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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts a New Code of Judicial Conduct

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted on January 8, 2014 a new Code of Judicial Ethics that will go into effect July 1, 2014 (Rules of Judicial Administration No. 420). Among notable changes from the prior code is the adoption of provisions dealing with nepotism and service on commercial boards, including the issues of recusal and disqualification. For text of the new Code, go to

Essential Library Service for Students - Personal Law Librarian (PLL)

The Center provides each student a Personal Law Librarian (PLL) to serve as point of contact, answer any questions about the library, as well as offer guidance in accessing the collections, services, and facilities available to Duquesne law students. The Center recognizes the need for personal attention for the law students, and the PLL-student partnership accommodates this important academic need by offering superior service, unmatched by any other institution. Your PLL will contact you via email soon. Please take this opportunity to arrange a meeting or phone conversation to discuss your academic legal information needs, and maximize the resources and services available to you through the Center.

The Center hosts a PLL page at the following URL: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/center-for-legal-information/services-for-students-Personal-Law-Librarian

DCLI Resources for Law Students

The Center offers numerous resources and services for Duquesne Law Students. Here are a few samples of these helpful resources:


The Center keeps a copy of most textbooks and other materials used during the current semester at the Circulation Desk. Select past exams may also be available.

  • Materials may be used in the library for 2 hours.
  • Valid DU ID required.
  • Find reserves on SOLCAT.
  • Don't forget that some professors use eReserves.

DuqLawWire - The Center's eNewsletter

In order to easily keep you better informed of important legal research resources and events, the Center offers DuqLawWire, which is distributed via email to all law students.

Library Blog

In order to easily keep you better informed of important legal developments, the Center offers a blog. Please check out the blog!

Requesting Items from Other Libraries

If the Center does not possess a particular source, it may be obtained from another OCLC member library. Availability is confirmed rapidly through WorldCat. Urgent requests for small documents may also be processed by fax. For assistance, contact the Circulation Supervisor (Mrs. McBride) at 412.396.5017.

Latest Legal Link



Washlaw is a free, comprehensive, legal research web resource developed by Washburn University School of Law. Washlaw strives to post all known online legal-related links. Highlights of this useful resource include the following:
The site's homepage lists legal topics alphabetically by subject and geographic area, including numerous international links. The directories page links to over 50 online legal directories from law schools, law firms, and other legal related sites. The federal law and government documents page "provides access to all known federal law in the United States as well as law-related government document resources. It is arranged by subject and agency." Similarly, the site maintains an extensive listing of state legal resources. There is also a page devoted to foreign, international, and United Nations legal resources. These links feature primary and secondary resources for numerous countries. A page devoted to law firm links is available, including regional, national, and international offices. The "law jobs" page not only lists employment resources, but also important professional development resources pertaining to continuing legal education, legal seminars, and bar preparation.