Matthew McGovern

Director of Experiential Learning & Legal Research Instructor


Matt currently serves as the main point of contact for Lexis and Westlaw issues. He teaches Legal Research to first-year law students and guest lectures in the Advanced Legal Research class as well as the Federal Tax Clinic and the Farmworkers Legal Aid Clinic courses. Matt joined the Villanova Law Library in 2007, after working as a library intern at the University of Pennsylvania’s Law and Engineering libraries.  Before pursuing a career in librarianship, Matt was a staff pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also practiced law with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office where he represented the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Matt holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.

Practice Experience

  • Maryland Attorney General's Office
  • Library Intern at University of Pennsylvania's Law and Engineering Libraries
  • Joined VLS in 2007
Legal Research Instructor Matthew McGovern

Office: Rm 158, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-3893
Fax: 610-519-7033


Courses and Seminars

  • Advanced Legal Research



J.D., University of Maryland.

M.S.(L.I.S.), Drexel University

B.S. in Pharmacy, University of Maryland.