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"Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice" by Adam Benforado.

Drexel Law Prof Publishes Book on “Unfair” Criminal Justice System

Psychology can help make a fairer criminal justice system, says Adam Benforado, an associate professor of law.
Rainbow Flag during a Pride event. Photo by Jez Atkinson.

Indiana's Religious Freedom Act: A Q&A With David S. Cohen

Indiana’s new law, dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, has come under fire from critics who say it enables discrimination of LGBTQA individuals. Kline School of Law Professor David S. Cohen answers question about what the law is and what it could mean.

Anti-Abortion Terrorism: New Book Tells Untold Stories of Harassment and Violence Faced by Abortion Providers

A groundbreaking new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015), examines how those associated with abortion care are harassed, threatened, stalked, picketed, sent hate mail and otherwise terrorized on a daily basis, and how these incidents are drastically increasing

Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014.

#BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel during Black History Month

During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses. The event will be held in Drexel's MacAlister Hall, 2019-2020 (3250 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). It is sponsored by Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity.
The bill that created National PTSD Awareness Day does not acknowledge that PTSD exists among civilians.

Federal Legislation Ignores PTSD Toll on Civilians

Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans, according to a new study by a Drexel public health professor. It's the first study to examine how public policy addresses traumatic stress and PTSD.

Dean Roger Dennis, Thomas R. Kline and President John A. Fry (L-R) in Drexel University's Main Building. Photo credit: Ben Knisley.

Drexel’s School of Law Receives Unprecedented $50 Million Gift from Thomas R. Kline

Drexel University’s School of Law will be named the Thomas R. Kline School of Law in honor of a landmark $50 million gift that will transform legal education at Drexel for generations to come, Drexel President John A. Fry announced today. The commitment by Kline, one of the nation’s most respected and influential trial lawyers and a champion of the elevation of trial advocacy training for law students, marks the largest single gift in the University’s history.
A new study from Drexel University found that the majority of young people are not aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting

Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent of those surveyed reported that they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, with or without photographic images, as minors. 

In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds

Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new review from Drexel University.
“Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth" will explore the fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care

“Health on the Go” Conference to Explore Impact of Mobile Health Apps

Health care is rapidly moving from the doctor’s office to the palm of the hand, with 500 million people expected to use mobile health apps by 2015. This shift creates tremendous opportunities and risks for entrepreneurs, providers, clinicians and patients. “Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth,” a conference to be held at Drexel University’s School of Law (3320 Market St.) on Friday, April 4, will explore this fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care.

Barry Furrow directs Drexel's Health Law Program

Drexel Experts to Explore and Critique American Health Care at Upcoming Book Event

President Obama’s historic health care law, the Affordable Care Act, went into effect on Jan. 1, dramatically altering the nation's health care landscape. Amidst the rollout of the embattled law, Drexel University’s School of Law will host a book signing and discussion with nationally known health law scholars Robert I. Field, PhD, and Barry R. Furrow. The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the law school’s Room 140 (3320 Market St.). It is free and open to the public. 
***UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will now take place Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Room 140.
Dr. Robert I. Field

Obamacare Will Open the Next Chapter of “Free-Market” Health Care, Not End It, Says Prof's Book

The government cannot take over American health care because it has been running the system for decades, according to Drexel University’s Dr. Robert I. Field, a nationally recognized expert on health policy and public health.

David Cohen baseball

Double Lives: Professor Can't Get Enough of the Phillies

David S. Cohen is a self-proclaimed Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic. His love of the sport has led to a part-time hobby: blogging for The Good Phight.