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Upcoming Bill of Rights Oral Argument

Students in the Bill of Rights Clinic will be presenting oral argument in matters handled by the clinic. Please click on the following image to view offical event details:

Reminder: 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 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.

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.

Thursday, April 28 - Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday - Sunday

8 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Friday, May 20

8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

 

Legal News Links

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices staying put

Judge approves USDA, Indian farmers settlement

Simpson Thacher to Launch Hong Kong Law Practice With Magic Circle Recruits

Law Students Help Iraqis Win Refugee Status

Law professor charges collusion between dean and police

Law school recovering from massive tornado

Disbarred Peters attorney charged with swindling

Appeals court puts lockout back in play

Trial of Michael Jackson's doctor could be delayed

Latest Legal Link

Hieros Gamos

http://www.hg.org/

Hieros Gamos is a free, comprehensive, online guide offering information about worldwide laws and governments. The site features compiled directories in numerous categories including links for law students, law firms, legal jobs, and legal associations.  The following information highlights these features.

The site's law student center provides resources to assist students in every step of their legal education. The user will find helpful links to consider from deciding which law school to attend to bar exam preparation. The site also provides a link list of student associations.

The Hieros Gamos directory of law firms contains links to offices throughout the globe. The user may choose from a list of links by area of practice, city, or continent. The site also provides a multi-field search engine for locating firms. The search engine allows the user to simultaneously enter terms for state/province, country, firm name, practice area, and keywords. 

The legal employment section of the site provides useful links for writing an effective resume, tips on interviewing, as well as job hunting strategies. The site provides additional information regarding employment laws, discrimination, and relocating for those seeking employment in the legal profession. Additionally, the “legal association” page offers a listing of associations useful for networking and professional development. The categories include: law firm and lawyer associations, bar associations, ADR arbitration & mediation associations, and paralegal associations.