Don't Miss the Upcoming Barrister’s Ball

Please join us in celebrating one of Duquesne’s great traditions: The Barrister’s Ball.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the success of mid-terms and a chance to enjoy a night of food, fun and dancing with your professional colleagues.
The Barrister’s Ball will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Wyndham Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres until 7 p.m.

Dean Gormley and Student Bar Representatives will make a few remarks before dinner, which will be served from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Afterwards there will be an open bar, music, and dancing until 11:30 p.m.

Entrée Selections:
Garlic and Herb Rubbed Flatiron Steak
Orange Roughy with Lemon Tarragon
Vegetable Stuffed Eggplant

Seating is 8 per table so buy your tickets early to reserve a table for you and your friends!

Checks can be submitted to the Law School main office, attention to the Student Organizations Office.

See you at the ball!

DCLI Spring Break Hours

DCLI Spring Break hours of operation are Monday, February 27 - Sunday, March 4. The Center will be open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, during this period.


Spring Break (February 27 - March 4, 2012)

Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 2

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 3

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 4

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.

Law School Dean, Professors Receive Highest Professional Rating

Six Duquesne law professors have received the highest rating for ethical standards and professional ability based on peer review evaluations from Martindale-Hubbel, one of the nation’s leading legal publishers and reference companies. Read the full story. ..here.

HeinOnline Blog - FAQ – Are you a student having trouble logging in to HeinOnline?


Are you trying to access HeinOnline from off-campus?

Most schools offer remote access to their online resources via a proxy server. If you are trying to access HeinOnline from off-campus, please visit Duquesne Center for Legal Information’s web site and choose HeinOnline from the list of available Legal Research Databases.


Visit the above URL and use the following login information to access HeinOnline off-campus:

User Name: Your name

Password: Duquesne ID or Barcode Number

You can access HeinOnline from on-campus, by visiting the above URL. No authentication is necessary.

HeinOnLine provides a number of search and browse features for hundreds of law reviews and numerous additional resources such as Federal Register, United States Code, and United States Statutes at Large. HeinOnline provides the exact page image of legal journals. Title holdings typically begin from the publication’s inception. Holdings information is included in SOLCAT for each title.

If you have any questions about accessing HeinOnline, ask a librarian at 412-396-5017, email lawreference@duq.edu, or visit us at the Service Center Desk.

Upcoming CLE: Neuroscience on Trial

New Uses of Neuroscientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Litigation

Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Forensic Fridays

Friday, Feb. 10
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

With the explosion of litigation stemming from traumatic brain injuries and post-concussive syndrome, as well as the emerging role of fMRI scans to detect deception in criminal suspects, the role of neuroscience in the justice system has never been greater. Please join Dr. Lawson F. Bernstein, Jr., a clinical and forensic neuropsychiatrist; William R. Caroselli, an attorney who concentrates his practice on personal injury law, toxic torts and complex litigation; and Professor Jane Campbell Moriarty, associate dean and Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship at Duquesne University's School of Law, for this timely and informative seminar.

This seminar is accredited by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) substantive hours of CLE credit. Act 48 credit is available for Pennsylvania primary and secondary school teachers.

For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics
Or contact the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu

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The American Presidency Project


This web site is a compilation of presidential documents, providing a searchable database of the papers of the presidents. Highlights of the collection include the following materials: Messages and Papers Washington - Taft (1789-1913), Public Papers of the Presidents-Hoover to G.W. Bush (1929-2006) & Obama (2009), Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents-Carter - G.W. Bush (1977-2009), and Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents-Obama (2009-2012). Furthermore, the site features a Presidential Documents Archive, containing links to thousands of additional presidential materials. Archives documents contain Inaugural Addresses, Executive orders, Proclamations, National Political Party Platforms, and many other items. The Audio Video archive allows the user to experience audio addresses and YouTube videos, from Herbert Hoover through Barrack Obama. Some other important resources offered by this site consist of the Data Index, Elections Index, and links to the Presidential Libraries. Anyone researching American Presidents will find The American Presidency Project an invaluable resource.