Welcome to the Villanova University School of Law Office of Academic Success Programs. This office is designed to help students achieve academic success in law school. The Office of Academic Success Programs provides services to students through an academic mentor program, study skills seminars, instructional materials, one-on-one meetings, and an informational website.
The Office of Academic Success also offers a 1L mentor program, which provides upper-level mentors in select first year courses. First year students are mentored by upper class students on studying skills, outlining and preparing for exams in first year courses, as well as advice on general law school concerns.
Everyone needs support at some point in their law school career, which is why the Office of Academic Success is open to everyone. If you need reassurance that you are on the right track or more intensive help, the Office of Academic Success is here to assist in whatever way possible. You are welcome to stop by the office to review study aides before buying them and you are encouraged to browse the Academic Success website to view content on studying techniques, time management, and academic planning and bar exam preparation.
For guidance regarding grades and studying in general, students are encouraged to contact Matthew Carluzzo, Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation Programs either by email or by phone at: (610) 519-7136
Director of Academic Success & Bar Support Programs
Matthew Carluzzo joined VLS in 2014. As the Director of Academic Success and Bar Support Programs, Matt designs and instructs programs and courses that teach students the skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in their future legal practice.
From 2010 to 2014, Matt was the Director of Academic Success and Assistant Professor of Law at Vermont Law School. Matt earned his AB in Religion from Dartmouth College in 1997 and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. Upon graduation from law school, he joined the litigation practice group at the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his practice comprised of large-scale civil and appellate products liability litigation. He later joined Gilbert LLP, also in Washington, DC, where he specialized in corporate insurance law. In 2006, Matt joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, where he worked with Middlebury College's Alliance for Civic Engagement to lessen the causes and effects of poverty in rural Vermont. From 2007 to 2008, Matt served as the Dean of Cook Commons at Middlebury, a role in which he served as a primary resource to help students achieve success in their academic and personal lives.