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Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17

May 8, 2013

Commencement ceremonies at the Kimmel Center
The Earle Mack School of Law's fifth commencement will take place at the Kimmel Center, May 17

The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Broad and Spruce Streets) on Friday, May 17.  

The ceremony will recognize the accomplishments of 136 graduates who collectively logged nearly 58,000 hours in legal practice, including more than 12,000 hours of pro bono service to underrepresented members of the Philadelphia community.

Members of the class also demonstrated keen advocacy skills in the mock trial, moot court, negotiation and arbitration competition arenas, winning numerous regional and national contests.

Students graduate from the Earle Mack School of LawHonorary degrees will be awarded to the Hon. Pamela Pryor Dembe, the president judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and H. FitzGerald Lenfest, a towering figure in Philadelphia’s business and philanthropy spheres who founded the Lenfest Foundation and currently chairs the board of the company that owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.

Drexel University President John Fry will take part in the ceremony, as will Provost Mark Greenberg, University Trustee Thomas Kline, chair of the law school’s advisory board, and Dean Roger Dennis, who was recently nominated to the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

The law school’s Class of 2013 represents a diverse group of individuals who have pursued a wide range of interests in the field of law.  They include:


  • Kate Brown, a graduate of Kenyon College and the University of California-Berkeley who completed a semester-long co-op placement in Namibia and will work with the Friends of Farmworkers as an Independence Foundation Fellow.
  • Rajbir Datta, a graduate of Temple University who came to law school after serving as national director with the Sikh American Legal Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. from 2005 until 2009, and will continue his career with the District Attorney’s Office in the Bronx, New York.
  • Jordan Fischer, a graduate of the University of Delaware who completed a co-op placement in Switzerland and will begin a clerkship with the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in the fall before starting work as an associate with Archer & Greiner.

 The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.

About the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University
The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University offers a curriculum and programs built upon the principle that students learn best when hands-on experience is part of their education. One of just two law schools in the nation that offers co-op education, we enable students to gain meaningful firsthand experience in law firms, the courts, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations. Through our co-op and clinical programs, our students have represented clients in criminal matters and argued – and won – cases before federal appellate courts. Our faculty features nationally recognized scholars and seasoned legal practitioners. Located in Philadelphia, the law school offers an ideal setting to launch a career in law.   

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