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Villanova Law alum finds passion in the arts

As a student at Villanova Law, Virginia "Ginger" Hansen '17 combined that love of the arts with her passion for the law in two exciting experiential learning opportunities—externships at the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art and with Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.  

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Dean Alexander nominated to join the AALS Executive Committee

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Nominating Committee for 2018 Officers and Members of the Executive Committee recently announced that Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, is one of three individuals nominated to join the AALS Executive Committee.

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Trial team success at University of Florida Trial Advocacy Tournament

This month, four Villanova Law National Trial Team students competed and finished as quarterfinalists in the University of Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament in Gainesville, Florida. Samuel Cooper ’19, Samantha Fitzpatrick ’19, Jordan Morgan ’19 and LaVelle King ’18 competed against teams from law schools across the country.

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The Inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Fellows

Villanova Law is bringing to campus renowned scholars in a range of areas of law, leadership and business through the Dean’s Distinguished Fellows program. Villanova. Jonathan Klick, PhD, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Kellye Testy, President of LSAC, are joining Villanova’s academic community as the first-ever Dean’s Distinguished Fellows.

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Dan Sulvetta '19 and Steven Lee '19 Win 58th Annual Reimel Moot Court Competition

Dan Sulvetta '19 and Steven Lee '19 were awarded the John J. Duffy ’62 Advocacy Cup as winners of the 58th Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition. The competition is an intra-school tournament that has become a hallmark of the Villanova Law experience.

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Community Discussions Address Current Social Issues

Members of the Villanova Law community gathered in October for a series of events exploring the recent “Take a Knee” movement in sports. In small group settings, faculty, staff and students came together for substantive and thought-provoking discussion.

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The 58th Annnual The Honorable Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition

This year's final round of the 58th Annual The Honorable Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition is set for November 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Martin G. McGuinn '67 Ceremonial Courtroom at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

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Legal Ethics, Harassment and Discrimination: The Role of the Rules, 11/15

Presented by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance in partnership with Cozen O'Connor, legal professionals will gatehr for a panel discussion to tackle questions about changes to the ABA Model of Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Students’ research works to influence PA Court policy

Patrick McGinnis ’18 and Dana Sleeper ’18 impacted the lives of individual clients as students in Villanova’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC). Now their work as researchers may influence public policy, helping to illuminate discrepancies in the availability of interpretation assistance in select Pennsylvania courts.

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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Annual Speaker Series, Fall 2017

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law continues its annual speaker series with two events in fall 2017. This semester, Center Director Andrew Brandt will lead revealing conversations on the business of sports, featuring: Chris Soriano and Adam Berger, attorneys from Duane Morris and Jake Rosenberg, Director of Football Administration of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Humanhood: Beyond Childhood and Adulthood, 10/27

What is humanhood? Speakers from the disciplines of biology, psychology, linguistics, literary theory, law and more will gather to discuss and clarify a holistic conception of a developing human life.

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The 2017 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, 10/20

The Villanova Law Review examines fifty years under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with its annual Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on October 20, 2017. The symposium features a group of distinguished FOIA and transparency scholars, governmental officials, and FOIA requesters and litigants engaging in a probing review of the issues as experienced on the ground.

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John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship for its Inaugural Law & Entrepreneurship Roundtable

Professionals from law, venture capital, biotech and nonprofit organizations will come together on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in 2017. Jane Hollingsworth, Founding Managing Partner of Militia Hill Ventures, presents the keynote address.

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Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Media

Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Media, hosted by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, takes place on Wednesday, October 18 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event is free and open to the Villanova community and the public.

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Welcome Class of 2020

Hailing from 20 states and the District of Columbia and from undergraduate institutions such as New York University, Loyola University, Virginia Tech and Fairfield University, the Charles Widger School of Law’s Class of 2020 was welcomed this week into the Villanova community. Many students in the Class come to law school with significant work experience, including prior positions as financial analysts, mechanical engineers, landscapers and more. 

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Prof. Nelson’s award-winning paper tackles the issue of corporate crime

A recent article by Prof. Josephine Sandler Nelson has been recognized with two top awards—the Holmes-Cardozo Award for best submitted conference paper and the Distinguished Proceedings Award—by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

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Dean Alexander Joins MSNBC to discuss law and Presidential pardons

Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, appeared on MSNBC's AM Joy on July 23, 2017, to discuss constitutional law and the repurcussions of Presidential pardons.

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Villanova University Appoints Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion

Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion. Among Villanova’s highest academic honors, the University Professor recognizes distinguished faculty whose extraordinary scholarly achievement and accomplishment spans disciplines and crosses traditional college boundaries.  

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Villanova University Appoints Brett Frischmann, JD, as the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics

Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Brett Frischmann, JD, as the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, effective August 1. Among Villanova’s highest academic honors, the University Professor recognizes distinguished faculty whose extraordinary scholarly achievement and accomplishment spans disciplines and crosses traditional college boundaries. This interdisciplinary position, based in the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was conceived and endowed as part of a $25 million leadership gift from Charles Widger ’73 JD.

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Advocating for Veterans

Richard Prebil ’17 is one of a select group of recent law graduates chosen as 2017 Equal Justice Works Fellows. This prestigious public interest fellowship is granted by Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Just 77 recent law graduates from 40 law schools were selected as a part of the program’s 2017 fellowship class.

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Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Names the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy in Recognition of Gifts Totaling $5 Million

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law announced today that its Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will be named in honor of Eleanor H. McCullen, recognizing recent gifts totaling $5 million from her husband, Joseph T. McCullen Jr. ’57 CLAS. The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will offer new academic programming for Villanova law students and will serve as a hub for conferences and seminars on emerging advocacy issues in law, religion and public policy.

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