Saturday, May 28, 2005
And on a related note:
Drexel Law School will be the first law school opened by a top university in the past 20 years. It is going to build on Drexel’s reputation as a technological university that offers extensive internships (which Drexel calls "co-ops"), and offer a skills-based education that teaches professionalism as well as analytic ability. It will also be different in that it will have its faculty work with the faculty of its other colleges and schools, and stress joint-degree programs. In short, its faculty will need to be both entrepreneurial and flexible.
Drexel intends to focus its upper level law curricula in three areas: health care, intellectual property, and entrepreneurial business. This responds to its core strengths in medicine, engineering/design, and business. Drexel has begun its search for candidates in those core areas, plus those who would teach the first year curriculum. To ensure its place as one of the nation’s better law schools (it aspires to be ranked in the top 50), it is looking to hire a very high quality faculty.
The goal is to have Drexel’s first hires be the leaders of the core areas, and to have them under contract by mid-September; and to have a full complement of the first-year faculty hired by January.
P.S. For more information, you can visit Drexel’s webpage: http://www.drexel.edu/law. It is still under construction, but it will give you an idea of where it is headed.
Joseph P. Tomain, Dean Emeritus,Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law