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

Professor Pistone's research and teaching interests focus on asylum and refugee law,
immigration law, migration, clinical education, and Catholic social thought. 



Law Schools and Technology: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading, Journal of Legal Education (2015)

1. For many years, the question of how to use technology to teach the law...



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...



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)
Asylum Changes and Expedited Removal (with Philip G. Schrag), Understanding the 1996 Immigration Act (1997)

Unpublished Papers


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...