The Honorable Tom Corbett is executive in residence at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University. The former governor most recently served as an adjunct professor at the law school.  

As the commonwealth's 46th governor, Corbett held Pennsylvania's highest office from January 18, 2011 through January 20, 2015.

Corbett has a long and distinguished career serving citizens as assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. attorney, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania attorney general, and governor. Corbett has also served as a key advisor to U.S. presidents and governors.  

Corbett received his undergraduate degree from Lebanon Valley College and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He served his country as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard 28th Infantry Division from 1971 until 1984, rising from private to captain. He and his wife are the parents of two adult children and grandparents of six. 


  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law

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Functions and Duties of the Prosecutor

Law, Public Service and the Executive Branch

Capital Punishment and Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System
Tom Corbett, Capital Punishment and Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System, in The Death Penalty (Joseph Melusky and Keith Pesto eds., 2017).

The Lawyer-Advocate vs. The Poet-Advocate
Tom Corbett, The Lawyer-Advocate vs.The Poet-Advocate, 14 Widener L.J. 737 (2005).