Bobby Schena will probably not get recognition when green spaces and modernized facilities replace contaminated, abandoned and shuttered buildings in and around Philadelphia. But the environmental lawyer doesn’t mind.
Cleaning up brownfields—abandoned or underused properties, from shuttered gas stations to former manufacturing facilities where there’s suspected contamination—keeps the public safe and sets the stage for growth.
Coal Miner’s Friend
No one knows more than Brian Krier about the deadly dangers posed by dust.
Accumulating on the floor of mines and the heavy equipment used for mining, dust creates a serious safety hazard for the tens of thousands of miners who make their living coaxing coal out of the ground.
Just one year out of law school, former accounting major Adam Coleman is living the dream.
From his office in Philadelphia’s City Hall, the ’15 alumnus negotiates multi-million dollar contracts with investment fund managers across the globe.
From the Footlights to the Courtroom
A theater buff in college, Capt. Racquel Hubbs Hawley, ’13, assistant staff judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, has always appreciated great storytelling, whether in the form of a classic play or an episode of Law & Order. But when deciding her future, she opted for law school instead of a career in creative writing and as a 2L who joined the Trial Team found a new forum for her skills: the courtroom.
There may be murderers, rapists or kidnappers walking the streets of New York City, but their numbers have dwindled, thanks to Jared Rosenblatt, a former assistant district attorney in Queens.
In June, Rosenblatt concluded his 12-year tenure with the Queens DA’s Office to join the law school faculty and become associate director of the Trial Advocacy Program.