April Milburn-Knizner

Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing
School of Law
Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6300
milburnkniznera@duq.edu

Education:

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A.,, Gettsysburg College
Bio

April Milburn-Knizner joined Duquesne University School of Law as an adjunct professor in 2010. She currently teaches first-year Legal Research and Writing, and, as part of the law school's Bar Studies Program, teaches Core and Applied Competencies to third-year students preparing to sit for the Pennsylvania bar examination. She also serves as a bar exam advisor to Themis Bar Review and as a faculty advisor to students completing their upper-level writing requirement.

Milburn-Knizner holds a B.A. in psychology from Gettysburg College and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After earning her law degree, she practiced for seven years with the Pittsburgh law firm of Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C. (now Babst Calland), where she focused on environmental litigation and environmental regulatory law. She has been recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers-Rising Stars for her practice in the field, and is published in both the Pennsylvania Environmental Law Supplement and the second edition of the American Bar Association's "Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites."

Milburn-Knizner lives with her husband and two sons in Murrysville, Pennsylvania and currently serves on the board of directors of Laurel Legal Services, Inc., a non-profit corporation that provides free legal services to low-income individuals and families.

Courses

FALL 2018
Core/Applied Competencies I
Core Competencies for Legal Practice I

SPRING 2019
Core/Applied Competencies II
Legal Research and Writing

FALL 2019
Core/Applied Competencies I (03)

Scholarship

Book

Pennsylvania: A Practitioner's Perspective in Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites
April L. Knizner, Pennsylvania: A Practitioner's Perspective in Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites 537-547 (Amy L. Edwards ed., 2d ed., ABA 2012).

Article

Aviall Services v. Cooper Industries: Will The Court Limit A Private Party's Right To Contribution?
April L. Knizner and Brandon D. Coneby, Aviall Services v. Cooper Industries: Will The Court Limit A Private Party's Right To Contribution?, Pennsylvania Environmental Law Supplement, April, 2004.

Presentations

CLE at Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law Continuing Legal Education Series
April L. Knizner and Sherri Adelkoff, Co-Facilitator, CLE at Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law Continuing Legal Education Series (Spring, 2014).

CLE at Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law Continuing Legal Education Series
April L. Knizner and Sherri Adelkoff, Co-Facilitator, CLE at Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law Continuing Legal Education Series (Spring, 2013).

Environmental Impacts On Real Estate: New Developments & Emerging Trends
April L. Knizner, Environmental Impacts On Real Estate: New Developments & Emerging Trends, CLE Presentation at Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Spring, 2009).