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Clinical Programs

Clinical Programs

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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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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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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Clinics in Partnership with Legal Institutions

Our year-long Field Clinic Program allows students to represent civil clients and criminal defendants at hearings and trials through partnerships with Defender Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Legal Assistance Family Law Unit.

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Professor Richard H. Frankel

Richard H. Frankel

Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program

Professor Frankel has extensive experience both as an appellate advocate and as a clinical teacher. He served as a teaching fellow and supervising attorney for the Georgetown University Law Center's Appellate Litigation Program. Previously, he was the Goldberg-Deitzler Fellow for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in Washington, D.C.


Phone: 215.571.4807

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