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Westlaw Summer Password Extension

Westlaw access will be provided to non-graduating law students participating in a qualifying summer activity:

  • Summer Law School Classes
  • Law Review or Journal work
  • Project for a professor
  • Moot Court
  • Unpaid/non-profit public interest internship/externship or pro-bono work required for graduation.

Eligible students will need to register through lawschool.westlaw.com for the extension, and must agree that they will use their password for educational purposes. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact your Westlaw Academic Account Manager. Registration will be available in early April. 

Westlaw Graduate Password Extension
Graduating students can extend their passwords for bar preparation, and will receive 10 hours of Westlaw access during the summer months - 5 hours of access in June and another 5 hours in July.  
Eligible students will need to register through lawschool.westlaw.com for the extension. Registration will be available in early April.
Please note: Password extension in no way alters the WestlawRewards membership agreement. WestlawRewards points expire 30 days after graduation.

New ACLL Facebook Page

Allegheny County Law Library has started a Facebook page. To find it, go to Facebook, and type in “ACLL”. If you like what we have, please apply the “LIKE” link to your Facebook page. Richard Hovis and Suzanne Elliott will be in charge of our page. We will be adding information about the library, new acquisitions, new CLE, and non-CLE classes.

59th Annual Duquesne Law Alumni Reunion Dinner


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Master of Ceremonies - Professor Mark D. Yochum

5:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and Open Bar Reception
50-50 Raffle to benefit DLAA Annual PILA Scholarship

6:30 p.m. Dinner

7:15 p.m. LAA Award Presentations and Passing
of the LAA Presidential Gavel

7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker - Scott Turow
Book signing immediately following Mr. Turow’s speech.

Click the following link to access the printable event RSVP Card

CLE Reminder: Emerging Topics in the Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber-Crime

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

Emerging Topics in the Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber-Crime

Forensic Fridays
Friday, April 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom

In an era of ever-proliferating use of the Internet and mobile devices, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors - along with the public they serve - must grapple daily with those who would use personal computers, cell phones and other digital devices to do everything from perpetrate Ponzi schemes to lure children into harm's way. In this full-day seminar, cyber-crime consultant and former Pennsylvania State Trooper Glenn K. Bard, U.S. Attorney John Valkovci Jr., and Pittsburgh Police Mobile Crimes Unit Sgt. Michael DelCimmuto, among other experts, will impart a more current and comprehensive knowledge of both the crime-fighting challenges and investigative and legal opportunities presented by the proliferation of digital technology in the 21st century.

This seminar is approved by the PA CLE Board for 6 hours of substantive CLE credit.

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

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

CLE Reminder: The Lindbergh Kidnapping

A Study in Law and Drama

This special continuing legal education program will explore the legal significance of the Lindbergh Kidnapping case, its effect on substantive law, criminal investigations, and legal ethics. We will also see how drama can educate and shape public perceptions about legal values. Join Mr. William Cameron, author of the award-winning drama “Violet Sharp” and longtime researcher of the kidnapping, and Professor Mark D. Yochum for a lively seminar with exhibits, artifacts and more than a little theatre. (Ms. Sharp was a servant of the Lindberghs who became the focus of police investigations and came to a tragic end.)

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for two (2) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism
or substance abuse CLE credit. This three-credit course will be held on Saturday, April 30, in Room 203 of the Duquesne University School of Law from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The cost for the seminar is $75.00.

To register for this program, please contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or e-mail koehler@duq.edu.

Reminder: Upcoming School of Law "Intro" CLE

A CLE presentation will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 203, entitled "Duquesne University School of Law CLE Project: Intro". Below are the topics for this seminar.

  • Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Effect on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence
  • Updates to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
  • Estate of the Flux: Recent Changes to the Federal Estate Tax Laws and What it Means for Pennsylvania Attorneys.

This seminar has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one and one half hours (1.5) of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. 

To register, call Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or email koehler@duq.edu.

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