Message from DLAA President

DLAA President Maggie Lewis McHugh, smilingDear fellow Duquesne Law alumni,

It is an honor to serve as the President of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association for the 2021-2022 academic year.

As the Duquesne University School of Law welcomes its 110th entering class and our society continues to transition through the many challenging phases of the pandemic, we are thankful to Dean April Barton for her stewardship and poise. Under her leadership, the School of Law was recently ranked sixth nationally for bar passage by preLaw Magazine and continues to develop and expand its coursework to provide opportunities for students to strengthen their leadership skills, including through the Leadership Fellows program.

In addition, our moot court and trial advocacy programs are some of the most respected in the country, while the clinical program is one of the most dynamic in the legal field. The bar passage results for the class of 2021 remained impressive.
We are in the midst of a very exciting year. The DLAA plans to host a number of events and programs to facilitate comradery and collegiality among our alumni.

The 69th Annual Reunion Reception was held Oct. 15 on the Academic Walk. It was an enjoyable evening under the stars and allowed us to celebrate three of our most successful alumni-Nicola Henry-Taylor L'96, Judge Mary C. McGinley L'02 and Professor John T. Rago L'87.

The DLAA's annual Pass the Bar event was held at Over Eden in Lawrenceville on Nov. 8 to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2020 and 2021 Duquesne Law graduates.

In the coming months, please be on the lookout for more materials from the DLAA on how you can stay connected to Duquesne University School of Law. From social events and CLEs to recruitment opportunities for law students or recent graduates who could support your practice, I promise that we have something for you! If you have not yet joined or renewed your membership, please consider doing so today. I look forward to seeing you at the next DLAA event.

Maggie M. Lewis McHugh, L'13
President, Duquesne Law Alumni Association