The Honorable Maureen Lally-Green has been appointed interim dean of the School of Law effective Friday, July 1. She follows Interim Law Dean Nancy Perkins, who will return to her full-time teaching and scholarship.
Lally-Green, who is currently an adjunct professor in the law school, served as judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania from 1998 until her retirement in 2009. She then served as associate general secretary and/or director of the Office of Church Relations for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh until August 2015.
“Judge Lally-Green has distinguished herself in every aspect of her career,” said President Charles J. Dougherty, who appointed Lally-Green in consultation with Duquesne President-Elect Ken Gormley. “Her appointment ensures that our law school will continue to thrive as a nationally-prominent, leading educational institution for legal professionals in the years ahead.”
During her diverse law career, Lally-Green has worked as an associate with a private Pittsburgh law firm; as counsel to Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C. and for the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation; and as a consultant to justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She served as a full professor of law at Duquesne from 1983-98. As an adjunct professor of law, Lally-Green teaches Appellate Practice and Procedure and federal Employment Discrimination Law.
In addition, Lally-Green recently served the Court of Judicial Discipline in its Diversion Program and has been chair, vice chair and a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee. She also co-chaired the subcommittee that recommended recent substantial changes to the appellate rules involving children/family matters. Lally-Green was secretary of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Commission on Race, Gender and Ethnic Fairness. She also chaired the committee that developed and proposed to the Supreme Court a Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures for the judicial branch of government, which was adopted and made effective January 2008. Lally-Green also chaired the Supreme Court’s Gender Fairness Implementation Committee.
Among the many honors bestowed upon Lally-Green are the Helping Hands Judge Mansmann Award, induction into the Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne University Alumni and a St. Thomas More Award.
Lally-Green earned both a B.S. in secondary education and mathematics and a J.D. from Duquesne University.