Duquesne Law Alumnae Honored at 25th Annual Woman of the Year Reception

The Women's Law Association (WLA) at Duquesne University School of Law will honor Jessica M. Jurasko and Shayna Petrella Raver during its 25th annual Woman of the Year reception this week.

Jurasko, a 2004 graduate of the School of Law, will be presented with the Woman of the Year honor. An attorney at Burns White, LLC, she works in the firm's Health Care and Long-Term Care Group, focusing on medical malpractice, health care and general liability litigation. Jurasko also volunteers at the Uptown Legal Clinic and the Church of the Assumption. In addition to her Juris Doctor degree, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Duquesne.

A 2014 graduate of the School of Law, Raver will be honored by the WLA as its Recent Graduate of the Year. She is active in both the Public Service and Member Service divisions of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. Raver currently serves as contracts manager with Abraxas Youth and Family Services in Pittsburgh.

The WLA student organization works to raise awareness about issues affecting women. Each year, the group recognizes an alumna and recent graduate who demonstrate leadership and dedication to their communities and law students.

Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

This event is not open to the public, but the media are invited to attend.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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