Professor Kahan is the director of the Master of Legal Studies Program. She is an experienced legal practitioner and educator with a background in bioethics. A former appellate associate with Reed Smith, Professor Kahan supervised complex discovery proceedings in the U.S. and Europe that focused on compliance issues. She piloted a study on informed consent and helped develop a framework to process privacy data at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Among other courses, she teaches Bioethics and Reproductive Rights Law in the law school's J.D. program and Introduction to the Legal System in the MLS Program.
Before joining Drexel, Professor Bernstein was the director of the Omer Poos Law Library at Saint Louis University, where he also was an Assistant Professor of Law. He also was Associate director and senior lecturing fellow at the Duke University Law Library.
Professor Bernstein's publications include articles on the evolution of the law library, the impact of law specialization on library services and qualitative methods for evaluating the value of a library. Cognizant of the intersection between legal practice, research and technology, he supervises the law school's technologies staff at the law school. He is also an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and, in 2011, co-chaired the Local Arrangements Committee of the annual meeting held in Philadelphia.