Duquesne University School of Law

Meet our Students & Young Grads

Jessica Rosenblatt

Class of 2016
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Concentration: Energy and Environmental Law
President of the Environmental Law Society; executive content editor of Joule: Duquesne Energy & Environmental Law Journal; member of the Health Law Society, Energy and Mineral Law Association, Public Interest Law Association, and Family Law Society.

"I would tell anyone considering law school, first, make sure you want to be a lawyer. If the answer is unequivocally yes, find what you’re passionate about and pursue it relentlessly." 
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Brook Dirlam

Class of 2016
Hometown: Honesdale, Pa.

Practice-area interest: Labor and Employment Law
Appellate Moot Court Board coach and Business Law Journal research editor

"As an undergrad I was trying to decide whether I should stay at Penn State for law school or to branch out. I spoke over the phone with Dean Gormley a couple of times and met Professor Moriarty for coffee during a visit to Pittsburgh...I knew that Duquesne’s prime location in Pittsburgh and strong alumni network would help me succeed."

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Jennifer Yeung

Class of 2017
Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Duquesne Law Review and Phi Alpha Delta

"Where do I see myself in five years? Working with a great law firm in Pittsburgh...You don’t have to know ahead of time or decide right away. Take advantage of the programs the school has to offer, join organizations, and network. Keep an open mind. The Career Services Office is a very valuable resource and I highly recommend talking to the wonderful folks there. They are kind, supportive, and helpful. "

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Matthew Bolewitz

J.D./M.B.A. Joint Degree Candidate, Dec. 2015
Hometown: Sarver, Pa.

"After college, I worked in a project management group at CONSOL Energy and saw first-hand how both the legal and business concepts contributed to a company’s success. I believe acquiring the knowledge and skills in both backgrounds will help me become a valuable asset in a law firm or a corporate setting."

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Emily Seelman

Class of 2016
Undergraduate institution: Grove City College, 2013, B.S., business, marketing

Practice-area interests: litigation; medical malpractice; estate and probate; and alternative dispute resolution  

"I was introduced to the firm [that offered me a position] through the On Campus Interview process...Duquesne and its Career Services staff really opened the doors to allow me to get to where I am."  

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Andy Clifford

Class of 2016
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Practice-area interests: civil litigation and construction law
Trial Advocacy Program, Civil Rights Clinic, two judicial internships

"The many incredible trial advocacy professors at Duquesne have taught me the importance of adequate client advocacy through their professional experiences. Every professor involved in this program is a respected trial attorney in Pittsburgh. Their level of commitment to this program as well as their own careers sets a great example of how young trial attorneys are to conduct themselves both professionally and socially."

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Emily Crawford

Class of 2017
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Practice-area interests: litigation, health-care law, and education law 

"Why Duquesne Law? After applying, I visited and met with Dean Gormley. The warm and comforting atmosphere at Duquesne Law solidified my decision. After being here, I now know that I made the right decision. The tight-knit community at Duquesne Law has allowed me to pursue and achieve my professional goals...I'm currently involved in Appellate Moot Court Board and the Duquesne Business Law Journal, and I'm the secretary of Women’s Law Association..."

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