Reminder: 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. 

DCLI Student-Employment Opportunities 2010 Summer Session & 2010-2011 Academic Year

DCLI is accepting applications for Student-Assistants for the 2010 Summer Session and 2010-2011 Academic Year. The Deadline for application is April 30, 2010. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion. The application is available at the following link:

Application for Work-Study Grant-In-Aide

DCLI 2nd Floor Bulletinboard Research Illustrations and Legal News

We encourage School of Law Students to visit the 2nd Floor bulletinboard to view local, state, federal, international and School of Law news. Research guides and other useful material are posted on regular basis. For instance, illustrated graphs of Pennsylvania court structure, geographic boundaries of U.S. courts of appeals, and how a bill becomes law are currently posted.

Upcoming CLE Event Reminders

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:


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.

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

Legal News Links

Justices to Consider a Border Battle Over Lawsuits

Interview Strategies: Be a Powerful Closer

Federal Judge Upholds D.C.'s Post-'Heller' Firearm Restrictions

Senate hearing in Philly focuses on laptop spying

Lawyer who found documents has long pursued church

Latest Legal Links



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