Grand Opening of The Bridget & Alfred Peláez Legal Writing Center

The Grand Opening of The Bridget & Alfred Peláez Legal Writing Center was held on Friday, August 28. Interim Dean Ken Gormley acted as moderator and speakers included President Charles Dougherty, Professor Jan Levine, Professor Frank Liu, Professor Alfred Peláez, as well as his son John. President Dougherty spoke of the central importance of legal writing skills for lawyers. Professor Levine thanked all individuals involved in the creation of the new Legal Writing Center. Professor Liu described Professor Peláez as a "true scholar and teacher of law" and mentioned their joint founding of the China Summer Study of Law program. He also described the important relationship between DCLI and the Legal Writing and Research program. Professor Peláez's son John and daughter Linda were in attendance and made the trip from Colorado. The event drew nearly 100 people, including the School of Law Advisory Board, faculty, and alumni.

Please Maintain Quiet in The Center

DCLI strives to maintain a quiet place to study. During Orientation Week, and the first week of classes, 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.

Upcoming Wecht Institute CLE Seminars

THE CYRIL H. WECHT INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE AND LAW Duquesne University is pleased to present

DOES FORENSICS NEED FIXING? A CLE Seminar on the National Academy of Sciences' 2009 Report on the State of Forensic Science in the U.S.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Duquesne Union Ballroom Duquesne University

Join us for this full-day seminar addressing the far-reaching legal and judicial implications of the National Academy of Sciences' recently published report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States:  A Path Forward".  Featuring panel discussions by prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, legal scholars and forensic scientists, the program will be of interest and importance to all attorneys and judges who work with scientific evidence and experts.

Pennsylvania attorneys and those from reciprocating states may receive UP TO 7 HOURS OF CLE CREDIT, INCLUDING 1 HOUR OF ETHICS CREDIT, by attending this seminar.

Registration now available online: www.duq.edu/forensics

Or, contact Jessica Paschke: 412-396-1330

9th Annual Conference:

Evidence in the Information Age:  A National Symposium on the Collection, Analysis and Legal Applications of Digital Evidence

October 23-24, 2009

Continuing education credit for this program is pending.

Register via the event web site now to receive our "early bird" discount: www.duq.edu/digitalevidence

Event email: digitalevidence@duq.edu

Or, contact Jessica Paschke: 412-396-1330

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