Upcoming Event: Justice Antonin Scalia's Centennial Address

Saturday, September 24, 2011
2:00 p.m. • Duquesne University • A.J. Palumbo Center

You are cordially invited to attend this special event celebrating the Centennial of Duquesne University School of Law.

Please RSVP for Justice Scalia’s speech at

Upcoming CLE: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Working with Forensic Experts


Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law


Friday, Sept. 16
1 - 4:30 P.M.
Rockwell Hall, Room 505/506

In this inaugural seminar of the Fall 2011 Forensic Fridays series, criminal defense attorney Caroline Roberto and forensic scientific experts Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Fred Fochtman will discuss the ins and outs of the attorney/forensic expert working relationship. Beginning with a case study of a recently adjudicated homicide that revolved around forensic scientific testimony, the instructors will move on to discuss such matters as determining what types of experts a case requires and understanding the rules guiding the use of scientific experts and evidence in court. This program will be useful to a wide variety of practicing criminal, civil and family attorneys, as well as to experts themselves and others in possession of specialized areas of knowledge.

This seminar is approved by the PA CLE Board for two (2) hours of substantive credit and one (1) hour of ethics credit.

For more information or to register, please visit www.duq.edu/forensics or contact the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu. Be sure to inquire about package deals and group discounts.

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LexisNexis Online Tutorials

Lexis offers numerous tutorials that will demonstrate how to use important resources in the areas of Legal Research & Writing, Law School and Lawyering Skills, Law Review and Journal Help, and Career Help Tutorials. Students can access these tutorials by logging onto Lexis and visiting the “Interactive Tools” link located in the left-hand navigation bar.


WestLaw User Guides

Westlaw offers numerous indispensible online guides that will allow you to more efficiently use their products. Visit the Westlaw home page and click the Westlaw User Guides link. Students will find guides on conducting research, for instance, how to brief cases, how to keysearch, or how to check citations. Guides include useful information about using Twen, specifically, Twen for Moot Court, Law Review Editor’s Guide to Twen, and many others. Resources include additional helpful links in Advanced Research, Practice Areas, legal Writing and other additional aspects of using WestLaw.


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