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First-Year Legal Research Exam

Please remember to bring a No. 2 pencil.

Day Division

APRIL 9, WEDNESDAY – 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. PROF. FRANK Y. LIU – ROOM 203, STUDENTS LAST NAMES BEGINNING FROM A – H.

APRIL 9, WEDNESDAY – 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. MR. TSEGAYE BERU – ROOM 204, STUDENTS LAST NAMES BEGINNING FROM I – S.

APRIL 9, WEDNESDAY – 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. DR. JOEL FISHMAN – INSTRUCTIONAL LAB, STUDENTS LAST NAMES BEGINNING FROM T – Z.

Evening Division

APRIL 10, THURSDAY – 6 P.M. – 7 P.M. DR. JOEL FISHMAN -
ROOM 308, STUDENTS LAST NAMES BEGINNING FROM A – J.

APRIL 10, THURSDAY – 6 P.M. – 7 P.M. MR. PAUL RECHT –
ROOM 310, STUDENTS LAST NAMES BEGINNING FROM K – Z.

Duquesne's New Legal Writing Program Ranked Among the Best in Country!

The School of Law's new Legal Research and Writing Program is ranked in the top 30 of all the law schools in the nation as announced last week by U.S. News and World Report. The 2009 rankings issue lists Duquesne's program ahead of nearly 160 other law schools, and this is the first time the School of Law has been listed in any of the Specialty Rankings categories. The Legal Writing specialty ranking, begun by U.S. News in 2006, is voted on by legal writing directors throughout the country, reflecting the opinion of those with specialized knowledge of the field based on information available at the start of the 2007-08 academic year.

Help Us Reach 200 Completed Surveys

There is still time to complete the library survey and become eligible to win one of the incentive prizes. The survey is available at: http://www.duq.edu/law/library/survey/index.htm. The survey ends Friday, April 11, 2008. Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey.
2008 Survey Prizes:

  • $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble
  • $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble
  • $50 Giant Eagle/GetGo gift card
  • $15 iTunes gift cards (5)
  • $5 Java City gift cards (20)

Professor Rago to Serve on Governor's Advisory Board

Law School Professor John T. Rago was nominated by Governor Rendell and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate on March 31 to serve a four-year term on the Governor's Advisory Board on Probation. Congratulations Professor Rago!

New Westlaw KeyRules Databases

KeyRules - Pennsylvania - State Courts of Common Pleas  (KEYRULES-PA)

This database contains an outline of the applicable rules of practice, timing requirements, filing and service requirements, hearing information, checklists and other pertinent documents related to pleadings, motions, requests, notices, and applications in selected Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas.

The selected Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas include the following counties: Allegheny, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Westmoreland, and York.

KeyRules - Pennsylvania - U.S. District Court and State Courts combined (KEYRULES-PA-ALL)

This database contains an outline of the applicable rules of practice, timing requirements, filing and service requirements, hearing information, checklists and other pertinent documents related to pleadings, motions, requests, notices, and applications in the United States District Courts in Pennsylvania and selected state courts of common pleas.

The selected Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas include the following counties: Allegheny, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Westmoreland, and York.

Legal News Links

Controversial Lawyer-Rating Service to Expand

Go Beyond PowerPoint to Make Your Case

Ohio's Lethal Injection Rules Questioned

DOJ Ordered to Pay Defense Contractor's Legal Fees in Arms-Export Case

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