Telephone: (215) 571-4815

URL: http://www.drexel.edu/law


Drexel University College of Law opened in August 2006 as the most recent addition to a university nationally recognized for its innovations in technology and hands-on education. Through its mission of 9 Knowledge, Skill, Duty, 9 students will be able to integrate traditional legal education with practical experience and skills training. Students also will assist in meeting the unmet legal needs of underserved populations in our community through the schoolâ??s pro bono requirement.


The College of Law is innovative in a number of respects. Classes are organized in a quarter (rather than semester) system, allowing students and faculty the most flexibility in scheduling. Classes are offered year-round by outstanding full-time professors as well as experienced practitioners. First-year classes are small, with sixty to seventy students per section. The year-long legal methods course is comprehensive and taught by tenure-track professors. The integration of legal knowledge, skill development, and professionalism begins in the studentâ??s first year of law study.


Beginning in the second year, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in law practice through a co-op experience. In co-op, students will spend two quarters in the field working in a variety of settings, including law firms, judgesâ?? chambers, in-house counsel offices, and public service organizations. At the same time, students will take a co-op seminar that will enrich the overall field experience and enhance the studentsâ?? research, writing, and oral presentation skills.


At the outset, Drexel College of Law is offering three concentrations: health law, intellectual property, and entrepreneurial business. The concentrations prepare law graduates for lawyering in an increasingly technological world and complement the other colleges and schools at Drexel University. The full range of legal subjects is taught, allowing students to excel in any area of the law.


In addition to acquiring knowledge of the law and gaining skills necessary for practice, Drexel law students understand the importance of providing pro bono service to underserved populations. Every student is required to fulfill a certain number of service hours before graduation, which will allow them to assist needy clients while honing their legal skills.


The inaugural class at Drexel University has median LSAT of 156 and a median GPA of 3.4. The class is forty-five percent male and fifty-five percent female. Students of color make up twenty-one percent of the class.


In January 2007 the law school moved into a state-of-the art facility in the heart of University City. Drexel University is conveniently located within blocks of local transportation and regional train service.


Note: Drexel University is fully informed as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association. The Administration of the University and the College of Law are determined to devote all necessary resources and in other respects to take all necessary steps to present a program of legal education that will qualify for approval by the American Bar Association. The College of Law makes no representation as to any applicant that it will be approved by the American Bar Association prior to the graduation of any matriculating student.


Dean: Roger J. Dennis (215) 571-4755

Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Jennifer L. Rosato (215) 571-4707

Assistant Dean of Admissions: Helen Albertson-Ploucha (215) 571-6705

Director, Law Library: Christopher Simoni (215) 571-4767

Assistant Dean for Administration: Mary McGovern (215) 571-4815




ROGER J. DENNIS, (Law Professor), Education: Northwestern University (B.S., 1971); Northwestern School of Law (J.D., 1974). Email:rjd45 @ drexel.edu


BRET ASBURY, (Law Professor), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1977; admitted to bar, 2003, Pennsylvania. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 2000); Yale Law School (J.D., 2003). Email:bret.d.asbury @ drexel.edu


ADAM BENFRADO, (Law Professor), born Bloomington, Indiana, 1979; admitted to bar, 2007, New York; 2008, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 2001); Oxford University (2000); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2005). COURSES:Contracts I, Contracts II, Business Organizations, Law and Mind Sciences. Email: adam.benforado @ drexel.edu


MARK BERNSTEIN, (Law Professor), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1957; admitted to bar, 1982, Pennsylvania. Education: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1979); University of Pittsburgh (M.L.S., 1986); Tulane University (J.D., 1982). COURSES:Advanced Legal Research. Email:mpb63 @ drexel.edu


DONALD N. BERSOFF, (Law Professor), born New York City, New York, 1939; admitted to bar, 1976, Maryland; 1984, District of Columbia; 1990, Pennsylvania. Education: New York University (B.S., 1958); New York University (Ph.D., 1965); University of Virginia (1973-1974); Yale Law School (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Mental Health Law, Social Science and Law. Email:dnb24 @ drexel.edu


AMELIA BOSS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, New Jersey; Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New Jersey; U.S. District, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Bryn Mawr College (B.A. with honors, cum laude, 1970); Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 1975). COURSES:Contracts, Sales, Payments Systems, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, International Business Transactions, International Commercial Transactions. Email:aboss @ drexel.edu


SUSAN L. BROOKS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1990, New York. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., 1983; M.A., 1984); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1990). Email:susan.brooks @ drexel.edu


CHAPIN CIMINO CODY, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1998, New York; 1999, Pennsylvania. Education: Denison University (B.A., 1992); University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1997). COURSES: Contracts, Constitutional Law. Email:chapin.c.cody @ drexel.edu


DAVID S. COHEN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1997, New Jersey; 2000, New York; 2002, Pennsylvania. Education: Dartmouth College (B.A., 1994); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1997). COURSES:Constitutional Law, Legal Methods, Pro Bono Program. Email:david.s.cohen @ drexel.edu


CLARE KEEFE COLEMAN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, Pennsylvania. Education: University of Pennsylvania (A.B.); Temple University (M.A.); Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude). Email:clare.keefe.coleman @ drexel.edu


PATRICIA A. DALY, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1991, Pennsylvania. Education: Temple University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985); Temple University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991). Email:padaly @ drexel.edu


TRACYE EDWARDS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1994, Maryland. Education: Goucher College (B.A., 1988); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1994). Email: tedwards @ drexel.edu


DANIEL M. FILLER, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1992, New York; 1993, Pennsylvania; 1999, Alabama. Education: Brown University (A.B., 1984); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1990). COURSES:Criminal Law and Procedure. Email:daniel.m.filler @ drexel.edu


RICHARD H. FRANKEL, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 2003, California; 2004, District of Columbia. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1997); Yale Law School (J.D., 2001); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2009). COURSES:Clinical Education. Email:richard.frankel @ drexel.edu


BARRY R. FURROW, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1971, Massachusetts; 1974, District of Columbia; 1979, Michigan. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1967); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1971). COURSES: Torts, Health Law. Email:barry.r.furrow @ drexel.edu


ALEX C. GEISINGER, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, November 6, 1964; admitted to bar, 1992, Connecticut. Education: Franklin and Marshall College (B.A.); University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.); Harvard Law School (LL.M.). Email:alex.geisinger @ drexel.edu


REX GLENSY, (Law Professor), born Milan, Italy, July 14, 1969; admitted to bar, 1998, California. Education: University of London, Kingâ??s College (B.A., 1991); Indiana University (M.A., 1995); University of Southern California Law School (J.D., 1998). COURSES:Property Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, Legal Research and Writing. Email:rex.d.glensy @ drexel.edu


ANIL KALHAN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, New York. Education: Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude); Yale School of Management (M.P.P.M.); Yale Law School (J.D.). COURSES:Immigration Citizenship Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law. Email:anil.kalhan @ drexel.edu


NANCY C. KRAYBILL, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1986, California; 1999, Pennsylvania. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1976); University of Delaware (M.A., 1983); University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1986). COURSES:Mediation, Arbitration, Academic Skills, Bar Exam Preparation. Email: nancy.kraybill @ drexel.edu


LISA TUCKERMCELROY, (Law Professor), born Dallas, Texas, February 22, 1968; admitted to bar, 1997, Massachusetts. Education: Dartmouth College (B.A., 1989); The University of Michigan (M.A., 1991); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1995). Email: lisa.t.mcelroy @ drexel.edu


KEVIN OATES, (Law Professor), born Suffern, New York, February 14, 1966; admitted to bar, 1991, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; 1993, New York. Education: Colby College (B.A., 1988); Pace University School of Law (J.D., 1991); Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law (LL.M., 2003). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution. Email:kevin.p.oates @ drexel.edu


KARL OKAMOTO, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, July 9, 1962; admitted to bar, 1986, New York; 1989, Pennsylvania. Education: Columbia College of Columbia University (B.A., 1982); Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1985). Email:karl.okamoto @ drexel.edu


REENA PARAMBATH, (Law Professor), born India, June 18, 1966; admitted to bar, 1991, New Jersey. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1988); James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University (J.D., 1991). Email: reena.e.parambath @ drexel.edu


TERRY JEAN SELIGMANN, (Law Professor), born New York, New York, January 21, 1949; admitted to bar, 1974, Massachusetts; 1998, Arkansas. Education: Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1970); New York University Law School (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Education Law, Legal Research and Writing.


GWEN ROSEMAN STERN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, Pennsylvania. Education: University of Maryland (B.S., summa cum laude); Temple University School of Law (J.D.). COURSES:Medical Malpractice, Products Liability Law, Trial Advocacy Skills, Community Awareness of Legal Procedures. Email:gstern @ drexel.edu


DONALD TIBBS, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, Pennsylvania. Education: Georgia State University (B.S.); Arizona State University (Ph.D.); University of Wisconsin Law School (LL.M.); University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.). COURSES:Overlapping Issues of Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Procedure, Race and Punishment, Professional Responsibility. Email:donald.f.tibbs @ drexel.edu


EMILY B. ZIMMERMAN, (Law Professor), admitted to bar, 1991, Pennsylvania. Education: Bryn Mawr College (A.B., 1988); Yale Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES:Legal Research and Writing. Email:emily.b.zimmerman @ drexel.edu