Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks is the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and a Professor of Law at the Drexel University School of Law.  She joined the faculty during the law school’s inaugural year to develop and oversee all of the experiential and public service aspects of the curriculum. Dean Brooks has spearheaded the development of numerous community partnerships where Drexel Law students receive intensive hands-on training and do pro bono work. She also teaches Family Law and has developed innovative courses focusing on holistic representation, professional formation, effective communication and relational skills, and access to justice. Dean Brooks received her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1990, where she was awarded the Judge Aileen Haas Schwartz Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Children and Law. Prior to attending law school, she practiced social work in Chicago. Dean Brooks received an M.A. in clinical social work from the University of Chicago-School of Social Service Administration (SSA) in 1984, and earlier earned a B.A. from the same university. She is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and maintains her social work certification.