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Forensic Fridays

Forensic Fridays is a CLE and professional education series offered four times yearly both onsite and online to eligible professionals. Also open to the general public, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of Substantive and/or Ethics CLE credit, and are eligible for professional continuing education credit as noted.

Defining Sexual Assault and Legal Consent in the #MeToo Era

A Forensic Fridays Seminar
Co-sponsored by Duquesne University's Schools of Law and Nursing

Friday, SEPTEMBER 14

8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
and ONLINE via LIVE videostream

In the wake of a cascade of recent events that have included everything from the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to the conviction of comedian Bill Cosby, societal concepts of both sexual assault and legal consent are rapidly shifting. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, women and others in all walks of life are forcing us to reconsider what is and is not acceptable in relations between the sexes.

But are criminal and employment laws keeping up with such developments? Are there lessons from the clinical investigation of sexual assaults and the psychological literature on victimology that can help us better define our terms in the pursuit of enhanced public safety and social justice?

Please join court-recognized forensic mental health expert, lecturer and author Allan Pass, Duquesne University Professor of Law Rona Kaufman, Duquesne University Professor of Nursing Kathleen Sekula, Chief Deputy State Attorney General Laura Ditka, criminal defense attorney Charles LoPresti, forensic psychologist Ayn O'Reilly, and Duquesne University Professor of Psychology/attorney Susan Goldberg for this timely professional education seminar on one of the most critical issues facing American society today.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 6 hours of Substantive Continuing Legal Education credit.

Duquesne University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

As an approved provider unit, the School of Nursing is able to offer 5.5 Continuing Education credits in Nursing, Psychology and Social Work.

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Balancing Individual Privacy and Public Safety in the Accessibility of Cell Phones

 A Forensic Fridays Seminar

Friday, NOV. 16

1 - 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne Union


Contact Us

Contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu
for more information or to register by phone or email.

Scholarships are available. Find out more.

Not in the Pittsburgh area?

Never fear - All our programs are offered ONLINE!
Just select the "Distance Learning" registration option.