Important Laptop Exam Details

Please visit the Technology page which includes a Timeline of important Laptop Exam information: http://www.duq.edu/law/technology/laptop-exams/timeline.cfm

If you plan to take exams using your laptop, you must take the Practice Exam before midnight, Sunday, April 22 at 11pm. If you don’t take the Practice Exam on time, you won’t be able to use your laptop during exams. All students planning to use their laptops for exams should read the detailed information about laptop exams and comply with the requirements.

Windows users should watch the Information Technology department's Secure Exam Tutorial for Microsoft Operating Systems.
Leopard, or above, users should watch the Information Technology department's Secure Exam Tutorial for Mac Operating Systems.

2012 DCLI (Law Library) Survey

The Center for Legal Information would like your feedback concerning its services.

Please complete the 2012 Library Survey for DCLI.

Duquesne law students who complete the survey and enter an email address* will be eligible to win one of the following:

Grand Prize
Exclusive use of a "special" study room for the entire
spring exam period (April 28-May 16)**

Additional Prizes
"Studying for Final Exams" Goodie Bags (3)

The survey is only available for a limited time.  Please complete it today.

*All survey responses will remain anonymous.
**Study room may only be used when DCLI is open.  Winner must agree to follow all study room rules to claim prize.

Chinese Scholars visiting School of Law

Two visiting scholars from the China University of Political Science and Law,Beijing, China, (CUPL) are visiting the Duquesne University School of Law. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the faculty exchange between CUPL and Duquesne. The Visiting Scholars are:

  • Professor Jin, Yingjie is an associate professor at CUPL and is in charge of the Labor Law Clinic in Beijing.  She also acts as the Deputy Director of Labor and Social Security Law Research Institute at Civil, Commercial and Economical Law School of CUPL and a syndic at the Labor Law Branch of Beijing Law Institute. 
  • Professor Zheng, Jianing is an associate professor at CUPL and teaches Company Law, Securities Law, Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Tort Law and Family Law.  She is a lawyer at Beijing Danning Law Firm in China and is a member of the China Bar Association.

The University hopes to provide CUPL visitors a first-hand experience of American legal education. Activities include touring the Law School, the University, the City of Pittsburgh, attending classes, meeting with Law School deans, colleagues and law students, visiting and observing the clinic office and programs, courts, law firms and ACBA.

Please help us extend a warm welcome to our guests!

DCLI Student-Employment Opportunities 2012 Summer Session & 2012-2013 Academic Year

DCLI is accepting applications for Student-Assistants for the 2012 Summer Session and 2012-2013 Academic Year. The Deadline for application is April 27, 2012. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion. Only one application is necessary to apply for both Summer AND 2012– 2013 Academic Year. The application is available at the following link:

Application for Work-Study Grant-In-Aide

*Unfortunately, graduating students will not be eligible for employment after the current semester.

CLE Reminder: The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is pleased to present Forensic Fridays...

Friday, April 20
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
505/506 Rockwell, Duquesne University

Among the many crucial ways in which nurses interface with the justice system is as legal nurse consultants, who work with or at law firms to help attorneys assess the viability of cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury. In addition, a wide variety of nurses are frequently called upon to offer their expertise in court. Please join Duquesne University Associate Professor of Nursing L. Kathleen Sekula, medical malpractice attorney Andrew Kimball, criminal defense attorney Robert Del Greco, legal nurse consultant Kathy Carney, and nurse expert Debra Shane to learn more about the professional interaction between nurses and attorneys.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) hours of Substantive credit. Continuing education credits for nurses are also anticipated. Please check with the Institute for more information.

For more information or to register or, visit the Wecht Institute at www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

Reminder: DCLI Spring 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.

Monday, April 23 - Saturday, May 12, 2012


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


12:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 12

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


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General Code


General Code is a great resource, allowing the user to find out which local government materials are available electronically. Users should scroll over the “Electronic Codes” navigational link near the top of the homepage, and select “Online eCode 360 Library”. The site provides an index of municipal codes on the internet, organized by state. Next, the site will provide a list of links in alphabetical order by municipality, township, or borough. For example, if you click, “Pennsylvania”, then “Baldwin Borough”, you’ll access the full-text, electronic, municipal code for that borough. General Code is a very nice digitized compilation of all available electronic codes. If an electronic version of a certain municipal code doesn’t exist, then it cannot be found on this site. A comparable web site exists in the form of Municode, http://www.municode.com/. Visitors can gain access to municipal code by clicking on “Browse the Library”, located near the center of the homepage. The site provides a map, from which you can choose the desired state. For example, click, on Pennsylvania, then choose “Pittsburgh”, and finally click on “Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances”, which provides free, full-text access to the city’s ordinances. Both General Code and Municode are two excellent compilations of free municipal law on the internet.