John Del Vecchio

Adjunct Faculty, Ethics and Business Law

J.D., , William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., Philosophy, University of St. Thomas

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John Del Vecchio is an adjunct faculty member of the Ethics and Business Law Department. He has operated a solo, general practice law firm since 1988. Practice areas include wills; probate; real estate, buying and selling of both residential and commercial; negotiating; drafting and interpreting contracts; collections, creditor and debtor; business formation and finance; employment; subrogation; family law; consumer law; entertainment law, trademark/copyright, contracts; misdemeanor defense; government benefits; landlord/tenant; alternative dispute resolution; personal injury; FCC radio station license compliance; legal services related to non-profit organizations; and unemployment insurance.

Del Vecchio's law practice involves participation with the legal services to the indigent programs, taking pro-bono cases on a regular basis. Del Vecchio sends his students to observe volunteer lawyers and clients meet on actual cases through the field education component of his BLAW classes. Some students come back from these meetings stating, "It's not like this on TV."

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BLAW 301 - 01 Legal Environment/Business M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 115
Description of course Legal Environment/Business : CRN: 42680

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BLAW 354 - 01 Marketing Law - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 110
Description of course Marketing Law : CRN: 42690
This course explores the legal principles and government regulation relating to marketing, advertising, and intellectual property. Topics include intellectual property protection such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights; the law of advertising and promotion; and possibly other timely topics relevant to marketing law. Prerequisite: BLAW 301, 302, or 303

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BLAW 301 - 03 Legal Environment/Business - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 114
Description of course Legal Environment/Business : CRN: 21933
An examination of the business law rules and principles of particular relevance to entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Subjects include contracts, negligence, products liability and warranty, sales of goods, intellectual property, employment law, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process and alternative dispute resolution. Prerequisite: Junior standing

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BLAW 302 - 01 Business Law for Accounting M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 230
Description of course Business Law for Accounting : CRN: 21936
An examination of the business rules and principles of particular relevance to the accounting profession. Subjects include the law of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of debtor-creditor relations, the legal structure governing the formation and operation of business organizations (agency, partnership, and corporations), securities regulations, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 210

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BLAW 302 - 02 Business Law for Accounting M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 230
Description of course Business Law for Accounting : CRN: 21937
An examination of the business rules and principles of particular relevance to the accounting profession. Subjects include the law of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of debtor-creditor relations, the legal structure governing the formation and operation of business organizations (agency, partnership, and corporations), securities regulations, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 210

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Publisher, Armita Records and Music, St. Paul (1992 - present)
  • Attorney, John Del Vecchio, PA, St. Paul (1989 - present)
  • Owner, Fryer Johns, St. Paul (1997 - 2000)
  • Law Clerk, Lawrence P. Marofsky, Attorney at Law, Brooklyn Center (1986 - 1987)

Professional Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Major Works

Research Interests
  • Ethics and Business Law

Presentations
  • "Sharing the experience: Assisting the self-represented" Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Education, Saint Paul, MN, January 01, 2011
  • "Findings on field education as a component to a business law class" Midwest Business Administration Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 01, 2007
  • "Seminar Presenter- secondary schools. Researched, developed and presented legal seminars on Copyright, trademark, sexual harassment, American legal system, defamation, family law, criminal law, consumer and employment law." Community Education, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 01, 1992