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School of Law to Host International Seminar on Nov. 9 and 10

The Duquesne University School of Law, in cooperation with the Inter-American Bar Association, will host Current Constitutional Issues in the Americas, an international seminar devoted to constitutionalism in the Western Hemisphere. The free seminar will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Room 204 of the law school.

The seminar will feature some of the most accomplished justices, judges, law professors and other jurists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. 

Among the featured seminar participants will be:

  • Robert S. Barker, distinguished professor of law and seminar coordinator, Duquesne University
  • Allan R. Brewer-Carias, professor of law, Columbia University Law School
  • The Hon. John M. Evans, judge, The Federal Court of Appeals
  • Jose Gamas Torruco, director, Museum of the Constitutions, Mexico
  • Susan C. Hascall, assistant professor of law, Washburn University School of Law
  • Oman A. Rodriguez, member, legal staff, Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica.

Current Constitutional Issues in the Americas is the fifth in a series of biennial seminars, which began in 2004. The seminar is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. The cost is free for attorneys seeking CLE credit.

Registration is required. For more information, including the program schedule and list of distinguished speakers, visit www.duq.edu/law/americas-seminar or call 412-396-6282.

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.