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About Beth Lyon

Beth Lyon joined the Villanova faculty in 2001. She is Acting Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic and Co-Director of the Interpreter Internship Program. Professor Lyon dedicates her scholarship, teaching and service to access to justice. She is an international expert in the area of migrants' rights.
While studying at the Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Lyon was the Managing Editor of Law and Policy in International Business journal. Professor Lyon also holds a Masters of Science from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Before joining the faculty, she was an attorney with Human Rights First and a Practitioner-in-Residence in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law, American University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia bar associations. She currently serves on the boards of the Society of American Law Teachers, Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc., the Global Workers Justice Alliance and Friends of Farmworkers. She is the immediate past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil and Equal Rights Committee, and through her leadership the PBA is initiating a Civil and Equal Rights Essay and Documentary Contest for Pennsylvania college students. Professor Lyon also dedicates her time to supporting clinical legal education abroad.


Present Co-Director, Interpreter Internship Program, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Present Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Curriculum Vitae



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  • Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic

Contact Information

Phone: 610-519-6417
Fax: 610-519-5173


Articles (20)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (7)