Donated DU Law Books Arrive Safely in Ethiopia, Letter of Thank You

Previously, DuqLawWire reported that the Duquesne School of Law made a substantial donation of law treatises to Mekelle and Addis Ababa law schools in Ethiopia. Remarkably, Dean Donald Guter arranged for shipping via United States military transport bound for the region. The following message was sent on Thursday, February 21st to Tsegaye Beru, DCLI Assistant Director for Public Services:

Dear Sir,

It is my pleasure to inform you that I am delegated by the Mekelle University faculty to receive the books sent from you. I do not have words to describe your continuing and generous support to our faculty. Simply, I should mention that you are deeply attached with us. Honestly we were looking to warmly welcome the officer of the Air Force airplane. However we could not meet anyone except Mr. Shone through cell phone. Mr. Shone has told us that the books have arrived safely, however he has said that he is too busy to deliver the books to us by this day. He assured us that the books are at his disposal and further said that he will deliver the books to us by next week. We are very grateful for your generous support.

Gebrehiwot Hadush, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

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Upcoming Event: Duquesne University History Forum

The Duquesne University History Forum is presenting "The First Enron: The Death of Ivar Kreuger and Origins of White Collar Crime" on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 pm, in the Power Center, with an open reception at 5:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Christopher McKenna from the Said School of Business, Oxford University. For more information, please call 412.396.6470 or visit the History Forum website

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Before Dallas-New Publication by Dean Cafardi

Dean Emeritus Nicholas P. Cafardi has just published his latest book, Before Dallas: The U.S. Bishops' Response to Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children (Paulist Press, $27.95).  This book is being hailed as "the most thorough, informative, and balanced discussion available about this topic".  

Law Students and Lawyers Needed as Volunteers for an Important Community Service Project

I-CAN!T E-FILE Tax Clinics. Help low-income taxpayers file their state and federal income tax returns on-line for free!  Volunteer as little as one or two hours of your time on one of the following TAX DAYS: Friday, March 7, 2008, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. OR Saturday, March 8, 2008, between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Location: Allegheny County Law Library City-County Building - 9th floor, minimal training required -- On-line training tutorial at http://www.icanefile.org/ (go to "Partners" tab and select the "2007 Demo") In-person and live-chat support will be available to volunteers on tax days TO VOLUNTEER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE DUQUESNE LAW SCHOOL CLINIC 412-396-4704 (Phyllis Karczewski) OR 412-396-1686 (Tracey McCants Lewis) Project Sponsored By: Allegheny County Bar Association and Duquesne University School of Law In partnership with Pennsylvania I-CAN!TE-File.