Director of Bar Studies, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills
Ashley M. London
Ashley M. London is the director of bar studies and an assistant professor of law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Duquesne University. 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.
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 is licensed in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and is a member of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina. She is the president-elect of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) and serves as the co-chair of the bar advocacy committee, and also serves on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Academics Committee and is an elected member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division Executive Council.
I collect vintage taxidermy, love roaming in old cemeteries, and I think books are essential to life.
I've never met a baked good I didn't like.
I try to hit up a ghost tour or cemetery/graveyard tour at every one of our AASE conferences!