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Important Laptop Exam Information

As most of you already know, if you plan to take exams using your laptop, you must attend a mandatory tune-up session (April 19 - April  21, 2010). You must also install a program called Securexam Student (April 26 - April 30, 2010) and take the practice exam. You can find detailed information regarding Mandatory Student Requirements for laptop exams on the web at the below link.

All students planning to use their laptops for exams must carefully read and comply with these requirements. Full details...

Legal Research & Writing Program Nationally Ranked

The Duquesne University School of Law's Legal Research and Writing Program has been ranked once more as one of the best in the nation, as announced by U.S. News and World Report. The 2011 rankings issue lists Duquesne's program ahead of nearly 170 other law schools, at #22. The Legal Writing Specialty Ranking is voted on by legal writing directors throughout the country, reflecting the opinion of those with specialized knowledge of the field, based on information available at the start of the 2009-10 academic year. This is the third successive time the new writing program at the School of Law has been listed in the Specialty Rankings category for legal writing; approximately 30 to 35 law schools receive sufficient recognition to be ranked in that category every year. 

For more information about the School of Law and the Legal Writing program, visit http://www.duq.edu/law/lrwp/index.cfm.

Upcoming ACLL Continuing Legal Education Courses

The following CLE classes will take place at ACLL. Call Kathy Koehler to register by phone, 412.396.6282, or contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353; or e-mail fishman@duq.edu.

Thursday, April 22, 2010, Researching Legal Ethics, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (0) credits of substantive law and (1) credit of ethics.

Friday, April 23, 2010, Researching Pennsylvania Law, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law and (0) credits of ethics.

Friday, April 23, 2010, Internet Legal Research, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law and (0) credits of ethics.

Walk-ins allowed.

CCH Intelliconnect News

The Official Text of Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, without accompanying Official Comments, is now available in a single document on Intelliconnect.

The streamlined presentation of the Official Text of the Article will allow you to easily view, print or download the text of the entire Article in a single document.

Note the new document complements the existing structure of Revised Article 9, which currently enables you to view, print, or download separate sections of Revised Article 9 and their corresponding Official Comments.

Article 9 Secured Transactions is found on Intelliconnect as part of the Uniform Commercial Code section which reproduces the entire UCC.

Access is restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.

To access CCH Intelliconnect you must first create a login account:

  1. From a computer in the DCLI library navigate to http://intelliconnect.cch.com.
  2. Select the "Click here to create a User ID" link
  3. Complete the required fields and select the "Submit" button.
  4. Press the "Login In to CCH" button.

Event Reminder: Forensic Friday Seminar - Forensic Investigation of Sexual Assault Cases

On May 14, 2010, Dr. L. Kathleen Sekula, director of Duquesne University's Forensic Nursing program, will join Valerie Schreiber, operations director for the Sexual Assault Response Team of Allegheny County; Michelle Collins, head of the Allegheny County Public Defender's Child Abuse Unit; and Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney Chris Hoffman in discussing the investigation and adjudication of sexual assault cases, particularly those involving juvenile victims.

Members of the Duquesne community - students, faculty, and staff may register free of charge. Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Event Reminder: "Navigating the Financial Renaissance"

"Navigating the Financial Renaissance" will be held April 29, 2010, and is a Pittsburgh Financial Services Symposium, which is being presented by The Greater Pittsburgh Compliance Roundtable. Students interested in attending please see Professor Stewart for a complimentary ticket; the number of student tickets is limited.

Legal News Links

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California sex offender pleads guilty to killing 2 teens

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