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FALL 2013 Schedule

Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education Saturday Series

Duquesne University School of Law
Room 203
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sat., September 28                                 

An Exploration and Critique of Legal Motherhood: Law, Experience, and Science
3 Hours Substantive CLE

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
3 Hours Ethics CLE

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
3 Hours Substantive CLE

Judy Hale Reed, international development professional
Mary Burke, founder and director, The Project to End Human Trafficking
Brad Orsini, FBI special supervisory agent

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
3 Hour Substantive CLE

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
1 Hour Substantive, 1 Hour Ethics

Presented by the Clinical Legal Education program
Professor Laurie Serafino
Professor Tracey McCants Lewis

Duquesne Union Africa Room
5 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Program
Cost: Free to externship supervising attorneys and site representatives, $60 other attorneys
Register online or RSVP to lawclinic@duq.edu or 412.396.4704



Sciullo Course Costs

CLE Credit

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.


Contact cle@duq.edu or call 412.396.6300