School of Law Received Accreditation
August 5, 2010
I am pleased to announce that the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University has received full accreditation from the American Bar Association. This marks an important milestone in Drexel history. It validates our vision for an exceptional law school that reflects the essential character of the University by offering outstanding and innovative academics integrated with real-world experience.
The approval of our application today by the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is the culmination of an intensive accreditation process. I congratulate founding Dean Roger J. Dennis and his faculty and professional staff. My thanks go out to them, our forward-thinking Board of Trustees, everyone at the University who worked so hard to launch the school and our partners in the legal community for helping to make the Earle Mack School of Law a success.
I also want to acknowledge the vision of my predecessor, Constantine Papadakis, and express my gratitude to Earle Mack. Ambassador Mack's standard-setting generosity has borne fruit, and we are proud of his unwavering belief in Drexel.
The achievements of the Earle Mack School of Law, from inception in 2005 to opening in 2006, from our first Commencement in 2009 to today's good news, have exceeded every expectation. More than 400 graduates already are living examples of the school's high quality.
The school's guiding principle is to provide students with an education that is both academically rigorous and infused with experiential learning. With today's accreditation, we will be able to continue raising the bar for legal education.
John A. Fry