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Ashley M. London is the director of bar studies and an assistant professor of law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University. In addition to her roles teaching Professional Responsibility, Introduction to Legal Education, and bar readiness skills courses, London develops unique and comprehensive bar preparation programming with a focus on strong student outcomes.

She focuses her teaching and scholarship on legal ethics and engaging the best pedagogical techniques to prepare students for success in law school and on the bar examination.

Her areas of expertise include legal ethics, law school pedagogy, Pennsylvania bar admissions/licensure requirements; the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE); the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE); bar examination essay writing; family law; guardian ad litem-special proceedings; estate planning; landlord/tenant law; housing code enforcement; and media relations.

Legal Career

Prior to joining the Duquesne Kline School of Law, London served as on the faculty at Charlotte School of Law as a bar passage lecturer, where she also served as the faculty moot court advisor and taught introduction to Professional Responsibility. Before entering academia, she was in practice at Legal Aid of North Carolina in the housing division and operated her own law firm, where she focused on civil litigation and served as guardian ad litem for special proceedings representing elderly and mentally handicapped clients. London was chosen to work in Washington, D.C., immediately after graduation as part of Volunteer Legal Intern Program in both the Bankruptcy Judges Division and Article III Judges Division.

London was an award-winning local journalist for more than 12 years before obtaining her J.D. Her work appeared regularly in print, on the radio, and on television in North Carolina. She has interviewed a slate of celebrities such as Sarah, the Duchess of York, to Joan Rivers, Kate Spade, and celebrity restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, as well as many leaders of large multi-national corporations. In her former life, London did things like drag race a Mercedes SL55 AMG roadster.

Dedication to Service

London's dedication to service continues in Pittsburgh, PA, both on campus and off. On campus, she serves on the University's Teaching Excellence Committee, and serves as a Near Peer Mentor for Duquesne's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). London also serves as the law school's Women in Law Association advisor. Off campus, London is the treasurer-elect of the Mt. Lebanon Junior Women's Club ("MLJWC"), which is a non-profit community group that raises money for charities benefiting women and children. She is also presently serving as a leader of Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, Troop 28009.

Education

  • J.D., Charlotte School of Law
  • B.A., Erskine College

Honors/Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE), President, and Co-Chair of the Bar Advocacy Committee 
  • 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Duquesne University School of Law's Student Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division, Executive Council Member, (2022, 3-year appointment)
  • American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Women in Legal Education Section, Executive Committee Member (2019-2021)
  • Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012-present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2012-present
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar Publications Committee, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Communications Committee, Member
  • Mecklenburg Bar Association, Member 2011-2017
  • North Carolina Press Association, Member 1997-2008

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FALL

Core/Applied Competencies for Legal Practice I (3 credits)

SPRING

Core/Applied Competencies for Legal Practice I (3 credits)

Professional Responsibility (3 credits)

Who Watches the Watchmen? Using the Law Governing Lawyers to Identify the Applicant Duty Gap and Hold Bar Examiner Gatekeepers Responsible
Ashley M. London, Who Watches the Watchmen? Using the Law Governing Lawyers to Identify the Applicant Duty Gap and Hold Bar Examiner Gatekeepers Responsible. Michigan State Law Review, (2023, forthcoming).

AI Report: Humanity Is Doomed. Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money!
Ashley M. London and James B. Schreiber, AI Report: Humanity Is Doomed. Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money! 58 Duq L.Rev. (2020). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3652360

Something Wicked This Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Marketing
Ashley M. London, Something Wicked This Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Marketing, 58 Houston L.Rev. 99 (Fall 2020). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3729535

WLD Members Share Insights with Duquesne Law School Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace
Ashley London, Mary Kate Coleman, and Emily Kincaid. WLD Members Share Insights with Duquesne Law School Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace, Law. J., Vol 22, No. 2 (Jan. 17, 2020).

WLD Members Share Insights with Law Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace
Ashley London and Chris Miller, WLD Members Share Insights with Law Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace, Law. J., March 15, 2019, at 12.

Informing the Public in Upcoming Judicial Elections
Ashley London, Informing the Public in Upcoming Judicial Elections, 19 N.C. St. B.J. 13 (2014).

Blair Berk Profile
Ashley London, Blair Berk Profile, 18 N.C. St. B.J. 20 (Winter 2013).

Leadership from the Inside Out, Or, What’s Wrong with Being Confident?
Ashley M. London, “Leadership from the Inside Out, Or, What’s Wrong with Being Confident?” By-invitation presentation for Lincoln Memorial University of Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, TN, October, 2022.

Who Watches the Watchmen? Using the Law Governing Lawyers to Identify the Applicant Duty Gap and Hold Bar Examiner Gatekeepers Accountable

Ashley M. London, Who Watches the Watchmen? Using the Law Governing Lawyers to Identify the Applicant Duty Gap and Hold Bar Examiner Gatekeepers Accountable, a work-in-progress presentation for the 9th Annual Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference, San Antonio, hosted by St. Mary's University School of Law (2022)

Repeater Rescue 911
Ashley M. London and April Milburn-Knizner, Repeater Rescue 911, a program dedicated to identifying and diagnosing reasons for bar examination failure and applying treatments that help students succeed. Presented at the 9th Annual Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference, San Antonio, hosted by St. Mary's University School of Law (2022)

A History of Judicial Recusal and Its Legacy in Today's SCOTUS
Ashley M. London, A History of Judicial Recusal and Its Legacy in Today's SCOTUS, An Ethics for Breakfast Seminar, The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, presenting with The Hon. Daniel McCaffery, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Farrell, Esq., Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, One-Hour Ethics CLE. (April 26, 2022)

How to Comply with Rule 8.4(g) and Advance Professionalism
Ashley M. London, How to Comply with Rule 8.4(g) and Advance Professionalism, a CLE offered for a 1-hour ethics credit presented by the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Women in Law Division. (Feb. 2022)

Leadership from the Inside Out
Ashley M. London and Maryann Herman, "Leadership from the Inside Out," presentation for the Dean's Leadership Fellows Program, Duquesne University School of Law. (Feb. 2022)

Bringing your Best, Boldest, and Most Confident Self to the Podium
Ashley M. London, Oral Arguments: Bringing your Best, Boldest, and Most Confident Self to the Podium. TYL, Vol. 26, No. 2, Winter 2022. An American Bar Association publication.

Practice Makes for a Perfect PT
April Milburn-Knizner and Ashley M. London, Practice Makes for a Perfect PT, presented at Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) virtual conference, hosted by the American University Washington College of Law (May 2021)

Something Wicked this Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Advertising
Ashley M. London, Something Wicked this Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Advertising, AALS 2020 Annual Meeting, Section on Professional Responsibility, Junior Scholars Work in Progress Program. Washington, D.C. (2020).

Considerations Surrounding the Data Science World We Are In
Ashley M. London & Dr. James Schreiber, Considerations Surrounding the Data Science World We Are In, Artificial Intelligence: Thinking about law, Law Practice, and Legal Education, presented at Duquesne Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA (2019).

What's Wrong with Being Confident?
Ashley M. London, What's Wrong with Being Confident?, Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference (2019).

Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Marketing by Attorneys
Ashley M. London, Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Marketing by Attorneys, presentation at Mon Valley Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA, (2019).

Teaching Law by Design for Adjuncts
Ashley M. London & Maryann Herman, Teaching Law by Design for Adjuncts (2018). 

Feedback: Student Learning Applications in Action
Ashley M. London & Dr. Janine Carlock, Feedback: Student Learning Applications in Action (2018).

Lawrence J. Fox, Susan R. Martyn, Ana Pottratz Acosta, Ashley M. London, Traversing the Ethical Minefield, Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, 5th Edition, Aspen Publishing, (2022).