National Library Week Proclaimed

President Dougherty proclaims April 13-19, 2008, National Library Week and encourages all members of the Duquesne community to take advantage of the many resources and services available at the Gumberg Library and the Center for Legal Information of the School of Law, academic libraries of distinction. To read the entire proclamation, click here.

DCLI Spring Exam Hours 2008

Monday, April 21 - Tuesday, May 13
8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
12 Noon - 2 a.m.
Wednesday, May 14
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday, May 15
Summer Hours Begin


Thank You for Completing the DCLI Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the Center's annual survey.  Your responses will help us serve you better. Prize winners will be announced shortly.

DCLI Law Student Employment Opportunities Summer & Fall 2008

DCLI is accepting applications for student assistants for the summer and fall semesters. Deadline for application is April 30, 2008. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion.

Legal News Links

The Case for Combining Law School with Business School: Five Key Reasons to Think Very Seriously About the Option

A Small Religion Brings a Big First Amendment Question to the Supreme Court: When Does Private Religious Speech Become Government Speech?

Top Law Schools Tighten Their Hold on NLJ 250 Firms

Latest Legal Links



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