THE EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW by yaofenji

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									The truth.
The whole truth.
And nothing but
the truth about
Earle Mack.
This was never
intended to be like
any other law school.   01
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?                                                                         EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY




                                                                                                                SETTING A NEW STANDARD
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                                                WE WANT TO                                                    MORE THAN JUST A NAME.
                                                                                                              A VISION.
                                                RAISE THE BAR


                                   Earle Mack
                                                                                                              The real Earle I. Mack is a distinguished
                                                FOR LAW SCHOOLS                                               businessman, diplomat, philanthropist,
                                                ACROSS AMERICA.                                               arts advocate, and a proud graduate of
                                                                                                              Drexel University.
                                                We feel your skepticism.



                                   is on a
                                                                                                              He knows what it means to raise the bar.
                                                                                                              Successful in business, Earle Mack served
                                                What rational person, after all, would believe that a         on the board of the Benjamin N. Cardozo
                                                fledgling law school could raise anything more than           School of Law from 1980 through 2004,
                                                                                                              including 12 years as chairman.




                                   mission.
                                                an eyebrow? Maybe you, when you hear our story.
                                                                                                              Earle Mack attended Fordham Law
                                                                                                              School and received an honorary Doctor
                                                It all started in 2005 when Drexel University                 of Laws from the school. He was a
                                                announced that it was creating a law school.                  centennial inductee to The Drexel 100,
                                                                                                              the university’s prestigious alumni society,
                                                The news was not widely applauded; the                        and he received an honorary Drexel
                                                Philadelphia area already had five law schools.               doctorate of business administration.

                                                Why did it need another?                                      Gov. George Pataki appointed him
02                                                                                                            Chairman of the New York State Council          03
                                                But Drexel, a nationally ranked research university,          on the Arts in 1996. In 2004, he was
                                                                                                              appointed U.S. Ambassador to Finland.
                                                had made a startling discovery. On the whole, the             One of the first private responders
                                                nation’s law schools weren’t turning out graduates            to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, Earle
                                                                                                              Mack received a Hope for Tomorrow
                                                prepared to actually practice law. Most needed a              humanitarian award for arranging five
                                                year or more of on-the-job, real-world experience –           flights to deliver emergency equipment
                                                                                                              and personnel.
                                                at their employers’ expense.
                                                                                                              But it’s not simply his lists of
                                                                                                              accomplishments that led us to name this
                                                The opportunity was clear: What if Drexel could               law school after him. Ambassador Mack
                                                create a new kind of law school – one designed                has a vision for excellence, exemplified
                                                                                                              by the bronze statue that he donated. Le
                                                to produce practice-ready attorneys? And what if              Coureur (The Runner), by French sculptor
                                                that law school set a new, higher standard for law            Germaine Richier, greets visitors to the
                                                                                                              law school, inspires new leaders and
                                                schools everywhere?                                           reminds us of our mission.

                                                It could. It has. Skeptics, take note, and then answer                               “As we race towards
                                                this question:                                                                        a challenging future,
                                                                                                                                      The Runner stands
                                                                                                                                      as a timeless
                                                How will you raise the bar?
                                                                                                                                      symbol of integrity
                                                                                                                                      and principles.”
                                                                                                                                              – Earle Mack
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?




                                                  GUILTY.
                                                  We admit it: We’re not here simply to       Across the board, Earle Mack’s faculty
                                                  rehash case law.                            and staff members are some of the best
                                                                                              in the business, and they bring their
                                                  On the contrary, Earle Mack wants
                                                                                              entrepreneurial edge to every class.
                                                  to add fresh, new perspectives to the
                                                                                              “Lawyers and academics ask to teach
                                                  legal canon. That’s why, when we began
                                                                                              here,” says Donald Tibbs, Associate
                                                  assembling our faculty, we targeted the
                                                                                              Professor of Law. “They love the spirit
                                                  most innovative thinkers and scholars
                                                                                              of innovation. And they’re excited
                                                  we could find.
                                                                                              about creating a whole different breed
                                                  As a result, our students learn from        of lawyer.”
                                                  groundbreaking legal minds, such as:
                                                                                              What does that mean for you? Mainly, a
                                                  • Tabatha Abu El-Haj, who is                chance to follow in their footsteps. The
                                                    conducting cutting-edge research on       small size of our classes (and the entire
                                                    issues involving the First Amendment      school) makes it easy to collaborate, soak
                                                    and election law. One leading scholar     in the wisdom and (with any luck) raise


                                   We have
                                                    called her groundbreaking work            the bar in your own education.
                                                    “Election Law 3.0.”


                                   been accused
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                                                  • Barry Furrow, who made a name
                                                    for himself in health law long before


                                   of breaking
                                                    he joined Earle Mack. He’s the lead
                                                    author of the nation’s most widely


                                   scholarly
                                                    used casebook on health law – the
                                                    first of its kind to ever be published.
                                                    The treatise he co-authored on the

                                   boundaries.      topic has also been cited three times
                                                    by the U.S. Supreme Court.




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                                                  • Karl Okamoto, who enlists skills




                                                                                                                                                                             MOVERS & SHAKERS
                                                    from a spectacular career in law and
                                                    business to set new standards in
                                                    teaching the art of deal-making. He
                                                    created an unprecedented national
                                                    Transactional Lawyering competition,
                                                    judged by prominent attorneys from
                                                    national firms, that puts students’          Our Faculty
                                                                                                 May Surprise You.
                                                                                                 OUR FACULTY
                                                    skills in brokering deals to the
                                                                                                 MAY think law YOU.
                                                                                                 If youSURPRISEprofessors
                                                    ultimate test.
                                                                                                 If elderly, of law professors
                                                                                                 asyou thinkarrogant,
                                                                                                 condescending and cranky,
                                                                                                 as elderly, arrogant,
                                                                                                 you’re not thinking about
                                                                                                 condescending and cranky,
                                                                                                 Earle Mack’s professors. Ours
                                                                                                 you’re not thinking about
                                                                                                 tend to be high energy, high
                                                                                                 Earle Mack’s professors. Ours
                                                                                                 tend and high respected in
                                                                                                 tech, to behighlyenergy, high
                                                                                                 the legal community.
                                                                                                 tech and highly respected in
                                                                                                 the legal community.
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?                                                                                                                                                                              EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY




                                                                                                                                                                           Earle Mack
                                                                                                                                                                           believes in
            YOU’LL LIKE OUR
            (SMALL) CLASSES.                                                                                                                                               breaking
            In fact, Earle Mack
            is one of the smaller
                                                                                                                                                                           down the
                                                                                                                                                                           barriers.
            law schools in the
            country (upper level




                                                                                                Drexel
            courses average just
            15 to 20 students),
            adding a strong sense
            of community and
            camaraderie to
            every class.


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                                                                                                                                                                                               BOUNDARY-BREAKING PROGRAMS
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           WHAT DO LAWYERS,         A lot, as it turns out. Because           • A J.D.-M.B.A. with Drexel’s award-     five universities in the U.S. that offers   learn to think across boundaries,             Just another boundary-breaking way
           DOCTORS, CORPORATE       the greatest legal issues facing            winning LeBow Business School.         a joint J.D. and a Ph.D. in clinical        across disciplines and beyond                 Earle Mack is raising the bar.
                                    America aren’t just about law.                                                     psychology.                                 convention.
           EXECUTIVES, CIVIC                                                  • A J.D.-M.P.H. in Law and
                                    They’re about health care. Business.
           LEADERS AND              Public policy.
                                                                                Public Health with the School        • Within the J.D. program, Earle Mack         Thanks to Drexel’s culture of
           PSYCHOLOGISTS                                                        of Public Health.                      also offers concentrations in Health        collaboration, they’ll be well qualified
           HAVE IN COMMON?          What’s a law school to do? Earle Mack                                              Law, Intellectual Property Law and          to tackle some of life’s most daunting
                                                                              • A J.D.-M.S.P.P. in Law and
                                    is breaking down barriers. We’re                                                   Business and Entrepreneurship Law.          issues – the future of health care, the
                                                                                Public Policy.
                                    erasing the traditional boundaries that                                                                                        ethics of genetic experimentation,
                                                                                                                     Through these programs, future
                                    typically separate disciplines – and      • A J.D.-Ph.D. in Law and Psychology                                                 even the politics of urban policy.
                                                                                                                     lawyers will learn to navigate a whole
                                    replacing them with innovative dual-        with Drexel’s Psychology
                                                                                                                     new world of legal issues. They will
                                    degree programs:                            Department. Drexel is just one of
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?                                                                                                                                                                                               EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY




                   How Earle Mack
                   is revolutionizing
                   the academic
                   experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MEET OUR FACULTY BAR-RAISERS
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                     THIS LAW SCHOOL     Feel free to order decaf. You won’t need      “There’s more to Earle Mack than lectures   courses in contracts, torts, criminal law,    asking tough questions and writing                 YES, WE PUT A COMEDIAN IN
                                         the real stuff to stay awake in classes at    and exams,” explains Emily Zimmerman,       constitutional law, civil procedure and       (sometimes pointed) opinions.                      THE CLASSROOM.
                  ISN’T LIKE ANYTHING                                                                                                                                                                                               Maybe you’ve seen Sharon
                                         Earle Mack.                                   a former unit chief of the Philadelphia     legal research and writing. In addition to
                       YOU’VE SEEN ON                                                                                                                                            Such highly interactive classes, of course,        Geller on Saturday Night Live.
                                                                                       District Attorney’s Office who teaches      those traditional courses, there are many
                           TELEVISION.   Our professors have tremendous
                                                                                       Legal Methods and Criminal Procedure.       electives, which even first-year students
                                                                                                                                                                                 aren’t truly revolutionary – unless                The adjunct professor and come-
                                         scholarly depth in their fields, and they                                                                                               you’ve experienced law school the old-             dian teaches Improvisation for
                                                                                       “The professors here are inventive. We      get to take.                                                                                     Lawyers. Her goal: To help you
                                         inject life into the study of law. When                                                                                                 fashioned way.
                                                                                       do simulations, role-play trials, watch                                                                                                      improve your verbal agility – a
                                         Donald Bersoff teaches Mental Health                                                      “The biggest difference,” he explains,
                                                                                       law documentaries – even get students                                                     In that case, you can really appreciate            critical skill for the courtroom or
                                         Law, he’s likely to bring a public defender                                               “is the level of creativity that professors                                                      the negotiating table.
                                                                                       involved in our own cases.”                                                               how we’re raising the bar.
                                         to class – one representing a mentally ill                                                bring to the classroom.”
                                         person. Or, his guest speaker may be a        That’s not to say that the curriculum
                                                                                                                                   David Cohen, a perennial “favorite
                                         former client who was once involuntarily      itself is weird – or easy. Roger Dennis,
                                                                                                                                   teacher” at Earle Mack, has every first-
                                         committed.                                    dean of the law school, points out that
                                                                                                                                   year student present an oral argument
                                                                                       “on paper, our first-year program looks
                                                                                                                                   before a mock federal appellate court.
                                                                                       fairly conventional. Students take core
                                                                                                                                   Students take turns serving as judges,
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?                                                                                                                                                                           EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY




                                                                                                                  Earle Mack
                                                                                                                  knows that
                                                                                                                  practice (and
                                                                                                                  more practice)
                                                                                                                  makes perfect.

                                                                                                                  MAYBE THAT’S                                 You’ll spend up to 25 hours per week           • In-house Appellate Litigation Clinic;
                                                                                                                  WHY OUR CO-OP                                (more, in the intensive co-op) doing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • In-house Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.
                                                                                                                                                               real legal work for a full semester or
                                                                                                                  HAS BEEN CALLED
                                                                                                                                                               a summer:                                      And we haven’t even gotten to Moot
                                                                                                                  “AN EXTERNSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Court competitions, the Drexel Law
                                                                                                                  PROGRAM ON                                   • Running settlement negotiations in an
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Review or our highly successful
                                                                                                                  STEROIDS.”                                     employment discrimination lawsuit;
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trial Team. (More about those at
                                                                                                                  Get ready to roll up your sleeves and        • Prosecuting criminals in Philadelphia’s      earlemacklaw.drexel.edu.)
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                                                                                                                  work like, well, a lawyer.                     Municipal Court;                             Bottom line: By the time you
                                                                                                                                                                                                              graduate, you’re likely to have between
                                                                                                                  Because if you come here, you will.          • Helping inventors obtain patents for
                                                                                                                                                                                                              500 and 1,000 hours of actual,
                                                                                                                  As one of the most practice-intensive          their innovations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              honest-to-goodness, real-world legal
                                                                                                                  law programs in the nation, Earle Mack       Then, back in the classroom, you’ll share      experience under your belt. You’ll know
                                                                                                                  puts you smack in the middle of real-        your experiences, learning from each           how to actually be a lawyer.
                                                                                                                  world legal practice, from deposition        other as you go.




                                                                                  earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/co-op
                                                                                                                  to litigation.                                                                              You’ll be ready to raise the bar.




                                                               MORE ABOUT CO-OP
                                                                                                                                                               As if those opportunities aren’t enough,
                                                                                                                  Here’s how it works. If you choose to do     clinics could give you a full year of
                                   PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                  a co-op placement, we’ll match you with      experience arguing in front of appellate
                                   IS IN DREXEL’S DNA.
                                   Thanks in large part to                                                        one of more than 170 co-op partners          courts, helping start-up businesses secure
                                   the strength of our co-op                                                      – choose from law firms, the judiciary,      their futures or representing community
                                   programs, Drexel has a                                                         general counsel offices of major             groups plagued by environmental
                                   reputation for preparing                                                       corporations or non-profits, government      injustice. You will represent real clients,
                                   focused, hard-working,




                              Drexel
                                                                                                                  agencies or public-interest organizations.   with the help of a practicing attorney, of
                                   job-ready graduates.
                                                                                                                                                               course. Choose from:

                                                                                                                                                               • Criminal Litigation Clinic;

                                                                                                                                                               • Civil Litigation Clinic;

                                                                                                                                                               • Public Health and Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                 Law Clinic;
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                                                                                                                                                                               HELP US SPREAD
                                                                                                                                                                               THE LOVE OF LAW.


                    Earle Mack
                                                                                                                                                                               As part of the Marshall-
                                                                                                                                                                               Brennan Constitutional Literacy
                                                                                                                                                                               Project, our students visit

                    believes                                                                                                                                                   area high schools, teaching
                                                                                                                                                                               Philadelphia teens about the


                    fiat justitia,
                                                                                                                                                                               relevance of the legal system
                                                                                                                                                                               and the U.S. Constitution in
                                                                                                                                                                               their lives.


                    ruat caelum.

            IN PLAIN ENGLISH,       In the everyday pandemonium of              “Working on death-penalty cases
            IT MEANS “LET JUSTICE   practicing law, that principle tends to     was incredibly rewarding, and it
                                    fall by the wayside. Don’t let it.          completely altered my law-school
            BE DONE, THOUGH THE
                                                                                experience,” explains Giselle
            HEAVENS FALL.”          At Earle Mack, we believe lawyers have
                                                                                Pomerleau, who graduated in 2010.
                                    a duty above all to “do justice.” Just as
                                                                                “Due process became something
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                                                                                more than just an academic topic.
                                    to perform pro bono work, every
                                                                                It became something I could connect
                                    student here is expected to provide legal
                                                                                to real people and my own work.”
                                    services to those in need.
                                                                                “Duty” is part of our school motto,
                                    To graduate, we require 50 hours of pro
                                                                                after all. And our students will continue
                                    bono work from every student – but
                                                                                to raise the pro bono bar.
                                    most do 100 or more.




                                                                                                                            earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/service
                                    Organizations like the 11th Street




                                                                                                                                                              RESPONSIBILITY
                                    Family Health Services Center, the
                                    Innocence Project and the Campaign




Drexel
                                    for Working Families Tax Clinic
                                    (among many others) help us keep our
                                    public-service mission in mind.
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                   Co-ops,
                   clinics and
                   pro bono.
                                                                                                                                                                           PRO BONO PUBLICO.
                                                                                                                                                                           It means “for the public good,”
                                                                                                                                                                           and is generally used to describe
                                                                                                                                                                           legal representation undertaken
                                                                                                                                                                           voluntarily and without payment
                                                                                                                                                                           as a public service.


                                                                                              STUDENT EXPERIENCES
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                                    Danielle worked on a pilot program
                                    during her co-op with the AIDS Law
                                    Project of Pennsylvania. She helped
                                    HIV and AIDS patients overcome legal
                                    and financial burdens and applied for
                                    a fellowship for more funding (which
                                    she received). Her project is expected to
                                    be expanded citywide. Did we mention
                                    Danielle was just a 3L?                     In January of 2011, Kelly traveled            Ted spent a semester in Cite Soleil, an   George completed a co-op placement
                                    Danielle Mourar ‘09                         to Chicago to argue before the U.S.           impoverished community on the outskirts   with a U.S. District Court judge and
                                    Mt. Pocono, PA                              Court of Appeals for the Seventh              of Port-au-Prince. His placement with     then gained a completely different
                                    Hrs of experience before                    Circuit on behalf of a community of           the LAMP for Haiti Foundation focused     perspective on the litigation process by
                                    graduation: at least 838                    residents affected by a recycling plant’s     on providing legal and health services    taking on a second placement with Mitts
                                                                                pollutants. It was the second time in         to poverty-stricken residents. What       Milavec, a mid-sized firm in Center City
                                                                                a year that an Appellate Litigation           Ted didn’t expect was to find himself     Philadelphia.
                                                                                Clinic student argued in a U.S. Court         an observer of the highly controversial   George Matz ‘11
                                                                                of Appeals. In May 2011, the judges           presidential election of November 2010.   Port Carbon, PA




                                   Drexel
                                                                                ruled in favor of Kelly’s clients.            This was in addition to the year-long     Hrs of experience
                                                                                                                              Public Health and Environmental Law       before graduation: 1,295
                                                                                Kelly Payne ‘11
                                                                                San Clemente, CA                              Clinic he completed.
                                                                                Hrs of experience                             Ted Oswald ‘11
                                                                                before graduation: 340                        Sacramento, CA
                                                                                (for clinic alone)                            Hrs of experience
                                                                                                                              before graduation: 1,185+
                                                                                                                              (he stopped counting)
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                                                                                                         THINK WE’RE A LITTLE BIASED?
                                                                                                         Maybe. But where else can you find eclectic neighbor-
                                                                                                         hoods, urban amenities, a diverse college-town culture and
                                                                                                         countless icons of America’s independence? Nowhere we
                                                                                                         can think of.

                                                                                                         We’re located in the University City district of Philly. As an
                                                                                                         Earle Mack student, you’ll be within walking distance of


                                   Earle Mack calls
                                                                                                         nearly every major law firm and Fortune 500 company in
                                                                                                         the city – convenient during co-ops or clinics. It’s com-
                                                                                                         muter heaven; within blocks of Amtrak, subways and

                                   Philadelphia “the                                                     commuter rails. As one student puts it, “Our location is as
                                                                                                         good as it gets.”

                                   perfect setting for                                                   When you want to escape the grind, Fairmount Park offers
                                                                                                         9,200 acres of options – read a book, swim in Devil’s Pool,

                                   law school.”                                                          take a bike ride (or for the adventure-seekers, a horseback
                                                                                                         ride) or satisfy any number of outdoor urges. That’s the
                                                                                                         thing about Philadelphia: We have a little of everything –
                                                                                                         from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell to Citizens
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                                                                                                         Back on campus, Earle Mack’s state-of-the-art Legal
                                                                                                         Research Center is an ideal spot for group meetings or solo




Drexel
                                                                                                         study. But use your time wisely, because most days there’s
                                                                                                         sure to be an Earle Mack event – talks by nationally known
                                                                                                         legal figures on topics like immigration, diversity in the
                                                                                                         legal profession and reproductive rights; Cocktails for a
                                                                                                         Cause; Barrister’s Ball; Trial Team competitions and more.




                                                                        earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/philly
                                                                                                         Truth be told: Earle Mack knows that having a social life is
                                                                                                         important – even for law students.




                                                         STUDENT LIFE
                                                                                                         How’s that for raising the bar?




                                                                                                              BUILD A NETWORK BEFORE
                                                                                                              YOU GRADUATE.
                                                                                                              Earle Mack gives every student a
                                                                                                              membership to the Young Lawyers Division
                                                                                                              of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the
                                                                                                              American Bar Association, allowing you
                                                                                                              instant access to exclusive events.
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            EARLE MACK OFFERS THE SUPPORT
            YOU NEED, FROM YEAR ONE.
            Even before you step into your first class, we set you up
            to succeed. Pre-Orientation offers early guidance on


                                                                                                                              Even as you
            study strategies that will help throughout your entire
            law school experience.


                                                                                                                              raise the bar,
            During New Student Orientation, you’ll be provided
            with an overview of the first-year experience so you’ll


                                                                                                                              you still have
            know exactly what to expect. (You can even attend
            academic support workshops or a mock class.)

            When your first year rolls around, the Dean’s Scholars
            Program provides insight from accomplished upper-
            level students on mastering the fundamentals. And
                                                                                                                              to pass the bar.
            our Academic Skills Program offers workshops and
            techniques to aid in everything from overall academic
            performance to exam preparation.

            Our Writing Strategies for the Bar course takes
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            preparations one step further. And we provide
                                                                                                          ACADEMIC SUPPORT




            every student with free access to Barbri’s Bar Exam
            Accelerated Training Program. Take advantage of
            bar-related events, emails, and a dedicated website
            and newsletter.

            You’ll be more than ready to raise the bar.




          Drexel
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     The truth
     about life
     after law school.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                       GET TO KNOW OUR GRADS
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            NO ONE IS              Especially not in the “most severe entry-   As an Earle Mack grad, you’ll have a        Patrick Egan, class of 2010 adds, “I       Philadelphia to Sacramento, and with           student’s day with poor form; they are
            GOING TO “GIVE”        level job market” in a generation or        great chance of accomplishing all four.     learned everything from how our health     Public Defender Offices as far away            often unprepared for difficult ques-
                                   more. (We did promise the truth.)           That won’t guarantee you a job, but it      system is designed to how it is funded     as Miami.                                      tions, defensive and/or evasive in their
            YOU A JOB.
                                                                               does stack the odds strongly in             to how it is abused.” He’s applying that                                                  answers. By contrast, the presentation at
                                   Here’s some more: A depressed job                                                                                                  And here’s another truth: No one is
                                                                               your favor.                                 knowledge at his current job with the                                                     Earle Mack was professional and candid.
                                   market won’t keep you from getting                                                                                                 going to be as up front with you as Earle
                                                                                                                           Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.                                                      Such integrity is truly impressive. We
                                   a great job, either. Not if you pass the    “I will always look at a Drexel student                                                Mack. In a recent survey of prospective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     don’t expect anyone to be perfect, but we
                                   bar, present a solid academic record,       first because they’re ready to practice,”   Truth be told, our graduates find work     students, one says, “The way schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     do expect honesty.”
                                   get plenty of practical experience and      says one legal community member.            as clerks for federal judges and with      report post-graduate employment
                                   network like nobody’s business.             “Challenging the way things have been       some of the nation’s top law firms, with   stats has been the subject of criticism.       In return, we expect you to help us raise
                                                                               done in this profession takes guts, and     District Attorney offices from             Almost uniformly, law schools have             the bar.
                                                                               Earle Mack has guts.”                                                                  handled this portion of the accepted
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                                                                            Earle Mack
                                                                            may not be
                                                                            your type.
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                                       SEE FOR YOURSELF
                                    earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/visit



              THERE’S NO IVY       Then again, we’re located on Philly’s         And if you tend to be a lone ranger, our             WANT MORE INFORMATION?
                                   main artery, along with the city’s biggest    collaborative style might drive you crazy.           (We were hoping you would.)
              ON OUR CAMPUS.                                                                                                          Your best bet is to go to our
                                   law firms.                                    (Metaphorically speaking, of course.)
                                                                                                                                      website. Then, drop by for a visit –
                                   But let’s face it. Some law schools will be   If you’re still not sure, there’s only one           whether impromptu or pre-sched-




Drexel
                                   a better fit for you than others. At Earle    way to find out if Earle Mack is your type           uled. A personal tour is the only
                                                                                                                                      way to get the “real” Earle Mack
                                   Mack, we have a pretty clear sense of         of law school. Come visit. Sit in on a class
                                                                                                                                      experience.
                                   who belongs here – and who doesn’t.           or two. Have lunch with a 1L. Call your
                                                                                 own witnesses.
                                   If you’re a real traditionalist, we may
                                   be too progressive. (That’s okay. Some        Then, render your verdict.
                                   people just prefer hiding in the back of
                                   huge lecture halls.)
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?




                                                                                      WE’RE LOOKING FOR
                                                                                      STUDENTS WHO WANT
                                                                                      TO RAISE THE BAR.

                                                                                      In fact, we’re willing to reward them
                                                                                      with generous scholarships.

                                                                                      Our ideal candidate is someone willing
                                                                                      to be an active member of the Earle
                                                                                      Mack community. Of course, your
                                                                                      LSAT is important, too. Academic
                                                                                      profile aside, we’re interested in
                                                                                      the clubs, organizations and any
                                                                                      professional experience you’ve been
                                                                                      involved in; the research that inspires
                                                                                      you; and your overall ability to think
                                                                                      critically and write effectively. We’re


                                                                    Quid pro quo:
                                                                                      also curious about your aptitude to
                                                                                      handle the rigors of law school.


                                                                    Scholarships
                                                                                      We’re searching for collaborators.
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                                                                                      Most of all, we’re looking for free-

                                                                    for leadership.   thinkers who are as passionate about
                                                                                      law as we are. As Professor Norman
                                                                                      Stein puts it, “We want students who
                                                                                      will constantly question the law.”

                                                                                      If that describes you, we may have
                                                                                      a scholarship with your name on
                                                                                      it. Earle Mack gives merit awards




                                                                                                                                earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/apply
                                                                                      (regardless of need) renewable each
                                                                                      year as long as you maintain a solid




                                                                                                                                                                APPLY NOW
                                                                                      GPA. There are plenty of other
                                                                                      financing options, too, such as private
                                                                                      loans.

                                                                                      So what do you say: Are you ready
                                                                                      to raise the bar? By all means, tell us
                                                                                      about it.


               EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW TRIAL TEAM.
               Want to test your skills in trying cases alongside
               your peers from around the country? Our Trial
               Team has recently reigned as regional champs
               at the prestigious National Trial Competition.
     HOW WILL YOU RAISE THE BAR?                                                                                                                                                                                            EARLE MACK SCHOOL OF LAW AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY




                                                  The facts
                                                  about
                                                  Earle Mack.



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               earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/about



            WE’VE MADE THE                     HISTORY                                    CAMPUS                                       FACULTY                                   that offer practical experience within        AFFORDABILITY
            DISCOVERY PROCESS AS               Drexel University operates one of          It’s designed with the future in mind.       Our professors are highly respected       the classroom. Fifty hours of pro             We understand the financial
                                               the nation’s oldest and most robust        Law students take their classes in a         legal scholars, trained at the best       bono service are mandatory, and most          challenges of a legal education. Nearly
            PAINLESS AS POSSIBLE.
                                               experiential learning programs, and        state-of-the-art academic building,          academic institutions in the United       students more than double that by             90 percent of our students receive
                                               Earle Mack is following suit. Founded      which also houses the comprehensive          States. They’ve played nearly every       graduation. At Earle Mack, practice           some form of financial aid: merit
                                               in 2006, Earle Mack is the youngest law    Legal Research Center. As part of            role in the legal profession – from       means everything.                             awards, scholarships, private loans and
                                               school in the Northeast. The inaugural     Drexel University, you’ll have access to     law firm partners to in-house counsel                                                   more. Our financial aid counselors will
                                                                                                                                                                                 EXTRACURRICULAR
                                               class of 2009 made a splash in the legal   all the best facilities – athletic center,   at corporations to criminal defense                                                     help with any concerns along the way.
                                                                                                                                                                                 From the Environmental Law Society
                                               market, with an impressive bar passage     the Mandell Theater and more.                lawyers. Now, they’re wholeheartedly
                                                                                                                                                                                 to Squash Club, Earle Mack offers a           ACCREDITATION
                                               rate of 93 percent.                                                                     committed to teaching their craft to
                                                                                          LOCATION                                                                               number of student organizations, on           The Earle Mack School of Law
                                                                                                                                       you. Upper level classes average just
                                               ACADEMICS                                  Located in the vibrant University City                                                 and off campus. Sharpen your skills           received full accreditation from the
                                                                                                                                       15 to 20 students.
                                               Every classroom is a balance of theory     district of downtown Philadelphia,                                                     and join the student-run Drexel Law           American Bar Association in 2011.
                                               and practice. Complex simulations          Earle Mack provides urban amenities          EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING                     Review staff, Moot Court or the Trial         For more information: Council of
                                               complement first-year fundamentals,        (too many to list) within a vibrant,         You can take a semester-long co-op        Team. Or opt for an entirely different        the Section of Legal Education and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
                                               while four joint degrees and three         college-town culture. Almost 50,000          (our signature program) at one of         challenge and train for the Philadelphia      Admissions to the Bar of the American
                                               concentrations (Business and               students call it home – half from Drexel     more than 170 corporate, non-profit,      Marathon. Earle Mack students do it           Bar Association, 321 North Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Direct to website
                                               Entrepreneurship Law, Health Law           and half from Penn. And if you’re            law firm, public service, government      all, striking a balance (okay, maybe          Street, Chicago, IL 60610,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/xxxxxx
                                               and Intellectual Property Law) provide     doing a co-op, you’ll be within walking      or judicial offices. Our year-long        that’s overstating) between law school        (312) 988-5000.
                                               options. Each one reflects the strength    distance to almost every major law firm      clinics provide diverse opportunities     and life.
                                               of Drexel University, the bar and          and Fortune 500 company in the city.         for representing real clients in court.
                                               the region’s economy (giving you a                                                      Many courses incorporate simulations
                                               competitive advantage.)
                                Before
                                you apply,      How will you
                                                raise the bar?




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                                ask yourself:




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         Earle Mack School of Law
         Drexel University


           Earle Mack
           School of Law
           Drexel University


3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-1LAW




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