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Rita K. Borzillo, J.D.

Rita K. Borzillo, J.D.

rita borzillo
Chair, Center for Business
Assistant Professor of Business
Fournier Hall, Rm 100

Rita attended Roanoke College (Salem Virginia) on a partial swimming scholarship and graduated with a double major in political science and education.  She has a Juris Doctorate from Widener University. 

She began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John E. Stively, Jr.  She was employed by the County of Chester (PA) as an assistant county solicitor and was a partner in the law firm of Crawford, Wilson, Ryan & Agulnick. After the birth of her second child, she left the private practice of law and became legal counsel for an international corporation, focusing on transactional litigation. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Rita has extensive experience in higher education.  She was the Director of MBA programs at Eastern University for over fifteen years where she both designed courses and taught graduate and undergraduate business students. She has taught associate-level courses at Esperanza College (North Philadelphia) and graduate courses at Wilmington University (Delaware) as well as at Trinity Western University in Vancouver, Canada. She has also taught international business law in Shanghai China. 

Even though teaching is her second career, she continues to maintain a small boutique private law practice. 

Educational Background: 

Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law

BA Political Science from Roanoke College, Salem Virginia

Courses Taught: 

BUSN 120 Law & the Business Enterprise

SPMA 320 Sports Law

BUSN 252 Business of Music

BUSN 401 Internship in Business

BUSN 102 Business Ethics

BUSN 498 Senior Seminar

MNGT 304 Culture in International Decision Making

UEAB 372 The Legal Environment of Business

UEMG 321 Managing Non-Profit Organizations

UEMG 201 Principles of Management

AHSG 540 Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services

Scholarly Interests: 

The Business of Health

Public Interest Law

Law of Nonprofits

Juvenile Law