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Newsmaker: Susan Hascall

Susan Hascall of Squirrel Hill was elected chairwoman of the African law section of the Association of American Law Schools, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit composed of 176 law schools. It is the principal representative of legal education to the federal government and other organizations. Submitted

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, 10:10 p.m.
 

Susan Hascall

Noteworthy: Hascall was elected chairwoman of the African law section of the Association of American Law Schools, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit composed of 176 law schools. It is the principal representative of legal education to the federal government and other organizations.

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Occupation: Assistant professor of law at Duquesne University

Background: Hascall's courses include civil procedure, banking law, Islamic law and emerging legal systems. She is treasurer of the Islamic law section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Texas A&M University; master's in anthropology from Wichita State University; law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka

Quote: “I hope to be able to continue the goals of Duquesne University of forging stronger ties with Africa and also increasing the number of African students who attend Duquesne University School of Law.”

— Tory N. Parrish

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