The Hon. Maureen Lally-Green, J.D.

Dean

Office: Hanley Hall Dean's Office

Phone Number: 412.396.6280

E-Mail Address: lallygreen@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1974
B.S., Duquesne University, 1971

Dean Maureen Lally-Green graduated from Duquesne University with a B.S. in secondary education and mathematics and a J.D. from the School of Law, where she served on the Duquesne Law Review. 

From 1998 through July 2009, Lally-Green served as judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate in 1998; thereafter, she was elected to a 10-year term beginning in January of 2000, and served until her retirement a decade later.  From 2009 through August 2015, Lally-Green served the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as associate general secretary and/or director of the Office of Church Relations.  

Lally-Green’s law career is diverse and has included work as an associate with a private law firm in Pittsburgh (1974-75); counsel to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Washington, D.C.) (1975-78); counsel to the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation (1978-83); a consultant to justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1985-87; 1988-98); a full professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law (1983-98); an adjunct professor of law at Duquesne Law, teaching appellate practice and procedure and federal employment discrimination law; a teacher in various law-related programs; and an author, published in various law reviews.  

Lally-Green has served the commonwealth and the judiciary in unique ways.  She recently served the Court of Judicial Discipline in its Diversion Program (2015-2016).  She served as chair, vice-chair and member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee (2005-2011). She was the co-chair of the subcommittee that recommended recent substantial changes to the appellate rules involving children/family matters (Children’s Fast Track) (2008-09). She was secretary and member of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Commission on Race, Gender and Ethnic Fairness (appointed by the Supreme Court) (2004- 2007).  During her tenure, she chaired the committee that developed and proposed to the Supreme Court a non-discrimination policy and procedures for the judicial branch of government, which proposal was adopted and made effective January 2008. Also, she was chair of the Supreme Court’s Gender Fairness Implementation Committee (2002).  

Lally-Green serves as: chair and member of the board of directors, UPMC Mercy Hospital; chair and a member of the board of directors of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School; vice chair and member of the board of directors of Our Campaign for the Church Alive!, Inc.; member of the board of directors of Saint Vincent College and the board of regents of Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  She also serves on the board of directors of two for-profit entities.  

She has been recognized frequently for her achievements. Some honors include: Helping Hands Judge Mansmann Award (2011); membership in Century Club, Duquesne University (2010); Presidents’ Award from Saint Francis University and Duquesne University (2009); Anne X. Alpern Award (2006); St. Thomas More Award, St. Thomas More Society (2002); and Duquesne University Law School Distinguished Alumna Award (2001).   

Lally-Green and her husband reside in Butler County and are the parents of three adult children. 

  • Appellate Practice and Procedure
  • Governance, Compliance, and Risk Management

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

High bar pass rate and strong admission standards part of rankings news Read More »

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Duquesne Law community joined together on Duquesne’s 2018 Day of Giving to unlock three law a Read More »

Monday, January 8, 2018

Dean Maureen Lally-Green is a featured panelist in an Allegheny County Bar Association special pr Read More »

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Pittsburgh Business Times has named Dean Maureen Lally-Green to its list of best  Read More »

Friday, December 1, 2017

Reed Smith's Pittsburgh Office welcomed Duquesne Law Dean Maureen Lally-Green for a special lunch Read More »

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