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CLE SCHEDULE MARCH/APRIL 2014

THE LIBRARY IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER OF CLE COURSES BY the SUPREME COURT CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BOARD

All classes are held in the Allegheny County Law Library in the City-County Building (9th floor). Please see class schedule details below.

Registration

Walk-ins allowed if space is available.

3 Credit Sessions

  • $50 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $60 for non-library card holders

1 Credit Sessions

  • $25 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $35 for non-library card holders

Please make checks payable to: Duquesne University Law School

To Register: Please call Marlene Vatter (vatter@duq.edu) at 412.396.6188.

Classes Held At:
Allegheny County Law Library
City-County Building (9th Floor)
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Tuesday,
March 25, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics (Dr. Fishman)

Reviews both ABA and PA legal ethics resources as well as secondary sources and online resources at the ABA, Office of Government Ethics, and PA Ethics Commission.

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

Thursday,
March 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. - noon

Pennsylvania Legal Research (Dr. Fishman)

Review of published Pennsylvania primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, continuing legal education materials) with some references to important Internet Web sites.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Thursday,
April 3, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Constitutional Law & History (Dr. Fishman)

Researching Pennsylvania constitutional law and history sources in print and online (PA Constitution Web Site).

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

Friday,
April 4, 2013
9:00 a.m. - noon

Federal Legal Research (Dr. Fishman)

Review of published Federal primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, treatises) with some references to important Internet Web sites.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Wednesday,
April 8, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Statutory Law Research (Dr. Fishman)

Review of chronological and codified statutes as well as General Assembly website for legislative history.

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

Thursday,
April 10, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics (Dr. Fishman)

Reviews both ABA and PA legal ethics resources as well as secondary sources and online resources at the ABA, Office of Government Ethics, and PA Ethics Commission.

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

Friday,
April 11, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Legal Research (Dr. Fishman)

Review of published Pennsylvania primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, continuing legal education materials) with some references to important Internet Web sites.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Tuesday,
April 15, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Internet Caselaw Research (Mr. Rao)

Discusses free case law websites for Federal and State courts. Official and non-official websites will be identified. In addition to appellate, and trial court cases, the websites which provide briefs and docket information also will be discussed.

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

Wednesday,
April 16, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Internet Statutory Law Research (Mr. Rao)

Websites providing Federal (Congress) and State (Legislature) bills, committee reports, floor debates and acts will be identified. Bill tracking and legislative history sites also will be identified.

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

Thursday,
April 17, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Law Books from the 18th-20th Century (Dr. Fishman)

Discusses Pennsylvania law books that would be used from the 18th to 20th centuries and showing off the original editions from the library's book collection.

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

Tuesday,
April 22, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Internet Administrative Law Research (Mr. Rao)

Discusses official and non-official websites that provide Information related to Federal and State agencies, rule- making and rule tracking. Sites that provide United States Code and state codes will be identified. Also will discuss the sites containing presidential documents and state governor's documents such as Executive Orders etc.

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

Wednesday,
April 23, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Internet Secondary Sources Research (Mr. Rao)

Discusses websites dealing with secondary sources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, law review articles, legal news, directories, forms, practitioner aids using sites such as lawreviews.org, HeinOnline, Nolo, Lexis Communities, USLegal Forms, Martindale Hubbell, etc.

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

Monday,
April 28, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

English Law Books from the 16th to 18th Century (Dr. Fishman)

Discusses English law books that would be used in the 16th to 18th centuries England and its colonies and showing off the original editions from the library's rare book collection.

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

Wednesday,
April 30, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics (Dr. Fishman)

Reviews both ABA and PA legal ethics resources as well as secondary sources and online resources at the ABA, Office of Government Ethics, and PA Ethics Commission.

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

Questions?: Contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353; or e-mail fishman@duq.edu.

Prof. Levine Highlighted in Post-Gazette Article

Law Professor Breaks New Ground with 2 Awards in year

By Kathleen Ganster

Jan Levine received two honors this year, becoming the first law professor to win the two awards in the same year.

Mr. Levine, director of Duquesne University School of Law Legal Research and Writing Program, received the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing and the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award. ..

Please visit the following link to the Post-Gazette to read the entire article:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2014/02/27/Law-professor-breaks-new-ground-with-two-awards-in-one-year/stories/201402270017

Recent Blog Posting Discusses Prof. Rooksby's Trademark article in The Chronicle

Law scholar slams universities over misuse of trademark law

By John van der Luit-Drummond

For decades universities, like their commercial counterparts, have been expanding their trademark portfolios, with the $4.6 billion industry for licensed merchandise an important revenue stream. However, one academic sector voice has accused such higher education institutions of misusing trademark law, going too far in a bid to create licensing revenue.

Please click on the following link to read the entire article: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=86c303bd-4d6d-40b8-9789-c49dc53679c3

Sciullo CLE Series - Spring 2014

The School of Law courses in the Dean John J. Sciullo CLE Series are offered Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Room 203. Register online for the series or individual courses. Cost remains $300 for the series or $90 per course. Members of Duquesne Law Alumni Assoc. receive a $25 discount each fall and spring. Series or course payments can be made online at time of registration or at the door.

Sat., March 29
The Violence Against Women Act and its Impact on the U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: A Story of Vindication, Loss, and a New Human Rights Paradigm
Three Hours Substantive

Sat., April 26
Advanced Legal Writing Student CLEs
Presented by students of Duquesne University School of Law Advanced Legal Writing Class
Instructed by Adjunct Professors April Milburn-Knizner and Sherri Adelkoff
Three Hours Substantive

All course descriptions are available online. Questions? Contact cle@duq.edu or call 412.396.6300. REGISTER today.

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SAVE THE DATE! -Upcoming Events

Annual DLAA Young Alumni Event
Class years 2004-2013
"
Business Development"
March 27, 2014
The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
5:30-6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Reception
RSVP by March 24

62nd Annual Law Alumni Reunion Dinner
Reunion years: 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, 1954
April 11, 2014
Power Center Ballroom
5:00 Reception
6:30 Dinner

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