Drexel Law School Adds Nine Faculty Members

The new law school at Drexel University is bulking up the faculty for its incoming inaugural class of 185 students.

The school recently announced three associate professors and one visiting associate professor to its legal writing program.  The new associate professors are Emily Zimmerman, from Villanova University School of Law; Kevin Oates from Touro College Law Center; and Rex Glensy who comes from five years of private practice and will also teach property law and an introductory to intellectual property law.

Visiting professor Ellen Wertheimer is a professor at Villanova Univsersity School of Law and will teach a section of torts.

Visiting professor Louise Hill is a law professor at Widener University and will teach a section of contracts during the first academic year.

Amy Montemarano is one of two visiting assistant professor and joined Drexel after serving for five years as the career law clerk for Judge Robert B. Kugler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. 

Visiting assistant professor Patricia M. Legge is a full time member of the faculty and joined the school after serving as a career law clerk for U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez of the District of New Jersey.

The law school also appointed the first two practitioners in residence who will be charged with aiding in the school’s development.

Steven J. Rocci, the managing partner of intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn was named the distinguished practice professor.  He will teach patent law and litigation courses beginning in the 2007-2008 term.  His firm will also provide placements for the school’s co-op program.

U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Edmund V. Ludwig was named the school’s jurist in residence.  He will assist in the development of the pro bono program and help engage students in interactions with the judiciary.

The size of the school’s inaugural class was expanded from two to three sections after acceptances were received. More than a quarter of the students have advanced degrees, 52 percent are women and 22 percent are minorities.

–Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter 

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