About the Chapter

The Saint Joseph’s Law Alumni Chapter upholds a proud tradition of reflecting the Ignatian values through service as men and women for others. The Chapter contributes to current University life and advances the legal profession through its focus on scholarship, professional kinship and mentoring for graduates aspiring to the Bar. Alumni also serve as a source of information, support, guidance and supplemental education for students and fellow alumni planning and working in the legal profession. The chapter provides opportunities to engage with current students, share expertise about careers in the legal profession and support SJU graduates continuing on to law school.

Events & Awards

The chapter plans and hosts several events throughout the year. The Law Alumni Chapter honors loyal alumni with awards, including the Brother Bartholomew A. Sheehan, S.J. ’27 Award and the Honorable Francis X. McClanaghan ’27 Award in the fall. In the spring, the Gem Award is presented to an alum who has worked without recognition for the good of others.

In addition to the award evenings, Law Alumni events include professional networking dinners, speakers, industry panels, and social events. Law Alumni connect with students through mentoring, events such as Dinner with a Lawyer, and through the Law Alumni Student Scholarship awards.  Alumni also are encouraged to participate in signature SJU events like Hawktoberfest, Global Community Day, and the Alumni Gala.

How to get involved

Alumni can participate in a variety of ways, including signing up to receive communication about upcoming events, becoming a mentor, getting involved as a chapter officer, and helping the group grow. Alumni can also support initiatives by donating directly to the Law Alumni Endowment Fund to support activities including awards for graduating seniors, faculty and student academic development and projects.

Questions? Contact Shannon Groves | Director, Alumni Networks | 610-660-3294 |

Join the Chapter


Chapter Officers

Denise Vicario, Esq. ’93
Mary Kay Kelm, Esq. ’89 Vice President
Ian Landman, Esq. ’03
Joseph M. Nardi III, Esq. ’80 Treasurer

Ila Bhatnagar '91
Francis Burns ’75
Eugene Cipriani ’74
Nicholas Clemente '60
John Paul Curran ’61
Kailee Farrell '07
Andrew Friedlander ’07
v John Gallagher ’66
Renee Hykel ’01
Brigid Landy’08
Denis Lawler ’70
Leon Mankowski ’56
Bernard McLafferty ’58
Joseph Oberlies ’79
Joseph O'Keefe ’66
Michael Olley ’85
Louis Presenza ’67
Francis Raucci ’58
Joseph Rossi ’89
Dennis Sheehan ’85
Felice Stack ’75
Dawn Tancredi ’96

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