Meet the Team

The Duquesne Business Law Informant (DBLI) is a new, business-oriented legal blog which translates potential legislation and economic trends into plain English. The DBLI will monitor both federal and state laws and regulations that have the potential to affect local businesses. The DBLI aims to serve the greater-Pittsburgh area. To contact the DBLI, please email the Editor-In-Chief, Sarah Thomas at

Sarah Thomas

J.D. Candidate, 2022

Sarah Thomas is a 3L at Duquesne University School of Law. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sarah graduated from La Roche University with a degree in National Security Studies and Political Science in 2019. Sarah is interested in civil litigation.

Benjamin Norman

State Law Correspondent
J.D. Candidate, 2023

Benjamin Norman is a 2L at Duquesne University School of Law. He is from Youngstown, Ohio. Benjamin graduated in 2016 from Waynesburg University with a degree in Business Administration. He is interested in commercial litigation, mergers/acquisitions, and IP, and other transactional work.

Stephon Burton

Small Business Correspondent
J.D. Candidate, 2022

Stephon Burton is a 3L at Duquesne University School of Law. He currently works for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas with Judge Ignelzi. After graduation, Stephon would like to work in corporate law, working with businesses as they try to establish themselves through offering exit strategies to founders. He especially hopes to work on matters pertaining to Mergers & Acquisitions.  

Theresa Rabbia

Federal Law Correspondent
J.D. Candidate, 2023

Theresa Rabbia is a 2L at Duquesne University School of Law. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2020 with degree in both History and Spanish. Theresa is from New Hartford, New York. After graduation, Theresa is most interested in pursuing a legal career in Intellectual Property.

Seth Oranburg, Esq.

Faculty Advisor

Professor Seth C. Oranburg first joined the Duquesne Law faculty in August 2016 after serving as a visiting assistant professor at Florida State University College of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Oranburg teaches and writes in the areas of Contracts, Business Organizations, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Securities Regulation, and Venture Capital Law.