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SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

04/25/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Searching for the right job is no walk in the park. College grads would be hard-pressed to name a bigger source of stress than answering the dreaded question, “What comes next?” But for gay and transgender Americans, the job search is made all the more difficult by the […]

Two Duquesne law professors among 1,000 to reject Trump’s Attorney General nominee

Two Duquesne law professors among 1,000 to reject Trump’s Attorney General nominee

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor A new president means a new administration. Sometimes, however, appointees can draw plenty of controversy. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the nominee for Attorney General, has garnered significant scrutiny since he was picked for the job. On Jan. 10 and 11, he faced in his hearing a national letter […]

Duquesne ranks second in state bar exam

Duquesne ranks second in state bar exam

Hallie Lauer | Staff Writer Duquesne University law students have once again raised the bar — literally. As of early October, Duquesne University law students ranked the second highest on their bar exam results in Pennsylvania. This is the 10th time in the past 11 years Duquesne has surpassed the statewide average of 75.35 percent, […]

DU law school helps falsely convicted criminals

DU law school helps falsely convicted criminals

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Innocent until proven guilty is the standard for the American criminal justice system. However, that process can sometimes fail, resulting in innocent people going to jail. A 2014 study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests 4 percent of prisoners on death row, a relatively […]

New Duquesne law clinic to focus on juvenile education

New Duquesne law clinic to focus on juvenile education

Carolyn Conte | Staff Writer Pittsburgh-area grade school and high school students in danger of expulsion will have a new place to turn to for help in Duquesne’s new Education Law Clinic. Assistant Clinical Law professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson will supervise students as they pursue juvenile cases in the new clinic, which partners Duquesne law students […]

College application questions face scrutiny

College application questions face scrutiny

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief A civil rights advocacy group recently opened inquiries with 17 southern universities about how questions on their admissions applications unfairly discriminate against minority applicants — questions that Duquesne has on its application, too. According to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, application questions that ask about a prospective […]

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke A Pennsylvania lawmaker intends to propose legislation that would allow bars that purchase special liquor licenses to remain open until 4 a.m., two hours past the current mandated closing time. Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce the bill, which he thinks would make Pennsylvania’s cities more appealing to […]

Pennsylvania gives few legal shields to LGBT Community

By Brandon Addeo| The Duquesne Duke Businesses in Indiana are not allowed to refuse service to homosexuals, following a backlash which has brought revisions to Indiana’s new religious freedom law. In Pennsylvania, businesses are free to discriminate as they wish, and there is no overarching law to stop them. According to Duquesne law professor Bruce […]

Law student succeeds at Sport Karate World Games

Law student succeeds at Sport Karate World Games

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne first-year law student Ali Viola is making Pittsburgh history as a successful female karate fighter. Viola, 22, is a seven-time National Black League World Champion karate fighter who just added two world titles to her collection at the 2014 Super Grands, or Sport Karate World Games. Competitors […]

Former president Murray dies at 82

Former president Murray dies at 82

By Julian Routh | News Editor Former Duquesne president John R. Murray Jr., who led the University into the 21st century, died Wednesday at age 82. Murray, chancellor and law professor, served as Duquesne’s first lay president from 1988 to 2001. During that time, he oversaw an increase in enrollment at the University, a median […]

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