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Meet Our Law Students

Kline students stand up in court, sit at negotiating tables, network with members of the bench and bar and serve individuals and groups in the Philadelphia area who have trouble finding legal representation. They also help make ours an uncommonly harmonious and engaging law school community.

They are a diverse and enterprising bunch. Here are just a few of their stories.

Brielle Brown, JD '22

Learning at the Intersection of Race and the Environment

Brielle Brown, Class of 2022

For Brielle Brown, law school provided a platform to explore racial and environmental justice.

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3L Noah DeSimone, left, and Assistant City Solicitor Desjeneé Davis, JD ’21, outside of Philadelphia City Hall.

Committed to Public Service and the City of Philadelphia

Noah DeSimone, Class of 2023

Noah DeSimone pursues his dream with support from a network of public sector lawyers.

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Andrea Filbeck

Career Change, Accelerated

Andrea Filbeck, Class of 2023

An experienced accountant, Andrea Filbeck takes the fast lane to career change with the two-year JD program.

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Marlee McCadden

Serving the Public Interest through Immigration Law

Marlee McCadden, Class of 2022

Marlee McCadden landed a job providing legal assistance to immigrants and asylum seekers at the same place she completed a co-op externship.

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Boarder Tsai

Artist-Advocate

Boarder Tsai, Class of 2024

Whether it’s behind the lens of a camera or in the courtroom, Boarder Tsai aims to be an instrument of change.

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Niayla-Dia Murray

Inspired by Adversity

Niayla-dia Murray, Class of 2023

An accident in Sweden prompted Niayla-dia Murray to study medical malpractice law. She hasn’t looked back.

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William Booth

Sweating the Details

William Booth, Class of 2020

For William Booth, law school is all about developing tools that will allow him to serve the public.

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Fanta Freeman

Embracing Each Twist on a Meandering Pathway

Fanta Freeman, Class of 2019

Having attended college in Boston and taught in North Carolina, Fanta Freeman is accustomed to winding pathways.

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Arielle Heald

Heading Straight for the Courtroom

Arielle Heald, Class of 2019

Few law students have cross-examined a witness during a federal trial, but Arielle Heald got to do just that.

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Brittany Kane

Retooling a Love of Storytelling

Brittany Kane, Class of 2019

People fall in love with the law at different ages. For Brittany Kane, the moment came in middle school.

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Christopher Mullen

Asking Strategic Questions

Christopher Mullen, Class of 2019

Professional experience in commercial real estate and a bond rating agency brought Chris Mullen to law school with a clear sense of direction.

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Caixa Su

Transitioning from Professor to Student

Caixia Su, Class of 2019

Sitting in a law school classroom represented a huge change for Caixia Su, who spent more than a decade standing at a lectern, teaching courses on criminal law.

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