Temple Law is once again well-represented on the annual Who’s Next: Law report at Billy Penn, with five of the 18 lawyers profiled hailing from North Broad Street. Mark Burgmann LAW ’15, Melanie Carter LAW ’11, Noah Goodman LAW ’16, Frank Iannuzzi LAW ’15, and Shabrei Parker LLM ’13 were all featured in the report.
Carter, an associate at Blank Rome LLC who has been recognized for her pro bono work, serves on the Board of Directors for the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania and the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She credits Temple with shaping her awareness that being a lawyer is about more than the practice of law. “Temple Law taught me that legal practice is not only about learning the law, but also understanding that the law reflects a community’s values and the relationships that people have with each other,” she remarked. “I have the opportunity to be successful because of those who came before me – many of whom are in the Temple Law community – and worked to make this world better than they found it, and I would like to do the same.”
Iannuzzi, who serves as the Legislative Director for Philadelphia City Councilman Derek S. Green, says he chose Temple Law specifically for the training he could receive in policymaking. Like Carter, he cites the law school for delivering more, including, “the credentials, connections, training, and experiences I have needed to help Philadelphia City Council members Tasco and Green promote equity, progress, and sustainability.”
Goodman, an incoming associate at Ballard Spahr who has already been recognized for his scholarship in sports law, concurred, adding, “The law school did a wonderful job of training me how to think differently and preparing me to practice law. Most importantly, Temple provided me with an opportunity to pursue my two primary interests in sports law and trial advocacy.”
Burgmann, an ADA in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, agreed. “Temple Law’s trial advocacy program and clinical and practicum opportunities provided an amazing experiential learning environment that connected me to the city legal community,” he remarked. “I didn’t just feel familiar with the courtroom and practice of law. I knew I was ready for my career.”
The entire report at Billy Penn is available here.