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Third-year student presents at Inn of Court

Law student Nicole Prieto was invited to participate at an American Inns of Court panel discussion this week in the courtroom of Judge Cathy Bissoon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prieto was the only law student presenting to the Q Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property Inn of Court event in November.

Inn of Court professional and student members are grouped together, and groups are assigned to meetings throughout the year.

The Nov. 13 meeting featured a panel on deposition skills, and as a group member Prieto drew upon her experiences in Duquesne Law's Unemployment Compensation Clinic to discuss her experiences and skills learned as a clinical student.

Professor Tracey McCants Lewis supervises the Unemployment Compensation Clinic and other clinical programs. Associate Dean Jacob H. Rooksby serves as faculty advisor to the DIPLA group. He is the former president of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and current member of the Inn of Court.

The Q. Todd Dickson Intellectual Property Inn of Court is a chapter of the American Inns of Court, the prestigious national association founded to promote the highest levels of professionalism in the practice of law.

In addition to being a student member of the IP Inn of Court, Prieto is president of the Duquesne Intellectual Property Law Association and editor-in-chief of Juris magazine.

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