As a Duquesne Law alum, you are a part of a community of professionals who work towards the pursuit of justice and the betterment of all. Our alumni carry with them these high ideals of the law profession. They remain inspired by our Spiritan tradition and our Law School motto, "Salus populi suprema lex" (the welfare of the people is the highest law). Incredible pursuits and ideals start at Duquesne University School of Law and continue into professional careers. The below alumni are a snapshot of how our mission is carried forward.
Robert J. Fitzgerald L'21
Fitzgerald was recently awarded a MAX by AccessLex retroactive scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. He received $40,000, which will go toward his law school tuition. Fitzgerald has been serving in the National Guard for almost six years. The past year responding to the pandemic has been the most challenging, serving his country in several ways to provide equity and opportunity since COVID-19 began.
Asra Hashmi L'15
Hashmi is the new Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division. She is an associate at JacksonLewis and a board member of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association. Hashmi is a proud graduate of Duquesne Law's evening division, which allowed her to compete in the trial advocacy program - one of her favorite law school experiences.
Tynishia Powell L'16
Powell is this year's recipient of Duquesne Law's Woman of the Year - Recent Graduate award, presented by the Women's Law Association. She works at Arconic as associate counsel, and previously had a long tenure as a senior associate counsel and compliance manager with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. Powell also received the 2019 Homer S. Brown Young Leaders Award and was just elected to the 2021-22 Duquesne Law Alumni Association's Board of Governors.
Joseph R. Williams L'09
Williams is a partner in the Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg. He became the 113th president of the Allegheny County Bar Association on July 1, one of the youngest attorneys elected to this prestigious position in the 151-year history of the ACBA. He is an active member of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association and previously served as its president. Williams is also a member of the School of Law Advisory Board.