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The Making of a Lawyer: Full Accreditation

August 5, 2011

Greetings all from the beautiful city of Toronto, where the ABA annual meeting is being held. I am not attending in any official capacity from the law school; however, I decided to include Toronto on my road-trip back to Philadelphia from Central-South Illinois. Since I left last Thursday, I’ve driven to Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto. I will be dropping by Rochester and New York City before heading back to good ‘ol Philly.

I wanted to share with you all that the Earle Mack School of Law has been fully accredited by The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. One of the council members had mentioned it to me earlier this morning at a round-table discussion, but I wanted to wait for the official news before posting the information. I know all of us here at Drexel, Earle Mack School of Law are EXTREMELY grateful to all the members of the Philadelphia legal community, especially the Philadelphia Bar Association, for all their help and support in getting the law school launched off the ground especially in today’s economy. I have copied sections of Dean Dennis’s email to the student body below: 

I am pleased to inform you that the Earle Mack School of Law has been fully accredited by The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

This development is an affirmation of your confidence in Drexel University and in this law school.

I am grateful for your contributions to the school’s success, and I am truly proud to have such promising young colleagues entering the profession.

Full accreditation marks an important milestone in the history of Drexel University, which began planning in earnest in 2005 to launch a law school that would raise the bar for legal education.  Drexel sought to create a school that would from its inception prepare graduates for the realities of legal practice. Since that time, the university has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the principle that excellent legal education requires a comprehensive integration of theory and practice.   Ambassador Earle Mack’s generosity has helped us realize the university’s ambitious vision.

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We benefit from the support of the legal community in Philadelphia and beyond, which has embraced our mission and displayed a collaborative spirit that exceeded our expectations.  Members of the bench and bar serve as valued partners in training our students and in honing our curriculum.

Last, but hardly least, we have been gratified to find that so many outstanding students recognize the quality of our faculty and the extraordinary advantages we offer by integrating experiential learning into our programs.

Roger Dennis


Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

One Comment leave one →
  1. jlharrisesq permalink
    August 8, 2011 5:36 pm

    The accreditation is well deserved. In my experience, Drexel’s administration does an impeccable job of serving its students and engaging with the area legal community.

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