Welcome Back!

The staff at Duquesne Center for Legal Information welcomes you all back from the holiday break. For information on upcoming DCLI offerings and events, please visit the website at http://www.lawlib.duq.edu.

West's Unofficial Purdon's PA Statutes Available Free on the Internet

Access to unofficial PA statutes is now possible, due to an agreement between Thomson West and the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau. To access the resource, go to the Pennsylvania General Assembly site located at http://www.legis.state.pa.us, and under Law Information, select the Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West link.

WebPlus: West's New Legal Search Engine

To help legal researchers in their quest to find the most relevant legal information on the Web, Thomson has been developing and beta testing a new legal Web search engine called Westlaw WebPlus. Westlaw WebPlus complements Westlaw by filtering your search through authoritative Web sites selected by West attorney-editors. While you use Westlaw WebPlus, your Westlaw transaction charges are suspended. For a quick demo, please click Westlaw WebPlus.

Nutshells and Hornbooks Meet the Digital Age

Now researchers can search Nutshells on Westlaw. More than 100 titles are due to be loaded to Westlaw in the coming months. Hornbooks, too!  If you need more citations and a more thorough discussion of a practice area, you can turn to a hornbook. More than two dozen titles from the West hornbook Series will be available on Westlaw in the near future. To see the titles currently available on Westlaw, type nutshell or hornbook on the Directory page.

Duquesne Law News and Events

Dean Donald J. Guter, L’77, was the moderator at a recent meeting between retired generals and admirals and presidential candidates.  This gathering, which was sponsored by Human Rights First, took place in Des Moines, Iowa, from December 1-3.  Seven out of the fifteen presidential candidates were present to discuss the role of the next Commander-in-Chief in ensuring that interrogation and prisoner treatment policies are consistent with American values and the Geneva Conventions.  Dean Guter was recently interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on this issue; to read the full interview, please follow this link: 

The Law Alumni Office is taking reservations for “The Lion King” in Pittsburgh on February 9, 2008.  We will be dining at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel before the 8:00 p.m. show.  Tickets are limited, so call Jeanine DeBor, today (x5215)!

Redemption: The Story of the No Kill Movement in America, a presentation by Nathan J. Winograd on Saturday, January 19 at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Mr. Winograd is the Director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center. He has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state and national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation.  To register, please y55t6contact Joanne Moore at Animal Friends at jmoore@animalfriends.org