The Fund for Villanova Law
Villanova was Allison MacDonald’s '10 first choice for law school, but she was unsure whether she could attend VLS without financial aid. The generosity of alumni and friends who gave to the annual fund resulted in a Dean’s Merit Scholarship for Allison. While at VLS, Allison served on the Villanova Law Review, externed with Judge Marjorie Rendell ’73 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and graduated summa cum laude. She now works at Sullivan Cromwell LLP in New York City.
“I see now that the value of my scholarship is not just the dollar amount, which made it possible for me to attend Villanova, but what it signifies- that great things are expected of me and that I have the ability to deliver.”
- Allison MacDonald '10
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As a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, John Rafferty ’12 witnessed first-hand the horror of human trafficking. Wanting to fight the injustice, he chose to pursue a law degree at Villanova for its demonstrated commitment to social justice and its expansive clinical program. John worked in the VLS Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) and won asylum protection in the U.S. for three clients. He also completed over 300 hours of non-credited, pro bono service. John is now studying the cause and consequences of human anti-trafficking in Ecuador through the U.S. Fulbright program.
“My clinic experience at VLS was most valuable in helping me to be a voice for those who have none.”
- John Rafferty '12
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Imagine being a student at VLS interested in tax and corporate law, and having the opportunity to take a course from someone who served as the Senior Advisor to the IRS Commissioner and who was the US Banking and Capital Markets Tax Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. It’s the support of alumni and friends through The Fund for Villanova Law that makes the hiring of top-notch faculty like Richard Harvey, VLS’ first Distinguished Professor of Practice, possible.
“Villanova’s nationally ranked Graduate Tax Program coupled with the Law School’s commitment to excellence is why I choose to teach at VLS. My role is to prepare students to practice in the real world, particularly in the areas of business and tax, and assist them in finding their ideal job.”
- Richard Harvey
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