NEWS & EVENTS
Technology has changed how taxpayers calculate, report, manage and analyze their taxes - including income, sales, property, value-added and every other type of tax. Recent advances and developments suggest that technology will play an even more important role in the near and distant future of tax. The Villanova University Graduate Tax Program has assembled an esteemed panel to examine how technology is reshaping the tax practice and what tax professionals need to know to prepare for the future. Panelists will present views from the perspective of in-house user, technology solutions provider and consultant.
We are excited to welcome all Law alumni this year, including those celebrating milestone reunions, for Law Reunion 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with classmates and Villanova Law faculty, earn free CLE credits and hear from The Arthur J. Kania Dean Mark Alexander, JD.
When Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021, he became the most prominent Catholic layman in the world. For better or worse, the “Biden effect” on American Catholicism will be substantial. Some Catholics celebrate President Biden’s public embrace of the Catholicism they associate with Pope Francis’s emphasis on mercy.
Delann Fraschetti Finch ’22 was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Growing up, she saw the issues affecting the territory, including political, economic and natural. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which hit the territory in 2017, Fraschetti Finch volunteered with the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Law School Clinic to help citizens facing evictions. It was there that she found her passion as an advocate for those without a voice.
Villanova Law student Delaney Keefe ’22 was selected as the Merit Distinction finalist for PSJD’s Pro Bono Publico Award. The National Association for Law Placement confers the Pro Bono Publico Awards each year to a law student whose extraordinary commitment to law-related public service work.
Kristen Kelbon '21 recently placed third in the American Bar Association Business Law Section 2021 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest with her article, “Creating an Effective Vaccine to Prevent Congressional Insider Trading: Legislation is Needed to Cure Deficiencies of the STOCK Act.” She originally wrote the article as a directed research project in the Fall 2020 semester on the topic of congressional insider trading.
The Villanova University Charles Widger School is pleased to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2021. This impressive group of students joins a tight-knit community of more than 11,000 Villanova Law alumni.
Since graduating from Villanova Law, Caitlin Lambert ’15 has been working in Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state in East Africa, as a human rights lawyer. Most recently, she founded the Children’s Legal Defense Center in Somaliland’s capital city of Hargesia, to provide legal assistance to imprisoned children and their families.
Abigail Evans ’22 didn’t always know that she wanted to be a lawyer, she instead came to the realization slowly as an undergraduate communication student at Boston College. The Oreland, PA, native originally thought she wanted to work in marketing and advertising.