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Congratulations National Trial Team

Congratulations to our National Trial Team for an excellent showing in the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition, the largest invitational of its kind in the country. The team of Jaime Hickton, Brandon Herring, Nichole Onda and Nicholas Borsuk-Woodman, coached by Professor Michael Streib and Adjunct Professor Sara Brown, L'12, advanced to the quarterfinal round. 

Advocate Jaime Hickton won the "Best Closing Argument" award out of 96 closers. Jaime is a fourth-year student in the evening division. She is also a full-time probation officer for Westmoreland County. The Buffalo-Niagara Competition is her second trial advocacy competition. It might come as no surprise that Jaime comes from a family of successful litigators with connections to Duquesne University School of Law. Her grandfather was John J. "Jack" Hickton, L'62. His name appears first on our trial and appellate advocacy wall in recognition of receiving Shalom Appellate Moot Court and Shalom Trial Moot Court awards in 1962. Jaime's uncle is our U.S. Attorney David Hickton, who served as an adjunct professor here for many years.

Law alumni provided valuable time to provide the feedback that contributed to the Buffalo-Niagara team’s success. Thank you to Geoffrey Melada, L'06, Adjunct Professor Lisa Barnett,L'09, Alicia Nocera,L'09, Jim McGraw, L'09, and Kelly Iverson, L'09, not to mention the trial advocacy program's director, Professor Amelia Joiner.

With 32 teams from 16 states, Buffalo-Niagara always provides us with an excellent competition in which to shine. And we did again. Congratulations to the National Trial Team! 

Duqesne Law Student takes 2nd Place in Writing Competition

James Doring, 3E ,recently submitted an article to the 2012 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition, taking second place. The article will be published in an upcoming volume of the PIABA Bar Journal. "Not Much to 'Like' About the Facebook IPO: How Regulation FD Can Help Fix the Waning Confidence of the Reasonable Investor". The James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition occurs annually, and is sponsored by Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. Please join us in congratulating James on this notable achievement. 

Plans for a New Clinical Education Building Progressing

Congratulations to Professor Laurie Serafino, the Clinical Legal Education faculty and staff, the University government relations staff, and everyone who has worked to advance our plans for a new Law Clinic building. As well, a special thanks to Senator Jay Costa, Jr. for lending his considerable expertise and support to this important project. Over the next months, the Law School will continue to pursue additional funding to make this dream of a new Clinic building in Uptown a reality.

Reminder: DCLI Thanksgiving & Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, November 26 - Wednesday, December 19. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Saturday, December 8, the Immaculate Conception holy day.

Thanksgiving Break
November 21 - November 25

Wednesday, November 21

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 22 and
Friday, November 23


Saturday, November 24

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 25

12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Exam Hours
November 26 - December 19

Monday - Sunday

7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8 - 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.

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