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Chancellor Murray Joins Duquesne Law School Interim Advisory Group

Duquesne University Chancellor and Law Professor John E. Murray has joined the ranks of prominent jurists, lawyers and public officials serving on the new interim advisory board of the Duquesne University School of Law.

Murray served as first lay president of the University from 1988 until 2001. Before arriving at Duquesne, he was dean of the law schools at the University of Pittsburgh and Villanova. One of America’s leading experts on contract law, he is an active community leader and chaired the ComPac 21 committee, which led to changing the structure of Allegheny County’s government.

”The breadth of Chancellor Murray’s knowledge and his years of experience in the law school classroom and beyond will certainly contribute to conversations among these well-respected advisory board members,” said Ken Gormley, interim dean of the law school. “I look forward to the advice of the notable members of this interim board, who will work closely with us to keep our alumni fully engaged in the life of the school. Their willingness to serve sends a strong message to all constituents about our commitment to the future of the Duquesne University School of Law.”

Other members of the team, which was announced on Dec. 18, are:

  • The Honorable Donetta W. Ambrose: chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania;
  • The Honorable Max Baer, justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania;
  • The Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania;
  • The Honorable Ralph J. Cappy, retired Chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania;
  • The Honorable Robert J. Cindrich, chief legal counsel for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and former judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania;
  • The Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, judge of the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania,
  • The Honorable Kate Ford Elliott, president judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania;
  • The Honorable Timothy K. Lewis, counsel to Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and former judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit;
  • The Honorable D. Brooks Smith, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; state
  • Sen. Jay Costa Jr., shareholder of Grogan Graffam P.C.; state
  • Sen. Jane Clare Orie, formerly a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Allegheny County Deputy District Attorney;
  • Stephen C. Frobouck, partner, The Anderson Group of Companies Inc.;
  • Kenneth J. Horoho Jr., partner, Goldberg, Gruener, Gentile Horoho & Avalli and past president of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association;
  • John R. McGinley Jr., member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC.

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