Lori Strickler Corso

Head of Staff Development
Legal Research Instructor


Lori Corso serves as the head of staff development for the Villanova Law Library. She trains and supports the professional development of all library staff and provides technology training and support for faculty, staff and students. She also manages the school's law databases and creates and administers library research guides. She currently teaches the advanced legal research upper-level elective and has taught the legal research portion of the legal research, analysis, writing and  communication course. Corso guest lectures in various courses, including advanced insurance seminar, statutes and legislation, civil pretrial practice, and business ethics. She also presents research orientations to Villanova Law's CARES and FLAC clinic students, journal members and summer externs. In 2020, she received the "Diane E. Ambler '78 Faculty Curricular Innovation Award" and received the "Staff Member of the Year" award from the Villanova Law Student Bar Association in 2023.

Corso has also taught Legal Research & Writing as an adjunct professor in Bryn Mawr College's Gaduate School of Social Work and Social Research and teaches in the Villanova Paralegal Studies program as part of the College of Professional Studies. Additionally, she has presented on various legal research and project management topics in several forums including the CALI Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association's annual institute and seasonal programs. She has also presented continuing education programs both live and via webinar for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on subjects ranging from free legal information resources to real estate research resources.

Corso joined the Villanova Law Library in 2010, after working as the firm librarian for a large law firm based in Los Angeles. She holds a JD from Northeastern University School of Law, a master's in library and information science from San Jose State University, and a BA and a BS from Shippensburg University. She previously served as the president of the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association (GPLLA).

Practice Experience

  • Law Firm Librarian for Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, Los Angeles
  • Joined the Villanova Law faculty in 2010

Office: Rm 159, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-7235
Fax: 610-519-7033

Courses and Seminars

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Corporate and Transactional Legal Research
  • Legal Research (1L)


  • Northeastern University School of Law, JD
  • San Jose State University, Masters in Library and Information Science
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, BA and BS (summa cum laude)