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Reminder: Important Laptop Exam Information

If you plan to take exams using your laptop and you are a first-time laptop user, you must attend a mandatory tune-up session (April 18 - April  20, 2011). If you don’t have Securexam Students program installed on your laptop you must download and install it before you can take the MANDATORY PRACTICE EXAM. All students must take the Practice Exam between April 18 and April 27. If you don’t take the Practice Exam on time, you won’t be able to use your laptop during exams. You can find detailed information regarding Mandatory Student Requirements for laptop exams on the web at the below link.

All students planning to use their laptops for exams should read the detailed information about laptop exams and comply with the requirements. Full details...


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.

Thursday, April 28 - Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday - Sunday

8 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Friday, May 20

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


DCLI Student-Employment Opportunities 2011 Summer Session & 2011-2012 Academic Year

DCLI is accepting applications for Student-Assistants for the 2011 Summer Session and 2011-2012 Academic Year. The Deadline for application is April 29, 2011. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion. Only one application is necessary to apply for both Summer AND 2011– 2012 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 Lindbergh Kidnapping

A Study in Law and Drama

This special continuing legal education program will explore the legal significance of the Lindbergh Kidnapping case, its effect on substantive law, criminal investigations, and legal ethics. We will also see how drama can educate and shape public perceptions about legal values. Join Mr. William Cameron, author of the award-winning drama “Violet Sharp” and longtime researcher of the kidnapping, and Professor Mark D. Yochum for a lively seminar with exhibits, artifacts and more than a little theatre. (Ms. Sharp was a servant of the Lindberghs who became the focus of police investigations and came to a tragic end.)

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for two (2) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism
or substance abuse CLE credit. This three-credit course will be held on Saturday, April 30, in Room 203 of the Duquesne University School of Law from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The cost for the seminar is $75.00.

To register for this program, please contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or e-mail koehler@duq.edu.

Legal News Links

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Court turns away new appeal from Uighurs at Gitmo

Ashurst Launches Hong Kong Disputes Practice With Simmons Hire

Dershowitz to Defend Ukraine's Former President Over Journalist's Murder

Government: Drug cartel leader 'El Kilo' caught in Mexico

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This site features Supreme Court and Appellate cases handled by Mayer Brown's Attorneys. Students seeking sample briefs will find this resource especially useful. Users can view briefs by Author, Subject Matter, or Pro Bono Cases. The site's Oral Argument page provides "links to the transcripts of these arguments, audio feeds of the arguments, and briefs in the cases." The "Appellate Court" page provides links to Official Appellate Court sites in one easy-to-browse location.