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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...

http://www.duq.edu/law/registrar/_pdf/tuneup-memo-Spring-2011.pdf

DCLI Group Study Room Policy

There are seven 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.

Security Alert: Please Do Not Leave Your Belongings Unattended in the Center

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS UNATTENDED, ESPECIALLY LAPTOP COMPUTERS, WALLETS, AND PURSES. VALUABLE ITEMS, SUCH AS THESE, HAVE BEEN REPORTED STOLEN. THE ONSET OF EXTENDED EXAMS HOURS AT DCLI, AND SUBSEQUENT INCREASED NUMBER OF PEOPLE USING THE CENTER, REQUIRES EXTRA VIGILANCE REGARDING YOUR VALUABLES.

IF YOU OBSERVE SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR, PLEASE REPORT IT TO THE LIBRARIAN ON DUTY.

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.


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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Supreme Court asked to take GPS surveillance case

Court backs Erie County councilman in free speech case

Latest Legal Link

Law Professor Blogs

http://www.lawprofessorblogs.com/

Law Professor Blogs provides a central listing of blogs designed by leading experts to assist law professors in their scholarship and teaching. The site's blogs are listed by specialized area of law, allowing the user to easily identify a desired topic. The site offers specialized blogs such as the Chinese Law Prof Blog. Each of these blog resources offers the following highlights:

Permanent Resources and Links:

  • A list of all the law professors in the field, with links to their personal web pages, along with a list of recent lateral moves, entry level hires, and visiting appointments
  • A list of casebooks and other materials, with links to the books on the publisher's web site
  • Links to working papers on SSRN, colloquia, and specialized law reviews
  • Links to professional organizations for faculty (AALS section, ABA section, etc.)
  • Links to think tanks, U.S. , state & foreign law sources, publishers, and other web sites of interest

Daily News and Information:

  • Upcoming colloquia, conferences, and meetings
  • Abstracts of working papers and recently-published scholarship
  • Book reviews
  • Career moves
  • Other items of interest regarding faculty writing and teaching