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Upcoming Centennial Event - Keynote Address

by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

 

The Duquesne University School of Law Centennial

Celebration Featuring Keynote Address by Attorney

General of the United States Eric H. Holder, Jr.

 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Duquesne Union Ballroom
4th Floor Student Ballroom
3:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to participate in this special event celebrating the kick-off of the School of Law Centennial. Please RSVP for General Holder’s speech at the following link:

RSVP for Keynote Address

Lunch & Learn with Professor Mark D. Yochum

(1 hour ethics CLE)

"All Oaths, I Swear!" This one-hour Continuing Legal Education course will explore positional conflicts and pitfalls of issue advocacy. May a lawyer argue legal position X for one client and, in an unrelated matter, argue legal position not-X? We will consider the force and effect of the oaths we take, what it means to act pro-bono publico, and the problematic maxim, salus populi suprema lex

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm (registration begins at 10:30 am; program starts at 11:00 am)
DU Power Center

Event web site:

http://www.duq.edu/law/cle/yochum-2011-02-09.cfm

Cost

CLE and Lunch: $60 ($20 for DLAA members)

To register, please contact Kathy Koehler at koehler@duq.edu OR 412-396-6282.

CLE Credits

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credits and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Guide to Shepard's Definitions by Mr. Tsegaye Beru

A Guide to Definitions for All Shepard's Analysis is now available on the DCLI Research Guides page. This research guide, prepared by Mr. Tsegaye Beru, demonstrates how to access a list of the definitions of all terms or definitions grouped by signals. Please click on the following link to visit the guide:

http://www.duq.edu/law/library/_pdf/ShepardsDefinitions.pdf

Updated Pennsylvania Bibliography by Dr. Joel Fishman

The following list is a current bibliography of encyclopedias, indexes, and single and multi-volume treatises available for Pennsylvania legal research. For pre-1990 publications, see Joel Fishman, Bibliography of Pennsylvania Law: Secondary Sources (1992). Please click on the below link to access the bibliography:

http://www.duq.edu/law/library/_pdf/PA-bibliography-fishman.pdf

Lists of Law Reviews and Companions

Please visit the following links to access law reviews and companions.

1.  Legal Scholarship Blog (The list in the right-hand sidebar): http://legalscholarshipblog.com .

2.  The list of "Law Reviews with Online Content" hosted by New York Law School:

3.  Guide for Online Law Review Supplements: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1410093

Upcoming CLE: Identifying the Right Expert

for Your Legal Needs

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will host a series of CLE seminars through June, 2011. Please visit the following link to view the Spring 2011 schedule:

http://www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays/seminars.cfm

Identifying the Right Expert for Your Legal Needs

February 18, 2011

Please join Deputy State Attorney General Anthony Krastek, criminal defense attorney Gary Zimmerman, forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht and forensic toxicologist Dr. Frederick Fochtman for a series of short presentations and a panel discussion covering topics ranging from how to find the right kind of expert to effective deposition strategies to the optimal use of witnesses at trial.

**Sponsored by Robson Forensic**

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

CLE Reminder: The Second "Colonial Frontier" Legal Writing Conference

The Second "Colonial Frontier" Legal Writing Conference Saturday, March 5, 2011

 

Plenary presentations from three of the nation’s leading
scholars of advanced legal writing: Prof. Elizabeth Fajans (Brooklyn), Prof. Mary Ray (Wisconsin), and Prof. Michael Smith (Wyoming)

Hosted by: The Duquesne University School of Law
Part of the Duquesne Law School Centennial Celebration
Primary Conference

Primary Conference Sponsor: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

 

The following links provide the conference agenda and brochure & registration form.

Please visit the event web site for more details: http://www.duq.edu/law/lrwp/conference-2011/index.cfm

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