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DCLI List of Pennsylvania Legal Abbreviations

The DCLI list of Pennsylvania legal abbreviations is intended to serve as a quick reference guide to unlock the precise meaning of abbreviations and acronyms used in various Pennsylvania publications such as Purdon's Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, The Pennsylvania Digests, Shepard's Pennsylvania Citators and various reference books. While the list serves as a convenient reference tool, it should not to be used for formal citation purposes.

To view the list, please visit the following link: Pennsylvania Legal Abbreviations

Duquesne School of Law, Fall 2008 Booklist

The fall 2008 booklist is now available. Please visit the Registrar's announcements page for more information.

DCLI Course Reserve Materials

The Center keeps a copy of most textbooks and other materials used during the current semester at the Circulation Desk. Select past exams may also be available.

  • Materials may be used in the library for 2 hours.
  • Valid DU ID required.
  • Find reserves on SOLCAT .

Don't forget that some professors use eReserves.

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Groklaw

http://www.groklaw.net/

Groklaw is a free, comprehensive legal web site, providing a multitude of useful online legal resources. The site's "legal research" link is particularly useful for law students and legal professionals. Groklaw describes their legal research feature:

This page is designed to help you find information on various topics for yourself, things like courts, cases, statutes, legal articles, and law libraries.

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