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Upcoming DCLI Spring Break Hours

DCLI Spring Break hours of operation are Monday, March 4 - Sunday, March 10. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, during this period.

Spring Break (March 4 - March 9, 2013)

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8

7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

12 p.m. - 12 a.m.


Please visit The DCLI's hour's page to view more information about regular and holiday hours of operation.

Duquesne University Law School
“Give from the Heart” Blood Drive


Wednesday, February 6, 2013
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Law School Lower Lounge

Help us make your experience faster and more convenient
by Pre-Registering today!

Visit www.centralbloodbank.org and search with sponsor code
CU090013, or contact Julianne Cutruzzula at duqlawsba@gmail.com

Newest Collections available in HeinOnline

The Center recently acquired a set of new libraries as part of the 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).

Students and faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI. Accessing HeinOnline from DCLI does not require authentication. You can access HeinOnline from off-campus by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID number (16-digit number on ID card).


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.HeinOnline can also be found on the Center's Legal Research Databases page.

Legal News Links

U.S. appeals court denies Apple in Samsung patent fight

Ark. judge affirms $181 million in legal fees

Texas judge faces inquiry into wrongful conviction

Prosecutors Mounting New Case Against Blackwater Security Guards

Milan Court Convicts Three Americans in CIA Kidnapping

DNA evidence errors raise more questions in N.Y. rape cases

Latest Legal Link



NLRG is another source for sample legal research memos and briefs, giving the legal writer a useful template in constructing new documents. Go to “Legal Content” link and choose “Research Samples” NLRG furnishes an alphabetical of legal topics to choose. For example, if the visitor scrolls to the C’s, they will encounter “Criminal Law and Procedure: Search & Seizure - Motion to Suppress”. Simply click on the document title to access a free, full-text PDF version of the Motion. Users will find the site categorized by subject matter and author, providing multiple methods for retrieving documents. These documents provide excellent form examples for legal professional and paralegals to use in their work.