@law.villanova.edu



Treasurer: Colleen Bullock (2021) cbulloc1@law.villanova.edu



Secretary: Austin Skelton (2021) askelton@law.villanova.edu



Fundraising Coordinator: Megan Mason (2021) mmason11@law.villanova.edu



Face to Face



Yuliya Khromyak (2021) ykhromya@law.villanova.edu

Catherine Kapples (2021) ckapples@law.villanova.edu



Street Law



Jake Etienne (2020) jetienn1@law.villanova.edu

Anne McDermott (2021) amcderm3@law.villanova.edu



Montco Expungement Clinic



Ronald Avila (2021) ravila@law.villanova.edu

Kevin Fernandez (2021) kfernan6@law.villanova.edu



Pennsylvania Innocence Project



Lauren Ferguson (2021) lferguso@law.villanova.edu



Christian Legal Services



Sarah Blum (2021) sblum2@law.villanova.edu



Wills for Heroes



Kahn Wiedis (2020) kwiedis@law.villanova.edu



Senior Law Center



Lona Sharpstene (2020) lsharpst@law.villanova.edu

Professor Robinson and Professor Barry


 

 

Email: pifp@law.villanova.edu

PIFP Website

Advisor:  Ann C. Juliano

Mission:  

The Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law provides financial support to students who commit their summers to public service legal work. Many law students, dedicated to helping the less fortunate, are limited by financial constraints. Similarly, public interest legal organizations often cannot afford to hire much needed summer interns. Through fundraising, PIFP, an entirely student-run organization, provides summer fellowships to Villanova Law students, who in turn aid the larger community by working with various public interest organizations throughout the region, nation and world to deliver volunteer legal services to those in need.




 

PIFP 2019 -2020 Board

Lindsay Burrill - Rising 3L - 2019-2020 Director of PIFP

lburrill@law.villanova.edu / (616) 914-0827



Amy Krumenacker - Rising 3L - 2019-2020 Vice Director of PIFP

akrumena@law.villanova.edu / (856) 513-5285

Email: RELS@law.villanova.edu

Mission: The Real Estate Law Society, RELS, creates opportunities for students to network and engage with the local real estate community, learn about the industry, and build relationships with fellow classmates that are interested in real estate.

Advisor: Professor Edward Liva

2018-2019 Officers:

President - Alexandria Murphy

Vice President - Daniel Maschi

Treasurer - Kenneth Norton

2L Representatives - Jake Etienne, Samantha MacDonald

1L Representatives - TBD

Email:  bsinger1@law.villanova.edu

 

Mission: The Villanova Sports Law Society seeks to further the mission of the 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 well-respected professionals with tremendous experience to speak with and mentor students, host fundraisers and competitions to promote school unity, and send students to case competitions around the United States for a chance to not only display their skills, but also network.

The Sports Law Society will host a networking event, hoping to bring in both experienced and up and coming attorneys to educate students about obtaining jobs in sports, moving up the ladder, and finding the next great opportunity. Experienced students will mentor new students interested in sports law to aid them in better understanding the sports law landscape. Finally, the Sports Law Society will work closely with Andrew Brandt and Jeffrey Moorad to stay ahead of the curve on all legal issues relating to sports.  


Advisor: Andrew Brandt

2019-2020 Officers:


Brett Singer, President - bsinger1@law.villanova.edu

Gabby Diaz, VP - gdiaz7@law.villanova.edu

Anthony Malky, VP - amalky@law.villanova.edu

Catherine DeSilvester, Treasurer - cdesilve@law.villanova.edu

Brittany Crimmins, Secretary - bcrimmi1@law.villanova.edu

Email: rrivera5@law.villanova.edu

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.

Advisor:  Todd Aagaard/Brian McCabe

2019-2020 Officers:

Rodrigo Rivera, 3L, rrivera5@law.villanova.edu

Hannah Schroer, 2L, hschroe1@law.villanova.edu

 

Email: SALDF@law.villanova.edu

SALDF Facebook Page

Mission: Our mission is to raise awareness of animal rights. Our goal is to provide resources to local animal advocacy groups that advance the welfare of animals.

Advisor: Professor Louis Sirico

2018-2019 Officers:

President:  TBD

Remaining officers to be determined.

 

Email: sba@law.villanova.edu

See Student Bar Association Website

 

 

 

          

 

 

       

 

 

          

 

 

Email:  bkurrass@law.villanova.edu

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.

Advisor: Joy Mullane 

2019-2020 Officers:  

Benjamin Kurrass, 2L (bkurrass@law.villanova.edu) as President

Erin Kane, 2L (ekane10@law.villanova.edu) as Vice President

Kyle Gallo, 2L (kgallo5@law.villanova.edu) as VITA Coordinator

Mission:  LawMeet is the premier "moot court" experience for students interested in a transactional practice. LawMeets are live, interactive, educational competitions designed to give law students a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills. The LawMeet Student Organization will be responsible for creating and coordinating teams for participation in regional and national StartUp and Transactional 

Faculty Advisor:  Professor Melanie McMenamin

2018-2019 Officers:

TBD

 

Mission: Our Mission is to engage in and facilitate bipartisan discussion on legal and political scholarship and current events. Our goal is to create productive dialogue between students of differing political views and ideologies to promote a unified and conversant political atmosphere on campus that encourages acceptance of diverse ideas.

Email: 

Vice President -TBD

Tresurer - TBD

Secretary - TBD

Director of Outreach - TBD

Director of Public Relations - TBD

 

Advisor: Professor Patrick M. Brennan

Email: democrats@law.villanova.edu

The 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.

2019-2020 Officers: 

Samantha Newell: President - 3L

Megan Patel: Secretary- 3L

Charlie Stegner- Freitag- Treasurer  

Open positions:

Vice President

1L reps

Advisor:  Professor Ann Juliano

Email: republican@law.villanova.edu

Mission: The Villanova Law Republicans seek to unite members of the Villanova Law community who believe in the core principles of the Republican Party: patriotism, free markets, and limited government.

Advisor: Michael P. Moreland

2018-2019 Officers:   

Chairman:  Celso Leite, 2021

Other Officers - TBD

Email:  rmarvin2@law.villanova.edu

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

Natalie Galvez - Co-President & Founder (3L)

Rachael Marvin - Co-President (2L)

Lindsey Zimmerman - Vice-President (2L)

Daniel Klementowski - Event Planner (2L)

Stuart Lambert - Secretary (2L)

Advisor:  Michelle Dempsey

Mission: The purpose of the Student Health Organization is to offer students opportunities to participate in health-benefitting activities as a means to promote physical and mental wellness

 

Email:  pfenarol@law.villanova.edu


Paul Fenaroli, 2L, president, pfenarol@law.villanova.edu

Allyson Weigand, 2L, Vice President, aweigand@law.villanova.edu

Advisor:  Nancy Whalen 

Email:  VLSASV@law.villanova.edu 

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.

2019-2020 Officers:

Karla Pisarcik, 3L, President

Biana Wolford, 2L, Vice-President

Cecilia Carreras, 2L, Treasurer

Mary Haggerty, 2L, Secretary 

Advisors:  Nancy Whalen and Ryan Rost

Email: wlc@law.villanova.edu

Mission:  

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) organizes and participates in programs and events to raise awareness about legal and non-legal issues that affect women. The WLC strives to create spaces for its members and the law school community to openly discuss these issues. The WLC has strong relationships with other students groups at the law school and with Villanova alumni. The WLC welcomes any member of the Villanova community to join the organization.

Advisor:  Professor Ann Juliano

2019 - 2020 Officers:

President: Emily Bley

Vice President: Grace Waweru

Treasurer: Victoria Mazzola

Secretary: Idna Castellon

Social Outreach Coordinators: Nkiruka Umegbolu, Hannah Rogers

Special Events Coordinator: Megan Mason

Men's Outreach Coordinator: Sam England

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