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2L Receives Oxholm Fellowship for Summer Internship in Philadelphia Solicitor’s Office

Brian Libes, Class of 2017

March 02, 2016

Brian Libes has been awarded the 9th Annual Carl “Tobey” Oxholm Summer Fellowship, which will support his summer 2016 internship with the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office.

A 2L and member of the Moot Court Board, Libes provides pro bono service with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, which advocates on behalf of wrongfully convicted prisoners, and with the Campaign for Working Families, which provides free tax services to low-income families and individuals.

He also competed in the Regional Rounds of the 2015 American Bar Association Negotiation Competition, where his team placed 5th out of 24.

Since beginning his law school studies, Libes has been “a perfect student” who demonstrates a keen commitment to becoming an effective advocate and to helping colleagues who also wish to do so, said Professor Donald Tibbs, who recommended him for the fellowship.  

The fellowship is funded through a generous gift from Tobey Oxholm, who led efforts to launch the Kline School of Law while serving as general counsel of Drexel University and who is currently executive vice president for administration and strategic advancement at Rowan University.