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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.

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

Caixa Su, Class of 2019

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

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Stacie Tepe, Class of 2018

Fighting for the Children

Stacie Tepe, Class of 2018

Stacie Tepe came to law school having worked with scores of children in the foster care in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

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Kristen Capriotti

Preventing Trials and Tribulations

Kristen Capriotti, Class of 2017

Having majored in Finance in college, Kristen Capriotti aimed to help people in the business world realize their dreams.

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Emily Derstine Friesen, '16

Becoming a Champion for Immigrants’ Rights

Emily Derstine Friesen, Class of 2016

Emily Derstine Friesen started law school keenly aware of legal issues that shape immigrants’ lives in the U.S.

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Daniel Mita

Maintaining a Familiarly Feverish Pace

Daniel Mita, Class of 2016

When former real estate developer Dan Mita decided to go to law school, he aimed to finish as quickly as possible.

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Connor Hackert

Building a Case and, Ultimately, a Career

Connor Hackert, Class of 2015

Connor Hackert’s co-op provided experience with federal investigations, civil rights and employment discrimination.

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