Duquesne University School of Law

Ann Schiavone, J.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Law School Legal Writing Center 137

Phone Number: 412.396.2117

E-Mail Address: schiavonea@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2003
B.A., St. Vincent College, 1998

Ann L. Schiavone returned to Duquesne University School of Law in 2013 as an assistant professor of legal writing.  In addition to teaching Legal Research and Writing I and II to first-year law students, she created two new upper-level courses.  The first, Legislative Process & Drafting, incorporates community engaged learning opportunities to give students valuable real world experience while serving the community.  The second, Companion Animals and the Law, focuses on controversial issues related to companion animals that arise frequently in law practice. Schiavone’s scholarly interests also focus on laws related to companion animals, and she has published several articles on the efficacy and constitutionality of breed-specific canine ordinances.

Prior to joining Duquesne's faculty, she was a member of Akron University Law faculty and taught varied courses including Legal Analysis Research and Writing I and II, Legislative Drafting, and seminars in Sexual Orientation and the Law and Animal Law. She also chaired the Admissions Committee at Akron.

Schiavone received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. Vincent College After earning her law degree, Schiavone was an associate litigation attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates) and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. While earning her law degree, she served as the legislative assistant in the Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives.

Schiavone is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. In addition, she is a member of the Angel Ridge Animal Rescue Board of Directors, and a former member of the St. Vincent College Law Society Board of Directors. She lives with her husband and four dogs in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, and in her free time, she is an avid equestrian and an amateur genealogist.

You Write Like a Girl: Do Gender Differences Exist in Persuasive Legal Writing, 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute (poster presentation) ( May 2012).

LGBT Rights in the United States, Presentation to Serbian Civil Rights Delegation, University of Akron, Akron, OH (Feb. 2012).

Gender Differences in Legal Writing, Women in Law CLE, Akron Bar Association, Akron, Ohio (co-presenter) (October 2011).

Attending Law School? What You Need To Know, Presentation to incoming law students, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (April 2011).

Critiquing Papers Without Losing Your Mind, LWI Regional Legal Writing Conference, Dayton, (December 2010).

Innovative Legislation in Pennsylvania: The Domestic Violence Health Care Response Act of 1998, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2001 National Conference, San Francisco, CA (Oct. 2001).

Schiavone, A.L. (forthcoming 2016). Real Bite: Legal Realism and Rational Basis in Dog Law and Beyond, Wm. & Mary Bill Rights J.__

Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media, MLRC 50-State Survey 2005-06: Media Privacy and Related Law, by David G. Klaber, Dianna S. Karg, Kimberley J. Geary, James B. Insco II, Jamie Bishop, April D. Lambert, Ann L. Schiavone. 2005-2006.

Schiavone, A. L. (2016). Unleasing the Fourteenth Amendment, 2016
Wisconsin L. Rev. Forward 27-36.

Schiavone, A. L. (2016). Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Regulating Risk, Not Fear,
22 Animal L. 9-78.

Duquesne University School of Law • •Academic and Leadership Scholarships Professional and Community Affiliations •Executive Council, St. Vincent Law Society (2009-present). •Member, Pennsylvania Bar (Admitted December 2003). •Director, Angel Ridge Animal Rescue Board of Directors (2008-present). •Member, Vincentian Academy-Duquesne University Board of Trustees (2003-2008). •Secretary, Hillvue-Forest Homeowners Association (2003-2009).

Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award

Professional Responsibility Award

Alcoa Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for Excellence

Duquesne Law Alumni Association Scholarship

St. Vincent College

Excellence in Political Science Award

Alex G. McKenna Economics Scholar

President's Award (Presented to the top graduating student annually)