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School Role in Diversity Mentorship Program Wins Praise

December 08, 2010

The law school’s role in a diversity mentorship program launched by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association garnered strong praise in an article that appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on Dec. 8.

Emmanuel O. Iheukwumere, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors and owner of a Philadelphia firm, singled out the law school for its involvement in an association mentorship program that pairs law students of color with practitioners.

The mentor-mentee relationships promote a more diverse plaintiffs’ bar, Iheukwumere said in the article, which outlines slow progress in diversifying the legal profession.

“I wish the other area law schools -- Temple, Penn and Villanova -- would copy what Drexel's doing,” Iheukwumere was quoted as saying.