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RIA Practice Guide

An RIA Practice Guide is now available on the DCLI Research Guides page. Please visit the following link to view the RIA Practice Guide prepared by Mr. Tsegaye Beru:


CLE Reminder: The Science and Criminal Law of End-of-Life Decisions

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:

The Science and Criminal Law of End-of-Life Decisions

Friday, March 11, 2011

As our region's population continues to age and medical advances permit longer lives than were previously possible, questions about how and when to end life abound. From the execution of living wills and advance directives in hospitals and nursing homes to the use of pain relief medications for the terminally ill, the issue raises multiple legal, ethical and scientific concerns. Join Dr. Henk ten Have, professor and director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, Family Hospice Education Coordinator Lillian Sweeney, and certified elder law attorney Carol Sikov Gross.

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.

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Constitution Finder


Constitution Finder provides full-text to all countries' constitutions in native language, as well as in English. This resource is a free public service of the University Of Richmond School Of Law. Constitutional Law students will find this site especially useful. Constitutions are sorted by country and users will find an alphabetical list to make selections. The site provides constitutional subcategories, including “National”, “Amendment”, “Historical”, and “State”. For instance if you choose United States and Historical, you can  access The Articles of Confederation or The Constitution of the Confederate States of America. Users can also access state constitutions, where applicable. Constitution Finder provides many links to Yale University’s “Avalon” project.  Anyone interested in exploring constitutions of the world will find a wealth of information in one convenient location.