Duquesne University School of Law

Ashley M. London, J.D.

Associate Director of Bar Services and Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

Office: Hanley Hall 326

Phone Number: 412.396.6303

E-Mail Address: londona@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Charlotte School of Law
B.A., Erskine College

Ashley M. London is the associate director of bar services and an assistant professor of clinical legal skills at Duquesne University School of Law. In addition to her role teaching bar preparation courses and providing individualized student counseling, she develops comprehensive bar preparation programming with a focus on student outcomes.  

Her areas of expertise include bar admissions/licensure requirements; the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE); bar examination essay writing; family law; guardian ad litem-special proceedings; estate planning; landlord/tenant law; housing code enforcement; and media relations. 

London discovered her passion for teaching after leaving private practice and serving for four years on the faculty at Charlotte School of Law in the Academic Success/Bar Preparation department in Charlotte, N.C. She previously worked at Legal Aid of North Carolina in the housing division and operated her own law firm, where she focused on civil litigation and served as a guardian ad litem for special proceedings representing elderly and mentally handicapped clients.  

Her professional writing includes serving as a contributing writer and substantive editor for the Case Management Manual for United States Bankruptcy Judges, 2012 Edition, and writing for the Mecklenburg Bar News and North Carolina State Bar Journal.  

Upon graduation from law school, London was selected from applicants nationwide to take part in the 2011 Volunteer Legal Intern Program in Washington, D.C., and was recruited by the Bankruptcy Judges Division and Article III Judges Division. 

London was an award-winning local journalist for more than 12 years before leaving the “Fourth Estate” to obtain her J.D. Her work appeared regularly in print, on the radio, and on television in North Carolina. She covered the demise of the textile industry in a small southern town, as well as commercial real estate development in the fast-growing city of Charlotte, N.C., and even wrote the Queen City’s popular business gossip column.

Although London has interviewed the likes of Sarah, the Duchess of York, the late great Joan Rivers, designer Kate Spade, and celebrity restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, she prefers to spend her free time with her husband and daughter exploring their new community of Mt. Lebanon in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with their three dogs and one shy cat.

  • Core/Applied Competencies I
  • Core/Applied Competencies II

Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Member

United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012-present

United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2012-present

North Carolina State Bar, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

North Carolina State Bar Publications Committee, Member

North Carolina Bar Association Communications Committee, Member

Mechlenburg Bar Association, Member 2011-2017

North Carolina Press Association, Member 1997-2008

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