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Duquesne Professor Elected to AALS African Law Section

Susan Hascall, assistant professor of law at Duquesne University, was recently elected chair of the African law section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). In addition, she serves as treasurer of the Islamic law section of the AALS.

The organization is the principal representative of legal education to the federal government, other national higher education organizations, learned societies and international law schools.

Hascall, whose scholarship focuses on Islamic law and legal pluralism, teachers courses in civil procedure, sales, banking law, Islamic law and emerging legal systems.

Prior to joining the School of Law, Hascall practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate practice. She resides in Squirrel Hill.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.