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CLE Series Covers Pa. Constitutional Law, Federal Indian Law and More

The Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series continues at the Duquesne University School of Law with topics ranging from Pennsylvania constitutional law to the Indian Child Welfare Act to companion animals and the law.

The four-part CLE series kicks off with The End of an Era in Pennsylvania Constitutional Law: The Retirement of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Presented by Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz with attorney Rosemary Fehlner, this CLE will cover recent developments in Pennsylvania constitutional law. Other topics include the constitutional jurisprudence and most important decisions of Castille, as well as the role of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in disciplining members of the judiciary, compared to that of the Court of Judicial Discipline.

The CLE Series schedule is as follows:

  • Lessons in Ethics: The Evil Lawyer Roy Cohn, Saturday, Oct. 4, presented by Duquesne Law Professor Mark Yochum.
  • Federal Indian Law in Pennsylvania: The Indian Child Welfare Act, Saturday, Oct. 18, presented by attorneys Melissa McCoy Gormly, Brooke McMorrow, Stephanie Pawlowski and Lisa Marie Vari.
  • Companion Animals and the Law, Saturday, Nov. 8, co-hosted by Duquesne’s Animal Law Society, featuring panelists Assistant Law Professor Ann Schiavone; Dom Costa, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Dr. Faith Bjalobok; and attorney Matthew D. Monsour.

All CLE sessions will be held in Room 203 of the law school from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Individual sessions generally cost $90, and cost $300 for all four sessions. For details, including registration, special rates and CLE credits, visit www.duq.edu/cle, email cle@duq.edu or call 412.396.6300.

The Sciullo series is named for the late professor, who served as dean of Duquesne University’s School of Law from 1982-1993. He served as dean emeritus until his death in 2000, and is remembered for fostering the law school’s CLE program from its beginning.

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