Ashley M. London, J.D.

Ashley M. London

Associate Director of Bar Studies and Assistant Professor of Legal Skills
School of Law
Law

Room 326, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6303
londona@duq.edu

Education:

J.D., Charlotte School of Law
B.A., Erskine College
Bio

Expertise

Ashley M. London is the associate director of bar studies and an assistant professor of legal skills at Duquesne University School of Law. In addition to her roles teaching Professional Responsibility, Introduction to Legal Education, and bar readiness skills courses, London develops unique and comprehensive bar preparation programming with a focus on strong student outcomes.

She focuses her teaching and scholarship on legal ethics and engaging the best pedagogical techniques to prepare students for success in law school and on the bar examination.

Her areas of expertise include legal ethics, law school pedagogy, Pennsylvania bar admissions/licensure requirements; the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE); the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE); bar examination essay writing; family law; guardian ad litem-special proceedings; estate planning; landlord/tenant law; housing code enforcement; and media relations.

Legal Career

Prior to joining Duquesne, London served as on the faculty at Charlotte School of Law as a bar passage lecturer, where she also served as the faculty moot court advisor and taught introduction to Professional Responsibility. Before entering academia, she was in practice at Legal Aid of North Carolina in the housing division and operated her own law firm, where she focused on civil litigation and served as guardian ad litem for special proceedings representing elderly and mentally handicapped clients. London was chosen to work in Washington, D.C., immediately after graduation as part of Volunteer Legal Intern Program in both the Bankruptcy Judges Division and Article III Judges Division.

London was an award-winning local journalist for more than 12 years before obtaining her J.D. Her work appeared regularly in print, on the radio, and on television in North Carolina. She has interviewed a slate of celebrities such as Sarah, the Duchess of York, to Joan Rivers, Kate Spade, and celebrity restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, as well as many leaders of large multi-national corporations. In her former life, London did things like drag race a Mercedes SL55 AMG roadster.

Dedication to Service

London's dedication to service continues in Pittsburgh, PA, both on campus and off. On campus, she serves on the University's Teaching Excellence Committee, and serves as a Near Peer Mentor for Duquesne's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). London also serves as the law school's Women in Law Association advisor. Off campus, London is the treasurer-elect of the Mt. Lebanon Junior Women's Club ("MLJWC"), which is a non-profit community group that raises money for charities benefiting women and children. She is also presently serving as a leader of Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, Troop 28009.

Courses

FALL 2018
Core/Applied Competencies for Legal Practice I (02, 62)
Professional Responsibility (61)

SPRING 2019
Core/Applied Competencies for Legal Practice II (02, 62)
Introduction to Legal Education and the Lives of Lawyers (POSC 301/BUAD 490)

FALL 2019
Core/Applied Competencies for Legal Practice I (02, 62)
Professional Responsibility (61)

SPRING 2020
Core/Applied Competencies for Legal Practice I (02, 62)
Introduction to Legal Education and the Lives of Lawyers (POSC 301/BUAD 490)

Honors/Professional Affiliations

Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division, Executive Council Member, (2019, 3-year appointment)

American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Women in Legal Education Section, Executive Committee Member

Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Member

United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012-present

United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2012-present

North Carolina State Bar, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

North Carolina State Bar Publications Committee, Member

North Carolina Bar Association Communications Committee, Member

Mecklenburg Bar Association, Member 2011-2017

North Carolina Press Association, Member 1997-2008

Scholarship

Article

AI Report: Humanity Is Doomed. Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money!
Ashley M. London and James B. Schreiber, AI Report: Humanity Is Doomed. Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money! 58 Duq L.Rev. (2020). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3652360

Something Wicked This Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Marketing
Ashley M. London, Something Wicked This Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Marketing, 58 Houston L.Rev.(forthcoming). 

WLD Members Share Insights with Duquesne Law School Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace
Ashley London, Mary Kate Coleman, and Emily Kincaid. WLD Members Share Insights with Duquesne Law School Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace, Law. J., Vol 22, No. 2 (Jan. 17, 2020).

WLD Members Share Insights with Law Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace
Ashley London and Chris Miller, WLD Members Share Insights with Law Students to Confront Overt and Implicit Bias in the Workplace, Law. J., March 15, 2019, at 12.

Informing the Public in Upcoming Judicial Elections
Ashley London, Informing the Public in Upcoming Judicial Elections, 19 N.C. St. B.J. 13 (2014).

Blair Berk Profile
Ashley London, Blair Berk Profile, 18 N.C. St. B.J. 20 (Winter 2013).

Presentations

Something Wicked this Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Advertising
Ashley M. London, Something Wicked this Way Thumbs: Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Attorney Advertising, AALS 2020 Annual Meeting, Section on Professional Responsibility, Junior Scholars Work in Progress Program. Washington, D.C. (2020).

Considerations Surrounding the Data Science World We Are In
Ashley M. London & Dr. James Schreiber, Considerations Surrounding the Data Science World We Are In, Artificial Intelligence: Thinking about law, Law Practice, and Legal Education, presented at Duquesne Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA (2019).

"What's Wrong with Being Confident,"
Ashley M. London, "What's Wrong with Being Confident", Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference (2019).

Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Marketing by Attorneys
Ashley M. London, Personal Contact Concerns of Text-Based Marketing by Attorneys, presentation at Mon Valley Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA, (2019).

Teaching Law by Design for Adjuncts
Ashley M. London & Maryann Herman, Teaching Law by Design for Adjuncts (2018). 

Feedback: Student Learning Applications in Action
Ashley M. London & Dr. Janine Carlock, Feedback: Student Learning Applications in Action (2018).