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DCLI Thanksgiving & Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 17. The Center will be open 8 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Wednesday, December 8, the Immaculate Conception holy day.

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25
Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 28
12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Exam Hours

Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 17

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.

* Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - The Immaculate Conception - DCLI WILL BE OPEN

Please visit the DCLI hours page to view a complete schedule of operation, including Thanksgiving Break, Exams Period, Christmas Break, and the Interim Period.

New Publication by Dr. Joel Fishman

Joel Fishman, Asst. Director for Lawyer Services at ACLL, published "Celebrating 600" volumes of the Pennsylvania State Reports in the current issue of PA Lawyer 46-48 (Nov./Dec. 2010).

Upcoming Wecht Institute Annual Conference:

An Interdisciplinary Look at the State of Forensic Death Investigation

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will mark its 10th anniversary this fall with Cause of Death, scheduled for November 19th and 20th in the University's state-of-the-art Power Center. The conference will feature forensic experts, criminal investigators, attorneys, and judges discussing pertinent developments and issues in the methods and strategies used to investigate and adjudicate sudden, suspicious and/or medically unattended deaths in the United States.

In keeping with the Institute's goals, this conference will engender in its attendees a better appreciation for the critical ways in which science and the law can and should work together in pursuit of truth and justice as it pertains to sudden and suspicious deaths.

Please visit the event web site for additional important information:

Come and explore:

  • Many different aspects of forensic death investigation
  • Legal issues surrounding death investigations
  • How to deal with evidence and decipher what evidence means

Network and learn with:

  • Forensic practitioners from a variety of backgrounds
  • Legal scholars
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Medical personnel

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330 or at or visit the Institute's home page.

Upcoming CLE - Trace Evidence Analysis:  Legal Opportunities and Challenge

This Continuing Legal Education seminar is hosted by TheCyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

December 10, 2010

David Exline, general manager of Commercial and Forensic Services for the Monroeville-based laboratory, RJ Lee Group, will headline this seminar intended to bring criminal attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and others involved in the criminal justice system up to date on the opportunities and challenges facing trace evidence analysis in an era of increased scientific scrutiny. Additional speakers for this seminar will be announced.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito to Serve as Distinguished Lecturer at Summer Study Program in Rome

United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito will serve as the distinguished lecturer at the Duquesne University School of Law’s Summer Study of Law in Rome in July as part of the school’s Centennial celebration.

Alito will present lectures to Duquesne law students and law alumni on the topic of comparative constitutional law at the summer program in July 2011. More details>

Law School Hosts Tournament of Champions

The Duquesne University School of Law recently hosted 16 of the best trial moot court programs in the nation at the prestigious National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) 2010 Tournament of Champions. The most elite trial competition in the country, the NITA Tournament was held from Oct. 27-30.

As part of the Duquesne team's strong performance, Keaton Carr (3D) received the Best Advocate award for the preliminary rounds, and the Law School team was ranked 6th out of 16 schools, an incredible honor. Read more in the DU Times and the Post-Gazette.

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