, left, and Rodney Shkolnick in the Gross Appellate Courtroom at the Creighton School of Law
...The other is named for Lawrence Raful, a professor of legal ethics who served as dean from 1988 to 1999 and recently accepted a position as dean of the Touro Law School in Central Islip, N.Y.
The Lawrence and Dinah Raful
Endowed Scholarship was founded in 1999 by the father of a law student whom Raful admitted.The student, Raful said, has since become a successful attorney.
The father, grateful that Raful
son a chance, wanted to do something for the professor.Raful
suggested a scholarship fund.
It was, Raful
said, an easy call.
"There is absolutely no doubt that the ability to give kids scholarships, or grants, or low-interest loans, or no-interest loans, or work study programs, there's no doubt in my mind that those kinds of things have helped a lot of people," he
said, since the Creighton law school
stresses the responsibility of lawyers to help those in need, a strong scholarship program is a must.
While scholarships are important to students in need, Shkolnick and Raful
agreed that scholarships also are an important tool for attracting the best students.
believes the ultimate goal of the scholarship funds is to produce lawyers committed to justice.
"I can show you Creighton-educated lawyers who daily do justice -- everyday justice, such as helping people to start a business, write a will, make sure that their legacy is left the way they want it left," he