Past CLE Programs

January 21, 2020, Noon-1:30 p.m., Room 203
The Framers' View on Impeachment
1.5 Substantive Credits
Duquesne University School of Law, Room 203

Professor Wilson Huhn will present an interactive program where participants can take the roles of various framers of the Constitution as we recreate the debates on impeachment at the Constitutional Convention. Should time allow we shall also discuss the Pardons Clause and the Emoluments Clauses.

Fall 2019

The Bonehead Play 

Without emotion, ethics compliance and professionalism will be at best weakly formal. Inspiration for a higher level of ethical performances can come from the rest of life. In this talk, Professor Yochum will explore the ethics of sportsmanship as a model for professional practice. The title refers to the mistake Fred Merkle made in a storied baseball event of 1908, wherein the failure to attend to a simple rule leads to professional disaster and even death.

Personal Contact 

The last broad restriction on solicitation of clients by lawyers is the restriction on personal contact. This session will explore the continuing viability of this rule in an era when limitations on lawyers' commercial speech are tested for their efficacy in remediating a real harm. The personal contact rule has little historical validity and its value, if any, is shrouded in mythology. Are lawyers, like Dracula, skilled in the art of evil persuasion?

Introduction to Will Drafting and Advance Directives: A Medical - Legal Perspective

The Allegheny County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Center and the School of Law partnered to provide volunteer attorneys with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to prepare simple Pennsylvania wills and Powers of Attorney for clients with low incomes who qualify for free legal services. Participants also heard from an interdisciplinary panel of medical and legal experts who offered a collaborative approach to decision making about end-of-life care.

Women's Energy Network Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Inaugural Educational Conference in Partnership with Duquesne University School of Law

This daylong conference featured presentations by women working within the industry. They discussed their experiences in environmental permitting and regulation, asset purchasing and leasing, asset development and title issues and midstream and pipelines. The women are all leaders in their field of expertise and provided attendees with a glimpse into operations in the Appalachian region. Keynote speaker Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia, LLC, Chevron North America Exploration and Production shared her experiences and insights about opportunities and challenges in the industry.

Speaker Bios

Conference Schedule

Spring 2019

Building Faith: Protecting Religious Freedom Through Land Use Laws

Alzheimer's/Dementia-Related Cognitive Impairment in the Law Firm Setting: Raising Awareness and Reviewing Options

Artificial Intelligence Conference

Abraham Lincoln, The Lawyer

Murray Excellence in Scholarship Lecture: James Forman, Jr. "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Special Counsel Investigations and Legal Ethics

Compliance in a Post GDPR World: The Global Trend of Stricter Data Privacy and How that is Impacting Companies


The Pennsylvania Constitution at 50

Quelling the Silver Tsunami: Compassionate Release of Elderly Offenders

Pittsburgh Baseball Drug Trials: A Look Back to 1985

Litigating Innocence: The Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Shifting Tides: Contemporary Issues in American, English, and European Law

#MeToo: Law, (Mis)Conceptions, Backlash, and Norms

The Prohibition Era and Policing: A Legacy of Misregulation