Professor Pistone is a Professor of Law and Director of the Clinical Program. She teaches the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES). Professor Pistone received her B.S. cum laude New York University, her J.D. cum laude from St. John's University School of Law, and her LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. At St. John's, she was a member of the St. John's Law Review. Before joining the Villanova faculty in 1999, she was an associate in the corporate and telecommunications departments at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City and Washington, D.C., the Legal Director of Human Rights First in Washington, D.C., and a teaching fellow in the asylum clinic (Center for Applied Legal Studies) at Georgetown University Law Center. In 2006, Professor Pistone was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to lecture at the University of Malta. Professor Pistone serves on the Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights’ International Advisory Board and is co-chair of the ABA Clinical and Skills Committee. Professor Pistone's research and teaching interests focus on asylum and refugee law, immigration law, migration, clinical education, and Catholic social thought.
Asylum Rights and Wrongs: What the Refugee Protection Act Will Do and What More Will Need to be Done, Fordham Urban Law Journal (2011)
Unsettling Develpment: Terrorism and The New Case for Enhancing Protection and Humanitarian Assistance for Refugees and Displaced Persons, Including Victims of Natural Disaster, Columbia Human Rights Law Review (2011)
A More Perfect Union (with John J. Hoeffner), Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics (Immigration issue) (2008)
"In All Things Love" Immigration, Policy-Making and the Development of Preferential Options for the Poor (with John J. Hoeffner), Journal of Catholic Social Thought (2008)
The invitation to write for this symposium stated that the preferential option for the poor...
Preaching to the Uncoverted: America's Need for Skilled Foreign Workers (with John J. Hoeffner), Immigration Law Today (2007)
Contributions to Books
But the Laborers are... Many? Catholic Social Teaching on Business, Labor, and Economic Migration, And You Welcomed Me: Migration and Catholic Social Teaching (2009)
An Overview of United States Immigration Law, Marriage of Undocumented Residents (2006)
New Restrictions Placed on Asylum Seekers Should be Removed, Illegal Immigration (2001)
Asylum Changes and Expedited Removal (with Philip G. Schrag), Understanding the 1996 Immigration Act (1997)
No Path But One: Law School Survival in an Age of Disruptive Technology (with John J. Hoeffner), ExpressO (2013)
In the absence of a dramatic shift in their approach to legal education, law schools...