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Mobile Applications for Law Students and Lawyers

Provides information about current mobile applications that might be of interest to law students and lawyers. Download links for apps are provided for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Palm, and other devices. Check back often for new apps!

Here's the link: http://libguides.law.ucla.edu/mobilelegalapps

DCLI Electronic Subscription Databases

In addition to LexisNexis and Westlaw, increasing numbers of the best loose-leaf services, treatises, journals, and other resources have been converted to online services. The Center for Legal Information subscribes to numerous electronic resources to provide Duquesne University School of Law Students and Faculty the most current legal research materials. These resources have been compiled into a convenient brochure, which is available at the Service Center Desk. These resource links are also available on the DCLI Legal Research Databases web page: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/legal-research-databases

DCLI encourages School of Law students and faculty to utilize these powerful legal research resources. Your PLL will contact you soon. Please take the opportunity to consult with your PLL for more information, or to request one-on-one instruction on the use of these databases:



Students and Faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID number (16 digit number on ID card).

HeinOnline provides 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.


Students and Faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).


LegalTrac offers indexing for over 800 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications. Titles with full-text holdings may be identified by searching SOLCAT by title.

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI offers Access to 600+ free CALI Lessons. Visit the following URL and use the below login information to access CALI both on and off-campus:

  • Logon to www.cali.org/register
  • Create a new username/password using the authorization code. You can obtain the authorization code by visiting the DCLI Service Center desk.
  • Get free access to 600+ CALI lessons in 32 legal subject areas!
  • Use relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learn in class.

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.

Bloomberg Law (BL)

Access is restricted to Duquesne University law students and law faculty. Please consult with your PLL to get your activation code and to answer any questions about accessing and using Bloomberg Law.


BNA Online

Duquesne University students and faculty have access to the Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) collection of online, subscription-based, legal research databases.

BNA Online - Individual Title Access
A list of BNA Online titles is available through SOLCAT, the School of Law Catalog: http://library.law.duq.edu/. Select "TITLE" from the drop-down menu and enter "BNA Online" into the search engine. Press RETURN or Click "Go". To access on-campus, select any of the resulting 737 titles in the list and click on the accompanying URL. No authentication is necessary. Use the following login information to access BNA resources off-campus:

User Name: Your Name

Password: DU ID Number

CCH Library - Intelliconnect

Many Commerce Clearing House (CCH) loose-leaf services have been converted to digital format. These products track, report, and explain their respective topic area. CCH Libraries are valuable research resources which provide the most up-to-date information.

CCH's Intelliconnect platform provides access to the following libraries:

  • Antitrust & Trade regulation
  • Business & Finance
  • China Law Express
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporation Law
  • Federal Securities
  • Health & Human Resources
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Omnitax
  • Health Law & Compliance
  • Kluwer Arbitration
  • Labor E-Library

To access CCH Intelliconnect, both on and off-campus, you must first create a login account.

  • From a computer in the DCLI library navigate to http://intelliconnect.cch.com
  • Select the "Click this link to create a User ID" link
  • Complete the required fields and select the "Submit" button.
  • Press the "Login In to CCH" button.

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.

Making of Modern Law


Making of Modern Law is a comprehensive full-text collection of over 21,000 legal works published during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You can access Making of Modern Law from on-campus by visiting the above URL. Use the following login information to access Making of Modern law off-campus:

User Name: Your Name

Password: DU ID Number

RIA Checkpoint Tax and Accounting Databases

DCLI subscribes to RIA Checkpoint, providing digital access to multiple resources that were previously available in print as loose-leaf services.

RIA Checkpoint is a source for tax and accounting research products. It combines popular RIA and WG&L titles into an integrated online service. Researchers have access to U.S. Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Coordinator 2d, RIA Citator 2d, and a variety of additional titles.

You can access RIA Checkpoint from on-campus by visiting the following URL http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/legal-research-databases and scroll down to the RIA Checkpoint link. Visit the same link and use the below login information to access RIA Checkpoint from off-campus. If you prefer, you can use this non-proxied link on any DCLI computer.

User Name: Your Name

Password: DU ID Number

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.



Palawlibrary provides access to several key Pennsylvania legal research sources. Coverage includes Pennsylvania District & County Reports (1977-present), selected Pennsylvania county opinions not published in the D&C, Pennsylvania Law Weekly: Digests of Recent Opinions (1994-present), Philadelphia City Solicitor opinions, and Pennsylvania court rules. Please stop by the DCLI Service Center Desk for the User Name and Password, to access Palawlibrary.com, both on and off-campus.

Access restricted to Duquesne University law students and faculty.

Pennsylvania Legislative Services. Capitol Toolbox


In-depth coverage of Pennsylvania legislative, regulatory and executive actions. Includes bill tracking, current Pennsylvania House and Senate calendars, voting records, and other current awareness services. Please stop by the DCLI Service Center Desk for the User Name and Password, to access Pennsylvania Legislative Services both on and off-campus.

Access restricted to Duquesne University law students and faculty.

Please consult with your Personal Law Librarian (PLL) for information about the Legal Research Databases, or to request one-on-one instruction on the use of these databases.

Essential Library Service for Students - Personal Law Librarian (PLL)

The Center provides each student a Personal Law Librarian (PLL) to serve as point of contact, answer any questions about the library, as well as offer guidance in accessing the collections, services, and facilities available to Duquesne law students. The Center recognizes the need for personal attention for the law students, and the PLL-student partnership accommodates this important academic need by offering superior service, unmatched by any other institution. Your PLL will contact you via email soon. Please take this opportunity to arrange a meeting or phone conversation to discuss your academic legal information needs, and maximize the resources and services available to you through the Center.

The Center hosts a PLL page at the following URL: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/center-for-legal-information/services-for-students-Personal-Law-Librarian

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

Public Interest Law Association Annual Auction: March 20

School of Law, Student Lounge - $5

American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition: March 20-23


Admitted Students Weekend: March 22

School of Law

Journalism, and Justice: March 24

Featuring Mark Curriden, Author of Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism
Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Law Criminal Justice Program and Univ. Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts
4:30-5:30 p.m. public lecture, Room 204
5:30-6:30 p.m. reception, student lounge
Free and open to the public

Clinical Legal Education Open House for Students: March 27

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education Building, 914 Fifth Avenue

Annual DLAA Young Alumni Event: March 27

Class years 2004-2013
Business Development"
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: April 11

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

Latest Legal Link

Versus Law


VersusLaw.com is a privately owned legal research site designed to provide legal information for small law firms. VersusLaw provides the full-text of federal and state cases, statutes, and administrative materials. Registration and a payment are necessary to access information provided on the web site; however, as a guest to this site, you can perform searches and obtain a search list of the results. Users can choose which services they wish to subscribe to depending on their needs. From the site, subscribers can access, among other information, the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations online, information continuing legal education, case law databases, legal forms, news reports, and journals.