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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Student-Employment Opportunities for 2013-2014 Academic Year

DCLI is accepting applications for Student-Assistants for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion. The application is available at the following link:

Application for Work-Study Grant-In-Aide

*The library Student Assistant position is not available to students also employed as Research Assistants or other University positions.

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.

Procedure for Accessing Past Exams

The Center maintains a collection of past course exams, at the instructor's request. Many students find past exams a helpful tool when preparing for test-day. You can find past exams at the Center through the following two methods:

SOLCAT listing of Exams on Reserve

The Center keeps a reserve copy of most course materials used during the current semester at the Service Center Desk. This includes any past exams that may be on reserve for your course. You can use the School of Law Catalog, or SOLCAT to access a listing of materials on reserve for your class. You have the option to search for exams, and other reserve materials, by course name or instructor. Take note of the Exam number in the SOLCAT record and take it to the Service Center Desk. Our Student-Assistants will be happy to retrieve the exam. You can borrow the exam for two hours, to either review and/or make photocopies. Duquesne photo ID is required. Visit the following link to search for course reserves in SOLCAT:


How to Access "Full-Text" Exams on the eReserves System

DCLI maintains a collection of electronic course reserve materials, including past exams for some courses, via the Docutek eReserves System. The Center offers an online eReserve guide. The brochure summarizes everything you'll need to know about eReserves in an easy-to-understand question and answer format. Please visit the following link to access a printable PDF version of the brochure.

eReserves Brochure:


Don't Miss Upcoming Reception for Bar Buddies Mentorship Program

In partnership with the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Duquesne Law School Bar Services Department is launching the 2013 Bar Buddies Mentorship Program with a  “kick off” cocktail reception on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the fourth floor Faculty Lounge. All students who are graduating in 2013, as well as all faculty and administrators, are invited to attend the event.  The Bar Buddies Mentorship Program pairs graduating students who are preparing to sit for the bar exam with a young attorney mentor from the YLD.  The Program’s goal is to provide students with support and encouragement as they study for the bar examination.

Last year’s Program was a resounding success, matching 36 students with 26 young attorney mentors. The Program received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our students, as well as the young attorneys, most of whom were recent Duquesne Law School alumni.

For additional information on the Bar Buddies Mentorship Program, contact Professor Richard Gaffney, his  administrative assistant, Susan DePasquale, his Research Assistant, Leanne McCarthy, or our 3L YLD liaison, Bethany Williard.

The Indigenous Law Society Presents
"Incident at Oglala"
Film Screening

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Room 204, Duquesne University School of Law

What is Federal Indian Law?
Who is the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court?
Do laws that apply to non-Indians also apply to Indians?
Can you sue a Tribal Nation to enforce a contract?
Where should you file a claim that arises on an Indian Reservation?
Can I be prosecuted in a Tribal Court?

If you're interested in learning the answers to these questions and generally raising awareness about a unique field of American and International Law
then you should JOIN the Duquesne University School of Law
Indigenous Law Society ("ILS").

ILS is committed to raising awareness of the issues that Native American, Indigenous Peoples and tribal governments face under the law, and promoting the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, International Indigenous Law and traditional forms of governance.

To Join Please Contact us at IndigenousLawSociety@gmail.com

School of Law Family Picnic

Attention All Faculty & Staff!

Sign-up for the Picnic Today!!!
Held rain or shine at the South Park Buffalo Inn on 4/20/2013
11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 On 4/16 in the lounge between 12p.m. to 6 p.m.
OROnline @ https://sharepoint.law.duq.edu/rsvp/Lists/2013Picnic/newform.aspx

FREE for students & faculty!
FREE for kids under 10!
$5 for all other guests
Catering by Nicky's MOBILE BBQ!
Drinks! Desserts! Games! Prizes!

Will run from 1p.m. - 3p.m.
Sign-up sheet will be in the lounge until Friday 4/19
2 players per team

WOMAN of the Year Reception

Duquesne University School of Law Women’s Law Association’s (WLA) is hosting the "21st Annual Woman of the Year Reception"
Storms Restaurant--located at 429 4th Avenue
5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the awards presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s Woman of the Year recipient is Mary C. McGinley of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

The recent graduate recipient is Lisa Mebane Barnett of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

We hope that you will join us in honoring these outstanding women attorneys. 

Please RSVP to Andrea C. Capasso at capassoa@duq.edu by Thursday, April 18, 2013. 

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