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DCLI Group Study Room Policy

There are eight Collaborative Study Rooms currently 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). Beginning April 28, 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.

Policies on Usage of the Center

The Center is open to the Duquesne community and the public at large. However, borrowing privileges are only extended to those with current and validated Duquesne ID cards or those with valid Allegheny County Law Library cards. Although the Center is open to everyone to conduct legal research, the Center is not to be used for general study purposes by non-law students.  All non-law students must sign-in upon entering the Center.

Reminder: Upcoming DCLI Spring Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, April 28-Wednesday, May 14. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period.

Spring Exam Hours (Monday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

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

Thursday, May 15


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

Reminder: Bloomberg Summer Access Reminder

As a student at Duquesne University School of Law you have full access to Bloomberg Law not only during the school year, but over the summers as well!  Bloomberg Law does not have an "academic only" use restriction, so you are not only allowed to use Bloomberg Law during your summer positions, but are encouraged to do so.

If you have not yet registered for your complimentary access to Bloomberg Law, all you need to do is go to www.bloomberglaw.com/activate and fill out the required information.  Please make sure to use your law school email address.  Do not worry about the blue activation code near the top of the page; you do not need it.  And please make sure to fill out the word captcha at the bottom of the page before hitting the Submit button! 

In addition to giving you free access over the summers, Bloomberg Law also gives you free access for six months after your graduation date!  You can easily discover how to use Bloomberg Law by clicking on the "Help" button in the upper-right-hand corner of the home screen and then clicking on "Help Center Videos Overview."  Here you will find simple, quick videos by an attorney walking you through how to use all the great tools on the site.

Please always feel free to email or call Bloomberg Law's 24/7 Help Desk with any questions at blawhelp@bna.com or 888-560-2529.

Please Maintain Quiet in the Center

DCLI strives to maintain a quiet place to study. The Center requests the cooperation of all students and faculty in adhering to our quiet study rule, especially during the upcoming Exams Period. This includes refraining from loud talking, cell phone use, or any other loud behavior. Please respect your fellow student's desire for quiet study space. Study rooms are available for groups that need to collaborate. Otherwise, please save any conversations for outside of the Center. This policy pertains to all areas of the Center, including all three floors of the library and the Service Center desk. We are confident, with everybody's cooperation, that we will successfully provide a quiet place to study.

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The Public Library of Law


The Public Library of Law is a free resource produced by Fastcase. Although Fastcase is a proprietary entity, it does offer the following featured resources for free:

• Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals

•Cases from all 50 states back to 1997

•Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states

•Regulations, court rules, constitutions

•RSS Feeds for recent decisions (U.S. Supreme Court, State and Federal District Courts)

You can contact Fastcase, if more in-depth information is needed regarding these resources.