Reminder: 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.

DCLI Group Study Room Policy

There are eight 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 23, 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

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.

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.

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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Yale Law School - Avalon


Avalon is a digital project developed by Yale Law School that focuses on legal history and diplomacy. Documents range from Ancient History (4000bce) through the 21st Century. Content includes the “Major Documents Collection” which allows the user to select from a list of topics in alphabetical order. For instance, you can choose the “Barbary Treaties” link, which will provide full text of numerous treaties from the period of 1786 through 1836. Each treaty includes additional features like translations, notes by affiliated persons, receipts, United States Statutes, and Congressional Resolutions, among others. Another section of Avalon is the International Military tribunal for Germany collection. Visitors can find contents of the Nuremburg trials, creating a valuable resource for this important period in World History. Users can also navigate the site by century. Links at the top of the page are in order 16th century, 17th Century, 18th Century, etc... For instance, if you click on 17th Century, the site provides a list of documents from the years 1600 to 1699. Important documents from this period include the Charters of American colonies such as Connecticut, Maryland, and the Carolinas. Avalon is a great example of full text research projects, developed by prestigious Universities, which are available to the public for free.