On 1L Preview Day you will be able to experience a day in a life of a first-year law student at Villanova.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
12 - 4:30 PM ET

During this online event, you will participate in first-year class sessions taught by first-year professors; meet administrators and other 1L faculty members; discuss how to prepare for class and excel in 1L from members of our Academic Support Program; and interact with your fellow members of the Villanova Law Class of 2025.

Important Note: Civil Procedure and Criminal Law classes have assigned reading that need to be completed prior to the event. Legal Writing will have an in-class exercise. All of these documents will be made available soon.

Registered students will be divided into two sections for Legal Writing and Civil Procedure. The day before the event, registered students will be provided with Zoom links to access each session. If you have any questions regarding these readings or the program, please do not hesitate to contact our office. 



Time Event

12 - 12:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks
The Arthur J. Kania Dean, Mark C. Alexander, and Assistant Dean for Admissions, Matthew Saleh.

12:15 -1:15 p.m.

Academic Support Panel
Assistant Dean of Students and Academic Success, Matthew Carluzzo, and Associate Director of Academic Success, Skylar Cetel will discuss: how to prepare for class; important legal terms and lingo; and the academic support that Villanova Law students receive over the course of their three years.

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Criminal Law
Professor of Law, Itay Ravid
Reading Instructions
Assigned Reading: People v. Du

2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Civil Procedure
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development & Professor of Law, Teri Ravenell
Assigned Reading: National Development Company v. Triad Holding Corporation

Legal Writing
Professor of Law, Jane Voegele
Exercise for Class: Legal Writing Rule Synthesis

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Brief remarks from Assistant Dean for Admissions, Matthew Saleh, and Q&A for incoming students