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Upcoming CLE Classes at ACLL

April 29, 2013
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Researching Pennsylvania Constitutional Law & History

Researching Pennsylvania constitutional law and history sources in print and online (PA Constitution Web Site).

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one (1) hour of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

April 30, 2013
12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics

Reviews both ABA and PA legal ethics resources as well as secondary sources and online resources at the ABA, Office of Government Ethics, and PA Ethics Commission.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.


Walk-ins allowed if space is available.

3 Credit Sessions

  • $50 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $60 for non-library card holders

1 Credit Sessions

  • $25 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $30 for non-library card holders

Please make checks payable to: Allegheny County Law Library

To Register: Please call Marlene Vatter (vatter@duq.edu) at 412.396.6188.

Classes Held At:
Allegheny County Law Library
City-County Building (9th Floor)
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

If you would like to see a particular course offered, please suggest it to Dr. Joel Fishman at 412.350.5353.

Questions?: Contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353; or e-mail fishman@duq.edu.

Duquesne Law School hosts Chinese Visiting Legal Scholars

Duquesne School of Law is happy to host two visiting scholars from the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China (CUPL), who are visiting the Duquesne University School of Law over the next several weeks. This visit is part of an ongoing faculty exchange between CUPL and Duquesne.

The visiting scholars are:

Attorney and Professor (Ms.) Wang Shu, Clinician of Intellectual Property Law Clinic of CUPL, Deputy Director and researcher of the Intellectual Property Research Center and Lawyer of a Beijing law firm. She has visited the United States previously, and participated in the University of Washington and University of the Pacific training workshops. Professor Wang has conducted comparative research on civil and commercial law systems between Anglo-American Legal System and Chinese Civil Law. Additionally, Professor Wang has registered in the Law Society of Hong Kong as a partner lawyer of the China Lawyer Firm which is a subdivision of China Legal service (H.K.) and accomplished postgraduate courses of Economics Law. In 2000, at the expiration of her overseas task, Professor Wang came back to CUPL, and taught at the Intellectual Property Law Research Institute of CCE Law School until the present day.

Attorney and Dr. (Ms.) Lan Hua is Associate Professor of Faculty of International Law, CUPL, who has taught required upper-level course in International Law, as well as Upper-level courses in Selected EU Case Study, International Organization Law, and Jessup International Law Moot Court. She has also taught Introduction to International Law Classics, Legal English, and a course on China and WTO (in English). Dr. Lan's current research interests include International Environmental Law (climate change issues particularly), European Law, and WTO Law. She is the author of numerous law review articles.

The Duquesne Law School hopes to provide the CUPL visitors a first-hand experience of American legal education. Activities include touring the Law School, the University, City of Pittsburgh, attending classes, meeting with Law School deans, colleagues and law students, visiting and observing clinical and other programs, courts, and law firms.

Please help us extend a warm welcome to our guests!

Please take the ACLL User Survey

The Allegheny County Law Library is conducting a survey to obtain information from its patrons on the library's usage, programs, and policies. This is the last week to take the survey by Friday. Completing this survey will assist us in developing future policies concerning acquisitions, ongoing programs, and new programs. The survey will take only 3-4 minutes to complete. We welcome your participation. Please share this message with other colleagues.

The library survey is available at the following link:


Duquesne University 21st Annual Woman of the Year Award

The Duquesne University School of Law Women’s Law Association’s (WLA) is dedicated to raising awareness about issues affecting women, and each year it recognizes an alumnus and a recent graduate who demonstrate leadership and a dedication to their community.

This year’s Woman of the Year recipient is Mary C. McGinley of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, and the recent graduate recipient is Lisa Mebane Barnett of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. You are cordially invited to attend the annual Woman of the Year event at Storms Restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. We hope that you will join us in honoring these outstanding women attorneys. Storms is located at 429 4th Avenue. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the awards presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Andrea C. Capasso at capassoa@duq.edu by Monday, April 15, 2013.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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