M E S S AG E FROM T HE DEAN
Dean’s Message Dear fellow alumni, This, my final message as dean of our Law School, is together “welcome,” “congratulations,” “thank you” and “farewell.” A most enthusiastic “welcome” to our new dean, April Barton! Dean Barton assumes the position as dean of our Law School on July 1. She hails from Villanova University School of Law, where she served as associate dean of academic affairs. (Please see the feature on p. 2). We are thrilled that Dean Barton has joined our Duquesne Law family as our 13th dean! We will also welcome three new faculty members this fall. Joining our faculty are Aman Gebru, Emile Loza de Siles and Robert Kravetz, L’03. (You will read more about them in our fall issue.) Each professor brings unique talents and accomplishments, and we are most pleased to welcome them! “Congratulations” to our newest alumni! Duquesne Law celebrated its 106th Law School commencement May 24, with the Class of 2019 and their families, friends and colleagues. These J.D. and LL.M. graduates join approximately 7,800 Duquesne Law alumni residing throughout the world. A special part of graduation was the presence of alumnus Justice Max Baer, L’75, who delivered a heartfelt and inspirational address. We are all so proud of the accomplishments of our graduates and the great possibilities of their futures! A most sincere “thank you” to you, our alumni. You have made possible the many achievements and opportunities of our graduating students. Your gifts are wide-ranging and tremendously valued. They range from hiring and mentoring students, hosting networking events, presenting at career programs here on campus, supporting our bar studies and academic excellence initiatives, arranging clerkship or externship placements to adjunct teaching, supervising clinical programs, coaching moot court teams, or donating funds for scholarships, fellowships, grants, student needs and the like. The commitment of Duquesne Law alumni is both unique and inspirational. On behalf of the entire Law School community, thank you for your wonderful and continued involvement! A “farewell” to two extraordinary professors who are retiring. We bid adieu to Professor Nancy Perkins and Associate Dean Martha Jordan. Both have served here in wonderful ways for over 25 years as “simply” excellent teachers and as members and, often, chairs of many faculty and university committees and
Dean Lally-Green receives a print of the Lackawanna County Courthouse in Scranton from, L-R, Jane Carlonas, L’91, Joe Murphy, L’68, and Brian Cali, L’77.
in Law School administrative capacities. Nancy served as dean of academic affairs for many years and as interim dean for part of 2016. Martha served as dean of academic affairs for these past three years. Thank you, Nancy and Martha, for your exceptional contributions to our Law School and best wishes for a wonderful retirement. Finally, my personal and most sincere “thank you” and “farewell”—to my colleagues here at our Law School and University. These past three wonderful years were made possible because of your continued support and commitment. While I am also retiring, I say “farewell” to the official position but not “goodbye,” as I hope to continue to serve, as you do, as an alum of our Law School in the years to come! Thank you most sincerely for everything!
Maureen E. Lally-Green, L’74 Dean
The commitment of Duquesne Law alumni is both unique and inspirational. On behalf of the entire Law School community, thank you for your wonderful and continued involvement!
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