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November 2012 CLE Schedule at ACLL

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
  • $30 for non-library card holders

Please make checks payable to: Duquesne University Law School

To Register: Please call Marlene Vatter at 412.396.6188.

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


CLASSSES WILL BE HELD IN THE Allegheny County Law Library, 921 City-County Bldg., 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Thursday,
November 1, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Case Law Research

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,
November 15, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Statutory Law

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) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Friday,
November 16, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Federal Legal Research

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) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Tuesday,
November 20, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Constitutional Law

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.

Wednesday,
November 28, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 2:00 p.m.

Transporting People with Disabilities

Dr. Linda Van Roosmalen will provide an overview of the best practices and voluntary standards and regulations pertaining to transporting people with disabilities. The course will use case examples in which individuals were negligently injured while being transported. Participants will be provided with a framework to help investigate and litigate cases involving people with disabilities that use public transportation or ride in emergency vehicles.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for two (2) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

($40 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards/
$50 for non-library card holders)

Thursday, November 29, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics

Review of both printed and Internet sources for performing research in legal ethics.

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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Secondary Sources

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.

Wednesday,
December 5, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Pennsylvania Legal Research

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) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

Wednesday,
December 5, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Internet Legal Research

Provides history of Internet, components of the Internet, general web sites, various types of search engines, general and legal Web sites including primary and secondary Web sites for federal and Pennsylvania legal information, general information such as finding people, news and periodical literature.

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

Tuesday,
December 11, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics

Review of both printed and Internet sources for performing research in legal ethics.

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
December 13, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) -1:00 p.m.

English Law Books of the 17th & 18th Centuries

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.

If you would like to see a particular course offered, please suggest it to Dr. Joel Fishman at 412.350.5353.

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

Duquesne Law School Achieves High Bar Exam Pass Rates

Graduates of the Duquesne University School of Law achieved an 85.96 percent pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2012 Pennsylvania Bar Examination, according to the state's Board of Law Examiners.

"These statistics are a testament to the dedicated efforts of our faculty, staff and administrators and the hard work of our graduates, who simply out-worked the competition," said Law School Dean Ken Gormley. "This also marks the seventh consecutive year that the School of Law exceeded the state average first-time pass rate.  It is wonderful news for the entire Law School community."

Duquesne's recent results increased from its 2011 pass rate of 82.2 percent, and this year it placed ahead of five of ten Pennsylvania-area law schools. The School of Law placed ahead of Drexel University, the University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University-Camden, Widener University-Delaware and Widener University-Harrisburg law schools in this year's bar exam results and ended in a virtual tie with Temple University; it only placed behind the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson and Villanova University.

In addition to the successful Pennsylvania applicants, Class of 2012 graduates took and passed bar examinations in Florida, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and other jurisdictions.
 
Duquesne's results have improved measurably since the introduction of the bar preparation program in 2006. During the seven-year period ending in 2005, Duquesne's first-time pass rate averaged 73%. Since then, the first-time pass rate has improved to an average of 88%, demonstrating that our bar preparation efforts are producing solid returns.

According to Professor Richard Gaffney, Director of Bar Services, the cumulative pass rates (graduates passing the bar exam on their first or on a subsequent attempt) are, for the Class of 2011, 91.6%; for the Class of 2010, 95.9%; for the Class of 2009, 93.1%; for the Class of 2008, 99.3%; and for the Class of 2007, 99.3%.

"We are tremendously proud of our graduates, whose focus and diligent efforts generated these wonderful results," said Gaffney, "and we will continue to support our students who are working hard to pass the bar examination in 2013. Their success adds to the greatness of our institution and proves, once again, that Duquesne graduates exceptional lawyers who are truly 'practice ready.'"  

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