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Admissions Information Sessions Jan. 28 & Feb. 17

The School of Law will host admissions information sessions on Tues., January 28, 2014 and Monday, February 17, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the School of Law. During the events prospective students learn about the admissions process, financial aid and law school life at Duquesne. A student-led tour the follows the presentation. If you know of prospective students, please encourage them to visit www.duq.edu/law/admissions and attend a session. J.D. applications should be received by March 1 for priority consideration.

Sciullo CLE Series – Spring 2014

The School of Law’s spring continuing legal education series begins on Feb. 22. 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., Feb. 22                    
The Affordable Care Act: Early Outcomes and Legal Implications
presented by Professor Valarie K. Blake
3 Hours Substantive
In a time of great change in the financing and delivery of healthcare for patients, providers, hospitals, and insurers alike, this CLE program situates the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within a historic context of prior healthcare reforms and larger economic trends, as well as expounding upon the more significant provisions of the ACA and early data on the outcomes of its implementation.

Sat., March 8
Narrative Skills and the Law
Presented by Marshall Goldberg
Three Hours Substantive

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

DLAA & Duquesne Men's Basketball
Dukes vs. Dayton Flyers
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
CONSOL Energy Center
Tip-off: 2:00PM
Tickets for game: $15
Pre-game reception: 12:30 PM at TGI Fridays at CONSOL Center, Reception tickets: $20
Register online for pre-game reception & game tickets

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

Latest Legal Link

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The Library of Congress Law Library web site serves as a gateway to the world's largest law library collection. As a United States government resource, access is free to the public. The site features a Current Legal Topics area, where visitors can find links to information about topics like New Zealand’s general elections, Egypt's charges against former President Mubarak, or Women's History Month. The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is another unique aspect of LOC. GLM posts the most up-to-date legal news from throughout the globe, for instance Brazil's Supreme Court electing a new president, or a story about drug testing and Indonesia's police. The site includes a number of online legal research resources. The legal Blawgs link provides access to over 100 legal blogs. The guide to Law Online is one of these resources, featuring an annotated listing of legal resources by state, country or region. The “Ask a Librarian” service offers access to research help, either online or by phone, from librarians who specialize in numerous areas. For instance, if you’re researching biomedical engineering law in France, the LOC will assign a librarian who specializes in the Law of France. These, and other resources, make Law Library of Congress an indispensable, free resource for conducting legal research.