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Rebecca L. Scalio

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (Legal Writing)



Rebecca L. Scalio is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and teaches Legal Analysis, Writing, & Communication. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware (magna cum laude) and her J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law where she was first a Staff Member and then an Executive Editor of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. During her third year of law school, Professor Scalio was selected for the Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinic, and she worked in the chambers of The Honorable Stephen M. Orlofsky (now retired) of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Prior to joining Villanova’s faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor, Professor Scalio taught in various positions for Delaware Law School Widener University and Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Further, Professor Scalio was an Adjunct Professor for the University of Dayton School of Law where she created and taught the Appellate Practice & Procedure course in the Hybrid JD Program. Professor Scalio teaches (or has taught) legal writing, legal research, professional responsibility, advanced appellate advocacy courses, and sales & leases, and has collaborated in courses on evidence, civil procedure, and corporations.

Before embarking on her teaching career, Professor Scalio was in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware where she worked for the law firms of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. and Potter Anderson & Corroon L.L.P. While with Richards, Professor Scalio was a member of the bankruptcy group where she represented debtors and creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. While with Potter, Professor Scalio was a member of the corporate litigation group where she represented various corporations and shareholders in both litigation and transactional matters.

Professor Scalio is a board member and Treasurer of Innocence Project Delaware, which works to release innocent incarcerated individuals from Delaware prisons, provide post-exoneration support, and helps to educate the public about criminal justice reform. She is admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey.


Practice Experience

  • Widener University Delaware School of Law - Assistant Legal Writing Professor and Adjunct Professor
  • University of Dayton School of Law - Course Developer and Adjunct Professor
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law - Visiting Assistant Professor, Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Fellow & Lecturer in Law, and Adjunct Professor
  • Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Wilmington, DE - Bankruptcy Associate
  • Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington DE - Corporate Litigation Associate
Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca Scalio

Office: Rm 341, John F. Scarpa Hall

Phone: 610-519-6281

Fax: 610-519-6282




Courses and Seminars

  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I and II


  • University of Delaware, BA (Psychology) (magna cum laude)
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD