New Sections for Advanced Legal Research

for Day and Evening Students!

Advanced Legal Research will be expanded to two sections per week starting with the 2010-2011 Academic Year. This one-credit, pass or fail course will serve to refresh the basic skills that students learned in their first year of law school, while at the same time expose them to advanced computer-assisted research skills. These advanced computer skills will be immensely beneficial to upper level students, many of whom are entering the job market for the first time or are participating in summer associate programs. Students will be taught, and participate in utilizing advanced legal research skills for paper legal information resources and Lexis, Westlaw and the Internet . Students will be the primary focus of this course. They will participate in class presentations to share their assignments and their own research experiences. Students will extensively use Web 2.0 tools, such as Wiki, RSS Feeds, Blogs, and general, as well as, legal research web sites to complete their class assignments that includes a 7-page pathfinder requirement.

Please visit the following link to view the syllabus, including the class schedule:

Advanced Legal Research Syllabus 2010

DCLI Spring 2010 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.

Wednesday, April 28 - Tuesday, May 18

Monday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday, May 18
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


*DCLI will be open 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010 (Ascension Thursday)

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

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Latest Legal Links

Supreme Court of the U.S.


The Supreme Court of the United States recently updated its web site. It contains many useful resources. Users will find a “Dockets” page allowing users to search for dockets, Case Distribution Schedule, and Special Master Reports. The Oral Arguments section offers a Supreme Court Calendar, Argument Calendars, Argument transcripts, and more. The “Merits Briefs” page provides information on where to find briefs and online merits briefs. Users will also find Bar admissions forms, court rules, court opinions, and other valuable information. The site includes a “Jobs” page, as well as information about visiting the Supreme Court.