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    SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
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Ex-assistant DA named director of trial advocacy at Law School


The Beasley School of Law has announced the appointment of Maureen McCartney as director of trial advocacy programs and associate processor.

In this role, McCartney, who previously served as assistant district attorney to Lynne Abraham, district attorney of Philadelphia, will be responsible for administering, supervising and teaching in all levels of the Law School’s nationally recognized trial advocacy programs. She will assist in hiring, training, supervising and counseling approximately 50 adjunct instructors and in developing and designing the trial advocacy curriculum. She will also coordinate teaching and advocacy workshops, serve as a member of the coaching team of the Law School’s award-winning mock trial championship program and advise and counsel students.

“Maureen McCartney is a gifted trial lawyer, an inspiring mentor to young attorneys and a committed teacher. We are thrilled that she has joined our community,” said Edward D. Ohlbaum, professor of law and director of trial advocacy and clinical legal education, with whom McCartney will be working.

A resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, McCartney also was a staff attorney for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, N.C., representing capitally sentenced defendants in state and federal post-conviction proceedings, and supervised the Defender Association–University of Pennsylvania Law School criminal law clinical program.

McCartney earned her undergraduate degree (B.S. 1986) from West Chester University and her law degree (J.D. 1990) from Vermont Law School. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Bar Associations, as well as the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

- By Jennifer Wasilisin