DuqLawWire

Upcoming Centennial Event - Keynote Address

by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

 

The Duquesne University School of Law Centennial

Celebration Featuring Keynote Address by Attorney

General of the United States Eric H. Holder, Jr.

 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Duquesne Union Ballroom
4th Floor Student Ballroom
3:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to participate in this special event celebrating the kick-off of the Law School Centennial. Please RSVP for General Holder’s speech at the following link:

RSVP for Keynote Address

Click on the below image of the official event flier to view additional details regarding the Keynote Address and other upcoming centennial events:

 

Lunch & Learn with Professor Mark D. Yochum
(1-hour ethics CLE)

"All Oaths, I Swear!" This one-hour Continuing Legal Education course will explore positional conflicts and pitfalls of issue advocacy. May a lawyer argue legal position X for one client and, in an unrelated matter, argue legal position not-X? We will consider the force and effect of the oaths we take, what it means to act pro-bono publico, and the problematic maxim, salus populi suprema lex.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm (registration begins at 10:30 am; program starts at 11:00 am)
DU Power Center

Event web site:

http://www.duq.edu/law/cle/yochum-2011-02-09.cfm

Cost

CLE and Lunch: $60 ($20 for DLAA members)

To register, please contact Kathy Koehler at koehler@duq.edu OR call 412-396-6282.

CLE Credits

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credits and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Guide to Shepard's Definitions by Mr. Tsegaye Beru

A guide to Definitions for All Shepard's Analysis is now available on the DCLI Research Guides page. This research guide, prepared by Mr. Tsegaye Beru, demonstrates how to access a list of the definitions of all terms, or definitions grouped by signals. Please click on the following link to visit the guide:

http://www.duq.edu/documents/law/library/_pdf/ShepardsDefinitions.pdf

Greatest Legal Movies Available at DCLI

The Center for Legal Information is pleased to announce the 47 Greatest Legal Movies of All Time, available to borrow from the Service Center Desk.

Please click on the below link to access a list of movie titles:

http://www.duq.edu/documents/law/library/_pdf/DVD_LIST.pdf

Lists of Law Reviews and Companions

Please visit the following links to access law reviews and companions.

1.  Legal Scholarship Blog (The list in the right-hand sidebar): http://legalscholarshipblog.com .

2.  The list from New York Law School: "Law Reviews with Online Content"

3.  Guide for Online Law Review Supplements: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1410093

Upcoming CLE: Identifying the Right Expert for Your Legal Needs

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will host a series of CLE seminars through June, 2011. Please visit the following link to view the Spring 2011 schedule:
http://www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays/seminars.cfm

Identifying the Right Expert for Your Legal Needs

February 18, 2011

Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.

(Additional speakers to be announced)

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

*As always, all members of the Duquesne community - students, faculty, and staff may register free of charge.

Legal News Links

Judge orders trustees to take over former Hilton

Lawyer seeks way to clear Indiana County man's murder conviction

Mentally challenged man freed 14 years after false confession

Reports: Powerful Japanese lawmaker indicted

Australian Merger Set to Make DLA Piper World's Largest Law Firm

Did Obama administration stretch health care stat?

States rebuff federal threat over union laws

Latest Legal Link


Getlegal.com

http://www.getlegal.com/

Getlegal.com offers one of the most useful and reliable collections of online legal resources. The site is divided into three main categories, "Public", "Professional", and "Find an Attorney". The "Public" section provides general descriptive information on areas and topics of law. Featured content includes articles, legal tips, forms, and a legal dictionary. The "Professional" section includes information about law practice management, law firm marketing, and a legal research center. The "Find an Attorney" section is a legal directory that allows the user to browse by practice area. Getlegal also offers its Spanish-language resources at Fuentelegal. In addition, Getlegal is partnered with Cornell Law School to expand and improve its legal information and research content.