Grace Orsatti

Grace Orsatti

Director of the Externship Program, Pro Bono Program, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education
School of Law
Law

Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education 309
Phone: 412.396.1214
orsattig@duq.edu

Education:

J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2004
B.S, Business, Duquesne University, 2001
Bio

Grace W. Orsatti, Clinical Assistant Professor, directs the Duquesne University School of Law Externship Program and Pro Bono Program.

Orsatti is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law and the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. She spent eleven years serving a judicial law clerk with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Orsatti previously practiced labor and employment law and served as a labor arbitrator. She also worked with the BNY Mellon Legal Department where she concentrated in legal compliance and regulatory enforcement.

Courses

FALL 2020
Advanced Seminar
Government Seminar
Judicial Seminar
Non-Profit Seminar
Private-Sector Seminar
Wills Clinic

SPRING 2021
Advanced Seminar
Government Seminar
Judicial Seminar
Non-Profit Seminar
Private-Sector Seminar
Wills Clinic

Honors/Professional Affiliations

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Death and Dying Fellowship, 2020
New Pittsburgh Courier's Women of Excellence, 2018

Scholarship

Articles

Sibling Conflict Over a Parent's End-of-Life Care: A Legal Perspective
Grace Orsatti and Alison M. Colbert, Sibling Conflict Over a Parent's End-of-Life Care: A Legal Perspective, 50 (11) Nursing2020 17-20 (November 2020). Full text


Presentations

Grace W. Orsatti, Lisa Levers, Amy Mattila, Spiritan Pedagogy Conversations is "Broadening our Scholarship, Deepening our Disciplinary Commitments, and Reaching People on the Margins," February 25, 2021

Grace W. Orsatti, Sr. Mary Traupman, Karen Timko, A Look at the Updated ACBA Advance Directive Forms, Allegheny County Bar Association CLE, January 14, 2021

Grace W. Orsatti, "When Siblings Disagree about end of life care of an incapacitated Parent" - An overview of applicable law, Carol Carfang Nursing and Healthcare Ethics Conference, February 28, 2020

Grace W. Orsatti, Sr. Mary Traupman, Barbara Simanek, Katherine Norton, Introduction to Will Drafting and Advance Directives: A Medical - Legal Perspective, CLE at Duquesne University School of Law, October 18, 2019

Grace W. Orsatti, Katherine Norton and Rochelle McCain, Ask Not What your Legal Intern Can do for you, CLE at Duquesne University School of Law, March 16, 2019