Duquesne Bar Examination Preparation Begins

Did you know that 33 of the 34 applicants who failed the July 2011 Pennsylvania Bar Exam also failed to regularly attend the Law School’s Bar Examination Preparation Course last spring? This is a startling statistic that provides a strong reason to attend this Course, whose classes started up this past week on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to Noon in Room 104 of College Hall and on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM in Room 303 at the Law School. Classes are offered free of charge to students graduating in 2012 to help them improve their chances of passing the Bar Examination. 

The Course is especially effective at helping students who may be “at risk” of not passing the bar exam for one or more reasons, including low LSAT scores (i.e., below 155), low class rank (i.e., bottom 1/3 of the class), poor undergraduate grades (i.e., below 3.0 QPA) or low law school grades (i.e., less than 2.5 in any year). Unlike LSAT scores and law school grades, which are unchangeable things of the past, the ingredients for success on the Bar Exam (time and effort) are well within the control of every student. Thus, students who self-identify as being “at risk” are strongly encouraged to attend the Bar Preparation classes, even if they missed the first week. Information on the Course is available on the Course’s Blackboard web site, to which all graduating students have been provided access. In addition, students may contact the Law School’s Director of Bar Services, Richard Gaffney at gaffneyr@duq.edu or the Assistant Director of Bar Services, Katie McGee at katiejmcgee@gmail.com.

Upcoming CLE: Neuroscience on Trial

New Uses of Neuroscientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Litigation

Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Forensic Fridays

Friday, Feb. 10
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

With the explosion of litigation stemming from traumatic brain injuries and post-concussive syndrome, as well as the emerging role of fMRI scans to detect deception in criminal suspects, the role of neuroscience in the justice system has never been greater. Please join Dr. Lawson F. Bernstein, Jr., a clinical and forensic neuropsychiatrist; William R. Caroselli, an attorney who concentrates his practice on personal injury law, toxic torts and complex litigation; and Professor Jane Campbell Moriarty, associate dean and Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship at Duquesne University's School of Law, for this timely and informative seminar.

This seminar is accredited by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) substantive hours of CLE credit. Act 48 credit is available for Pennsylvania primary and secondary school teachers.

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


This is the first totally revised edition of this standard work which was first published in 1964 and updated with 17 supplements (last one more than 1,000+ pages) which became much bigger than the original book.

Bass, Herbert, Marc E. Needles, David B. Snyder. Snitzer Pennsylvania Eminent Domain. 2012 ed. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Co., 2012. 450p.
Table of Cases

  • Power to Condemn
  • Procedure to Condemn
  • Preliminary Objections to Declaration of Taking
  • Just Compensation and Other Damages
  • Special Damages for Displacement
  • Board of Viewers
  • Appeal of Board of Viewers’ Decisions/Just Compensation Trial
  • Evidence
  • Inverse Condemnation and Other Claims Where No Declaration of Taking is Filed
  • Appellate Courts
  • Index

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