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Upcoming Forensic Friday Seminar: The Role of Private Investigators in Forensic Cases

Friday, March 16, 2012
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

Often overlooked as users of forensic science are the private investigators who are frequently counted on by the attorneys employing them to apply the appropriate scientific expertise in their work on a wide variety of criminal, civil andfamily disputes. Please join private investigators Huey Gillispie, Robert Meinert and Jeff Stein, along with plaintiff’s attorney Alan H. Perer,and criminal defense attorney Noah Geary for this eye-opening seminar.

This course is approved by the PA CLE Board for three hours of substantive 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

*As always, all members of the Duquesne community - students, faculty, and staff - may register free of charge. However, we do require a $5 service fee for faculty and staff.

Law School Ranks as one of the Best School's for bar exam prep

by National Jurist - February 2012

Duquesne Law School has been rated among the best in the nation for its bar exam preparation, according to the National Jurist magazine. In its February 2012 cover story, Who are Bar Exam's Biggest Stars?, the National Jurist ranked Duquesne 22nd out of approximately 200 ABA-approved law schools in bar exam preparation success. See the full story here. ..

Event Reminder: An Afternoon with Judge Posner

The following eventinformation is from Duquesne University School of Law.

Please join us for this extraordinary program on Thursday, March 22, 2012. The event will be held 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. in the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom. Reception to follow. Our honoree, Judge Richard Posner, will deiver an address entitled Appellate Decision Making and Appellate Advocacy-One Judge's View.

Please click on the event flier for more details and a link to the event registration page.

Upcoming Event: An Afternoon with Judge Posner

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http://www.nccusl.org/

ULC is the official site of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. According to their web site, the ULC “provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived, and well drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.” In other words, this commission develops models for statutory law. The states, in turn, decide whether or not to adopt the model for their statutes. This site is especially useful for anyone trying to ascertain if a state adopted a specific statutory model. First, select “Acts” and “Find an Act”. You can click on an act from the alphabetical list, or narrow your results by conducting a title or keyword search. Once you’ve selected the desired act, the site will provide an act description, the final act, and a legislative information kit. A particular highlight includes the Enactment Status Map, displaying states which have enacted the model