Ann Schiavone, J.D.

Ann Schiavone

Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, and Associate Professor of Law
School of Law
Legal Research and Writing Program

Room 234, Legal Writing Center
Phone: 412.396.2117
schiavonea@duq.edu

Education:

J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2003
B.A., St. Vincent College, 1998
Bio

Ann L. Schiavone is associate dean of faculty scholarship, and associate professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law. Upon returning to her alma mater in 2013 as a member of the faculty, she has taught a variety of courses at the law school including Legal Research and Writing I & II, Conflicts of Laws, Pennsylvania Legislative Process, Animal Law, and will be teaching a section of Constitutional Law beginning in the fall of 2020.

Schiavone has focused much of her scholarly work in the area of Animal Law and the intersection of animal law and human rights. Her most recent publication poses timely questions regarding the reasonableness of police "use of force" with police dogs. She has also 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 where she was awarded the President's Award, the highest student honor. 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. Her work in the Pennsylvania legislature gives her a unique perspective on the lawmaking process which she has brought to the classroom.

Schiavone is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and is active in supporting animal rescues and conservation charities. She lives with her husband, 2-year old son, and three dogs in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. In her free time, she is an avid equestrian and an amateur genealogist.

Courses

Animal Law (Spring 2019)

Conflicts of Law (Spring 2019/Spring 2020)

PA Legislative Process Drafting (Spring 2020)

Honors/Professional Affiliations

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)

Scholarship

Book

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.

Articles

K-9 Catch-22: The Impossible Dilemma of Using Police Dogs in Apprehension of Suspects
Ann Schiavone, K-9 Catch-22: The Impossible Dilemma of Using Police Dogs in Apprehension of Suspects, 80 (3) U.Pittsburgh L.R. (Forthcoming 2019). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3267314

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 Amendment, 2016 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...

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).