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Supreme Court Justice Alito Teaching at DU Law Program in Italy

Other Legal Professionals from Pittsburgh Are Among the Program’s Faculty 

United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito will serve as the distinguished lecturer at the Duquesne University School of Law’s Summer Study in Vatican City-Rome from July 6-16 as part of the school’s Centennial celebration. Alito will teach comparative constitutional law to Duquesne and other law students, University alumni and members of the bench and bar attending the summer program.

“We are proud and honored that Justice Alito has agreed to serve as a distinguished lecturer for our Rome program on the occasion of the Law School’s 100th anniversary,” said Law School Dean Ken Gormley. “This summer program abroad attracts the best and brightest law students and lawyers, not only from Duquesne but from all over the country.”

Additional faculty in the summer program include:

• The Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, who will teach Natural Law and the Founding of the United States

• The Rev. James P. McCloskey, C.S.Sp., vice president for mission and identity at Duquesne, who will teach Spirituality and Justice

• Sr. Melanie DePietro, director of the Center for Religiously Affiliated Corporations at Seton Hall Law School, who will teach Canon Law

• Dr. Antonio Lordi, adjunct professor of law at Duquesne University, who will teach Roman Law

• The Very Rev. Lawrence DiNardo, vicar for canonical services and director of the Department for Canon and Civil Law Services for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, who will teach Current Topics in Canon Law

• John W. McGonigle, member of the board of directors, vice chairman and chief legal officer for Federated Investors, Inc., who will teach Practical Considerations for American Companies Doing Business in the European Union

• Joseph Sabino Mistick, associate professor of law at Duquesne University, who will teach Comparative Criminal Sanctions.

Gormley, and the Hon. Maureen Lally-Green, retired judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and director of the Office of Church Relations for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will team teach Separation of Church and State.

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