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Continuing and Graduating Law Student Access to Major Legal Databases

Need access to the major legal databases (BLaw, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext) during the summer and after graduation? Check out the summer database access page to find out more. Do not delay as some databases require you to take action prior to graduation.

Two Important New Bar Services Programs

The Duquesne University School of Law Bar Services program is pleased to announce the creation of two new bar preparation courses: KickStart and Intensive Prep. The KickStart program will run from May 19-24, and is open to all graduating law students at no cost. Throughout the week, faculty members will offer targeted lectures on the most heavily tested bar subjects. The Intensive Prep program will begin the following week and continue through the administration of the July 2014 bar exam. Thanks to a generous donation by the Law School Alumni Association and by individual alumni and the Dean, Duquesne will be able to provide approximately 40 graduating law students with their own Personal Bar Tutor for the summer. The Personal Bar Tutor will work one-on-one with their assigned students to help each student identify his or her weaknesses and capitalize on his or her individual strengths. Duquesne's Bar Services Department is committed to helping students and graduates earn law licenses and enter the practice of law.

Encore/Classic SOLCAT Outage - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Encore and SOLCAT Classic will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 14 from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During this time, electronic databases that require a DU id card or an ACLL library card to login will also be unvailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Upcoming DCLI Summer Hours

DCLI will be open for SUMMER HOURS according to the following schedule. Please visit the Center's hours page for more information regarding hours of operation.

(Pre-Bar) Thursday, May 15 - Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monday, May 26

CLOSED (Memorial Day)

Thursday, May 29

CLOSED (Feast of the Ascension)

Friday, July 4

CLOSED (Independence Day)

DCLI New Acquisitions List Now Available

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL.

The following link provides a selection of recently cataloged materials for the Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library. It includes new arrivals, in alphabetical order by subject heading. Additional details include title, call number, location, and a link to the item's SOLCAT record. If you wish to borrow circulating materials, please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

New Acquisitions:

The most recent New Acquisitions Lists are now available at the following link:


Reminder: DCLI Spring Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, April 28-Wednesday, May 14. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period.

Spring Exam Hours (Monday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

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

Thursday, May 15


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

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.

Latest Legal Link

State Net


State Net is an effective resource for tracking state and federal legislative and regulatory information. State Net provides important statistics, legislative information, and reports internal governmental activities for concerned citizens. The site is the product of legislative experts who developed a computer method for monitoring government activity. The site is a premier source for United States regulatory and legislative information. Users can follow the progress of each bill introduced in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, Congress, and State Agencies Regulations.



A special feature of the Justia web site is the dockets and filing section. It provides the option of signing-up for a daily newsletter of opinions summaries of the US Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, all state supreme courts, and other valuable information as well. The user can search for cases by entering party name, judge, location of filing, and selecting type of case, among other customizable settings. For those not interested in performing such complex searches, the site provides the means to browse cases by circuit, state, type of lawsuit, or cases most recently filed. Serious legal researchers in need of docket information should utilize this resource.