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2010 DCLI Spring Break Hours

DCLI Spring Break hours of operation for exams are Monday, March 1 - Sunday, March 7. The Center will be open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, during this period.

March 1, 2010 - March 6, 2010 (SPRING BREAK)

Monday, March 1- Friday, March 5
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 6
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

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

DCLI/ACLL Librarians Create Two New PA Legal Research Guides

Two new guides to Pennsylvania Legal Research materials have recently been developed by our law librarians. Please visit the following links to access these resources:

Duquesne Law wins Regional National Trial Competition

Congratulations to our second year team, Keaton Carr, Cassidy Neal and David Renner, who defeated Villanova in the final round of the Regional Competition in Philadelphia, February 5—7, to advance to the National Championship in Dallas, to be held March 24-27. Keaton Carr was named Best Advocate of the Tournament.

This is the first time Duquesne has won this tournament, hosted every year by Temple Law School. The entire Duquesne Team included Amanda Sorrell, Josh Lamm, Casey Mullen, Curt Schaffner and Derek Jones. The team is coached by Professor Bruce Antkowiak, Michelle Mantine L'06, and Kelli Giles (3D). The Trial Advocacy program is under the direction of Professors Michael Streib and Amelia Joiner.

Mock Crime Scene in DCLI

The Institute of Forensic Science & Law is conducting its annual crime scene investigation on the Ground Floor of DCLI from February 19-27. The Center wants to assure users that the display is for educational purposes only, and not a real crime scene! DCLI requests your cooperation in not disturbing the mock crime scene.

Legal News Links

Does Justice Thomas' Silence Thwart Advocacy?

E-Discovery Failings That Amount to Gross Negligence

Interview Strategies: Navigating the Question Minefield

Toyota receives grand jury subpoena for documents

Whose Blame Is It Anyway?

Latest Legal Links

WestLawNext

http://west.thomson.com/westlawnext/

Westlaw recently changed its name to WestLawNext. The name change reflects numerous improvements that propel West's online research resources to the next level. Visit the above link to view the “How it Works Link”, explaining new highlights, such as the elimination of database selection in favor of jurisdiction. The information video describes more efficient means of saving an individual's research. The link includes a “What people are saying” video which describes improvements in the areas of searching, efficient organization, and ease of use. Finally, you'll find opportunities to learn more online, or attend a Preview Breakfast. Look for more information regarding WestLawNext in the March 8, 2010, issue of DuqLawWire.