Chancellor Emerita Phoebe A. Haddon L'77
As a fourth-generation lawyer, Phoebe Haddon always wanted to be a lawyer but knew she never wanted to practice law. Haddon served for more than 25 years as a distinguished faculty member at the Temple University Beasley School of Law before becoming dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. On July 1, 2014, Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden. She returned to teaching full time at Rutgers-Camden Law in 2020.
"Justice bends wide, but it always leads to justice. You cannot define the width of the arc until you are looking back. Therefore, if you work hard you will achieve your goals."
Mario Romine L'94
A proud evening division alumnus, Mario Romine is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel at Turnberry Associates in Aventura, FL. He successfully led and prevailed over a multi-billion-dollar bet-the-company litigation resulting from the 2008 economic crash. Romine also successfully restructured and saved the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Hotel in 2010.
"If you are a good person and get the most out of your legal education, while also developing emotional intelligence and work ethic, you will excel. Duquesne Law has a solid history that will provide this opportunity."
Nicole D. Prieto L'18
As a recent graduate, Nicole Prieto remains involved with the Duquesne Law community. During her time at Duquesne she participated in the Unemployment Compensation Clinic, wrote for the Duquesne Law Review and served on the executive boards of BLSA and DIPLA. She applied to Reed Smith through the 1L Leadership Council of Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholars Program. Her time as a summer associate at Reed Smith inevitably led to her being offered an associate position at the firm, where she currently works.
"I first visited Duquesne in the middle of a week of visits to law schools across different states, and it's the first law school that made me feel at home. Duquesne's strong emphasis on legal research and writing during 1L year has been foundational to what I do today. Importantly, the school's culture also encouraged collegiality in practice."
Bryan C. Brantley L'04
During his time at Duquesne Law, Brantley formed lifelong bonds, participated in Trial Moot Court and was an active member in the Black Law Student's Association. His time at Duquesne Law prepared him for his legal career by providing a practical approach to engaging in the actual practice of law. Since Duquesne Law, he has become a partner at international law firm McGuireWoods, LLP and serves on McGuireWoods' Diversity and Inclusion committee.
"Duquesne provided a practical approach to engaging the in the practice of law. I think that is extremely important, particularly when there is an expectation that a new lawyer should immediately add value. I have an expectation that Duquesne students are ready to hit the ground running."
Dr. Christy Gamble Hines L'13
Gamble Hines is based in Washington, D.C. where she started her own consulting firm that tackles racism head on. Read more about her impressive career in the fall issue of the Duquesne University magazine.