Matthew McGovern

Director of Experiential Learning & Legal Research Instructor


Matt currently manages the Law School’s Externship Program. He also teaches Legal Research in the first-year Reseach and Writing course as well as the Advanced Legal Research elective. Matt joined the Law School in 2007 as a librarian and legal research instructor.  He was appointed Director of Experiential Learning in 2015. Before pursuing a career at Villanova, 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



University of Maryland, JD

Drexel University, MS (LIS)

 University of Maryland, BS (Pharmacy)