The Drexel University School of Law Co-op Program provides a unique opportunity for students to synthesize the legal theory learned in the classroom with the critical knowledge and professional skills employed in the field. We integrate the Co-op Program into the curriculum and allow students to focus their time on their placements while they are in the program, setting us apart from other law schools. Students are paired with experienced practitioners who supervise their work and act as mentors and advisers.
Co-op students can work with one of more than 100 partners representing the full breadth of Philadelphia’s legal community. Our students devise personalized learning agendas, then spend the next semester with committed mentors, focusing on the large questions and small details integral to the practice of law. Researching cases, witnessing negotiations, drafting documents and shadowing trial attorneys — no book or summer job provides the quality of experience that our Co-op Program offers.
The Fine Print.
The Co-op Program is a one-semester field placement that allows a student to work in a corporation, law firm, judicial office, public interest organization or governmental agency. Each co-op is chosen for the quality experience that it can provide law students as part of their overall academic experience.
Practice Makes Perfect.
As one of the most practice-intensive law programs in the nation, Drexel Law puts you smack in the middle of real-world legal practice, from deposition to litigation.
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