Expanding Philly’s Public Interest Footprint
Teeming with immigrants and plagued by struggling schools, lackluster job growth and one of the highest big-city poverty rates in the U.S., Philadelphia possesses a mountain of unmet legal needs.
With skill and resolve, the Kline School of Law and its alumni are chipping away at that peak.
At the Heart of Innovation
About the time that Microsoft reached its 10th anniversary in the mid-1990s, the entire tech world came to the starting realization that it faced a growing array of legal problems.
And there was Amy Landers, who had cut her teeth professionally with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, mastering civil litigation in many forms.
Having spent a year and a half in the firm’s San Francisco headquarters, Landers moved to its Silicon Valley office as soon as it opened.
Class Notes Summer 2015
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Finding Her Footing on the Fast Track
As a rising 3L, Earthen Johnson couldn’t possibly have known that her summer associateship at Drinker, Biddle & Reath would turn out to be one of those “right place, right time” moments.
And yet, providentially, there she was.
Johnson, ’11, spent part of the summer 2010 in Drinker’s Investment Management Practice, just weeks before President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law.
Denizens of the CJC
Philadelphia has its share of criminals, aggressive police, unfit parents and truant teens who create a measure of mayhem in pockets of the city.
Increasingly, the professionals who must pass a legal comb through that chaos earned their JDs at Drexel University and got their first taste of legal practice through the law school’s co-op and clinic programs.