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Dean Ken Gormley Presents Seminars in Beijing, China

Duquesne University School of Law Dean, Ken Gormley, visited Beijing, China from January 3rd - January 8th, 2012 at the invitation of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), the leading law school in China and the long-time cooperative partner of Duquesne Law School. Professor Frank Y. Liu accompanied Dean Gormley on this remarkable trip, promoting the international exchange of legal education, scholarship and profession.

On January 4th, Dean Gormley was invited to present at the seminar hosted by the leadership of Beijing’s Chaoyan Lawyer Society (CLS), the largest Beijing lawyer’s society consisting of 10,000 members. He spoke on how Duquesne Law School can assist CLS in building relationships with American businesses and bar associations.


On January 6th, Dean Gormley also presented at a seminar on the congressional impeachment process of U.S. presidents. The impeachment presentation was delivered in the Research Center of U.S. Congress at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), the leading law school in China, where he spoke to a group of Masters and PH.D in law candidates.

During their visit, Dean Gormley and Professor Liu met with Professor Huang, Jin and other leaders of CUPL, fostering new initiatives for exchange and corporative agreement between Duquesne and CUPL.

CLE Reminder- Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law presents Forensic Fridays

Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls
Friday, Jan. 20
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

As the Penn State University scandal involving allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-up by university officials continues to unfold, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will be doing its part to shed light on the broader subject matter by convening a panel of experts to discuss the legal and ethical obligations of reporting suspicions of child abuse, as well as the criminal justice procedures and some of the common pitfalls involved in pursuing such allegations.

Please join Joan Mills and Sara Gluzman, respectively the manager and a forensic interviewer at A Child's Place at Mercy; Bruce Noel, intake manager for the Allegheny County Department of Children, Youth and Families; Soo Song, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; criminal defense attorney Charles R. LoPresti; Pittsburgh Police Detective Aprill Campbell; and State College, PA Police Detective Chris Weaver for this timely and informative full-day program.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for five (5) hours of Substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of Ethics CLE credit.

For more information or to register, please visit the Wecht Institute at www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu

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