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Law Library Staff

Drexel University
Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Legal Research Center
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


General Information
Phone: 215.571.4772
Fax: 215.571.4768

Reference Desk
Phone: 215.571.4771


 Becka Rich

Rebecca (Becka) Rich (; 215.571.4770; Room L365) is the Assistant Dean for the Law Library and Technology Services and an Assistant Teaching Professor.

Professor Rich’s research interests include education of students with disabilities, administrative law, bioethics, disability law and technology in legal education and libraries. Previously, Professor Rich served as senior associate director and interim director of the Panza Maurer Law Library at Nova Southeastern University. Before assuming those leadership roles, she revitalized the library’s faculty liaison program, while serving as faculty services librarian.

At Nova Southeastern, Professor Rich also taught Advanced Legal Research Techniques, developing a structure and curriculum that enhanced writing and experiential learning components including in online synchronous and asynchronous instruction. She is the author of “Rewritten Opinion: Olmstead v. L.C.,” a chapter in “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions,” which is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020, as well as several articles in library publications.

A former fellow of the American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Academy and the International Academy of Life Sciences/B. Braun Melsungen Fellowship Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program, Professor Rich holds leadership posts within committees of the AALL and the Southeastern American Association of Law Libraries. Professor Rich has presented at conferences on an array of topics, including the use of SSRN and BePress’s Digital Commons to promote student-run law journals, trends in European libraries, gamification and the use of technology in research instruction and differential instruction techniques for law students.

She received her JD from Boston College Law School and her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Margaret DeFelice

Margaret DeFelice (; 215.571.4724; Room L361) is a Supervisor, Library Operations and the ILL Manager for the LRC. She received her B.A. in English from Holy Family University where she was a library work-study student for four years. She was the Circulation Assistant at Holy Family University before obtaining her new position at the Legal Research Center.

Jessa Feiler (; 215.571.4777; Room L310) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Chicago, her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MSLIS from Drexel University. Before coming to Drexel, she worked for many years as a senior librarian and archivist at Bauman Rare Books in Philadelphia, where she curated collections related to civils rights, political life and news coverage, and American history. Jessa will be the faculty services librarian and looks forward to assisting with the faculty's teaching and research needs.

David Haendler

David Haendler (; 215.571.4776; Room L311) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his law degree from the University of Chicago, and his Master’s in Library & Information Science from Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. David practiced law for approximately ten years before becoming a law librarian, specializing in product liability, securities fraud, and derivative litigation. He has worked in various roles at the Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel law libraries.

Jessica Hsin-Wilson

Jessica Hsin-Wilson (; 215.571.4796; Room L361) moved to Philadelphia from New York and is the Head of Library Operations for the Legal Research Center. She received her M.L.I.S. from Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology, an M.A. degree in Bilingual School Counseling and B.S. in Sociology from New York University. Prior to joining the Kline School of Law, Jessica worked at the New York University Library. In her free time Jessica loves travel, food, music, and many outdoor activities. 


Francis Lotuaco (; 215.571.4727; Room L366) is the Administrative Coordinator II for the Legal Research Center.

Emily Roles Fotso

Emily Roles Fotso (; 215.571.4760; Room L313) is a Supervisor of the Library Operations for the LRC. Prior to working at Drexel, they received their Bachelor's of Arts from Mount Holyoke College in Philosophy and Film & Media Studies. During college, Emily worked as professor's assistant to help with classes, syllabus, assignments, creates workshops for students and mentor first year and international students with their college level English language writing. Their last job was as a legal assistant at Trescott & Drucker, P.L. Currently they are enrolled in Drexel's MLS program.

Chava Spivak-Birndorf

Chava Spivak-Birndorf (; 215.571.4781; Room L364) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. She received her B.A. from Yale University, her law degree from Columbia University, and her Master's in Library & Information Science from Drexel University. Before coming to Drexel, Chava practiced law for six years at various public interest organizations in Philadelphia, specializing in disability law and special education, then worked as the Emerging Technologies Librarian at University of Pennsylvania.

Lindsay Steussy

Lindsay Steussy (; 215.571.4774; Room L312) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. She received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was a law library fellow and worked in the reference department. Before law school, she received a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington (as well as a Masters degree in Medieval History), after which she worked at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Technical Services department. Lindsay teaches the Legal History seminar, Advanced Legal Research, Tax Law Legal Research, and Foreign & International Legal Research courses. She also teaches in the MLS program.