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Drexel University School of Law in Philadelphia

About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, affectionately called Philly or The City of Brotherly Love, is an exciting place to live, study and practice law.

As the fifth most-populous city in the United States, Philadelphia boasts an abundance of eclectic restaurants, theaters, nightclubs, museums and other cultural and recreational resources tucked into diverse neighborhoods.  

Neighborhoods from South Street to Old City offer large and small nightclubs, while Center City’s Avenue of the Arts features treasures like the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – home to the Philadelphia Orchestra – the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet. The city’s theater scene features a wide range of offerings that include the annual Lively Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Food options range from internationally known high-end restaurants like Le Bec-Fin to mom and pop eateries that dispense ubiquitous cheese steaks.

One of just 13 U.S. cities that have professional teams in football, baseball, basketball and hockey, Philadelphia is a paradise for sports fans. The addition of professional soccer teams – the Philadelphia Union for men and Philadelphia Independence for women – has heightened the city’s athletic luster.

Fairmount Park is the nation’s largest municipal park, covering 9,200 acres bursting with opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, horseback riding, golfing or bird watching.  

Landmarks like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are much more than tourist destinations: they are the literal cradle of American democracy, making Philadelphia an extraordinarily rich place to learn and practice law. Philadelphia’s legal community is well known to be particularly vibrant and unusually resonant with tradition. The city is home to the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Jenkins Law Library, both founded in 1802. The PBA is the nation’s first chartered metropolitan bar organization and the Jenkins Law Library is the nation’s oldest repository of legal resources.

We are located in University City, a world class neighborhood of scholars dominated by Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. Here, students can choose from the offerings of offbeat shops and cafes or the comforts of familiar restaurants and stores.