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Prof. McCants Lewis moderates U.S. District Court, Pa. Western District CLE

This week Prof. Tracey McCants Lewis moderates an important program kicking off the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania's Bicentennial Series.

Race Relations and Civil Rights Cases in the Western District will be held on Feb. 7, 2018, beginning with a documentary ("Wendell G. Freeland, A Silent Soldier"). The Allegheny County Bar Association-sponsored continuing legal education program runs 3-5 p.m., followed by a reception.

McCants Lewis moderates the CLE featuring law alum Hon. Timothy Lewis of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (a Duquesne Law alum); Witold Walczak of the American Civil Liberties Union; and Mark Fatla of the Northside Leadership Conference (also a Duquesne Law alum).

Among the session topics is a discussion of desegregation in the Western District of Pennsylvania, including the "Hoots" case, which resulted in the formation of the Woodland Hills School District. This discussion will address the events giving rise to the commencement of the "Hoots" case, the socio-economic climate of the times, the parties and their perspective interests, and the progression of the case from start through conclusion. The panel will also discuss the aftermath of the case and whether it has any continuing relevance.

Learn More

Visit the Allegheny County Bar Association's Feb. 7, 2018 CLE event page.

Duquesne Law will host the final event of the U.S. District Court's Bicentennial Series, a CLE looking back to the Major League Baseball drug trials held in Pittsburgh during the 1980s. The Oct. 11, 2018, program will be held in the Charles Dougherty Ballroom in the Power Center on campus. Details to follow.

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