John Del Vecchio

Adjunct Faculty, Ethics and Business Law

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

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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 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BLAW 354 - 01 Marketing Law - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 229
Description of course Marketing Law : CRN: 42860
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
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
BLAW 625 - 211 Legal Strategy - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 314
Description of course Legal Strategy : CRN: 42861
The course examines how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies and provide managers with tools to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and to resolve legal issues before they become problems. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases designed to provide hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts. Because contracts are an essential element of business, much of the course is organized around negotiating and analyzing critical business agreements covering a range of topics, including sales of goods, intellectual property, employment, and dispute resolution with the goal of developing understanding of how to structure agreements to minimize legal and business risk, enhance economic value and relationships, and aid the organization in achieving its goals. -- Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
BLAW 625 - 222 Legal Strategy See Details * *
Description of course Legal Strategy : CRN: 42862
The course examines how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies and provide managers with tools to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and to resolve legal issues before they become problems. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases designed to provide hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts. Because contracts are an essential element of business, much of the course is organized around negotiating and analyzing critical business agreements covering a range of topics, including sales of goods, intellectual property, employment, and dispute resolution with the goal of developing understanding of how to structure agreements to minimize legal and business risk, enhance economic value and relationships, and aid the organization in achieving its goals. -- Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
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SCH 3161800-210031 Oct '17
SCH 3161800-210014 Nov '17
SCH 3161800-210028 Nov '17
SCH 3161800-210012 Dec '17
J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BLAW 625 - 211 Legal Strategy See Details * *
Description of course Legal Strategy : CRN: 21801 1.5 Credit Hours
The course examines how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies and provide managers with tools to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and to resolve legal issues before they become problems. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases designed to provide hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts. Because contracts are an essential element of business, much of the course is organized around negotiating and analyzing critical business agreements covering a range of topics, including sales of goods, intellectual property, employment, and dispute resolution with the goal of developing understanding of how to structure agreements to minimize legal and business risk, enhance economic value and relationships, and aid the organization in achieving its goals. Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
SCH 4071800-210029 Jan '18
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SCH 4071800-210012 Feb '18
SCH 4071800-210026 Feb '18
SCH 4071800-210012 Mar '18
BLAW 625 - 222 Legal Strategy See Details * *
Description of course Legal Strategy : CRN: 21802 1.5 Credit Hours
The course examines how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies and provide managers with tools to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and to resolve legal issues before they become problems. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases designed to provide hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts. Because contracts are an essential element of business, much of the course is organized around negotiating and analyzing critical business agreements covering a range of topics, including sales of goods, intellectual property, employment, and dispute resolution with the goal of developing understanding of how to structure agreements to minimize legal and business risk, enhance economic value and relationships, and aid the organization in achieving its goals. Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
SCH 4071800-210019 Mar '18
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SCH 4071800-210009 Apr '18
SCH 4071800-210023 Apr '18
SCH 4071800-210007 May '18
BLAW 625 - 223 Legal Strategy - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 301
Description of course Legal Strategy : CRN: 21803 1.5 Credit Hours
The course examines how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies and provide managers with tools to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and to resolve legal issues before they become problems. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases designed to provide hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts. Because contracts are an essential element of business, much of the course is organized around negotiating and analyzing critical business agreements covering a range of topics, including sales of goods, intellectual property, employment, and dispute resolution with the goal of developing understanding of how to structure agreements to minimize legal and business risk, enhance economic value and relationships, and aid the organization in achieving its goals. Prerequisites: None.
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Participating Adjunct Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2007 - present)
  • Attorney, John Del Vecchio, PA, St. Paul (1989 - present)
  • Publisher, Armita Records and Music, St. Paul (1992 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - 2006)
  • 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
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

Public Service
  • Neighborhood Development Alliance, Committee Member

Publications
  • Del Vecchio, J. A. (2014). The digital scarlet letter: Responding to mug shot publishers - public interest or extortion?. MN State Bar Association Bench and Bar,

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Ethics and Business Law

Presentations
  • "The digital scarlet letter: Responding to mug shot publications" Faculty at Continuing Legal Education class - Washington County Law Library., September 01, 2014
  • "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