Philly’s Global Lawyers – Educating and Training International Lawyers in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

In partnership with Global Philadelphia, the International Law Committee and Committee on Academic Engagement, the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will host a panel discussion featuring recent graduates of the law schools in our metropolitan area.

And what is our message? You don’t have to move to New York or D.C. to become an international lawyer! Philly is a great venue for top-notch international legal education and international law practice. Our speakers will show how international educational experiences – whether in the form of study on campus or externship abroad, distance learning, research project or other experience at Philadelphia area law schools – set them on the path to practice international law right here in Philadelphia. Lunch is included.


  • Francis A. DeSimone, University of Pennsylvania School of Law ’15, Morgan Lewis
  • Erica Hall Dressler, Temple University Beasley School of Law ’14, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Jordan Fischer, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ’13, XPAN Law Group
  • Matthew B. Goeller, Widener University Delaware Law School ’16, K & L Gates, Wilmington, DE
  • Joanna Gardner, Rutgers Law School – Camden ’19, Skadden Fellow, Domestic Violence Initiative, HIAS Pennsylvania
  • John Rafferty, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law ’12, Associate, Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, West Chester, PA
  • Diane Penneys Edelman, Villanova University School of Law, and Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee and Committee on Academic Engagement, Moderator
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Higher Education & Research
International Relations
Law/International Law