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Trial Subscription of Courtroom View Network

Duquesne University School of Law is a trial subscriber of CVN Law School, an online resource that provides legal multimedia. The trial subscription will last August 9 - September 15. You can listen to your assigned cases with audio opinions from AudioCaseFiles, watch real courtroom video from Courtroom View Network (CVN) and view trial advocacy training clips from the Video Training Library (VTL). Make sure you create your account using your Duquesne University provided email address in order to get unlimited access to the audio and video content.
Students use AudioCaseFiles to search for audio opinions by course or by their casebook, download MP3 files of their assigned cases and learn on the go. They use CVN video to see real high-stakes litigation and to see how attorneys develop their arguments. Search the CVN video by practice area or jurisdiction and then stream it onto your computer. Also, students visit the VTL for specific clips of attorneys executing litigation techniques and skills. Watch and learn how to effectively deliver your opening statement with power points or to see how to cross examine a hostile witness.

Register today

1. Go to http://lawschool.courtroomview.com/register
2. Choose your school from the drop down menu and then complete the registration form.
You must use your Duquesne University email address.
3. You will receive a verification email. Click the link to complete registration.

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