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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 November 26, 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.

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.

Upcoming Law School Events

Philadelphia Law Alumni Reception
Tues., April 30
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy, Philadelphia
RSVP to lawalumni@duq.edu or call 412.396.5216

For following week(s):

Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference Reception for Duquesne Law Alumni & Faculty
Wed., May 8
Pittsburgh Wyndham Hotel, The Heinz Room
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
RSVP by May 1 to lawalumni@duq.edu or call 412.396.5216

Federal Practice Clinic Students Present Oral Arguments

Law students in the Clinical Legal Education program’s Federal Practice Clinic will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in May.

Verde-Rodriguez v. Faber, Nos. 12-1599 & 1620, an immigration case, will be argued on May 14 by Jesse Drumm and Stephanie Noel. Washington v. Secretary, PA Department of Corrections, No. 12-2883, a criminal case, will be argued on May 15 by Charles Sapienza and Amy Coleman. Other students in the 2012-2013 class include David McCleary, Jason McConnell, Michael Niznik and Massimo Terzigni. Adrian N. Roe and Samuel H. Simon serve as Supervising Attorneys.  Laurie B. Serafino is the Clinical Legal Education Director, and Tracey McCants Lewis is the Clinical Legal Education Assistant Director.

To attend, RSVP to lawclinic@duq.edu or call 412.396.4704.

Reminder: 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.

Reminder: Upcoming DCLI Spring Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Saturday, April 27- Wednesday, May 15. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Thursday, May 9, Feast of the Ascension holy day.

Spring Exam Hours (Saturday, April 27 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

Monday - Sunday

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

OPEN (Feast of the Ascension)


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

Legal News Links

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High court won't hear Charter Communications bankruptcy case

DOJ Loses Fight Over Foreign Official's $38.5 Million Jet

France Approves Gay Marriage Despite Protest

Egypt Proceeds With Judiciary Law Despite Uproar

High court blocks Alabama immigration crackdown provision

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