Event Alert: Upcoming DCLI RESEARCH EXPO 2010 (DRE)

The Center will host the first ever DCLI RESEARCH EXPO, (DRE), in the Main Entrance and Student Lounge areas of the Duquesne University School of Law on Thursday, October 21. DCLI offers numerous electronic research resources via its web site for students and faculty. This event will feature exhibits and demonstrations by representatives from the major providers of legal research databases, as well as the School of Law Center for Legal information (SOLCAT), Registrar, Career Services, and Admissions offices. There will be pizza, refreshments, and chances to win exceptional prizes. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the many useful resources available to you. More details will be available in next week's issue of DuqLawWire.

Q&A Session: China Summer Law Program

Planning to study abroad next summer? Don't miss the China Law Program Question and Answer session on Wednesday, October 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the 4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Murray Pavilion. Faculty and students from the 2009 and 2010 programs will share their experiences and answer your questions.

This is a great opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have about Beijing and the program itself. Many photos will be on display and brochures will be available. Hot hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served! Mark your calendars. Bring your questions and your appetite!

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Attorney General Eric Holder and Justice Antonin Scalia featured Centennial Speakers

Duquesne University School of Law will feature Attorney General Eric Holder and Justice Antonin Scalia during the 2011 Centennial celebration. Please visit the following Duquesne University Newsroom story for more details:


Recent Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

The students of The Securities Arbitration Practicum under the direction of Professor Alice L. Stewart participated, Oct 2-3, 2010, in the 2nd annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon hosted by St. John’s University School of Law in New York and The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The participating students were Abigail Marusic (3D), Alexander Elliker (3D), and Lauren Macias (2D) and were coached by supervising attorney Sandy Garfinkel of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. Twenty-two teams from schools across the country traveled to St. John’s Manhattan campus to compete in this three skill lawyering event consisting of competitions in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

Two New Editions of Pennsylvania Practice Books

The following two new editions are now available to borrow from DCLI and ACLL. Click on the title links below to access the SOLCAT records.

Title Pennsylvania trust guide : a handbook for trustees and their advisors / by Julieanne E. Steinbacher and Adrianne J. Stahl.
Imprint Philadelphia, Pa. : George T. Bisel, c2010.
Edition 2nd ed.


Title Criminal offenses and defenses in Pennsylvania / by John M. Burkoff.
Imprint [St. Paul, Minn.] : West, c2010.
Edition 6th ed.


CLE Reminder-The Medical Marijuana Debate: Forensic Scientific and Legal Considerations

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


The Medical Marijuana Debate: Forensic Scientific and Legal Considerations

November 5, 2010

Institute Director and former Allegheny County Forensic Science Laboratory Director and Chief Toxicologist Fred Fochtman will be joined by Institute namesake and former Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht in this consideration of the scientific and legal issues involved in the nationwide medical marijuana debate. Coming quickly on the heels of Proposition 19, California's marijuana legalization ballot initiative, the seminar will also examine the drug's recreational use.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

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Germany seeks extradition of Islamic militant

High court delays execution of man said to be mentally deficient

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Trust Law


This relatively new legal web site proves especially useful for Pro Bono attorneys. TrustLaw is a Thomson Reuters Foundation Service providing free legal assistance, news, and Anti-Corruption information. The site’s “Pro Bono Zone” showcases news stories regarding legal professionals providing charitable services throughout the world. The Pro Bono Zone offers case studies, detailing various pro bono projects, such as the Kosovo Law Project. Users will also find Resources, like the PBDA Implementation Handbook: A guide to Establishing a Pro Bono Program at your Law Firm. Additionally, TrustLaw provides a Country Profile page that allows the user to gather legal, economic, and political summaries on any particular nation.