Professor Poulin joined the Villanova faculty in 1981. 

Professor Poulin has written and taught in the areas of criminal procedure, evidence and
juvenile justice. She co-authored Pennsylvania Evidence (3d ed. 2007) (w/Leonard Packel).
Professor Poulin has also authored numerous articles in her areas of interest which have
been published in journals such as the California Law Review, the New York University Law
Review, the Washington University Law Quarterly, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Rutgers
Law Review, the Connecticut Law Review, the Arizona State Law Journal, the Villanova Law
Review, the Cincinnati Law Review, and the American Criminal Law Review. 

Professor Poulin received her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, where she
was an Articles Editor of the Maine Law Review. She received her LL.M. from the
University of Michigan Law School. Professor Poulin taught Legal Writing and Research at
Wayne State University Law School and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for
the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, where she was the Deputy Chief of Criminal
Receiving and Appellate Division. Before joining the faculty of Villanova Law School,
Professor Poulin was an Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of
Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law. At Villanova, Professor Poulin has been active on
numerous committees, serving as chair of the Building Committee and the Task Force on
Curriculum Assessment among others. Professor Poulin currently serves as Co-Reporter for
the Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions for the Third Circuit. She Chaired the
ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Project for Pennsylvania. In addition, she is Faculty
Liaison to the J. Willard O’Brien Villanova American Inn of Court. In addition, she
served for fifteen years as faculty adviser to the Moot Court Board. Professor Poulin is
a member of the bars of Maine, Illinois and Pennsylvania. She is a frequent speaker on
evidence and criminal procedure. 



Convictions Based on Lies: Defining Due Process Protection, Penn State Law Review (2011)

The corrupting impact of false testimony on the justice system is profound and corrosive. The...



Pennsylvania Evidence, 3rd ed. (with Leonard Packel) (2007)
Pennsylvania Evidence, 2nd ed. (Supplement 2005) (with Leonard Packel) (2005)