Upcoming Wecht Institute Forensic Friday Seminars

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will host a series of CLE seminars from September through December, 2010. Please visit the following link to view the Fall 2010 schedule:


Forensic Scientific Applications in Product Liability Cases

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
September 10, 2010
Duquesne University

In this first seminar of the Fall 2010 series, Plaintiff's attorney Bill Caroselli and defense attorney Dean Passodelis will be joined by mechanical engineer Dave Bizzak in a discussion of the law and science of product liability cases. Topics will include theories of liability, selection of experts, utilization of demonstrative evidence, and a comparative analysis of product liability law in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions. This seminar is certain to be of interest not only to product liability and personal injury attorneys, but also to private investigators and engineers interested in expanding the scope of their work. (This program is accredited by the PA CLE Board for three hours of substantive CLE credit.)

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

Please Maintain Quiet in The Center

DCLI strives to maintain a quiet place to study. During Orientation Week, the Center permitted a certain level of noise to accommodate First-Year tours and in-house assignments. The Center requests the cooperation of all students and faculty in adhering to our quiet study rule. This includes refraining from loud talking, cell phone use, or any other loud behavior. Please respect your fellow student's desire for quiet study space. Study rooms are available for groups that need to collaborate. Otherwise, please save any conversations for outside of the Center. This policy pertains to all areas of the Center, including all three floors of the library and the Service Center desk. We are confident, with everybody's cooperation, that we will successfully provide a quiet place to study.

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