Faculty & Staff


Dveera Segal Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Program and Civil Justice Clinic

    Dveera Segal

    Professor of Law
    Director, Clinical Program
    Director, Civil Justice Clinic

Professor Segal joined the Villanova faculty in the Fall of 1999. Her legal career has been as an advocate for the poor, as a staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, the Delaware County Legal Assistance Association and as a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Segal is chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Access Task Force,  member of the board of directors of HIAS and Council, past member of the PBA Task Force on Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance,  and a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee.  In 2008, Prof. Segal received a PBA Special Achievement Award for her work as co-chair of the Legal Services to the Public Committee.  Her expertise and interests focus on poverty law, public interest practice and civil litigation.


Keith Fogg Professor of Law and Director of Federal Tax Clinic

    T. Keith Fogg

    Professor of Law
    Director, Federal Tax Clinic

Professor Fogg directs the Federal Tax Clinic.  He joined the Villanova faculty in 2007 after working for over 30 years with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS.  Professor Fogg received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary, his J.D. from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law and his L.L.M. in tax from the College of William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law. He developed a course for the Georgetown LLM program, Federal Taxation of Bankruptcy and Workouts, which he taught there for 15 years as an adjunct.  He has also taught as an adjunct professor at William and Mary and University of Richmond law schools and as a visiting professor at University of Arizona.

He is a national authority on tax procedure especially in the area of collection and bankruptcy law as it relates to tax.  He co-authors a blog with Professor Les Book, procedurallytaxing.com, which focuses on current tax procedure issues.  Fogg serves as the editor of the ABA Tax Section publication “Effectively Representing Your Client before the IRS.”  He authors the collection chapters in “IRS Practice and Procedure” created by Michael Saltzman and currently edited by Les Book.  He was chosen as the IRS Chief Counsel Robert H. Jackson National Attorney of the Year in 2007 and the ABA Tax Section Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award winner in 2015.  He is a past chair of the ABA Tax Section Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee and a current member of the ABA Tax Section governing council. 

Beth Lyon Professor of Law and Director Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic

    Beth Lyon

    Professor of Law
    Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic


Before joining the faculty of Villanova Law School in 2001, Professor Lyon was a staff attorney with Human Rights First in Washington, DC, and a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Washington College of Law, American University. In addition to directing the Farmworker Clinic, Professor Lyon co-directs the Villanova University Community Interpreter Internship Program. She is a specialist in migration law and Chair of the Civil and Equal Rights Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


Michele Pistone Professor of Law and Director of CARES clinic

    Michele R. Pistone

    Professor of Law
    Director, CARES Clinic



Professor Pistone is a national authority on immigration law and procedure. Her work has focused on issues impacting asylum seekers and refugees. She is a Board Member of Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS International Human Rights Section, and as a consultant to American Law Institute-American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, she authored an award-winning training video for lawyers representing asylum seekers. Professor Pistone has been a clinical teacher for several years and directs the Clinical Program. She also serves on the ABA's Committee on Clinical and Skills Education.


Michael Campbell Visiting Assistant Professor Health Law Clinic

Michael Campbell

Professor of Law
Director, Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic
      (Health Law Clinic)
Civil Justice Clinic


Michael Campbell joined the Faculty in 2008 following three decades as a public interest attorney. Prior to coming to Villanova, he directed the Pennsylvania Health Law Project ("PHLP"), an organization that he co-founded in 1993 to represent low income Pennsylvanians seeking access to quality health care and services. He litigated individual and class actions in the state and federal courts, led community education efforts around aspects of Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-term care across Pennsylvania, and represented groups in administrative rulemaking campaigns before the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and various departments

of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has testified on numerous occasions before committees of the federal and state legislature.

Professor Campbell is a graduate of Villanova University and Temple Law School. He teaches Health Law and is the director of the Interdisciplinary Health Law Clinic, which blends the talents of graduate nurses from Villanova’s College of Nursing and Villanova law students in litigating disability, guardianship, medical necessity and other cases at the intersection of law and medicine on behalf of poor clients.


Jennifer Sperling

Jennifer Sperling

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Civil Justice Clinic

Professor Sperling joined the Villanova University School of Law faculty in 2012.  She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Clinical Program, where she co-teaches the Civil Justice Clinic seminar and supervises students advocating for low-income clients in a variety of civil matters.

Professor Sperling received her B.A. with honors from Boston University in 2000, and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2005.  While at Yale, she was active in the clinical program, as well as several student organizations, serving as Co-Chair of Yale Law Women, President of the Student Legal Animal Defense Fund, and an Organizer of the annual Rebellious Lawyering conference.  After completing her J.D., Professor Sperling joined the New York offices of Latham & Watkins as a litigation associate.  She left the firm, and New York, to clerk for the Honorable Anita B. Brody in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, then accepted a two-year term at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals as a staff attorney.  During her time in private practice, Jen twice received the Latham & Watkins Pro Bono Challenge Award and also received the New York Lawyers for Public Interest Pro Bono Advocate Award.  Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, Professor Sperling served as in-house counsel to the environmental non-profit, Greenpeace USA.

Professor Sperling’s scholarship focuses on issues at intersection of gender, race, poverty, policy, and regulation.  Her article, REFRAMING THE WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT DEBATE: REJECTING THE IDEAL PARENT NORM, has been published in American University Washington College of Law’s Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.

In addition to the Villanova community, Professor Sperling is an active member of the Philadelphia business and non-profit community.  She is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Lawyers for Social Equity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal aid organization that sponsors the Criminal Record Expungement Project, which works to reduce the collateral effects of criminal records.  She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Girls Rock Philly, a non-profit music and mentoring organization for girls and young women, and Little Baby’s Ice Cream, a hand-made, small-batch Ice Cream company headquartered in Philadelphia.        

Linda Love Vines Reuschlein Teaching Fellow Federal Tax Clinic

    Linda Love Vines

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Assistant Director, Graduate Tax Program

Linda Love Vines is a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Federal Tax Clinic. Before coming to Villanova in January 2003, Linda was a Senior Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for six years. Prior to that, she was a Tax Consultant with a large, international accounting firm. She received a J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law.





Kathleen F. Cooper

    Certified Paralegal

    CARES & FLAC Clinics

JoAnn Viviani clinic paralegal


   JoAnn Viviani

    Certified Paralegal   
    Civil Justice Clinic
    Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic

JoAnn joined the clinic in 2005 working with the Civil Justice Clinic, the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic and the Interpreter Internship Program.  She is a past president of the Chester County Paralegal Association.  Her background is in litigation having worked on cases in the five surrounding counties.   

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