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Dana Neacsu is the Director of the Duquesne Kline Law Library  and Associate Professor of Legal Research Skills. She comes to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University from Columbia Law School where she held various positions in its library, and taught legal research as a lecturer in law, and from Barnard College where she taught environmental law, policy and research as an adjunct professor. Before joining Columbia University, Dana was a NYC attorney, a civil law assistant professor with Bucuresti University School of Law, an environmental law researcher with the Romanian Academy, National Institute of Legal Research, and a Romanian trial court judge.

Dana has an LL.B. from Bucharest School of Law, a D.E.A from Caen-France, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an M.L.S. from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the impact of fake news on our democracy - "Political Satire and Political News: Entertaining, Accidentally Reporting or Both? The Case of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."



  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • Ph.D., School of Communication and Information The State University of New Jersey
  • M.L.S., CUNY, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • D.E.A., Ecole de Droit et des Etudes Politiques
  • LL.B., Universitatea Bucuresti, Facultatea de Drept

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  • SP23: Climate Change Law, Research and Writing
  • Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Research, Writing, & Analysis (2 cr with Charles Sprowls)
  • Directed Research: LLM (2 cr)
  • Pre Law Legal Research & Writing (3 cr with Charles Sprowls)
  • Climate Change Law, Research and Writing (2 cr)
Legal meaning-making and the role of technology, irony, and ideology in actuating the existing power structures
Legal education
The use of technology in legal research
The role of aesthetic ideology in creating environmental activism