Duquesne Law to host Mon River Colloquium

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Duquesne University School of Law will host this year's Mon River Colloquium, an annual event for law faculty from Duquesne, West Virginia University College of Law, and University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The full-day program will be held on Fri., March 23, 2018, in the Faculty Lounge. 

Wesley M. Oliver, Duquesne Law's associate dean for faculty scholarship and director of the criminal justice program, is organizing the program.

The colloquium is open exclusively to law faculty from the three universities. 


10:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast

10:30-10:45 a.m. Welcome by Wesley M. Oliver, Duquesne Law

10:45-11:30 a.m. Bernard Hibbitts, Pitt Law
Letters of the Law: The Rise and Fall of University-Based Legal Education by Mail, 1875-1885

11:30-11:45 a.m. Ann Schiavone, Duquesne Law
K-9 Catch-22: The Dilemma of Using Police Dogs for Apprehension of Suspects

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, WVU Law
Comparing Non-Profit Apples & For-Profit Oranges

12-1 p.m. Lunch

1-1:45 p.m. Marjorie McDiarmid, WVU Law
Mandating Meaning Forensic Discovery: A Proposal to Fuel the Engine of Truthfulness

1:45 – 2 p.m. Rhonda Wasserman, Pitt Law
The Court's Duty to Absent Class Members in our Adversarial System

2-2:15 p.m. Richard Heppner, Duquesne Law
What We Talk About When We Talk About Law: Foregrounding Metaphors in Judicial Opinions

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Jalila Jefferson-Bullock, Duquesne Law
The Constitution and the Power of Mobility in Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Joshua Fershee, WVU Law
When Social Benefit Entities Undermine Social Benefit

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Sheila Velez Martinez, Pitt Law
Humanitarian Asylum and the Role of Forensic Psychiatrists


Download the agenda.  


Faculty Referenced In Article

Richard Heppner, J.D., Ph.D.Visiting Assistant Professor
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock, M.A., J.D.Assistant Professor of Law
Wesley M. Oliver, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Criminal Justice Program Director, and Professor of Law
Ann Schiavone, J.D.Assistant Professor