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Law Library Staff

Address
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 
lawlibrary@drexel.edu

Reference Desk
Phone: 215.571.4771
lawlibrary@drexel.edu

Staff

 Becka Rich

Rebecca (Becka) Rich (becka.rich@drexel.edu; 215.571.4770; Room L365) is the Director of the Legal Research Center 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.

 Eric Berg

Eric Berg (ecb99@drexel.edu; 215.571.4777; Room L310) is a Research & Instructional Services Librarian. Eric received his B.A. from The College of New Jersey and his law and Master of Information degrees from Rutgers University. Prior to joining the Legal Research Center, Eric practiced law for five years, specializing in personal injury litigation, and then worked as a research librarian in the Knowledge Management department of a national law firm.

Margaret DeFelice

Margaret DeFelice (mpd86@drexel.edu; 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.

Isabella Fidanza

Isabella Fidanza (if44@drexel.edu; 215.571.4820; Room L313) is a Library Operations Assistant. She has been part of the Drexel community since 2011. She holds two degrees from the College of Arts & Sciences: a B.A. in English (with a minor in International Area Studies) and an M.A. in Publishing. She is now working towards her M.S. in Library & Information Science. Isabella has worked in special collections libraries, the publishing scene, and several of Philadelphia's museums and culture-oriented nonprofits. She looks forward to serving a new community at her alma mater.

David Haendler

David Haendler (dmh397@drexel.edu; 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 (jh585@drexel.edu; 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. 

Rob Irving

Rob Irving (rci28@drexel.edu; 215.571.4760; Room L361) is a Supervisor, Library Operations for the Legal Research Center. He has a BA in English from Temple University and is currently attending the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University for a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science. He is an avid reader and a fan of all things sci-fi.

 

Francis Lotuaco (fal28@drexel.edu; 215.571.4727; Room L366) is the Accounts Payable/Administrative Assistant for the Legal Research Center.

Lindsay Steussy

Lindsay Steussy (lhs27@drexel.edu; 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 Advanced Legal Research, Tax Law Legal Research, and Foreign & International Legal Research courses.