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Duquesne University School of Law's Trial Advocacy Program claims another win!

Dean Guter and the Law School are pleased to announce that four Duquesne law students [Megan Arrington, Emily Fullerton, Tara Fertelmes, and Michael Watson] won the ABA National Labor and Employment Law Regional Championship in Chicago, Illinois, the weekend of November 15 & 16. Fourteen teams competed in this prestigious event, held at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago and presided over by some of the finest judges and litigators in the field of Labor and Employment law nationally. The Duquesne Team defeated the University of Illinois in the final round of the competition to advance to the National Championship to be held in Chicago, January 24-25, 2009, where they will face teams from seven other regions.

The team was coached by Professors Bruce Antkowiak, Marla Presley and Ann Schiavone and attorney Peter McClenahan. The Director of the Trial Advocacy program is Professor Michael Streib.

Congratulations to our team and their coaches!

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Important Pennsylvania Practice Books

Pennsylvania Key Rules-Eastern Region. 2008 ed. Thomson Reuters/West.

This volume covers Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia Counties. Under each county is a list of Pleadings; Motions, Oppositions and Replies; Requests, Notices and Applications. Under each topic there is a detailed listing of both state and local court rules for procedure in carrying out a particular action. For instance, under Complaints, there are sections for Applicable Rules, Timing, General Requirements, Documents, Format, Filing and Service Requirements, Hearings, Forms, and Checklists.

This book is an important guide for the practitioner who needs to practice in the counties. It is expected that West will probably expand coverage to other counties as well in future volumes.

Terry R. Bossert and Joel R. Burcat, eds. Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice. 5th ed. PBI Pr., 2008. 2v. PBI no. 5203.

In this latest edition (last one published in 2002), the editors offer 26 chapters on environmental law. They note in the preface a new chapter on the Right-to-Know Law (ch. 24), and extensive rewriting of Pennsylvania Environmental Amendment to the Constitution (ch. 2), Mining (ch. 15), Litigation with DEP (ch. 19), and Citizen Suits (ch. 21). Ch. 26 covers environmental law on the internet.

Julieanne E. Steinbacher and Adrianne J. Stahl. Pennsylvania Trust Guide: A Handbook for Trustees and their Advisors. Philadelphia, Pa.: George T. Bisel, c2008.

This title includes Pennsylvania's Uniform Trust Act, Pennsylvania's prudent investor rule, Pennsylvania Uniform Principal and Income Act, Types of trusts, A closer look at special needs trusts, Practical considerations for establishing a trust, Practical considerations for funding a trust, Considerations for transferring real estate to or from a trust, Practical considerations for serving as trustee, Reforming, terminating, and amending trusts, and Taxation of trusts.

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