Upcoming Event: Luncheon with Lilly Ledbetter

The Duquesne University School of Law, The Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division and Institute for Gender Equality invite you to a luncheon with Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of President Obama’s Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009. Please see the official invitation for complete details.

Monday, April 16, 2012
11:30 am Registration • 12:00 pm Lunch • 1:15 pm Book signing
GRACE AND GRIT: My Fight for Equal Pay and
Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

The William Patrick Power Center Ballroom • Duquesne University
Cost: $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the Public Service Law Fellowship Program. Please RSVP by April 9, 2012. Questions? lawalumni@duq.edu or 412.396.5215

The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is pleased to present Forensic Fridays...

Friday, April 20
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
505/506 Rockwell, Duquesne University

Among the many crucial ways in which nurses interface with the justice system is as legal nurse consultants, who work with or at law firms to help attorneys assess the viability of cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury. In addition, a wide variety of nurses are frequently called upon to offer their expertise in court. Please join Duquesne University Associate Professor of Nursing L. Kathleen Sekula, medical malpractice attorney Andrew Kimball, criminal defense attorney Robert Del Greco, legal nurse consultant Kathy Carney, and nurse expert Debra Shane to learn more about the professional interaction between nurses and attorneys.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) hours of Substantive credit. Continuing education credits for nurses are also anticipated. Please check with the Institute for more information.

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

Law Dockets in Bloomberg

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg law is emerging as one of the most important legal research resources. Previously, Bloomberg was available on a fee/subscription basis only. More recently, it has been offered to law schools for free. Bloomberg provides primary and secondary resources in conjunction with market news. Bloomberg offers a “Law Reports” feature, which reviews of the most current case law and statutory developments, written by legal professionals. The “Law Dockets” resource provides “Unparalleled access to dockets and filings of all federal courts plus many U.S. state and international courts, with features including unlimited searches and new case alerts.” Bloomberg draws its docket information from the Pacer system, which is used by government offices.The Bloomberg home page highlights legal news links, as well as recent podcasts. For instance, visitors will find an October 27 posdcast titled “Hausfeld Says NCAA Created ‘Student Athlete’ to Avoid Liability, Payments”. Simply click on the title link and press play to view the interview with Hausfeld’s chairman. Some other features include “Bcite”, a legal citation tool, Research trail function that keeps track of the last 90 days, and a “Workspaces” collaborative function that allows users to share their work with colleagues.

DCLI Student-Employment Opportunities 2012 Summer Session & 2012-2013 Academic Year

DCLI is accepting applications for Student-Assistants for the 2012 Summer Session and 2012-2013 Academic Year. The Deadline for application is April 27, 2012. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion. Only one application is necessary to apply for both Summer AND 2012– 2013 Academic Year. The application is available at the following link:

Application for Work-Study Grant-In-Aide

*Unfortunately, graduating students will not be eligible for employment after the current semester.

DCLI Spring Exam Hours

DCLI will be open for SPRING EXAM HOURS according to the following schedule. Please visit the Center's hours page for more information regarding hours of operation.

Monday, April 23 - Saturday, May 12, 2012


7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.


12:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 12

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Upcoming Woman of the Year Event

The Woman of the Year committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients are Ella Kwisnek for the Woman of the Year award and Kathryn Cooper for the Recent Graduate Woman of the Year award. We are honoring these two women of excellence on March 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Duquesne Room at Duquesne University.   

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   
The Woman of the Year Committee would like you to join us in honoring the outstanding winners as well as each of the nominees.  Please make your RSVP to Stephanie Jones via telephone 412-378-0684 or via email at jonesy13pa@gmail.com.

Supreme Court of Pensylvania Tweets now Available

You can now receive tweets of new adjudications of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Twitter provides the most recent court developments, such as orders, new rules, opinions and concurring and dissenting statements written by the justices. Anyone can sign-up to receive alerts from the Court’s Twitter page. Please visit the following link to access the Official Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Twitter account: http://twitter.com/SupremeCtofPA

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Latest Legal Link

Law Library of Congress


The Library of Congress Law Library web site serves as a gateway to the world’s largest law library collection. As a United States government resource, access is free to the public. The site features a Current Legal Topics area, where visitors can find links to information about topics like New Zealand’s general elections, Egypt’s charges against former President Mubarak, or Women’s History Month. The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is another unique aspect of LOC. GLM posts the most up-to-date legal news from throughout the globe, for instance Brazil’s Supreme Court electing a new president, or a story about drug testing and Indonesia’s police. The site includes a number of online legal research resources. The legal Blawgs link provides access to over 100 legal blogs. The guide to Law Online is one of these resources, featuring an annotated listing of legal resources by state, country or region. The “Ask a Librarian” service offers access to research help, either online or by phone, from librarians who specialize in numerous areas. For instance, if you’re researching biomedical engineering law in France, the LOC will assign a librarian who specializes in the Law of France. These, and other resources, make Law Library of Congress an indispensable, free resource for conducting legal research.