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July 19, 2014 — Welcome to Villanova Law Review‘s Vol. 60 Staff Writers!

Kristen Ashe
Graham Bickel
Michael Brown
Meghan Campbell
Matthew Coin
Jamey Collidge
Allison Crowe
Michael Dalton
John D’Elia
Travis Dunkleberger
Andrew Estepani
Amanda Garger
Elizabeth Giordano
Brendan Hatfield
Scott Henry
Melissa Hensinger
Coleen Hill
Jennifer Hillman
Nicole Holden
Matthew Kaiser
Christie Larochelle
John Lisman
Carina Meleca
Logan Miller
Sara Moyer
Elizabeth Mullin
Alexandria Murphy
Michael Nachajski
Nicholas Needle
Melissa Ruth
Brennan Schreibman
Michael Stenger
Donald Van Buren
Kathleen Vermilion
Jessica Watkins

April 14, 2014 — Villanova Law Review‘s Editorial Board of Volume 60 Leadership Transition

Villanova Law Review is pleased to announce that its new Editorial Board assumed control of the journal on Monday, April 14, 2014.  The Vol. 60 Board wishes the editors of Vol. 59 all of the best and thanks them for their dedication to the journal.

The Volume 60 Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas P. Reilly
Executive Editor: Mark T. Wilhelm
 
Managing Editor of Production: Michael Montalbano
Managing Editor of Research & Writing: Kelsey Hughes-Blaum
Managing Editor of Operations: Amanda D. Crawford
Managing Editor of Tolle Lege: Hayley M. Lenahan
 
Articles Editors: Stephanie Haas, Nicholas Karwacki, Kyle Pinder, Tony Roustopolous, Matthew Skaroff, and Brett A. Zakeosian  
Student Works Editors: Nicholas Carroll, Lisabel Cheong, Nicole Pedi, Matthew Setzer
Online Editors: Gabriella Paglieri and Dean J. Shauger

 

April 11, 2014 — Villanova Law Journals’ Dinner

The Law Review celebrated another successful year at a dinner on April 11, along with the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal, the Moot Court Board and Team, and the Villanova Trial Team.

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Editors and staff writers of Vol. 59 of Villanova Law Review gather for a photo before dinner.

 

April 11, 2014 — Volume 59.1 of the Villanova Law Review is now available online.

Click here for Vol. 59.1.

 

March 15, 2014 — Villanova Law Journals’ Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament

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The Villanova Law Review Team takes first place in the Villanova Law Journals’ Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament.  The Journals raised a combined $1,545 for cancer research.

 

March 6, 2014 — Villanova Law Review‘s Alumni Reunion

Villanova Law Review hosted its Annual Reunion for alumni and students this spring at the Union League of Philadelphia.

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Editor-in-chief Glenn McGillivary with Dean John Gotanda.

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Staff writers chat with an alumnus.

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Alumni gather for a photo.

 

February 28, 2014 — Villanova Law Review Student Publications

Please join us in congratulating the following staff writers whose articles were selected for publication in Volume 59, Issue 5 of the Villanova Law Review:
  1. Lisabel Cheong, Saving Private Remedies: Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station Arms Property Owners with a Private Cause of Action Against Energy Companies
  2. Stephanie Haas, Class Is in Session: The Third Circuit Heightens Ascertainability with Rigor in Carrera v. Bayer Corp.
  3. Nicholas Karwacki, Who’s the Bully Now? The Third Circuit Gives Negligent School Districts a Constitutional “Hall Pass” in Morrow v. Balaski, Leaving Bullied Students out in the Cold
  4. Gabriella Paglieri, A Rose, Is a Rose, or Is It?  The Third Circuit Overrules the Hybrid Offense Theory for Determining Aggravated Felony Deportations in Al-Sharif v. USCIS
  5. Nicole Pedi, Bright “Idea” or Missing the Mark? The Third Circuit Restricts Reimbursement for Residential Placement Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Please also join us in congratulating another staff writer, whose article will be published on the Villanova Law Review‘s online companion, Tolle Lege:
D.J. Shauger, Secret’s Out: Third Circuit Find Delaware’s State-Sponsored Arbitration Program Violates First Amendment Right of Public Access in Delaware Coalition for Open Government v. Strine

 

October 26, 2013 — Journals Members Participating in Stop Hunger Now!

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October 15, 2013 — The Journals Host: Stop Hunger Now!

Saturday, October 26th at 10:30am, we are hosting our first annual Stop Hunger Now food packaging event in the VLS cafeteria. Stop Hunger Now is an organization that creates and packages nutritious food that is shipped all over the world for use in school lunches. The idea is that if a nutritious lunch is provided, not only will young people be healthier, they will also be more inclined to go to school. If you want to learn more about the organization please visit their website: http://www.stophungernow.org

Before packaging the food on October 26th, the Law Review along with the other journals will have to raise (and hopefully exceed) a minimum of $2500.  Please go to our donation page to make your donations: https://stophungernow.secure.force.com/events/SA_EVENTS__Home?id=70170000000ke6FAAQ!

 

October 14, 2013 — Villanova Law Review Student Publications
Please join us in congratulating the following staff writers whose articles were selected for publication in Volume 59, Issue 2 of the Villanova Law Review:
  1. Nicholas Carroll, “A Win for the Little Guys?: Appraising Minority Shareholder Rights Under the Delaware Short-Form Merger Statute After Berger v. Pubco Corp”
  2. Jocelyn Cooper, “Dissecting the Heart of the Organ Allocation Process: Evaluating the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Grant of Life in Murnaghan v. HHS
  3. Thomas Reilly, “Now I’m Guilty, Now I’m Not: The Automatic Right to Presentence Guilty Plea Withdrawals in Pennsylvania Since Commonwealth v. Forbes
  4. Tony Roustopoulos, “The Fifth Circuit Buries Intrastate Economic Protectionism in St. Joseph Abbey v. Castille
  5. Mark Wilhelm, “All is not Everything: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Restriction of Natural Gas Conveyance in Butler v. Charles Power Estate ex rel. Warren
Please also join us in congratulating another staff writer, whose article will be published on the Villanova Law Review‘s online companion, Tolle Lege:

Kelsey Hughes-Blaum, “
RFF Family Partnership, LP v. Burns & Levinson, LLP: Massachusetts Constructs a Functional Framework for In-Firm Privilege and Exposes Other States’ Need for Renovation”

 

October 14, 2013 — Labor Law Journal Publishes Villanova Law Review Student’s Article

Gwen Callan’s (VLS’ 14) article, Not EVEN Over My Dead Body: The Third Circuit Allows Estates to Bring Action Against Ex-Spouses to Obtain Distributed ERISA-Protected Benefits, was recently published in the Labor Law Journal (cite: 64 LABOR LAW JOURNAL 135 (2013)).  

Everyone at the Law Review would like to congratulate Gwen on her accomplishment!

 

September 13, 2013  Pennsylvania State Legislature Task Force Republishes Villanova Law Review Student’s Article

Megan Lagreca’s (VLS ’14) article, “Treating a Chronic Case of Discrimination: The Ninth Circuit’s Prescription for Mental Health Patients’ Rights in Harlick v. Blue Shield,”  previously published in Volume 58:2 of the Villanova Law Review, was republished by the Task Force on Prevention of Violence, as established by the Joint State Government Commission under Pennsylvania Senate Resolution 6.

Everyone at the Law Review would like to congratulate Meg on her accomplishment and her contribution to the political and legal fields.

 

August 30, 2013  Pennsylvania Bar Association Publishes Villanova Law Review Student’s Article

Joe Catuzzi (VLS ’14) was recently published in the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy. His article “The Case for New Jersey’s Opportunity Scholarship Act” is available at:  http://www.rutgerspolicyjournal.org/case-new-jersey’s-opportunity-scholarship-act-0.

Everyone at the Law Review would like to congratulate Joe on his accomplishment!

 

June 1, 2013  Villanova Law Review Student’s Article Selected as Finalist for Scribes Law Review Award 

Adam Cole (VLS ’14) was nominated for the Scribes Law Review Award and was selected as one of thirteen finalists out of seventy eight nominees.  His article A Preference for Deference: The Benefits of the First Circuit’s Customized Standard of Review for Collection Due Process Appeals in Dalton v. Commissioner, was praised for its “clear presentation of a technical topic.”

Everyone at the Law Review would like to congratulate Adam on his accomplishment!

 

April 2, 2013  Pennsylvania Bar Association Publishes Villanova Law Review Student’s Article

Michelle Rosenberg (VLS ’14) was recently published in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s “Resolution” newsletter, a newsletter of the PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Her article, “Victim Offender Conferencing: A Restorative Approach” is available at page 4 of the following link: http://www.pabar.org/public/committees/dispreso/pubs/newsletters/ResolutionSpring13.pdf.

Everyone at the Law Review would like to congratulate Michelle on her accomplishment!

 

March 14, 2013  Second Annual Villanova Law Review Reunion

Dean John Y. Gotanda and Brian Boyle, Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law Review, invite you to a special reception to celebrate the legacy of Villanova’s most prestigious journal.  The event is complimentary for Villanova Law Review Alumni and guests.  Immediately following the reunion, Dean Gotanda invites you to the Villanova Law Alumni Association Annual Reception, also at the Constitution Center.

Event Information:

Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m
Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA
Registration: Click HERE to register for the Law Review Reunion first

Additional Information: Once registered, you will see a confirmation of your registration and a link to register for the VLAA Annual Alumni Reception & Awards Program

For more information, please contact Mark A. Kasten ’13, Reunion Chair at 610-519-7050 or mkasten@law.villanova.edu

 

March 11, 2013 – Villanova Law Review E-reader Edition 

The Villanova Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of the print journal in digital format for E-readers.  Volume 58:1, published March 2013, is the first edition available in this format.  The Law Review is grateful to the Harry S. Cherken, Jr. Law Review Fund for allowing us to make the digital edition of our journal available free of charge.  Click Here to access the digital edition.

 

February 22, 2013 — Publication of Two New Articles on Tolle Lege

The Villanova Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of two new articles on Tolle Lege the Law Review’s online companion.  The first article is by Professor Richard A. Booth, Martin G. McGuinn Chair in Business Law at the Villanova University School of Law.  Professor Booth’s article discusses the potential implications of  Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, which is presently before the Supreme Court.  The second article is by Ms. Laura E. Ploeg, a Third Year Law Student at Villanova and a member of the Villanova Law Review.  Ms. Ploeg’s article asserts that the Supreme Court misapplied pre-emption principles in its holding in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting and how the holding in that case will impact immigration law.

 

December 10, 2012 — Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture Announcement

The Villanova Law Review is pleased to announce that it will once again be participating in the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  We are honored that Professor Taunya Banks will be delivering this year’s lecture.  Professor Banks’s talk, “The Unfinished Journey: Educational Equality and Martin Luther King, Jr. Revisited,” will be published in Volume 58 of the Law Review.

For more information — click here

 

November 11, 2012 — Norman J. Shacoy Symposium Announcement

The annual Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium will be held on January 18, 2013. This year’s symposium will be titled “Assessing the CISG and Other International Endeavors to Unify International Contract Law: Has the Time Come for a New Global Initiative to Harmonize and Unify International Trade?” The symposium will bring together many of the world’s leading experts on international contract law. Additionally, the Villanova Law Review is pleased to announce that the symposium will be cosponsored by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association, as well as the Global Philadelphia Association.

For more information — click here

 

November 11, 2012 — Tolle Lege Publication Announcement

The Villanova Law Review would like to congratulate Colleen Ray and Laura Ploeg, whose articles we have selected for publication on Tolle Lege.  Colleen’s piece is a Comment entitled Fueling the Death Spiral for Workers’ Pensions: The Bankruptcy Process and Multiemployer Pension Plans, Laura’s is a Note entitled Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting: A Law Student’s Freewheeling Inquiry.  Laura’s Note has been selected by The National Law Review as one of the Fall 2012 winners of their Law Student Writing Contest.

 

November 11, 2012 — Student Note Publication Announcement

The Villanova Law Review the following staff writers whose articles were selected for publication in Volume 58:

1. Joseph Catuzzi, Please Be Delicate with My Permanent Record: The Pendulum Inches Towards Absolute Privilege in  Merkam v. Wachovia.

2. Adam Cole, A Preference for Deference: The Benefits of the First Circuit’s Customized Standard of Review for Collection Due Process Appeals in Dalton v. Commissioner.

3. Megan Lagreca, Treating a Chronic Case of Discrimination: The Ninth Circuit’s Prescription for Mental Health Patients’ Rights in Harlick v. Blue Shield.

4. Glenn McGillivray, What’s Your Priority?: Revitalizing Pennsylvania’s Approach to Equitable Subrogation with Regard to Mortgages After First Commonwealth Bank v. Heller.

5. Nicolas Novy, The Future of Residual Clause Interpretation: “Shanking” the Commentary and Simplifying Sentencing Enhancement Analysis After Mobley v. United States.

Please also join us in congratulating the following staff writer, whose article will be published on the Villanova Law Review’s online companion, Tolle Lege:

Jude Steininger, Shortsighted Response to Reverse Payments: How the Third Circuit May Cause Consumers to “Pay for the Delay” of New Drug Development.

 

September 13, 2012 — Villanova Law School Hosts John F. Scarpa Conference

On Friday, September 14, 2012, the Villanova Law School will host the John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture.  This year the conference is entitled “Living the Catholic Faith in Public Life.”  Below are links providing more information on the conference and for tickets.

John F. Scarpa Conference Additional Information

John F. Scarpa Conference Tickets

 

August 29, 2012 — Volumes 57:1 and 57:2 of the Villanova Law Review are now available on the Law Review website.

 

July 24, 2012 — Villanova Law Review Welcomes New Members

The Villanova Law Review would like to congratulate all the new Staff Writers on becoming members of Volume LVIII of the Law Review.  This is a tremendous accomplishment and the Editors of the Law Review look forward to working with the Staff Writers during the upcoming school year.

 

July 16, 2012 — Villanova Law Review Student Wins First Place in Legal Writing Competition

Rising 3L and Villanova Law Review Associate Editor Kathleen Dapper recently won first place in the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual Student Legal Writing Contest.  Kathleen’s article “Nothing is Certain Except Death and Taxes: But in the District Courts, Not Even Taxes are Certain for e-Discovery Costs” was selected for the honor by the IADC after reviewing numerous submissions.  Everyone at the Law Review would like to congratulate Kathleen on her accomplishment!

 

Past Stories

June 4, 2012 — Villanova Law Review Launches Online Companion