Mark A. Sargent

  • American Bar Association / ABA, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Rankings, U.S. News

    Villanova Scandal Watch: More Cryptic Emails From the Dean

    This Villanova scandal is going to get uglier before it finishes. On Friday, we reported that John Y. Gotanda, the dean of Villanova Law School, sent a letter to students and alumni in which he revealed that the school reported inaccurate admissions information to the American Bar Association. The letter was light on specifics. According […]

    134 Comments / / Feb 7, 2011 at 4:02 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Villanova Law ‘Knowingly Reported’ Inaccurate Information to the ABA

    In a letter just released to students and alumni of Villanova University School of Law, Dean John Y. Gotanda admits that Villanova Law knowingly reported inaccurate admissions information to the American Bar Association, for years prior to 2010. The school has conducted an internal investigation and has been independently audited by Ropes & Gray. In […]

    94 Comments / / Feb 4, 2011 at 3:34 PM
  • Law School Deans, Law Schools, Prostitution

    Dean Mark Sargent — You Can Call Him John

    It appears that Mark A. Sargent’s abrupt resignation as dean of Villanova Law had nothing to do with the Peanut Girl controversy, or his more recent email faux pas. It’s more likely that it had to do with an Eliot Spitzer problem: patronizing prostitutes. But at least the public-minded dean helped the police crack a […]

    105 Comments / / Jul 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM
  • Law School Deans, Law Schools

    Farewell, Dean Sargent
    ‘Peanut Girl’ dean resigns at Villanova.