Chinese Scholars visiting School of Law

Two visiting scholars from the China University of Political Science and Law,Beijing, China, (CUPL) are visiting the Duquesne University School of Law. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the faculty exchange between CUPL and Duquesne.

The visiting scholars are:

  • Professor Jin, Yingjie is an associate professor at CUPL and is in charge of the Labor Law Clinic in Beijing.  She also acts as the Deputy Director of Labor and Social Security Law Research Institute at Civil, Commercial and Economical Law School of CUPL and a syndic at the Labor Law Branch of Beijing Law Institute. 
  • Professor Zheng, Jianing is an associate professor at CUPL and teaches Company Law, Securities Law, Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Tort Law and Family Law.  She is a lawyer at Beijing Danning Law Firm in China and is a member of the China Bar Association.

The University hopes to provide CUPL visitors a first-hand experience of American legal education. Activities include touring the Law School, the University, the City of Pittsburgh, attending classes, meeting with Law School deans, colleagues and law students, visiting and observing the clinic office and programs, courts, law firms and ACBA.

Please help us extend a warm welcome to our guests!

CLE Reminder: The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is pleased to present Forensic Fridays...

Friday, April 20
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
505/506 Rockwell, Duquesne University

Among the many crucial ways in which nurses interface with the justice system is as legal nurse consultants, who work with or at law firms to help attorneys assess the viability of cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury. In addition, a wide variety of nurses are frequently called upon to offer their expertise in court. Please join Duquesne University Associate Professor of Nursing L. Kathleen Sekula, medical malpractice attorney Andrew Kimball, criminal defense attorney Robert Del Greco, legal nurse consultant Kathy Carney, and nurse expert Debra Shane to learn more about the professional interaction between nurses and attorneys.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) hours of Substantive credit. Continuing education credits for nurses are also anticipated. Please check with the Institute for more information.

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

New Pennsylvania Bar Institute Publications Available at ACLL

The following are just a few examples of 2012 Pennsylvania Bar Institute titles available to borrow from ACLL/DCLI. Please visit SOLCAT to view additional PBI titles in the collection.

Best of the oil & gas law colloquium : western Pennsylvania. KFP258.L4 O4553 2012  


PowerPoint: leasing overview : anatomy of an oil & gas lease, current issues and trends / Blaine A. Lamperski -- Title defects and their cure / Sean Cassidy -- Preparation and use of title opinions / Sean Cassidy -- PowerPoint: the role of implied covenants in oil/gas leases / Robert J. Burnett -- PowerPoint: FERC regulation of natural gas storage / Kurt L. Krieger -- PowerPoint: estate conveyances of oil & gas rights in Pennsylvania / Bruce F. Rudoy -- PowerPoint: voluntary and statutory pooling and unitization in the Marcellus and Utica Shales in Pennsylvania / Russell L. Schetroma.

Eyewitness : illusion of memory and legal implications. KFP541.A75 E93 2012  


Selected articles / Elizabeth F. Loftus -- Perry v. New Hampshire. Case notes / Jeanine Turgeon -- Order for case No. 2009-0590, State of New Hampshire v. Barion Perry, New Hampshire Supreme Court -- U.S. Supreme Court brief for petitioner -- U.S. Supreme Court brief for respondent -- U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments transcript -- U.S.. Supreme Court amicus briefs in support of petitioner -- State of New Jersey v. Larry R. Henderson / Spero T. Lappas -- Report of the Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Joint State Government Commission / Spero T. Lappas -- Gunfight at the O.K. corral : the eyewitness at trial: PowerPoint Slides / Edward D. Ohlbaum -- Jury instructions / Jeanine Turgeon. Selected materials from 'Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Criminal Jury Instructions' Second edition with 2006, 2008 & 2010 supplements -- Selected materials from 'Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Civil Jury Instructions,' Fourth edition -- Selected jury instructions from Connecticut, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee -- Sample jury instructions in Washington, D.C. -- Various articles on eyewitness issues / Jeanine Turgeon, Spero T. Lappas. Conviction after misidentification : Are jury instructions a solution? -- Street crimes, stress and suggestion : helping the jury see what the witness did not -- Smile for the security camera -- Judge suggests DA re-investigate sex crimes case after accuser recants -- Justices weigh judge's duties to access reliability of eyewitness testimony.

ADA update : how have the new regulations and case law changed the ADA? KF3469.A75 A3 2012  


Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 / submitted by Jennifer E. Mathis -- EEOC regulations to implement the equal employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended : final rule / submitted by Jennifer E. Mathis -- Website pages from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission / submitted by Jennifer E. Mathis. Questions and answers on the final rule implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 -- Selected list of pending and resolved cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act -- Overview of the revised United States Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Title II and Title III regulations / Rocco J. Iacullo, IV.

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