FALL 2013 Schedule
Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education Saturday Series
Duquesne University School of Law
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
|Sat., September 28||
An Exploration and Critique of Legal Motherhood: Law, Experience, and Science
Presented by Professor Rona Kaufman Kitchen
This CLE will explore the legal conceptualization of the early phase of motherhood, specifically, pregnancy, and the mother-infant relationship. It will consider whether the legal understandings concerning early motherhood are consistent with mothers' experiences and scientific findings. Where there are gaps between the legal and maternal-scientific versions of motherhood, reconstructing legal motherhood is proposed.
|Sat., October 12||
The Ethics Business
Presented by Professor Mark Yochum
Watergate brought required professional responsibility to law schools, the states mandated continuing legal education, and the American Bar Association produced the Model Rules. The responses of the 1980s to the ethical lapses of the profession may not have elevated conduct, but they have created the ethics business. The opportunities for lawyers range through malpractice actions, disciplinary defense, law firm consolidations, related business activity, competition regulation, specialty practice rules and the use of support personnel. All will be discussed. After all, CLE is a business too.
|Sat., November 9||
Perspectives on Human Trafficking
Human trafficking occurs in almost every country, and cases of labor trafficking, domestic servitude trafficking and sex trafficking have been identified in the Pittsburgh area in recent years. Local professionals, including the authors of the recently published textbook Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge, 2013), will participate in a panel discussion on the topic, discussing governing laws and current legal issues and sharing their experiences and insights.
|Sat., November 16||
Campaign Finance Before and After Citizens United
Presented by Jon Delano, Esq.
Since colonial days, money has played an important if ever-evolving role in American politics. But the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010 accentuated the growth of new and differing ways of using money to affect political outcomes. Recent court decisions also highlight a growing debate on the limits of "free speech" (as expressed through cash contributions and expenditures) in the political process. This CLE examines the role of money on U.S. campaigns before Citizens United, the very divided court decision itself, and the post-Citizens United environment in which candidates and citizens now find themselves.
Other CLE Opportunities
|Wed., November 6||
Externship Supervisor Training
Duquesne Union Africa Room
These courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for substantive or ethics credits as noted above. For Continuing Legal Education credit outside Pennsylvania, Duquesne University School of Law will provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance. Participants can request this form and use it to obtain credit outside of Pennsylvania.
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