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Mark D. Yochum, Esq.

Professor of Law
School of Law

Murray Pavilion 318
Phone: 412.396.5012


J.D., Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1977
B.A., Arts History, Carnegie Mellon University, 1974


Professor Mark D. Yochum has taught for nearly thirty years at Duquesne University School of Law. For more than fifteen years, his primary specialty has been Professional Responsibility, lawyers' ethics. Additionally, Professor Yochum, in teaching also Basic Federal Income Taxation and Bankruptcy, has a unique combination of skills in American legal education. Also, for over twenty years, Professor Yochum has administered the Law School's vibrant Continuing Legal Education program that produces on average 25 programs annually for the benefit of our alumni and the region. Professor Yochum has become a nationally recognized speaker on issues of professional responsibility and particularly those issues as they relate to bankruptcy practice. He has presented more than one hundred programs for regional bar associations throughout Pennsylvania and the country and for national conventions such as the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Commercial Law League of America, Association of Legal Administrators and the Internal Revenue Service. Professor Yochum is also Themis Bar Review's national lecturer for the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam.

Professor Yochum was born in Pittsburgh, is married (Kathleen) with a daughter (Molly). His is also active in regional theatre (in all capacities).


Professional Responsibility
Basic Federal Income Income Tax

The following are a sampling of recent presentations. (Professor Yochum continues to be available for associations that may be attracted to these topics or related ones. More information is available on request.)

Faculty, 25th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, Seattle, Washington, 'Positional Conflicts, Pro Bono Publico and Oaths, April 27, 2012.

Faculty, The Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law CLE Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 'The 1911 Bar Exam and What it Takes to be a Lawyer,' March 17, 2012.

Rotary Student Ethics Seminar, 'The Bonehead Play,' Duquesne University, February 29, 2012.

Washington County Bar Association Winter Bench-Bar, Southpointe, PA, CLE Supervision- and Panel Chair on Bankruptcy Practice Primer, February 10, 2012.

Faculty, Greensburg, PA, Westmoreland County Bar Association, 'Honor in the Profession: Sex with Clients,' January 26, 2012.

ACBA Annual Bankruptcy Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, 'CLE Panel re Bankruptcy Business Development,' December 9, 2011.

Faculty, Charlotte, NC, Association of Legal Administrators, 'Ethics in Challenging Times,' November 4, 2011.

Faculty, Pittsburgh, PA, 'The Lindbergh Kidnapping: Law and Drama,' with Professor William Cameron of Washington & Jefferson College, April 30, 2011.

Featured Ethics Speaker, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 'All Oaths, I Swear,' February 9, 2011.