Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby disciullo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:19 pm

There is no doubt that the job market this year is a challenging one. But, our students are holding their own. Bottom line, it takes a bit more work and networking these days, but a motivated student can get a job even in this tough economy.

As for the question on regional employment, our students have done well throughout the entire state of PA. We've had one graduate express an interest in pursuing his career in Pittsburg and was able to find employment fairly quickly through networking and such.

Thanks again for all the questions...

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby UnbornWidow » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:54 am

so is the article true or not true?

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby UnbornWidow » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:32 pm

disciullo wrote:There is no doubt that the job market this year is a challenging one. But, our students are holding their own. Bottom line, it takes a bit more work and networking these days, but a motivated student can get a job even in this tough economy.

As for the question on regional employment, our students have done well throughout the entire state of PA. We've had one graduate express an interest in pursuing his career in Pittsburg and was able to find employment fairly quickly through networking and such.

Thanks again for all the questions...



kinda wormed yer way outta that one.

What about answering the question? BTW, does drexel fake its employment stats?

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby Doritos » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:53 am

UnbornWidow wrote:
disciullo wrote:There is no doubt that the job market this year is a challenging one. But, our students are holding their own. Bottom line, it takes a bit more work and networking these days, but a motivated student can get a job even in this tough economy.

As for the question on regional employment, our students have done well throughout the entire state of PA. We've had one graduate express an interest in pursuing his career in Pittsburg and was able to find employment fairly quickly through networking and such.

Thanks again for all the questions...



kinda wormed yer way outta that one.

What about answering the question? BTW, does drexel fake its employment stats?


I feel that any other law school dean/staff person would say the same thing. Job market = tough, have to network work hard. There was an article in UVa's weekly publication about unemployed 3L's. That's a top 10 school bro. Maybe you should hurry up and rudely ask the UVa deans about it. Also, show some courtesy and respect. They don't have to come on this forum and answer your questions. I see no problem asking tough questions but do with respect

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby UnbornWidow » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:14 pm

it appears to me that almost all law schools falsify or manipulate employment or salary stats to make them look better. Does drexel do this?

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby beach_terror » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:36 pm

You're an idiot. You also seem to be a Drexel troll. Either way, stop asking stupid questions that aren't going to get answered.

I'm not sure why people are hellbent on targeting a new school and unloading the whole salary debate on them. If they wanted to do something about it, some shitty internet forum would be the last place they'd pick to announce a break from the norm.

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby Paulzilla » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:39 pm

What is Drexel's view toward multiple LSAT scores?

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby MTal » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:56 pm

SO telling there's been no post from the Drexel Dean since that article was published.

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby disciullo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:27 pm

Greetings from Drexel! Thanks to all for your interest in Drexel and all our programs. I appreciate the questions and also the support from members of this forum. I appreciate it greatly.

Drexel Law is committed to providing accurate data and do our best to be as open and honest about our facts and figures. We do not believe in falsifying our data, so what you see is what you get.

As for the article, it is true that our students/graduates have found the economy a bit challenging and that they've had to "pound the pavement" a bit more this past year. However, it is also true that their hard work, motivation and experiential learning experiences have truly helped them succeed, given our current employment rate.

Also, regarding muliple LSAT scores, we take the highest score - although we do see all the scores.

Again, thanks for your questions as well as your patience. I was on the road this past week with a crazy schedule, so I apologize for just getting back to some of the posts.

Have a great weekend!

-Issa

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby disciullo » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:22 pm

Hi all!

Just wanted to post some updated employment stats. These are the numbers we reported to NALP.

Hope all is well...

-Issa

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Employment Statistics on the Inaugural Class: Class of 2009
(Updated February 24, 2010)

• Total 2009 graduates: 159

Number of 2009 Graduates:
• In full-time legal jobs (includes attorney positions, as well as post-grad law clerks and contract attorneys working full-time): 97
• In part-time legal jobs: 9
• In non-legal jobs (full-time or part-time) (includes legal assistants and paralegals, as well as jobs outside the legal profession): 19
• Enrolled in full-time LLM programs: 5
• Unemployed and seeking work: 20
• Whose status is unknown: 8
• Not seeking work: 1

Percentages:
• (Students Working in Legal Jobs/LLMs) Number of Students Working in Legal Jobs (Full-Time or Part-Time) Plus LLMs Divided By Number of Students Whose Status is Known (not including Those Not Seeking Work) = 111/150 = 74%

• (NALP reporting formula) Number of Students Working in Any Capacity Divided by Those Whose Status is Known = 125/151 = 82.78%

• Law Firm Practice = 64/150 = 42.67%

• Government = 13/150 = 8.67%

• Judicial Clerkships = 19/150 = 12.67%

• Public Interest = 6/150 = 4%

• Business/Industry = 17/150 = 11.33%

• Military = 2/150 = 1.3%

• LLM = 5/150 = 3.3%

• Academic = 3/150 = 2%

• Unemployed and seeking work = 20/150 = 13.3%

• Average starting salary (62 students reporting) = $70,360


Employment by Geography

Mid-Atlantic States (PA, NJ, NY): 73.3 %
South-Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV): 5.3 %
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT): 1.3%
International: 1.3 % South East Central (AL, KY, MS, TN): 0.67 %
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA): 0.67 % North West Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD): 0 % North East Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI): 0 % South West Central (AR, LA, OK, TX): 0 % Mountain (AZ, ID, CO, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY): 0 %



For those members of the inaugural Class of 2009 who are working in full-time jobs or clerkships, the following is a list of their employers, along with salary range information:

Federal Clerkships (Salary = approximately $60,000)
Hon. Robert B. Kugler, Federal District Judge, D. New Jersey
Hon. Timothy R. Rice, U.S. Magistrate Judge, E.D. Pennsylvania (to begin Sept 2010)
Hon. Sue L. Robinson, Federal District Judge, D. Del.
Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez, Federal District Judge, D. New Jersey
Hon. Victor J. Wolski, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

State Clerkships (Salary = approximately $32,000 - $48,000)
Hon. Robert P. Becker, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Mark I. Bernstein, PA Court of Common Pleas
Hon. Gwendolyn Blue, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Charles W. Dortch, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Nan Famular, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Linda Feinberg, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Leo E. Green, Jr., MD Circuit Court
Hon. Richard Hoffman, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., NJ Superior Court
Hon. Colleen Maier, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Louis R. Meloni, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Frank Palumbo, PA Court of Common Pleas
Hon. Julie Stevenson Solt, MD Circuit Court
Hon. Joseph P. Testa, NJ Superior Court
Hon. Gary D. Wodlinger, NJ Superior Court


Government & Public Interest (Salary = approximately $31,000 -- $60,000)
Bucks County District Attorney’s Office
Defender Association of Philadelphia
Delaware Attorney General’s Office
Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Miami Public Defender’s Office
New York County Defender Services
North Penn Legal Services
PA Bar Association, Pro Bono Office
PA State Representative Gordon Denlinger
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps
U.S. Army JAG Corps (students to begin working after LLM and/or delayed start date)
U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights
U.S. VA Medical Center


Large or Medium-Sized Law Firms (Salary = approximately $80,000 - $145,000)
Archer & Greiner, PC
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP (students to begin working after deferral and/or judicial clerkship)
Blank Rome (student to begin working after judicial clerkship)
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC (student to begin working after deferral)
Conrad O'Brien Gellman & Rohn, PC
Dickie McCamey
Dilworth Paxson, LLP
Duane Morris, LLP
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
Nixon Peabody, LLP (Wash. D.C.) (student to begin working after deferral)
Pepper Hamilton, LLP (student to begin working after deferral)
Post & Schell
Saul Ewing, LLP (student to begin working after deferral)
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP (student to begin working after deferral)
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA

Mid-Sized and Small Law Firms (Salary = approximately $40,000 - $90,000)
Law Offices of Hal Barrow
Bazil McNulty
Borjeson & Maizel, LLC
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin
Eastburn & Gray, PC
Fisher & Zucker, LLC
Fraim & Fiorella, PC (Norfolk, VA)
Fredric Marro & Associates
Goldberg & Beyer
Halpern & Levy, PC
Hopkins & Schafkopf, LLC
Hudson Jones Jaywork & Fisher
Joseph Reisinger & Associates
Law Offices of Christopher B. Jones
Layser and Freiwald, PC
Kent McBride, PC
Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
Muskin & Cusick, LLC
Nash Law Firm, LLC
Ratner Prestia (student to begin working after judicial clerkship)
Rubin Fortunato
Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C
Schubert Bellwoar Cahill & Quinn, PC
Schultz Law, LLC
Shemtob Law, PC
Siciliano & Associates, LLC
Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, PC
Wade Goldstein Landau & Abruzzo
Weitz Garfinkle Datz, LLC
Wilcox Zuk Chovin Law Office (Prince Albert, Canada)
Yukevich Marchetti Liekar & Zangrilli

Corporations (Salary = unknown)
Amerisource Bergen Co.
Deloitte, LLP
Lyondell Chemical Co.
Magnesita Refractories Company
Pennsylvania Trust Company
Rembrandt IP Management
RGK Entertainment Group, Inc.

Solo Practice

Andrew W. Cole, P.C.
Bourland Adler
Law Office of Michael Lee
Law Office of Eric Marseglia

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby amclane » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:31 pm

Hi, I applied in November and I haven't received a decision. Do you have any clue how much longer I might have to wait?

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby UnbornWidow » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:31 pm

So...these employment stats are UNaudited via any third party agency, and no law schools have EVER been audited with respect to these sorts of stats, and also we have huge salaries at stake for those who COLLECT and collate said stats. And those salaries depend on those stats being good. If the stats are not good, the salaries go down or go away completely.

Ah, the nexus of big money and zero accountability! What could possibly go wrong??!!

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby snake-eater » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:59 pm

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby Doritos » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:15 pm

snake-eater wrote:I'm not quite sure as to why Drexel Law is getting so much hate. I mean, there are other schools that are fairly new and/or should be the target of some questions as to their viability in the legal market. U.C. Irvine is very new, and they do not get as much flame as Drexel. Makes me wonder if some people have a bias towards Drexel for a personal reason. Hmmm...

I also understand the T14 mentality, but I also know that not everyone has the credentials to get into T14. Does this mean that the "bottom of the LSAT gene pool" should not try to better themselves with a legal education? I don't think that it is anyone's business as to what law school someone goes to and why. I'm fairly sure that not everyone is here to be big law and make billions. Some people may want to do public service, private practice, or even, OH MY, serve their country in the military.

Bottom line is, quit being so classist and spread your hate equally to other schools if you're going to continue to hate. Drexel Law is not going anywhere, so deal with it. Yes, I was accepted to Drexel Law. Yes, I did get into or was wl'ed by other schools to include T1's. Why am I considering Drexel? Nunya. Well, their full tuition doesn't hurt but still, nunya. I also have absolutely 0% worries as to landing a job when I graduate.

Also, thank you Drexel for bucking up and at least attempting to answer some of these asinine questions.



Yes, I agree some people take the "dont' go to law school unless it's HYS" mentality but I think a lot of people on here take a more tempered and reasonable approach. I think it has less to do with being a prestige whore and more to do with getting a good rate of return on what amounts to one of the biggest investments of their lives. A lot of the hate on here is directed at schools that charge over 40k a year in tuition and put out misleading employment data that ends up leaving the majority of the class with 150k or more in debt with a 35k a year job to show for it.

Now, there are plenty of folks in this very corner of the internet we call TLS who are going to non T14 or even T1 schools. As long as they have realistic goals and manageable debt (which varies from person to person) I don't think anyone here would hate. If you go to Syracuse, pay full price (almost 43k per year in tuition!) and expect to land a job paying 160k a year people on here will warn and possibly ridicule you. But if you are dead set on public interest and want to take advantage of the IBR program or have some great connections that will get you a quality job, or if you are going for super cheap I think most here would be OK with that.

So in conclusion....some people on here be crazy but most I think take a reasonable view about things.

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Re: Drexel Law Assistant Dean here to answer questions!

Postby efs120 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:31 am

amclane wrote:Hi, I applied in November and I haven't received a decision. Do you have any clue how much longer I might have to wait?


Have you heard back yet? I applied in January and haven't heard anything yet.




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