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SPRING 2014 Schedule

Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education Saturday Series

Duquesne University School of Law
Room 203
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sat., February 22, 2014                                

The Affordable Care Act: Early Outcomes and Legal Implications
Presented by Valarie K. Blake, Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Law

Course Description

3 Hours Substantive

Sat., March 8, 2014

Narrative Skills and the Law
Presented by Special Guest Marshall Goldberg
With Continental Breakfast

Course Description

3 Hours Substantive

Sat., March 29, 2014

The Violence Against Women Act and its Impact on the U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: A Story of Vindication, Loss, and a New Human Rights Paradigm

Professor Cheryl Hanna, Vermont Law School

Associate Dean Jane Campbell Moriarty, Duquesne University School of Law
Professor Rona Kaufman Kitchen, Duquesne University School of Law
Lisette McCormick, Esq., Pa. Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness
Judith Hale Reed, Duquesne School of Law Student, International Development Professional
Professor Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Patricia Falk, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law;
Professor Judith Lipton, Case Western Reserve University

Course Description

3 Hours Substantive

Sat.., April 26, 2014

Advanced Legal Writing Student CLE Presentations &
Fresh Ethics: PA's Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Lawyers and Judges

The first part of the program is presented by students of Duquesne University School of Law's Advanced Legal Writing course, Legal Research and Writing Program, under the instruction of  Adjunct Professors April Milburn- Knizner and Sherri Adelkoff

The second part of the program, "Fresh Ethics," is presented by Professor Mark Yochum. It will  explore the impact of new sets of rules on lawyer practice put in place in the Winter of 2013-14, when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court revised the Rules of Professional Conduct and issued a new Code of Judicial Conduct. The Rules of Professional Conduct now have fresh emphasis on concerns occasioned by technology and out-sourcing. The Code of Judicial Conduct, after 40 years of no significant change, enters the 21st century with a new view on such issues as recusal, campaign contributions, and nepotism.

Course Description

1 Hour Substantive
2 Hours Ethics

More CLE Opportunities

Duquesne University School of Law also presents a four-hour substantive CLE on Tues., April 22 (8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.). Learn about Understanding the Pennsylvania State Parole System.

CLE Costs & Registration


Individual courses generally cost $90, and the Sciullo series of four courses costs $300. The registration page lists special rates that apply to specific courses. A limited number of CLE scholarships are available. Duquesne Law Alumni Association members receive a $25 discount on an individual course or the series each fall and spring. Find out about all DLAA membership benefits. 

CLE registration is required. Attendees can pay online at the time of registration - E-check and credit cards (Visa, MC and Discover) are accepted - or at the door with cash, check or credit card following online registration. 

CLE Credit

These courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for substantive or ethics credits as noted above. For Continuing Legal Education credit outside Pennsylvania, Duquesne University School of Law will provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance.  Participants can request this form and use it to obtain credit outside of Pennsylvania.


Contact cle@duq.edu or call 412.396.6300.