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Clinical Programs

Clinical Programs

Our Clinics give students an opportunity to represent clients in courtrooms and at the negotiating table.

Experiential Education, All Year Long.

Our year-long clinical program allows students to represent civil clients and criminal defendants at hearings and trials. 

  • Our Criminal Litigation Field Clinic, which operates in collaboration with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, gives students a chance to represent criminal defendants in court.
  • Our Civil Litigation Field Clinic, a joint venture with the Philadelphia Legal Assistance Family Law Unit, gives students experience representing victims of domestic violence. 

Litigate in Federal Court Before You Graduate.

Our in-house Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic enables students to practice law before appellate courts. With guidance and supervision from the clinic director, students handle constitutional, criminal and immigration matters, gaining firsthand experience making arguments with state and federal appellate courts.

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Represent Philly's Entrepreneurs.

Our semester-long Entrepreneurial Law Clinic gives students opportunities to work with entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia area who need legal advice for getting their ventures off the ground. Teams of students receive guidance from mentors from some of Philadelphia’s top firms who serve as an advisory board to the clinic.

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Improve the West Philadelphia Community.

The Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic allows students to help Drexel’s neighbors in the Mantua and Powelton Village communities address problems they face with employment, housing and other legal issues.

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Professor Susan L. Brooks

Susan L. Brooks

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning

Dean Brooks is an expert on experiential learning, family law, children’s rights and therapeutic jurisprudence.

A widely published scholar on clinical legal education, Professor Brooks is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences that focus on experiential learning in legal education.



Phone: 215.571.4784

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