DCLI New Collection Arrivals

DCLI showcases numerous new treatise arrivals in the "New Book" section of the library, adjacent to the 1st floor popular reading area. Like most DCLI collection materials, these items are available to borrow. We encourage Duquesne students and faculty to explore our new titles. Here are just a few samples from the "New Book" shelf:

John O. Sonsteng with Donna Ward, Colleen Bruce and Michael Petersen. A legal education renaissance: a practical approach for the twenty-first century: the history and status of legal education. Lake Mary, FL.: Vandeplas Pub, 2008.

Ellen S. Podgor, Roger S. Clark. Understanding international criminal law. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2008.

Frank B. Cross. The theory and practice of statutory interpretation Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Law Books, 2009.

New Article on Writing Petitions for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court

There is an especially good article on writing petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court published in Litigation (2008) and reprinted in 2008 Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Effective Advocacy in the Federal Appellate Courts:

Timothy S. Bishop, Jeffrey W. Sarles, Stephen J. Kane. "Tips on petition for and opposing certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court." Pennsylvania Bar Institute, c2008.

Here's another relevant article:

Swanson, Joseph W. "Experience Matters: The Rise of a Supreme Court Bar and its Effect on Certiorari." The journal of appellate practice and process. 9.1 (2007): 175-204

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