The Hon. Maureen Lally-Green served as the dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University from 2016 until 2019. Lally-Green graduated from Duquesne University with a B.S. in secondary education and mathematics and a J.D. from the Duquesne Kline School of Law, where she served on the Duquesne Law Review.
From 1998 through July 2009, Lally-Green served as judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate in 1998; thereafter, she was elected to a 10-year term beginning in January of 2000, and served until her retirement a decade later. From 2009 through August 2015, Lally-Green served the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as associate general secretary and/or director of the Office of Church Relations.
Lally-Green's law career is diverse and has included work as an associate with a private law firm in Pittsburgh (1974-75); counsel to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Washington, D.C.) (1975-78); counsel to the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation (1978-83); a consultant to justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1985-87; 1988-98); a full professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law (1983-98); an adjunct professor of law at Duquesne Law, teaching appellate practice and procedure, federal employment discrimination law and governance, compliance and risk management; a teacher in various law-related programs; and an author, published in various law reviews.
Lally-Green has served the commonwealth and the judiciary in unique ways. She currently serves on the State Board of Education and as a current member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee. She assisted the Court of Judicial Discipline in development of its Diversion Program (2015-16). She served as chair, vice-chair and member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee (2005-2011). She was the co-chair of the subcommittee that recommended substantial changes to the appellate rules involving children/family matters (Children's Fast Track) (2008-09). She was secretary and member of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Commission on Race, Gender and Ethnic Fairness (appointed by the Supreme Court) (2004-07).
During her tenure with this Commission, she chaired the committee that developed and proposed to the Supreme Court a non-discrimination policy and procedures for the judicial branch of government, which proposal was adopted and effective January 2008. Also, she was chair of the Supreme Court's Gender Fairness Implementation Committee (2002).
Lally-Green serves as: chair and member of the board of directors, UPMC Mercy Hospital; and member of the board of regents of Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She also serves on the board of directors of two for-profit entities.
She has been recognized frequently for her achievements. Some honors include: Helping Hands Judge Mansmann Award (2011); membership in Century Club, Duquesne University (2010); Presidents' Award from Saint Francis University and Duquesne University (2009); Anne X. Alpern Award (2006); St. Thomas More Award, St. Thomas More Society (2002); and Duquesne University Law School Distinguished Alumna Award (2001).
Lally-Green and her husband reside in Butler County and are the parents of three adult children and four grandaughters.
EducationJ.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1974
B.S., Duquesne University, 1971
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An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Certified Legal Interns as Oral Advocates in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts
Maureen Lally-Green, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Certified Legal Interns as Oral Advocates in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, 49 Duq. L. Rev. 477 (2011). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol41/iss4/3/
Chief Justice Ralph Cappy
Maureen Lally-Green, Chief Justice Ralph Cappy, 47 Duq. L. Rev. 555 (2009). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol47/iss3/12/
Fundamental Rights in the European Union
John P. Flaherty and Maureen Lally-Green, Fundamental Rights in the European Union, 36 Duq. L. Rev. 249 (1997-1998). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol36/iss2/3/
The European Union: Where Is It Now?
John P. Flaherty and Maureen Lally-Green, The European Union: Where Is It Now?, 34 Duq. L. Rev. 923 (1995-1996). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol34/iss4/9/
The Implications of Inadequate Maternity Leave Policies under Title VII
Maureen Lally-Green, The Implications of Inadequate Maternity Leave Policies under Title VII, 16 Vt. L. Rev. 223 (1991-1992).
Flexibility in the Legal Workplace: An Idea Whose Time Is Long Overdue
Maureen Lally-Green, Flexibility in the Legal Workplace: An Idea Whose Time Is Long Overdue, 34 St. Louis U. L.J. 643 (1989-1990).
Is AIDS a Handicap under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 after School Board v. Arline
and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987
Maureen Lally-Green, Is AIDS a Handicap under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 after School Board v. Arline and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, 19 U. Tol. L. Rev. 603 (1987-1988).
Affirmative Action: Are the Equal Protection and Title VII Tests Synonymous
Maureen Lally-Green, Affirmative Action: Are the Equal Protection and Title VII Tests Synonymous, 26 Duq. L. Rev. 295 (1987-1988). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol26/iss2/5/
The New Bankruptcy Procedures for Rejection of Collective-Bargaining Agreements: Is
the Pendulum Swinging Back
Charlene Ehrenwerth and Maureen Lally-Green, The New Bankruptcy Procedures for Rejection of Collective-Bargaining Agreements: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back, 23 Duq. L. Rev. 939 (1984-1985). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol23/iss4/6/
Women and Credit
Maureen Lally, Women and Credit, 12 Duq. L. Rev. 863 (1973-1974). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol12/iss4/6/
Landlord-Tenant - A Contractual Basis for and Implied Warranty of Habitability in
Maureen Lally-Green, Landlord-Tenant - A Contractual Basis for and Implied Warranty of Habitability in Residential Leases, 12 Duq. L. Rev. 665 (1973-1974). https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol12/iss3/15/