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: How Innovative Law Professors Delivered Distance Education in the Late 19th Century 

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 Meaningful 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
Quelling the Silver Tsunami: Compassionate Release of Elderly Offenders

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


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Faculty Referenced In Article

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