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David Jamison

Distinguished Lecturer of Law
in Law
School of Law

Phone: 412.396.6300
jamisond@duq.edu

Education:

J.D. Cum Laude, University of Michigan Law School
M.A. (Rackham Fellow) University of Michigan
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Muskingum College
Bio

Professor Jamison has taught Torts I and Torts II at Duquesne Law School continuously from 2011 to the present. His prior law school teaching experience was at the University of Akron School of Law (Torts, Media Law, Sports Law), for which he was twice recognized as the outstanding adjunct faculty member.

He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer of the United States, serving at the U.S. Embassies in Brussels and Rome, and to the U.S. Mission to the European Community. In 1979, he was admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His reported cases include State ex rel. Beacon-Journal Publishing Co. v AMHA 42 Ohio St. 3d (1989) and Brooks v ABC-TV et al. 932 F.2d 495 (6th Cir., 1991). In 2018, he joined Professors Baicker-McKee and Hartman in presenting a statewide Continuing Judicial Education program to Pennsylvania trial judges on recent developments in products liability litigation, and as a CLE in 2019 to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court clerks. An experienced CLE speaker, Jamison had previously conducted programs for the Federal District Court Advocacy Institute, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Akron Bar Association, Akron Inns of Court, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

In addition to his law school teaching, Professor Jamison taught for over 40 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Akron and at Robert Morris University. Courses included The U.S. Constitution, Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Legal Regulation of the Media, and Journalism Law and Ethics. At Robert Morris, Jamison served as an academic administrator: Dean (6 years), Senior Vice President and Provost (11 years) and Interim President (2015-2016). In 2019, the RMU Board of Trustees awarded him the degree Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa.

Jamison co-edited the book Perspectives on Freedom of Speech (Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1987), and he was the principal translator (French-to-English) of Prof. Michel Meyer's De la Probelmatologie (Of Problematolgy) [Univ. of Chicago Press, 1995]. His script for the documentary film "We Made This City: The Story of the Allegheny Conference," won a 2015 "Telly" Award. He has made invited presentations at the University of Missouri School of Law, at the University of Michigan, the Ohio State University, Ohio University, Kent State University, and to the U.S. Department of Justice Working Group on Hate Crimes.

Courses

FALL 2018
Torts I (61)

SPRING 2019
Torts II

FALL 2019
Torts I (61)

FALL 2020
Torts I

SPRING 2021
Torts II