Symposium 2022: The Lessons of Justinian's Code

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In celebration of National Archives Month, the Duquesne Center for Legal Information and Gumberg Library will showcase the Allegheny County Law Library's 1488 Koberger Imprint of Justinian's Code. A panel of scholars address this treasured book and its foundational contents.


Dr. Sara Baron, The Duquesne University Librarian since 2015, Introductory Remarks.

Bernard Hibbitts, Law professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of JURIST ( His presentation: "Justinian's Attorneys: Roman Law and American Lawyers".

Hon. Bill Stickman, Judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania and adjunct faculty at Duquesne University, History Department. His presentation: “Justinian’s Code—a buried treasure awaiting rediscovery.”

Tom White, The University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections at Duquesne University since 2005, adjunct professor of history at Duquesne University, and at La Roche University, and author of 11 books on Pennsylvania folklore and history. He received his Masters in Public History at Duquesne. His presentation: “The 1488 imprint: Creation , Provenance and Preservation.”

Dr. Dana Neacsu, Esq. The DCLI and Allegheny County Law Library Director and Associate Professor of Legal Skills, at Duquesne Kline Law School Her presentation: “The Relevance of Roman Law in the 21st Century Law School Curriculum – A Brief Comparative Perspective.”

Producer - Kathleen Lynch, JD, DCLI Research Librarian

Editor - Dr. Nichole Scarlett

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