Name: Susan Brooks

Professional Title: Assoc. Dean and Professor of Law

Affiliation: Drexel Law School

Country: United States

Title of Presentation: Advancing Global and Local Justice by Teaching Interpersonal Competencies

Short Bio: Susan L. Brooks is the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and a Professor of Law at the Drexel University Earle Mack 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 a tremendous number of community partnerships with members of the legal community and the judiciary in the Philadelphia area. She also teaches Family Law and has developed innovative courses aimed at helping law students develop competencies related to holistic representation, professionalism, strategic communication, and access to justice. Dean Brooks received her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1990. Prior to attending law school, she received an M.A. in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, where she also earned her B.A. She is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and maintains her social work certification.