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Clinical and Affiliated Faculty

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Eamon Gallagher

J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law

B.A., University of Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island

Eamon Gallagher works with several entrepreneurship and startup initiatives in and around Philadelphia, including as Program Director at ic@3401, Philadelphia’s largest community of funded start-ups, and as co-organizer of Philly New Tech Meetup, the city’s largest active monthly tech meetup. He is an attorney and worked in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, founded Drexel's Transactional Law Team, volunteered at Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and participated in Keiretsu Forum’s Due Diligence Fellowship program. Eamon’s first career was in corporate recruiting. He earned a J.D. from Drexel University Kline School of Law with a concentration in Business and Entrepreneurship Law. He also holds a B.S. in Public Policy and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rhode Island.

Course(s):Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Deeya Haldar

​J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., Cornell University

Ms. Haldar is the Supervising Attorney for the Drexel Civil Litigation Field Clinic at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (“PLA”) and a Co-Supervising Attorney of the Family Law Unit at PLA. After law school, Ms. Haldar clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Berger of the Delaware Supreme Court. Prior to her time at PLA, Ms. Haldar was a law guardian at the Legal Aid Society in New York. Ms. Haldar has conducted numerous trainings for attorneys and law student interns in substantive law and procedure regarding family law matters, and has supervised numerous certified legal interns during their court appearances in Family Court. She has also presented extensively on the topic of trauma-informed lawyering and is the co-author of an article about teaching trauma-informed lawyering to law students.

Course(s):Drexel Civil Litigation Field Clinic

Katelyn Hufe

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Ms. Hufe is a managing partner at Gian-Grasso, Tomczak, & Hufe, P.C., in Philadelphia. She focuses her practice exclusively in immigration law and handles matters primarily involving deportation defense, litigation, appeals, asylum, U-visas, family-based petitions, and protecting clients with final orders of removal. She also leads the firm’s business immigration practice, focusing mainly on E and L visas, national interest waivers, and applications for employment-based permanent residence. She is the American Immigration Council's Philadelphia Ambassador and an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in PA and NJ and in the Third and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Course(s):Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic

Lauren Katz Smith

​J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., Tufts University

Lauren Katz Smith is a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor at the Kline School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Katz Smith served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez, United States District Judge. After her clerkship she practiced law in Philadelphia at Blank Rome LLP as a member of the litigator department and served as a Legal Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. Professor Katz Smith received her J.D. with honors from Drexel University Thomas Kline School of Law where she was the Executive Editor for Articles of the Inaugural issue of the Drexel Law Review.

Course(s):Lawyering Practice Seminar, Community Lawyering Clinic


David Hoffman

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Practice Professor of Law David Hoffman is the president and founder of Hoffman & Associates, PC, a national health-care consulting firm dedicated to patient safety through compliance. His previous experience includes prosecuting health care and fraud cases as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and serving as chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Course(s):Regulating Patient Safety; Health Care Rules and Regulations (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Elizabeth Kukura

​LLM, Temple University Beasley School of Law
JD, New York University School of Law
MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
BA, cum laude, Yale University

Elizabeth Kukura is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Kline School of Law. Previously, she was a Freedman Fellow at Temple University Beasley School of Law and an associate at Bryan Cave LLP in New York, where she was a member of the commercial litigation group and focused on employment and securities matters. She also served as Legal Fellow at If/When/How (formerly Law Students for Reproductive Justice). Her research focuses on health and family law, with a particular interest in reproductive health and the law and politics of childbirth. Her scholarship has appeared in the Nebraska Law Review, the Penn State Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, and is forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal and the University of Baltimore Law Review.

Course(s):Legal Methods, Professional Responsibility

Natalie Pedersen

JD, Harvard Law School
BS, Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Pedersen joined the LeBow faculty in 2011. She was an assistant teaching professor at the law school from 2010 through 2011, a visiting assistant professor from 2008 to 2010 and an adjunct professor from 2007-2008. She is a former associate at Ballard Spahr and clerked for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Course(s):Employment Law