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    Sciullo CLE Series Presents ‘Religion, Secularism and Morality’

    The Dean John J. Sciullo Fundamentals of Law Continuing Education Series at Duquesne University presents Religion, Secularism and Morality.

    This Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, featuring Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz, will examine the thought-provoking relationship among secularism, religion and morality in law, the theory of law, the practice of law and education in law.

    The first hour will chart the possible future development of Establishment Clause jurisprudence. The second hour will explore proposals to blur the religion/non-religion distinction in different contexts in constitutional law. The last hour will examine legal education from the perspective of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's distinction between morality and law. What is the role, if any, of religion in any law school's program? Is that question the same or different from asking about the role of morality in any law school's program?

    The Sciullo series is named for the late professor, who served as dean of Duquesne University's School of Law from 1982-1993. He served as dean emeritus until his death in 2000, and is remembered for fostering the law school's CLE program from its beginning.

    When: Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Where: Room 203, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

    Information: Approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and three (3) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. For more information, including cost, call 412.396.6282 or email

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