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Upcoming School of Law Events and CLE Opportunities

Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception
Wednesday, November 7
5:00 – 7:00 p.m
Power Center Ballroom

Duquesne University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law host the 2nd annual Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception on Nov. 7 at Duquesne University. The event celebrates the many clerkships, externships, pro bono and public interest law career opportunities available in the region. RSVP to lawcareers@duq.edu or call 412-396-6559. 

Current Constitutional Issues in the Americas
Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, 2012

Join justices, judges, law professors and other jurists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Chile to discuss current constitutional issues. The program in presented by Duquesne University School of Law in cooperation with the Inter-American Bar Association. Visit www.duq.edu/law/americas-seminar to view the complete schedule and list of speakers and learn about a special opportunity for CLE credits. RSVP online or by contacting koehler@duq.edu, 412-396-6282.

Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education Series

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Duquesne University School of Law Room 203

Personal Contact/Positional Conflicts”
Presented by Professor Mark Yochum

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse credit. Cost is $90. For more information or to register, contact koehler@duq.edu or 412-396-6282.

Saturday, December 1, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Duquesne University School of Law Room 203

“Islamic Law”
Presented by Professor Susan Hascall

This CLE will introduce the attendees to Islamic law through discussion of classical jurisprudence. Substantive topics will include a short discussion of family law and commercial law in both classical and modern contexts. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse credit. Cost is $90. For more information or to register, contact koehler@duq.edu or 412-396-6282.

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