Diversity CLE Programs
As part of a Catholic and Spiritan University Founded in 1878, our Law School's Mission since our very inception in 1911 has been (and steadfastly remains) built upon a pursuit of justice that advances the values of human dignity and mutual respect. As a law school, we are uniquely positioned to foster inclusive excellence and we are obligated to be powerful agents of change in our community.
To that end, Duquesne Law will be presenting a series of CLEs devoted to the subjects of race, poverty, and democracy. We will be working with our faculty, alumni, and community to present programming to highlight the deleterious effects of racism and discrimination, and to examine how democratic institutions have historically perpetuated, and can be used to combat, racial injustice. Our goal is to educate, lead positive change and serve as active participants against racial injustice.
Continuing Legal Education-Race, Poverty & Democracy Series
Police Dogs: Problems of Violence and Racism
Presented by Ann Schiavone L'03, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Associate Professor of Law
Friday, March 19, 2021, 12-1 PM
1 hour of substantive CLE credit
This CLE will discuss the dilemma of using police dogs in the apprehension of criminal suspects, particularly focusing on the issues surrounding use of force and racial bias. Recent severe injuries and even deaths caused by police dogs have triggered media attention and government audits of K-9 programs. We will discuss the legal basis for using police dogs for the apprehension function, while bringing in historical, scientific, and psychological evidence along with current events to help reevaluate their use.