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Upcoming CLE Opportunities Hosted by Duquesne

Register Today for Sciullo CLE Series

Duquesne University School of Law’s Dean John J. Sciullo CLE series begins again in September. Visit www.duq.edu/cle to view detailed course information and to register and pay online. Attend all four Saturday courses for only $300 (a savings of $60). Plus, Duquesne Law Alumni members receive an additional $25 discount on the series or any individual course.  Register online for the series or a single course today.

Sat., Sept. 28, 2013
An Exploration and Critique of Legal Motherhood: Law, Experience, and Science
3 Hours Substantive CLE
Presented by Professor Rona Kaufman Kitchen
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$90, or as part of the $300 Sciullo Series

Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
The Ethics Business
3 Hours Ethics CLE
Presented by Professor Mark Yochum
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with coffee and donuts starting at 8:30 a.m.
$90, or as part of the $300 Sciullo Series

Sat., Nov. 9, 2013
Perspectives on Human Trafficking
3 Hours Substantive CLE
Presenters: Judy Hale Reed, international development specialist; Mary Burke, founder and director the Project to End Human Trafficking; Brad Orsini, FBI special supervisory agent
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$90 or as part of the $300 Sciullo Series

Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
Campaign Finance after Citizens United
3 Hour Substantive CLE
Presented by Jon Delano, Esq.
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Cost: $90 or as part of the $300 Sciullo Series

12th Katie Westbrook Race Ipsa Loquitur 5K & Dog Walk

Sept.21
Duquesne University Campus
Hosted by Student Bar Association
Registration: 8:00 a.m. Mellon Patio; Race: 9:00 a.m.
Runners & Walkers: $15; Morning of Race: $20
All proceeds donated to the SBA Centennial Endowed Fund
Registration: www.duq.edu/law/KW5K 

Recent Pennsylvania Bar Institute Titles

The following Pennsylvania collection materials are now available at DCLI/ACLL. Please visit SOLCAT to view more PBI materials in the collection.

Custody law and practice in Pennsylvania / David N. Hofstein, Sandra L. Meilton, editors. Mechanicsburg, Pa.,KFP104.6 .C95 2013

Legislative history / Maria P. Cognetti, Mary Cushing Doherty, Jennifer J. Riley -- Procedural considerations / Todd M. Begg, Joseph P. Martone, Benjamin E. Orsati -- Custody evaluations / Stephen J. Anderer, Arnold Shienvold, Kasey Shienvold -- Considerations for award of custody / Dawn K. Gull ... [et al.] -- Representing children in custody disputes : counsel for children and guardian ad litem / Frank P. Cervone, Scott J.G. Finger -- The rights of intimate partners in custody / Helen E. Casale -- Alternative dispute resolution / Edward Blumstein, Katherine B.L. Platt, Carolyn Moran Zack -- Post-trial practice / Catherine M. McFadden -- Child custody and ethics / Mark R. Ashton, Lewis Becker -- Imagining the future of custody law in Pennsylvania / Theresa Glennon.

Contract law for the twenty-first century lawyer : critical analysis and practical application / John E. Murray, Jr., Timothy Murray. Mechanicsburg, Pa., KF801 .M85 2013  

Twenty-first century sources of contract law : common law, restatement UCC, and CISG -- The purpose of contract law -- Manifestations of objective intention to be legally bound : express, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law (quasi) contracts : letters of intent : contract to negotiate in good faith --Drafting the letter of intent : the good faith concept in Pennsylvania-"Gist-of-the-action" Doctrine : drafting the negotiation agreement -- The agreement process -- Drafting offers : controlling the acceptance -- Revocation of offers -- Making offers irrevocable -- Firm offers under the Uniform Commercial Code -- CISG firm offers distinguished -- Offers irrevocable through reliance -- Irrevocable offers upon part performance : "unilateral" vs. "bilateral" contracts -- Rejection of offers : counteroffers -- Acceptance of offers -- The manner and medium of acceptance -- The "battle of the forms" : acceptance with different or additional terms -- The radical "rolling contract" theory : "accept or return" -- Arbitration in the 21st century -- CISG : major differences in the "battle of the forms" -- The validation process : seal, Uniform Written Obligations Act, consideration, promissory estoppel -- Statute of frauds -- Mysteries : modifications without consideration-statute of frauds : UCC : NOM clauses -- Interpretation -- The enigmatic parol evidence rule -- Conditions in the law of contracts -- Unconscionability -- Third-party beneficiaries -- Assignments and delegation -- Joint and several contracts -- Breach, material breach, effects, and decision : criteria : substantial performance -- UCC : "perfect tender" rule : rejection : cure : revocation of acceptance : notice of breach -- Anticipatory repudiation : demanding adequate assurances -- "Force majeure" : impossibility : commercial impracticability -- Remedies : expectation, reliance, and restitution interests in common law and the UCC -- Uniform Commercial Code remedies.

eDiscovery, computer forensics and the cloud. Mechanicsburg, Pa.,KF8902.E42 E362 2013

ESI : practical advice for nonobvious sources and for dealing with the emerging issue of custody, possession, and control / David J. Walton -- Evidentiary issues with electronically stored information / Donald W. Myers and Erica B. Cohen -- Cloud computing and e-discovery / David J. Walton -- Computer forensics for the litigator / Louis Cinquanto -- How to avoid violating your ethical obligations in e-discovery / David J. Walton.

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