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Forensic Fridays Explores Topics Outside of Traditional Forensic Sciences

The popular Forensic Fridays series at Duquesne University returns this fall to campus with an expanded focus on topics outside of traditional forensic sciences. Forensic Fridays, hosted by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, was developed to offer continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities on a regular basis and in shorter courses better suited to the busy schedules of professionals.

“Following our first seminar, which will broadly address the working relationship between attorneys and experts, this season of Forensic Fridays will see our expansion into topical areas not commonly associated with forensic science,” said Ben Wecht, program administrator for the institute. “In particular, we will be exploring the roles of accounting and economic expertise in such areas as white collar crime and divorce law.”

Each of the following Forensic Friday seminars will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on campus:

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Working With Forensic Experts, Sept. 16
  • Topics in Forensic Accounting, Nov. 11
  • Forensic Economic Applications in Divorce Litigation, Dec. 2.

“We’re very pleased with the growth of Forensic Fridays,” said Director Fred Fochtman. “Since its inception in the spring of 2010, not only has average attendance increased, but the breadth of our registrants’ professional backgrounds suggests that our topics are of relevance to multiple professional constituencies.”

Three CLE credits as well as three hours of ACT 48 credits will be offered for each seminar. Two substantive and one ethics credit as well as continuing nursing education will be offered for the Sept. 16 seminar.

For more information and to register, call 412.396.1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.