Take the DCLI User Survey, Chance to Win Prizes

Don't miss your chance to win an Amazon Kindle!

Here is the link to the survey: 2010 DCLI User Survey

The User Survey link is also posted on the DCLI web site. DCLI strives to provide the very best library services. Your responses will help us to improve the quality of our services. As a way to thank you for completing the survey, you will be eligible to win one of the below prizes, if you enter your email address at the end of the survey.

2010 Survey Prizes:

  • Kindle wireless reading device (Grand Prize!)
  • $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble (4)
  • $20 Giant Eagle/Get Go gift card (5)
  • $10 Starbucks gift cards (10)

All survey responses will remain anonymous. 

Don't Miss the DCLI User Survey Pizza Party!

Come to meet and mingle with the Law faculty and staff of the Center for Legal Information. Enjoy FREE pizza and refreshments with your fellow law students. School of Law faculty members are invited to the lunch and dinner sessions as well! This event, held on Thursday, March 25, 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the School of Law student lounge, is hosted by the Center for Legal Information.

Don't forget to take the User Survey!

Continuing Legal Education at the Ballpark with the Pittsburgh Pirates

This Continuing Legal Education event is presented by Duquesne University School of Law and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Please visit the official CLE flier for more details, including registration information:


The Bonehead Play

Without emotion, legal ethics compliance will be best weekly formal. Inspiration for a higher level of ethical performances can come from the rest of life. In this talk, Professor Yochum will explore the ethics of sportsmanship as a model for law's practice. The title refers to the mistake Fred Merkle made in a storied baseball event of 1908, wherein the failure to attend to a simple rule leads to professional disaster and even death. The talk will tell his story and, perhaps, provide guidance on how we deal with errors in others and, inevitably, errors in ourselves.


Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


5:00 p.m. Check In
5:20 p.m. Welcome/Introduction
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Program
Ethical Challenges in the Pro Sports Industry

7:05 p.m. Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers


This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credits and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. This program focuses on ethics and the BoneHead Play. For additional information on the CLE program contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282.

Event Reminder: Upcoming Forensic Fridays seminar, "Accident Reconstruction in Personal Injury Cases and Products Liability"

On April 9, 2010, Forensic Pathologist Cyril H. Wecht will be joined by one or more experts in failure analysis and/or biomechanics, along with veteran accident investigators Gary and Sarah Tallent, in this discussion of personal injury and products liability cases in which verdicts depended upon the use of available physical and biological evidence to reconstruct events.

FORENSIC FRIDAYS is a CLE and Professional Education Seminar Series hosted by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

Members of the Duquesne community - students, faculty, and staff may register free of charge. Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

DCLI 2010 Easter Break Hours

The following schedule reflects DCLI closings and hours of operation during the upcoming 2010 Easter Break.

April 1 - April 5, 2010 (EASTER HOURS)

Thursday, April 1 - Sunday, April 4
Monday, April 5
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6



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