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Upcoming DCLI Spring Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Saturday, April 27- Wednesday, May 15. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Thursday, May 9, Feast of the Ascension holy day.

Spring Exam Hours (Saturday, April 27 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

Monday - Sunday

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

OPEN (Feast of the Ascension)


Please visit the DCLI hours page to view a complete schedule of operation.

DCLI New Acquisitions List Now Available

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL.

The following link provides a selection of recently cataloged materials for the Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library. It includes new arrivals, in alphabetical order by subject heading. Additional details include title, call number, location, and a link to the item's SOLCAT record. If you wish to borrow circulating materials, please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

New Acquisitions:

The March 2013 New Acquisitions Lists are now available at the following link:


Duquesne's Appellate Moot Court Team Wins National Honors at the Prestigious Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

Congratulations to Duquesne University School of Law third-year students Ginevra Ventre and Ryan Wilk for their exceptional performance in the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition held from April 4th to the 6th in Brooklyn, New York. Duquesne's team took 2nd Place (out of 36 law schools) and won "Best Brief" out of all teams competing. The judges in the final round included the Honorable Patricia M. Wald, former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, the Honorable Chester Straub, Senior Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., Chief Judge, District Court of the Northern District of Ohio. Duquesne's team also won the much coveted "Best Brief" award! Along the way, Ginevra and Ryan defeated teams from South Texas College of Law, George Washington University, the University of Florida, the University of Arkansas, and Wayne State University. The competition, one of the most prestigious in the nation, also featured advocates from other top law schools across the country. 

Frank Stoy ('12), Special Assistant to the Dean and former President of Duquesne's Appellate Moot Court Board, coached and traveled with the team. Kate Lewis ('12) also traveled with the team, and both Kate and Frank provided excellent guidance to the team. Duquesne's Director of Appellate Advocacy Programs, Professor Erin Karsman, along with Professors Jan Levine, Tara Willke, and Wes Oliver,  assisted in the team's preparation.  

Congratulations to Ginevra and Ryan on this tremendous accomplishment! 

Duquesne University Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Annual Silent Auction 2013

Duquesne School of Law’s Public Interest Law Association (PILA) is holding the annual Silent Auction on April 11th, 2013 in the Law School Lounge from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PILA’s Silent Auction is the largest event of the year and the members spent many hours soliciting local businesses, law firms, and alumni for donations to the event, with 100% of all the proceeds going directly to funding public interest scholarships that make it possible for students to take positions at public interest organizations that would not be paid otherwise. Students and faculty members engaged in friendly competition to place bids on a variety of donated items from local businesses, dinner or lunch with several faculty members, local sporting items, a 50/50 raffle, lottery tree, and much more.

Admission is $5.00 for dinner and two beverages. Limited tickets will be available at the door or you can reserve your tickets in advance by e-mailing Elisabeth Koefer, PILA Vice-Chair, at koefere@duq.edu. New this year is our online auction which opens on April 3rd to the 10th at:


Online items include:

Two Pittsburgh Steeler Tickets for a 2013 game at Heinz Field. Game dates will be available once the scheduled has been announced.

Donated by Arthur J. Rooney, II, L’82 Steelers

Autographed Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Puck with Certificate of Authenticity signed by #27 Craig Adams.

Donated by Travis E. Williams, L’96, C00 Pittsburgh Penguins

Two Dugout Box seats to the Pirates night game against the Houston Astros on Saturday,

May 18th, 2013. Promotional give away is a A.J. Burnett Camo Jersey Bobblehead.

Donated by Eric J. Zagrocki, L’92, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

Longaberger Special Edition Basket and Picnic Thermos Pack.

The "Summertime Boardwalk Basket" has leather handles and beautiful brass tacks and rivets. The basket measures 12.5" x 6.25" with 1/8" weaving. The basket is adorned with the Sand Dollar Pottery Tie-on.

Donated by Kimberly DeBor

If you would like to learn more about PILA or make a donation for this year’s auction, please contact Ms. Robin Connors at 412-396-6186 or


Duquesne University 21st Annual Woman of the Year Award

The Duquesne University School of Law Women’s Law Association’s (WLA) is dedicated to raising awareness about issues affecting women, and each year it recognizes an alumnus and a recent graduate who demonstrate leadership and a dedication to their community.

This year’s Woman of the Year recipient is Mary C. McGinley of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, and the recent graduate recipient is Lisa Mebane Barnett of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. You are cordially invited to attend the annual Woman of the Year event at Storms Restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. We hope that you will join us in honoring these outstanding women attorneys. Storms is located at 429 4th Avenue. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the awards presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Andrea C. Capasso at capassoa@duq.edu by Monday, April 15, 2013.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Event: An Afternoon with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas



Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Duquesne Union Ballroom
3:30 p.m.

Join the School of Law in welcoming Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. Registration is required. Register today at:


Upcoming Law School Events

First-year Oral Arguments
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
School of Law
Alumni will serve as judges of oral arguments delivered by first-year students in support of appellate briefs prepared in the Legal Research & Writing Program. A reception for alumni, faculty and students will follow each session. Learn more:


Questions? Contact Susan DePasquale, 412.396.1120 or lrwadmin@duq.edu

U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution CLE
Tues., April 9, 2013
Africa Room, Duquesne Union
12:30 p.m. lunch available
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CLE
3:00 p.m. Book Signing
Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University, constitutional scholar and author, will present a special two-hour CLE with Dean Ken Gormley and Judge Thomas M. Hardiman. Faculty members can attend free of charge. The PA CLE Board has approved the course for two hours of substantive CLE credit. Register today at:


Duquesne Law Alumni Events
61st Annual Law Alumni Reunion Dinner
April 19, 2013
5:00 pm
Duquesne University Power Center
Special Guest:  John Dean
Join the Duquesne Law Alumni Association for the 61st annual reunion dinner. The evening will include presentation of the DLAA "Distinguished Alumni" and "Outstanding Achievement" awards. John Dean, former White House counsel in the Nixon Administration, author and commentator will speak about Watergate 40 years later. Learn more and register today at:


Philadelphia Law Alumni Reception
April 30, 2013
Maggiano's Little Italy, 1201 Filbert Street
5:30-8:00 p.m.
RSVP by April 26 to lawalumni@duq.edu

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