Student Serves in Crisis

2L Robert Fitzgerald Gives Back

Robert Fitzgerald

Many Americans are going above and beyond to make a difference during this time of uncertainty. Second year law student Robert Fitzgerald, is one of them. While most students are able to stay at home and continue with their studies, Robert has had to suspend his schoolwork for the time being to serve our country, right here in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Serving in the Army National Guard, he has been tasked with numerous duties helping the community during this pandemic. Most recently, he was staffing the Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank to provide essential nutrients to those individuals and families that are in need during this time. "Students like Robert truly represent the spirit of Duquesne University School of Law and our Spiritan roots," said Dean Barton.

In response to the crisis, the entire law school community was called upon by Dean Barton to submit examples of what she named Duquesne Law Spirit. "We sent out a call to our law school students, faculty, staff and alumni to submit video clips and pictures of their acts of kindness, patience, helping others, and having faith during this difficult time. We were alerted about Robert's actions by one of his classmates and are thrilled to share his contribution to a world in need," said Dean Barton.

The School asks that any member of our community who wishes to share theirs or another law school peers' actions, send to and it may be included in a forthcoming video montage. Check out our first The Sprirt of Duquesne School of Law Video.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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