Jane Moriarty joined the Duquesne University School of Law in 2011, teaching
Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Scientific and Expert Evidence. She was
previously a Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Research and Development at the
University of Akron School of Law. 

As the Inaugural holder of the Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship and
Associate Dean for Scholarship, she is working to encourage faculty scholarship and
increase the exchange of scholarly ideas through faculty colloquia and symposia. As part
of its reenergized focus on scholarship, the law school will be implementing new
technology to make faculty scholarship more easily accessible. 

Professor Moriarty’s scholarship focuses on Expert Evidence and Professional
Responsibility. She is co-author of Scientific and Expert Evidence (Aspen, 2nd ed. 2011)
and was the author and editor of Psychological and Scientific Evidence in Criminal Trials
(West, 1996-2006), and editor of Women and the Law (1998-2010). She has published several
articles on Forensic Evidence, Neuroscience Evidence, and Expert Evidence. 

Jane Moriarty is a frequent speaker at judicial and CLE programs, has chaired symposia,
and presented at national and international conferences. She received her B.A. in
philosophy, summa cum laude, from Boston College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa
and was awarded the Bapst Philosophy Medal. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from
Boston College, where she served as Managing Editor of the Third World Law Journal. 

In addition to practicing law in both Boston and Pittsburgh, Professor Moriarty was a law
clerk to the Honorable Ralph J. Cappy, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and
served as a law clerk to the Superior Court of Massachusetts. 


Brain Trauma, PET Scans and Forensic Complexity (with Daniel D. Langleben and James M. Provenzale), Behaviorial Sciences and the Law (2013)

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a medical imaging technique that can be used to show...



Using Brain Imaging for Lie Detection: Where Science, Law, and Policy Collide (with Jane Campbell Moriarty), Psychology, Public Policy, and Law (2012)

Progress in the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain to differentiate...



Rehabilitating Lawyers: Perceptions of Deviance and its Cures in the Lawyer Reinstatement Process (with Bruce A. Green), Fordham Urban Law Journal (2012)

State courts’ approach to lawyer admissions and discipline has not changed fundamentally in the past...



"Waiving" Goodbye to Rights: Plea Bargaining and the Defense Dilemma of Competent Representation, Hastings Contitutional Law Quarterly (2011)

The proposed amendments to the ABA Criminal Justice Standards for Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers (“Proposed...



Will History be Servitude?: The NAS Report on Forensic Science and the Rule of the Judiciary, Utah Law Review (2010)

For several decades, the prosecution and its witnesses have maintained that despite little research and...




Psychological and scientific evidence in criminal trials (1996)

Also author of annual supplements.


Contributions to Books


Introduction and overview, The Role of Mental Illness in Criminal Trails (2001)

Volume 1 The history of mental illness in criminal cases.

Volume 2 The insanity defense.