NATURE OF WORK:
The Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education at Duquesne University School of Law was established in 2017 to advance the fair administration of justice by developing and delivering high quality continuing judicial education courses to the Commonwealth's trial and appellate judges and by providing them with educational resources and additional learning opportunities. The Center is housed at Duquesne University School of Law. It partners with the Pennsylvania Judiciary and works collaboratively with others dedicated to advancing the fair administration of justice through judicial education. Reporting to the Dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, the Executive Director will oversee these initiatives.
The Center was established through a generous gift by an alumnus of Duquesne University School of Law, Thomas R. Kline.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
- Plans, develops, and implements continuing judicial education courses in discrete areas of law.
- Works collaboratively and in coordination with the Judicial Education Department of the Administrative Office Pennsylvania Courts in its development and delivery of 4 credits of mandatory continuing judicial education pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding
- Oversees outreach to, and engagement with, those involved, or interested, in judicial education efforts, including, as appropriate, the judiciary, representatives of law schools, organizers of educational conferences, universities, academies, committees, and other persons and entities involved with the development and delivery of judicial education.
- Works in coordination with the Center's Jurist-in-Residence.
- Develops resources for judges in topical areas identified through needs assessments.
- Develops and successfully implements a strategic plan and related activities for the Center.
- Establishes an online repository for continuing judicial education resources.
- Develops, oversees, and manages the Center's budget.
- Performs related duties as assigned by the Dean of the Law School.