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Prof. Levine Highlighted in Post-Gazette Article

Law Professor Breaks New Ground with 2 Awards in year

By Kathleen Ganster


Jan Levine received two honors this year, becoming the first law professor to win the two awards in the same year.

Mr. Levine, director of Duquesne University School of Law Legal Research and Writing Program, received the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing and the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award. ..

Please visit the following link to the Post-Gazette to read the entire article:


Recent Blog Posting Discusses Prof. Rooksby's Trademark article in The Chronicle

Law scholar slams universities over misuse of trademark law

By John van der Luit-Drummond


For decades universities, like their commercial counterparts, have been expanding their trademark portfolios, with the $4.6 billion industry for licensed merchandise an important revenue stream. However, one academic sector voice has accused such higher education institutions of misusing trademark law, going too far in a bid to create licensing revenue.

Please click on the following link to read the entire article: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=86c303bd-4d6d-40b8-9789-c49dc53679c3

LED Screens available in all Study Rooms

The Center recently upgraded and improved the technology resources available in the Study Rooms. We are excited to share the details of the numerous upgrades in the facilities available to Duquesne Law students and faculty. Please do not hesitate to contact us, or consult your Personal Law Librarian (PLL) about these powerful new assets available to you. Collaborative learning environments are at the forefront of higher education IT resources. The Center strives to provide students and faculty with these leading edge tools to enhance your law school scholarship, and foster valuable presentation experience that can be utilized in the workplace. The Center is promoting collaborative learning technology by installing 55" LED high definition monitors, which are now available in each of the Study Rooms. The recent advancements reported in this issue of DuqLawWire are the product of much planning and work by DCLI and the Law School IT Department.

HDMI Cables

The IT Department placed some cables on reserve to be used with the new monitors installed in the study room. Students can use the cables to connect their laptop, iPad, iPhone, or any other device that has an HMDI connection. Barcodes have been attached to each cable, and they can be checked-out from the DCLI Service Center Desk, like a study room key, for two hour periods. Our Student Assistants will be happy to retrieve the cables, which are located in the Reserve Room, clearly labeled "HDMI CABLES".

Broughton Lab

PHOTO: Example of students using HD Monitor for Collaborative Study Purposes

Here's how the cables are listed in SOLCAT:


Driscoll, Chris, Sparks, Cameron, Power, Dayna (School of Law IT Department)


HDMI Connection Cables for Monitors in Study Rooms (From IT Department)

The Center features:

  • 10 private group study rooms, furnished with 55" flat screen monitor with a laptop and mobile device connection
  • Collaboration tables accompany the HD monitors and allow students to share the screen and collaborate on group projects
  • IT Cables to be checked-out from Service Center Desk for use with the HD Monitors in the Study Rooms

Study Room

PHOTO: Collaborative Study Room G8

Broughton Lab added to Collaborative Study Rooms

Broughton Lab, located in Room G-1 or the Center, can also be used for collaborative study purposes and meetings. The Center has been updated with new computers on all three floors of the Law Library, including Broughton Lab on the Ground Floor, and Room 118. All computers are equipped with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013.

LED Screen

PHOTO: Broughton Lab's HD monitor, conference table, and computing facilities and updated collaborative study space

Sciullo CLE Series - Spring 2014

The School of Law courses in the Dean John J. Sciullo CLE Series are offered Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in Room 203. Register online for the series or individual courses. Cost remains $300 for the series or $90 per course. Members of Duquesne Law Alumni Assoc. receive a $25 discount each fall and spring. Series or course payments can be made online at time of registration or at the door.

Sat., March 29
The Violence Against Women Act and its Impact on the U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: A Story of Vindication, Loss, and a New Human Rights Paradigm
Three Hours Substantive

Sat., April 26
Advanced Legal Writing Student CLEs
Presented by students of Duquesne University School of Law Advanced Legal Writing Class
Instructed by Adjunct Professors April Milburn-Knizner and Sherri Adelkoff
Three Hours Substantive

All course descriptions are available online. Questions? Contact cle@duq.edu or call 412.396.6300. REGISTER today.

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SAVE THE DATE! -Upcoming Events

Annual DLAA Young Alumni Event
Class years 2004-2013
Business Development"
March 27, 2014
The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
5:30-6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Reception
RSVP by March 24

62nd Annual Law Alumni Reunion Dinner
Reunion years: 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, 1964, 1959, 1954
April 11, 2014
Power Center Ballroom
5:00 Reception
6:30 Dinner

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