STUDENT NOTE: BETTER IN THEORY: THE ROAD TO PROSTITUTION REFORM IN PENNSYLVANIA

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Alysa Castro

In many ways, Mark A. Sargent was a textbook example of an upstanding citizen. He was educated at Wesleyan University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and went on to complete a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies at Cornell University. After completing a law degree (also from Cornell), Sargent practiced securities and corporate law for a few years in Boston before beginning his teaching career in 1980. He was eventually appointed Dean and Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law. He was successful in this position, publishing numerous articles, including, “Lawyers in the Moral Maze,” which describes the process of “ethical numbing” that many corporate lawyers experience, a process that results in corporate lawyers engaging in conduct that is diametrically opposed to their moral convictions. His research and teaching interests involve the intersection between Catholic social thought and the law. He has a wife, also a successful lawyer, one son, and is an active member of his community. View More