Lori Strickler Corso
Head of Staff Development & Legal Research Instructor
Ms. Corso currently serves as the Head of Staff Development, training and supporting the professional development of all library staff and provides technology training and support for faculty, staff, and students. She also manages our law databases and the law school’s website and creates and administers Libguides 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 & Communication course. Ms. Corso guest lectures in various courses including Advanced Insurance Seminar, Statutes & Legislation, Civil Pretrial Practice, and Business Ethics. She also presents research orientations to 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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 Masters 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).
- Law Firm Librarian for Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, Los Angeles
- Joined the faculty in 2010