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Earle Mack School Law Receives Full Accreditation

September 15, 2011

The Earle Mack School of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in August. This marks an important milestone in the history of Drexel University, which opened the school in 2006 with the aim of preparing graduates for the realities of legal practice.

Providing students with an education that is both academically rigorous and infused with experiential learning has been a guiding principle since the inception of the Earle Mack School of Law, President John A. Fry said. Accreditation by the ABA is a resounding affirmation of the outstanding work of our faculty and staff thus far, and enables us to continue to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to raising the bar for legal education.

Ambassador Earle Mack, who provided a major gift to the endowment of the law school, welcomed the development.

Its a distinct honor to have my name associated with this law school, Mack said. Under the leadership of Dean Roger Dennis, the schools accomplishments in a short period of time have been nothing short of remarkable.

The school gives each student multiple opportunities to see how principles presented in class play out in legal practice. The faculty brings diverse interests and experiences as well as a shared enthusiasm for innovative teaching. The faculty includes internationally known, pioneering scholars and young professors who publish their work in some of the nations most respected law journals and incorporate hands-on experiences in their teaching.

The legal community has enthusiastically embraced the schools mission, with members of the bench and bar helping to prepare students for practice.

Students from across the country recognize the quality of the faculty and the curriculum. The class of 2014 features students from 23 states who graduated from 88 colleges and universities.  ---Sarah Greenblatt

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