Prof. Donna Drumm, Esq.
- Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
- Program Director, Legal Studies
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Teaching at Mercy College since: Adjunct Professor 2012-2019
Assistant Professor since: Sept. 2019 to present.
Subjects taught at Mercy College: Academic advisor for interns- Workplace Experience, Advanced Seminar in Paralegal Studies, Art of Legal Reasoning, Civil Litigation, Evidence, Introduction to Legal Studies, Law Practice Management and Legal Research & Writing I.
Other professional experience: Trained by one of the top lawyers in the US, with experience in law practice management, litigation, ethics and EDiscovery. As a sole practitioner of DrummAdvocacy experience with arranging for accommodations for persons with disabilities and disability rights advocacy. Community service for non profit organizations.
Education: Pace University School of Law, J.D., Marymount-Fordham University, B.S. in Business Administration
Admitted to practice in
New York State
United States Supreme Court
Main goal in teaching: My main goal is to teach non lawyers how to navigate the law - by reading the law, writing legal documents and advocating new laws or changes in the law - from their desk, as part of a grassroots organization or formally through passage of laws at the state or federal levels.
What inspires me about teaching: What excites me most about teaching in this
program is that I witness transformation from student to polished paraprofessional time and time again.
Publications: Professor Drumm has at the request of the authors edited three books; her articles on the legal profession have been published in the New York State Bar Journal, The Westchester Lawyer. Her chapter, "Law Firm Culture" was included in the book: Build your Practice the Logical Way: Maximize your Client Relationships by Carol Schiro Greenwald.
Editing: Westchester Lawyer Magazine (formerly Westchester County Bar Association Newsletter), Acquisitions and Articles Editor - 24 issues
Westchester County Bar Journal - Managing Editor - 2 issues
Pace Environmental Law Review - Managing Editor and member - 4 issues
Sofie Pasternack Civil Rights Award - Pace University Law School
Mercy College Excellence in Adjunct Teaching Award
Brain Injury Association of New York State - Ted Weiss Consumer Advocacy Award