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. The Chapter encourages contact and interaction among our members, SJU faculty and current students to promote the responsible study and practice of the law.

We support the professional development of our members by hosting events throughout the year. 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 by inviting former classmates to attend upcoming events and connect with the chapter.

Join the Law Alumni Chapter.

You can also connect with fellow Law Alumni and receive updates about the chapter's activities by joining our social media groups:

Support the Law Chapter

Donate directly to the Law Alumni Endowment Fund to support activities including:

  • Law Alumni Scholarships for graduating seniors
  • faculty and academic development
  • student projects and support
  • alumni and campus engagement
 If you have questions about giving to the Law Chapter, contact Maura Slatowski for more information.

Law Alumni Chapter Members: Click here to pay dues

For more information, contact:
Shannon Groves
Director of Alumni Networks
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

Chapter Officers

Ila Bhatnagar, Esq. ’91
Mary Kay Kelm, Esq. ’89 Vice President
Denise Vicario, Esq. ’93 Secretary
Joseph M. Nardi III, Esq. ’80 Treasurer

Andrew Friedlander ’07
Bernard McLafferty ’58
Brigid Landy’08
Dawn Tancredi ’96
Dennis Sheehan ’85
Eugene Cipriani ’74
Francis Burns ’75
Felice Stack ’75
Francis Raucci ’58
Ian Landman’03
John Gallagher ’66
Joseph Oberlies ’79
Joseph O'Keefe ’66
Joseph Rossi ’89
Kailee Farrell '07
Leon Mankowski ’56
John Paul Curran ’61
  Denis Lawler ’70
 Louis Presenza ’67
Michael Olley ’85
Nicholas Clemente '60
Renee Hykel ’01

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