Welcoming the Class of 2017

Jami Wintz McKeon Orientation 2014
Jami Wintz McKeon '81 addresses the Class of 2017

Villanova University School of Law welcomes its Class of 2017, a group of students hailing from diverse and impressive backgrounds.

Members of the class include business owners, community leaders and champions of social justice. Several students join our community following careers in government, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Senate. Others will bring corporate perspectives to the classroom from their past roles at organizations including DLA Piper, JP Morgan, Samsung and Vanguard.

True to our Augustinian Catholic mission, numerous students served their communities through their work with Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, THON, Women Against Abuse and Youth Action.

The Class of 2017’s Villanova experience began on August 20, 2014, with a speech by Jami Wintz McKeon ’81, Chair-Elect of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In her remarks, McKeon challenged the students to use their three years at Villanova to hone their skills in analysis, judgment and communication. She stressed the importance of staying true to yourself, dedicating yourself to excellence, being passionate and serving others—adding that these qualities will enhance the law school experience and also serve the students well as lawyers.

The Villanova University School of Law community salutes the students’ accomplishments and looks forward to their contributions over the next three years.