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Upcoming CLE: Neuroscience onTrial

New Uses of Neuroscientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Litigation

Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Forensic Fridays

Friday, Feb. 10
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

With the explosion of litigation stemming from traumatic brain injuries and post-concussive syndrome, as well as the emerging role of fMRI scans to detect deception in criminal suspects, the role of neuroscience in the justice system has never been greater. Please join Dr. Lawson F. Bernstein, Jr., a clinical and forensic neuropsychiatrist; William R. Caroselli, an attorney who concentrates his practice on personal injury law, toxic torts and complex litigation; and Professor Jane Campbell Moriarty, associate dean and Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship at Duquesne University's School of Law, for this timely and informative seminar.

This seminar is accredited by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) substantive hours of CLE credit. Act 48 credit is available for Pennsylvania primary and secondary school teachers.

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

NEW EDITION OF SNITZER ON EMINENT DOMAIN

This is the first totally revised edition of this standard work which was first published in 1964 and updated with 17 supplements (last one more than 1,000+ pages) which became much bigger than the original book.

Bass, Herbert, Marc E. Needles, David B. Snyder. Snitzer Pennsylvania Eminent Domain. 2012 ed. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Co., 2012. 450p.
Foreword
Preface
Table of Cases

  • Power to Condemn
  • Procedure to Condemn
  • Preliminary Objections to Declaration of Taking
  • Just Compensation and Other Damages
  • Special Damages for Displacement
  • Board of Viewers
  • Appeal of Board of Viewers’ Decisions/Just Compensation Trial
  • Evidence
  • Inverse Condemnation and Other Claims Where No Declaration of Taking is Filed
  • Appellate Courts
  • Index

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