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Grace W. Orsatti, Clinical Assistant Professor, directs the Duquesne Kline School of Law Externship Program and Pro Bono Program.

Orsatti is a graduate of Duquesne Kline School of Law and the Palumbo Donahue School of Business. She spent eleven years serving a judicial law clerk with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Orsatti previously practiced labor and employment law and served as a labor arbitrator. She also worked with the BNY Mellon Legal Department where she concentrated in legal compliance and regulatory enforcement.

Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2004
  • B.S, Business, Duquesne University, 2001

Honors/Professional Affiliations

  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation Death and Dying Fellowship, 2020
  • New Pittsburgh Courier's Women of Excellence, 2018

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FALL:
Advanced Seminar
Government Seminar
Judicial Seminar
Non-Profit Seminar
Wills Clinic

SPRING:
Advanced Seminar
Government Seminar
Judicial Seminar
Non-Profit Seminar
Wills Clinic

Grace W. Orsatti, Attorneys as Healthcare Advocates: The Argument for Attorney-Prepared Advance Healthcare Directives, 50 Journal Of Law, Medicine & Ethics 157-168 (2022).

Sibling Conflict Over a Parent's End-of-Life Care: A Legal Perspective
Grace Wankiiri Orsatti and Alison M. Colbert, Sibling Conflict Over a Parent's End-of-Life Care: A Legal Perspective, 50 Nursing 17 (November 2020).

Grace W. Orsatti, Lisa Levers, Amy Mattila, Spiritan Pedagogy Conversations is "Broadening our Scholarship, Deepening our Disciplinary Commitments, and Reaching People on the Margins," February 25, 2021

Grace W. Orsatti, Sr. Mary Traupman, Karen Timko, A Look at the Updated ACBA Advance Directive Forms, Allegheny County Bar Association CLE, January 14, 2021

Grace W. Orsatti, "When Siblings Disagree about end of life care of an incapacitated Parent" - An overview of applicable law, Carol Carfang Nursing and Healthcare Ethics Conference, February 28, 2020

Grace W. Orsatti, Sr. Mary Traupman, Barbara Simanek, Katherine Norton, Introduction to Will Drafting and Advance Directives: A Medical - Legal Perspective, CLE at Duquesne University School of Law, October 18, 2019

Grace W. Orsatti, Katherine Norton and Rochelle McCain, Ask Not What your Legal Intern Can do for you, CLE at Duquesne University School of Law, March 16, 2019