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city with five other law schools was based on a demand for graduates with immediate experience, with the president of Drexel University, Constantine Papadakis, saying that employers "like to hire a graduate and have them immediately be useful."[3] The Earle Mack School of Law joins Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Rutgers, and Widener University to become the sixth law school in the Delaware Valley. The School of Law is the first new law school to be opened by a doctoral university in a twenty-five year period nationwide.[4]

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Scientia, Ars, Officium Knowledge, Skill, Duty 2006 Roger J. Dennis Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA University City Main Campus Drexel University www.drexel.edu/law

The Earle Mack School of Law is the law school of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The school opened in the fall of 2006 and was the first new law school in Philadelphia in over a thirty year time period,[1] and is the newest school within Drexel University. Serving only graduate students, the law school offers Juris Doctor degrees and provides the opportunity for all students to take part in a cooperative education program.[2]

The School of Law building during construction in 2006 The inaugural class of the Earle Mack School of Law began classes on August 16, 2006. Construction on the temporary law school building resulted in classes being held on Drexel University’s Main Campus and within the Jenkins Law Library and the auditorium of the National Constitution Center.[5] The first class was expected to be composed of 120 students; ultimately, the inaugural class consisted of 183 students with an incoming GPA of 3.4 and an LSAT score of 156.[6][7] On May 1, 2008 the Drexel University College of Law was renamed the Earle Mack School of Law in honor of Earle I. Mack, a Drexel University alumnus, after a donation of $15 million dollars.[8]

History
In 2005, Drexel University announced its plans to create a new law school adjacent to the Drexel University Main Campus W. W. Hagerty library in West Philadelphia. That same year Drexel received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to start the school.[1] The decision to launch a law school with cooperative education in a

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Academics
The Law School offers Juris Doctor degrees and joint-degree programs for those pursuing a degree through Drexel University. The Law School received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in February 2008 enabling the first graduating class, 2009, to take the bar exam upon graduation.[9] The school concentrates on entrepreneurial business, health law, and intellectual property law and currently has 24 full time faculty members.[4][10] The Law School is the first to have enrolled all of its students in the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.[11][12] The students also have automatic membership to the Jenkins Law Library.[13]

Facilities
In 2005, the Philadelphia Planning Commission approved Drexel’s then estimated $13 million temporary law school.[19] Construction on the temporary law school building began in the fall of 2006 and was completed during the winter term. The $14 million building opened for classes on January 8, 2007.[5][20] The 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) complex features a moot courtroom, a two-floor library, a two-story atrium for meetings and casual conversation, faculty/staff offices, and several rooms available for students to meet and work. The building also shares Drexel’s campus-wide wireless Internet access.[20]

Cooperative education

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The front glass panels of the School of Law building Like Drexel University’s The Ultimate Internship, the Law School offers cooperative education for its students. The Law School is the second law school in the country to have a co-op program for law students, the first being Northeastern University.[3] The first coop cycle for the law school started in September 2007 and over ninety area corporations, law offices, judiciary positions, non-profit organizations, and government offices offered internship positions.[14][15][16] During their first year at law school students concentrate on basics such as legal writing and contracts before starting their first six month co-op cycle.[17] In order to be eligible to participate in the program students must complete their first year with a minimum GPA and satisfy any job orientation that is required. While on co-op students are required to work at least 20 hours a week at their position and take an additional 3 credit hours in either a class or an approved academic program.[18]

[1] ^ "Drexel University Board of Trustees Authorizes University to Open College of Law". BusinessWire. September 28, 2005. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/ mi_m0EIN/is_2005_Sept_28/ ai_n15636669. Retrieved on 2008-04-05. [2] Key, Peter (April 21, 2005), Drexel outlines law school plan, Philadelphia Business Journal, http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/ stories/2005/04/18/daily35.html, retrieved on 2006-09-12 [3] ^ Pfeiffer, Sacha (October 20, 2005). "New co-op law school will compete with Northeastern". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/education/ higher/articles/2005/10/20/ new_co_op_law_school_will_compete_with_northeaste Retrieved on 2006-12-28. [4] ^ Monaghan, Suzanne (2006), Drexel U. Marks Opening of Its Brand-New Law School, kyw1060.com, http://www.kyw1060.com/pages/ 70937.php?contentType=4&contentId=190691, retrieved on 2006-09-12 [5] ^ Blumenthal, Jeff (September 15, 2006), First response to Drexel law school exceeds expectations, Philadelphia Business Journal, http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/ philadelphia/stories/2006/09/18/ story10.html, retrieved on 2006-12-28 [6] Blumenthal, Jeff (November 2, 2007), Drexel’s law school hopes to be accredited by summer, Philadelphia Business Journal,

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http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ [14] "Law Co-op Education: Overview". Earle othercities/philadelphia/stories/2007/11/ Mack School of Law. April 11, 2007. 05/ http://www.drexel.edu/law/coopstory10.html?b=1194238800%5E1544181, overview.asp. Retrieved on 2007-04-27. retrieved on 2008-02-16 [15] Baxter, Brian (December 15, 2006). [7] Dubey, Aditi (August 11, 2006). "College "Founding Father: Carl Oxholm III, GC of of Law to open next week". The Triangle. Drexel University". Law.com. http://www.thetriangle.org/home/ http://www.law.com/jsp/ihc/ index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=b4e9f3d2-80c1-4ae1-88cd-1faab95c5222. PubArticleIHC.jsp?id=1166004328273. Retrieved on 2008-06-30. Retrieved on 2008-06-10. [8] "Drexel U. names law school". [16] "Law Co-op Education: Co-op Partners". Philadelphia Business Journal. April 30, Earle Mack School of Law. November 7, 2008. http://www.bizjournals.com/ 2006. http://www.drexel.edu/law/coopphiladelphia/stories/2008/04/28/ partners.asp. Retrieved on 2006-11-25. daily26.html. Retrieved on 2008-05-01. [17] Blumenthal, Jeff (April 28, 2006), Drexel [9] "Drexel law school gets provisional law school surpasses goal for 1st class accreditation". Philadelphia Inquirer. admissions, Philadelphia Business February 19, 2008. Journal, http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/ http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/ news_breaking/ philadelphia/stories/2006/05/01/ 20080219_Drexel_law_school_gets_provisional_accreditation.html. story7.html, retrieved on 2007-04-27 Retrieved on 2008-02-20. [18] "Law School: Co-op Highlights". Earle [10] "Drexel University: Law School Faculty: Mack School of Law. Full-time Faculty". Earle Mack School of http://www.drexel.edu/law/coopLaw. June 6, 2008. highlights.asp. Retrieved on 2008-02-15. http://www.drexel.edu/law/law-school[19] Blumenthal, Jeff (September 29, 2005), faculty.asp. Retrieved on 2008-06-10. Drexel Trustees Approve New Law [11] Dubey, Aditi (March 9, 2007), School, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Bar Association recognizes http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/ Drexel CoL, The Triangle, stories/2005/09/26/daily19.html, http://media.www.thetriangle.org/media/ retrieved on 2008-04-05 storage/paper689/news/2007/03/09/ [20] ^ "Drexel University: Law School News/ Building". Earle Mack School of Law. Philadelphia.Bar.Association.Recognizes.Drexel.Col-2770856.shtml, November 21, 2006. retrieved on 2007-03-27 http://www.drexel.edu/law/law[12] "Philadelphia Bar Association Recognizes building.asp. Retrieved on 2008-06-17. College of Law". Drexel Daily Digest. March 8, 2007. http://www.drexel.edu/ univrel/digest/archive/030807/ • Drexel University index.html. Retrieved on 2007-03-27. • Earle Mack School of Law [13] "Earle Mack School of Law - Jenkins Coordinates: 39°57′20″N 75°11′25″W / Library". Earle Mack School of Law. 39.95543°N 75.190411°W / 39.95543; http://www.drexel.edu/law/library/ -75.190411 jenkins.htm. Retrieved on 2007-04-27.

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