Mark Schork joined McLaughlin and Lauricella after graduating from Temple University’s School of Law, where he graduated with a certificate for advanced course work in Trial Advocacy and Litigation.
At Temple Law, Mark took part in its nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Program, where he also served as a teaching assistant. Throughout law school, Mark received multiple awards for his achievements in trial advocacy, including three awards for outstanding oral advocacy and one for distinguished performance in Civil Trial Advocacy, where he secured a multi-million-dollar mock trial verdict for the Plaintiff.
Mark has long been dedicated to advocating for victims’ rights.
Mark graduated from law school as a Rubin Public Interest Honor’s Society Fellow, an honor awarded to students who show outstanding commitment to public service. In law school, Mark also interned for a Federal Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he gained valuable experience in legal research and writing. Mark then served as a research assistant at Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities, when he studied the rights owed to disabled people and advocated for progressive changes in Philadelphia. Mark also served as a research assistant for a law professor while investigating the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule-making processes.
Mark then became a certified legal intern for the Defender Association of Philadelphia where he advocated for children committed to the Department of Human Service’s custody. Mark also assisted the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Charging Unit where he collaborated with Assistant District Attorneys in filing formal charges against criminal Defendants. While he studied for classes and held internships, Mark also clerked part-time for a small Philadelphia Plaintiff’s firm.
Mark is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Scranton.
At the University of Scranton, Mark studied philosophy and specialized in logic, rhetoric, and ethical theory. Mark also took part in multiple honors programs and was recognized as a “Who’s Who” among college students, an achievement awarded for leadership ability displayed in the areas of scholastic aptitude, community service, and extracurricular activities. Mark was also a varsity crew athlete and represented the University of Scranton in multiple races, including at large regattas on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys guitar, boxing, and chess.