Mark Ciavarella Judge

Mark Arthur Ciavarella Jr. (born March 3, 1950) is a convicted felon and former President Judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania who committed, along with fellow judge Michael Conahan, the "Kids for cash" scandal in 2008. In August 2011, Ciavarella was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for his involvement in the Kids for Cash scandal. Ciavarella is a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, having been raised in the East End section of the city and attending St. Mary's High School. After graduating from the local King's College he attended Duquesne University School of Law, receiving his law degree in 1975. Ciavarella entered private legal practice, becoming a partner in the firm of Lowery, Ciavarella and Rogers. From 1976 to 1978 he was city solicitor and then from 1978 until 1995 he served as solicitor for the city zoning board. In 1995 he ran for judge in Luzerne County on the Democratic ticket and was elected to a ten year term. He was re-elected to a second ten year term in 2005. Ciavarella was also active in several civic and Catholic organizations.

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Date of birth
March 3rd, 1950




1. King's College Colleges/University

King's College, formally The College of Christ the King, is a liberal arts college located in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, King's has been ranked among the best colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for 16 straight years. Barron's Best Buys in College Education selected King's as one of the top 10% of colleges in the United States. King’s College ranked 366 out of the 600 best colleges in the nation according to Forbes Magazine. It's the only school in Luzerne County to make the list. According to Forbes, the college ranked number one in Northeastern Pennsylvania, scoring higher than the University of Scranton. The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognized King's innovative and effective service and service learning programs. The American Association of Colleges and Universities' Greater Expectations Initiative named the college as one of only 16 "Leadership Institutions" nationwide. The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges recognized King's in its select group of 100 colleges nationwide.

Institution info

Type Private university
2010. 48.4 mil. $
Institution colors
133 North River Street, 18711 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2010. 2,356
2010. 2,356
2009. 2,289
2010. 369
Acceptance rate
2011. 74.2 %
2010. 72.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 27.7 K $
2010. 26.6 K $
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Notable alumni by party membership

People attended King's College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1952., Basketball Coach
b. 1954., Politician
b. 1952., Lawyer
b. 1973., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1929., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1940., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1927., Coach
b. 1927., Businessperson

2. Duquesne University School of Law Private university

Duquesne University School of Law is a private Catholic university law school located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The School of Law was founded in 1911, and is the only multiple-division law school in western Pennsylvania. Located on the 47-acre (190,000 m) Duquesne University campus, the law school is walking distance to Pittsburgh's downtown legal, corporate, and government communities. The School of Law currently boasts over 5,800 alumni practicing in every field of law, in all 50 states and several foreign countries. As of 2010, the school is ranked in the fourth tier of law schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, as of 2012, Duquesne's Legal Writing program is ranked sixth in the United States.

Type Private university
Institution colors
Hanley Hall, 15282 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2011. 701
Local tuition
2011. 16.5 K $
Official web page
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Duquesne University School of Law connected by profession and/or age

b. 1954., Judge
b. 1948., Judge
b. 1928., Judge
b. 1913., Judge
b. 1947., Politician
b. 1949., Lawyer
b. 1949., Politician
b. 1942., Politician


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