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Special Collections available in HeinOnline

ACLL offers a number of specialized libraries as part of its HeinOnline Collection. The following HeinOnline resources are now available to Students and Faculty:

Congress & the Courts

This library, featuring William H. Manz's Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History 1787-2010, brings together materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts and to provide all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government.

This new library focuses on development and growth of the federal courts and the judiciary as a source of original material of congressional fact finding and decision making. Decades of legislative intent, testimony, and pre-enactment history is provided in one centralized library.

Foreign and International Law Resources Database

The Foreign & International Law Resources Database contains more than100 international yearbooks, U.S. Law Digests, publications of The Hague Court of International Justice, and the Reports of International Arbitral Awards. With this collection, researchers can easily search or browse through some of the world's best international law publications.

State Session Laws Library

HeinOnline's Digital Session Laws collection contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. states as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the D.C.Register. All states are available back to inception!

Spinelli's Law Librarian's Reference Shelf

This collection is the first library designed exclusively for law librarians! It contains bibliographies, legal dictionaries, cataloging publications, AALL GDSIS State Bibliographies, AALL Publications Series, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and Subject Headings, Bibliography of Early American Law, Greenslips, serials, and links to scholarly articles.

State Attorney General Reports & Opinions

Attorney General Reports & Opinions constitute, for each state, an integral element in its framework of governing law, and have the characteristics of both primary and secondary authority. This collection includes access to the State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes access to the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States.

United Nations Law Collection

This collection contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, UNCITRAL Publications, the United Nations Legislative Series, and much more.

United States Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals

This unique collection features the reports, decisions, and records of several U.S. Federal Agencies, such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

HeinOnline includes a number of search and browse features for over two hundred law reviews and the Federal Register, providing the exact page image of legal journals. Journal holdings typically begin from a journal's inception to its most current volume. Holdings information is included in SOLCAT for each title.

Duquesne Named Best Value Law School by The National Jurist

Premieres as One of Only Six Private Schools Ranked on the List

Duquesne University is among just six private law schools named to The National Jurist 2015 Best Value Law Schools list. This marks the first time that Duquesne has been named to the Best Value list. In September 2013, the University was ranked No. 4 on The National Jurist Best Value Private Law School list.

"This is a tremendous honor" said Law Dean Ken Gormley. "Duquesne law school is now one of only six law schools in the United States to be recognized as a 'Best Value' not only among private institutions, but among all law schools in the country."

For its methodology, The National Jurist considered various academic and financial variables, including the law school's tuition, student debt accumulation, employment success, bar passage rate and cost of living. This Best Value list, which recognizes 53 law schools, includes the most private law schools to date.

"We've worked hard to give our students an outstanding legal education at an affordable cost," said Gormley. "The Duquesne administration has gone the extra mile by providing more scholarship dollars for our students than ever before and by supporting our vision of rebuilding the academic program."

In addition to the Best Value rankings, the School of Law is listed among the top-tier law schools by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked Duquesne's Legal Research and Writing program No. 12 and its part-time law program at No. 48 in the country.

"We are proud and grateful for this national recognition," said Gormley. "It confirms that Duquesne Law School is truly on the rise." 

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ACLL will be open according to the following schedule. Please visit The ACLL home page for more information regarding hours of operation.

Regular Library Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


noon - 5 p.m.



*CLOSED Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day, Friday, June 13, for Flag Day and Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

ACLL Summer Research and Reference Assistance

The DCLI/ACLL staff would like to wish all local legal professionals an best wishes during the summer season. In the meantime, don't forget to contact us with any reference needs, or submit a question via our eReference service. Also, visit the library web site to access important updates and legal research resources:


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State and Local Government of the Net


The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Use the drop-down menus on the left to view directory pages for:

States: State Government Offices-View all the websites in a given state, from a state's home page or governor's site to the smallest counties or townships.

Topics: The websites of state government constitutional officers, state legislatures, state judiciaries and departments across ALL states.