Monthly Archives: September 2016

Business Cards Available

The Career Services Office will provide students with business cards to use for networking purposes.

If you would like to receive 30 complimentary business cards, please complete an order form by Monday, October 3, at 12:00 noon.

You can find an order form on Sharepoint. (Please use your Multipass/DORI credentials to log-in to Sharepoint.)  Click “Save” to submit your information after you enter it on the form.

When the cards are available, they will be placed in your student mailbox. Please contact Maria Comas (  if you have any questions.

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Nonpracticing Attorneys and Legal Professionals – Panel Discussion

Duquesne Law students and 2016 graduates are invited to a panel discussion about non-traditional legal careers that will be presented by the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) on Thursday, September 29, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the ACBA Offices located in the Koppers Building (Downtown).

The ACBA Nonpracticing Attorneys and Legal Professionals Committee is hosting this panel discussion featuring four successful attorneys who are using their law degrees in nontraditional ways. Panelists include Susan Ardisson, bit-x-bit, LLC; Melanie Harrington, Vibrant Pittsburgh; David Matthews, Center for Organ Recovery & Education; and Abby Wilson, Allegheny County Health Department.  (Bios) Learn how they secured their current positions and how their career paths evolved. The panel members will discuss how their degrees have helped them in their positions, and the challenges they faced along the way.

Registration is free for students & 2016 graduates, but registration is required at by September 28 at the latest.  A networking reception will take place both before and after the presentation.

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Golf Outing Open to Upper Division Students – Apply by Friday!

Are you a golfer interested in networking with area employers?  Duquesne University School of Law students have been invited to apply for a chance to participate in the upcoming Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation 9th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Sarah Heinz House on Friday, September 30, 2016.  David Renner, Duquesne Law graduate and co-founder of the Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation, will be your host.  This is the third year that Duquesne Law students have been invited to attend this event – last year’s attendees found this to be a very worthwhile and fun outing.

This event is open to 6 upperclassmen with a minimum 3.00 GPA who either own (or can acquire) their own golf clubs.  In order to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter telling a bit about yourself and your interest in this event addressed to:

David E. Renner
Post & Schell
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street, Suite 4300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Email your cover letter and resume to Samantha Coyne at: by noon on Friday, September 16, 2016.
Participants will be chosen by the Three Rivers Heritage Foundation and notified by the Law School if selected.
Questions?  Please email Samantha Coyne (

Event Details
The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation 9th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Sarah Heinz House

When: Friday, September 30, 2016
Where: Allegheny Country Club, 250 Country Club Road, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143
Schedule of Events
8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:45 am Open Practice Range and Putting Green
8:45 am – 8:55 am Welcoming Remarks
9:00 am Shotgun Scramble
Immediately Following Golf Lunch/Awards Reception and Charity Presentation
About The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation
The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 by seven students and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh. The Foundation’s goal is to provide children within the Pittsburgh community the resources necessary to build a strong foundation for future success.  They will be hosting their annual charity golf outing this year at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on September 30, 2016.

The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation is really a dual-purpose charity.  The first purpose of the charity is that all proceeds from the outing are donated to Sarah Heinz House, a charter member of the Boys & Girls Club of America located in the North Side of Pittsburgh.  Sarah Heinz House is devoted to helping children in and around Pittsburgh by providing after school programs and other educational, artistic, recreational and community service programs. The second purpose of the outing is to create networking opportunities for students seeking employment.  This is accomplished by pairing two company or firm representatives with two finance, accounting, or law students so the four can network during the round of golf.  It really creates a great opportunity for the students and corporate/firm representatives to get to know each other.  Also, the students are all at the top of their classes at Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne.  In fact, the Foundation has been successful in getting a number of students jobs in the past and even helped more students get interviews and internships with the companies/firms that come to this event.

A number of large companies and firms have participated in the golf outing in the past, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, PNC Bank, Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley, Highmark Inc., Northwestern Mutual, UBS, UPS, Ernst & Young, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the University of Pittsburgh, Federated Investors, Alpern Rosenthal, Eden Hall Foundation, First National Bank, First Commonwealth Bank, C.S. McKee, PLS Logistics Services, PJ Dick Trumbull, American Eagle Outfitters, and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl.

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Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair

Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair
October 28-29, 2016 * Arlington, VA

  • The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.
  • More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking, and other career opportunities.
  • Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. 
    • The deadline to register & apply for pre-scheduled interviews is Wednesday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. Register.
  • The Conference and Career Fair also feature workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.The Career Services Office will pay for some limited expenses associated with student registration & travel to this career fair. Contact Maria Comas ( by September 30 if you plan to attend.
  • More information, including a list of employers who have registered for pre-scheduled interviews and “table talk” sessions.



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2nd Annual Get Involved Day

Join us for our 2nd Annual Get Involved Day to be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Law School Student Lounge.

What is Get Involved Day?

It’s a day for students to meet representatives from student organizations, bar associations, and the Duquesne Law Alumni Association. The day presents a great opportunity for new and returning students to learn about many organizations and find out about upcoming events. Students are encouraged to sign-up for events happening this fall and spring and learn about the many volunteer roles open to them.

So stop by the Student Lounge to meet the group representatives.  Students who participate in Get Involved Day will be entered into a drawing to win raffle prizes.

Representatives from the different groups will leave materials in the Student Lounge for anyone who is not able to meet during these times.

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