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About Teressa E. Ravenell

Professor Ravenell joined Villanova Law School in 2006. She teaches Civil Procedure, Civil Rights Litigation and a seminar on Police Conduct.

Professor Ravenell received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. While at Columbia, she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In addition, she was executive editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. Following law school, Professor Ravenell was an associate with Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering in Washington D.C., and later clerked for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the United Stated District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, before joining the College of William and Mary law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Professor Ravenell's article, "Hammering in Screws: Why the Court should look beyond Summary Judgment when Resolving Section 1983 Qualfied Immunity Disputes" appears in volume 52 of the Villanova Law Review. Additionally, her most recent article, "Cause and Conviction: The Role of Caustion in Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Claims", will appear in the 2008-2009 edition of the Temple Law Review.


Present Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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Phone: 610-519-7078