School of Law welcomes new director of law library services

Dana NeacsuDuquesne University's School of Law is pleased to welcome Dana Neacsu as the new director of law library services and associate professor of legal skills. She will lead the School of Law's Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library.

Neacsu joins the School of Law after working at the Columbia Law School Library in New York, New York. She has worked there since 2000, serving in various roles including reference librarian, administrator, head of public services, and most recently as the supervisor of the inter-library loan services.

Prior to joining Columbia Law, Neacsu was a former European civil law court judge, an assistant professor of law, and worked with the New York City Corporation Counsel's Office as an attorney.

Neacsu holds degrees from three countries, Romania, France, and the United States. Her Ph.D. is from The State University of New Jersey, her master of library science degree is from CUNY, and her master of law degree is from Harvard Law School. Internationally, she earned her other degrees from Ecole de Droit et des Etudes Politiques in Caen, France and Universitatea Bucuresti, Facultatea de Drept, in Bucharest, Romania.

Neacsu said she is anticipating her work at the School of Law because, "Ecumenical in its spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer."

She will begin her new appointment effective the Fall 2021 semester. Dean April Barton is looking forward to Neacsu joining the Duquesne School of Law team. She said, "Dana employs extensive knowledge about the world, the law, and the library. She is current and forward-thinking; both traits coupled with her experience will serve our community well."

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