The Fund for Villanova Law

ONE Mission

As our graduates continue to demonstrate how a Villanova Law education has helped them to succeed and make a positive impact within their communities and around the world, our commitment to prepare students to achieve, lead and serve as Villanova lawyers deepens.

Through the collective power of each annual gift to the Fund for Villanova Law and other VLS scholarship and program funds – we – as one community, enable VLS to offer talented students the high quality, results oriented legal education required to fulfill our mission.

Please join me in this important effort by making your one annual gift to VLS this year.  Together, we will continue to achieve great things for VLS and the world beyond.

Dean Gotanda Signature

Arthur J. Kania Dean John Y. Gotanda

Click here to make your gift to The Fund for Villanova Law.

The Fund for Villanova Law provides unrestricted dollars to support VLS’s highest priorities and areas of greatest need, like financial aid and scholarships for deserving students, The Clinics, Faculty positions, academics programs and much more.

Here are just a few examples of how gifts to the Fund for Villanova Law make an impact…


Basil Joy '13


ONE fact: VLS provides 58 percent of the student body with financial assistance, made possible in part by gifts to the Fund for Villanova Law.

Click here to read about Basil Joy ‘13 and VLS Scholarships                                               and financial aid.

Villanova Law Clinics

The Clinics

ONE fact: VLS now operates seven clinics, made possible in part by gifts to the Fund for Villanova Law.

Click here to read about Alanna Kearney ‘15 and The Clinics.

Professor Michelle Madden Dempsey

The Faculty

ONE fact: VLS’s 52-member faculty is composed of internationally renowned scholars, dedicated educators and successful practitioners, made possible in part by gifts to the Fund for Villanova Law.

Click here to read about Professor Dempsey and the VLS Faculty.


Generations of students, alumni, faculty and friends choose to support VLS each year.  We would love to hear why you choose to give!  Email Dana Chipko to share.

"I support VLS because it has provided me the opportunity to lead one of the most exciting and fulfilling lives anyone could imagine." -Thomas A. Riley, Jr. '64

"My VLS education was the foundation of a wonderful and rewarding professional career." - Peter K. Barbano '76

"I support VLS because of the wonderful education I received from VLS and the experience I had while I was there.  It prepared me well for my career."
-Patricia A. Vella '96

“Villanova Law offered us an outstanding legal education that formed the foundation on which we both built rewarding professional careers.  Through our gifts, we hope to help ensure that new generations of law students will have the same opportunity.  Villanova continues to identify and educate strong, impeccably prepared and well-rounded professionals who consistently contribute at the very highest levels on behalf of their clients, the community and our profession.  We are honored to support that mission.” 
- Jim and Doris Brogan '81

“Villanova Law took a chance on me and I am forever grateful.”  - Jason Danisi '03

“I give because of the unique and enriching opportunities that VLS has allowed me and countless others to experience.  Giving back to Villanova provides scholarships, and allows the Clinics to do great work for the less fortunate members of our community, and provides invaluable experience that shapes new lawyers.  Giving enables symposia that attract scholars of specific fields, and even creates ways for students to not only thrive individually, but as classmates who will become dedicated members of the Villanova professional network.  I give because I want the great memories and tools that VLS has given me to be passed down to future generations of Villanova students.”  - Meaghan McGrath '13

“The VLS community has supported me in my career endeavors, and I am now in a position to support VLS.”  - Justin Kerner '10

“VLS is our beloved alma mater.”  - Hon. John Lavelle '58

“Villanova, and specifically its mock trial competition team, gave me the 'real-world' experience in law school and put me ahead in trial practice.”  - Vincent Barbera '09

“I credit VLS's excellent law program for much of my success.”  - Danielle Yearick '97

“I received a quality legal education at VLS, made many friends and got needed scholarship help."
- David Williams '73

"Villanova Law School provided me with the basis upon which to build an interesting and rewarding career. My annual giving contributions are my way of showing my gratitude for that opportunity.”
- Marina Liacouras '77

“What I see in Villanova, and what makes me proud to be an alumnus, is the institution concerned with fostering in its students a desire to be people of integrity, to use their knowledge and talents for good, and to be a part of positive change.”  - Esuga Abaya '12

“I give and volunteer my time to VLS because I believe it is important for us to continue to build and strengthen this community that we are fortunate to be a part of.”  - Julie Lu '98

“I would not be where I am today, doing what I love to do, without the education and support I received from Villanova Law!  It’s my turn to give back and “pay it forward” for future students.” 
- Debbie Zateeny '77

“Villanova's dual-degree programs’ accomplished faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities have supported me through my education, while the school's strong alumni network has provided me with invaluable access to post-graduate opportunities.  I choose to support Villanova Law so that it may continue to match future students with the training and opportunities necessary to find success.”  - Seth Stern '13

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Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Villanova University School of Law
299 North Spring Mill Rd
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610-519-7054
Fax: 610-519-7185

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