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Important Laptop Exam Information

As most of you already know, if you plan to take exams using your laptop, you have to install a program called Securexam Student and take the practice exam. You can find detailed information on the web at the following link. We encourage you to read it carefully: http://www.duq.edu/law/library/exams/dcli_examIntro.html

There are new versions of the Securexam Student software for both Windows and Mac systems. All students who used laptops to take exams last semester MUST uninstall the existing version and install the new one. 

The "Installation Verification Form" must be completed as a practice exam and uploaded to PlanettSSI before 11 p.m. on April 30, 2008, in lieu of signing the paper version of the form.

Enter your Duquesne University email address in the user name field and enter your password in the exam ID number field.

You will have access to PlanetSSI starting at 1:00 a.m. on April 23. You will be able to download the exam, take the practice exam, and upload it to PlanetSSI until 11 p.m. on April 30.

If you don't upload the practice exam before the deadline, your account will be disabled and you will have to write your exams by hand.

DCLI Spring Exam Hours 2008

 

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

 

DCLI Group Study Room Policy

There are eight study rooms available for group study purposes. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Keys are signed out at the Circulation Desk only to current Duquesne law students with valid DU ID cards. Students may use these rooms, for group study only, in blocks of two hours (with one renewal). The rooms may also be reserved up to one day in advance, by filling out the study room sheet at the Circulation Desk or by calling 412-396-5017.

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.

212 Students Complete Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and helped us pass our target response rate. This year 212 law students completed the survey. We look forward to analyzing the results and improving our services according to your responses. The lucky winners of the incentive prizes have been notified via email. Look for the subject line: DCLI: Library Survey Winner.

Please remember that you may make a suggestion at any time concerning library services at: http://library.law.duq.edu/suggest_web.html.

Congratulations DU School of Law Softball Team

The Duquesne University School of Law Softball team placed THIRD in the tournament at UVA on April 4-5. Over 100 schools participated in this event. 

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