Ann Schiavone, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Law

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 law. In addition to teaching Legal Research and Writing I and II to first-year law students, she created and teaches 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.

Animal Law (Spring 2019)

Conflicts of Law (Spring 2019/Spring 2020)

PA Legislative Process Drafting (Spring 2020)

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)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Books

Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media

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

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Articles

Writing the Law: Developing the 'Lawyer Citizen' Identity Through Legislative, Statutory, and Rule Drafting Courses

Ann Schiavone, Writing the Law: Developing the 'Lawyer Citizen' Identity Through Legislative, Statutory, and Rule Drafting Courses, 55 (1) Duq. L.R. 119-150 (2017).

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3041371
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Regulating Risk, Not Fear

Ann Schiavone, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Regulating Risk, Not Fear, 22 Animal L. Rev. 9-78.

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3047883
Unleashing the Fourteenth Amendment

Ann Schiavone, Unleashing the Fourteenth Amendment2016 Wis. L. Rev. Forward 27-36.

http://wisconsinlawreview.org/unleashing-the-fourteenth-amendment/
Real Bite: Legal Realism and Rational Basis in Dog Law and Beyond

Ann L. Schiavone, Real Bite: Legal Realism and Meaningful Rational Basis in Dog Law and Beyond, 25 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 65 (2016).

http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/wmborj/vol25/iss1/3/
In Skills: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulations

Ann Schiavone, In Skills: Guest Blogger Ann Schiavone on Teaching Using Legislative Simulations, Law Professor Blogs Network (April 17, 2014).

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/2014/04/skills-guest-blogger-an...

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Presentations

Animal Law: Theory & Context

Ann Schiavone, R. Huss, T. Bryant, & T. Kelch, Animal Law: Theory & Context, presentation at Law & Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (May 2015).

Man's Best Friend: Fitting Fido into Public Places

Ann Schiavone, Man's Best Friend: Fitting Fido into Public Places, presentation at Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2018).

K-9 Catch-22: The Dilemma of Using Police Dogs for Apprehension of Suspects

Ann Schiavone, K-9 Catch-22: The Dilemma of Using Police Dogs for Apprehension of Suspects, presentation at Mon River Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA (2018).

Service Animals & the Law

Ann Schiavone, Service Animals & the Law, CLE at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (2017).

Service Animals in the Community: Laws & Etiquette

Ann Schiavone, Service Animals in the Community: Laws & Etiquette, presentation at Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA (2017).

Writing the Law: Promoting Community Engagement and Social Justice Through Statutory and Rule Drafting

Ann Schiavone, Writing the Law: Promoting Community Engagement and Social Justice Through Statutory and Rule Drafting, presentation at The Fifth, Pittsburgh, PA (December 2016).

Companion Animal Law

Ann Schiavone, Companion Animal Law, CLE at Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh PA (2014).

Animal Law: A Pennsylvania Update

Ann Schiavone, Animal Law: A Pennsylvania Update, CLE at Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh PA (2016)

We're Not in Memo and Brief Land Any More: Statues and Rule and Regs! Oh My!

Ann Schiavone and Jan M. Levine, We're Not in Memo and Brief Land Any More: Statues and Rule and Regs! Oh My!, presentation at Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, Washington D.C. (2016).

Beyond Legal Writing: Teaching Seminars and Casebook Courses

Ann Schiavone, E. Shaver, S. Morath, and H. Wandler, Beyond Legal Writing: Teaching Seminars and Casebook Courses, presentation at Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Portland, OR (2016).

Writing the Law: Developing the 'Citizen Lawyer' Identity through Legislative, Statutory & Rule Drafting Courses

Ann Schiavone, Writing the Law: Developing the 'Citizen Lawyer' Identity through Legislative, Statutory & Rule Drafting Courses, presentation at The Fifth, Pittsburgh, PA (2016).

Animal Law: Legislative Round-Up

Ann Schiavone, Animal Law: Legislative Round-Up, CLE at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (2015).

Mock Senate: an Experiential Approach to Legislative Process & Drafting

Ann Schiavone, Mock Senate: an Experiential Approach to Legislative Process & Drafting, at Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, Washington DC (2014).

Legislative Process and Drafting: An Experiential Approach

Ann Schiavone, Legislative Process and Drafting: An Experiential Approach, presentation at Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, Washington D.C. (2014).

Puppy Profiling: Why Science Undermines Breed Bans

Ann Schiavone, Puppy Profiling: Why Science Undermines Breed Bans, presentation at Mon Valley Junior Faculty Colloquium, Morgantown, WV (2014).

Designing Spaces: Planning the Physical Space for a LRW Program

Julia M. Glencer, Jan M. Levine, Ann Schiavone, & Tara Willke, Designing Spaces: Planning the Physical Space for a LRW Program, presentation at ALWD Conference (June 2013).

Designing Spaces

Ann Schiavone, Designing Spaces, presentation at ALWD Conference, Milwaukee, WI (2013).

Gender Differences in Legal Writing

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

You Write Like a Girl: Do Gender Differences Exist in Persuasive Legal Writing

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

LGBT Rights in the United States

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

Gender Differences in Legal Writing

Ann Schiavone, Gender Differences in Legal Writing, Women in Law CLE, Akron Bar Association (2011).

Attending Law School? What You Need to Know

Ann Schiavone, Attending Law School? What You Need to Know, presentation at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (2011).

Critiquing Papers Without Losing Your Mind

Ann Schiavone, Critiquing Papers Without Losing Your Mind, presentation at Legal Writing Institute Conference, Dayton, OH (2010).

Innovative Legislation in Pennsylvania: The Domestic Violence Health Care Response Act of 1998

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

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