|Frenkel Stepping Down as Clinic Director
He Turned Penn Law’s Program into One of the Best in the Country
BY LARRY TEITELBAUM
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His philosophy of engagement, Goldfarb said, permeates the
program. She said Frenkel has spent his career working one-onone
and providing constant feedback, support and supervision
to students. One such student is Amy Feldman, L’94, GED’94.
Feldman, took Frenkel’s mediation course in 1993. She still
remembers a case in which she participated at Philadelphia Municipal
Court as “vintage Frenkel”.
Two neighbors had a beautiful tree that abutted both properties.
One neighbor unintentionally harmed the tree and it died.
From that point, the relationship soured and they became embroiled
in a dispute over who should pay for a new tree. The
breach was healed — after hours of working with the parties-
— when one of the litigants agreed to invite all of the neighbors,
including the offending one, to a house party.