DCLI web page for First-Year Students

The 1L page provides critical information regarding the Legal Research and Writing course. Students will find links to advance readings, maps of the Center, links to DCLI service brochures, and additional information for 1L Legal Research and Writing students. Click on the following link to visit the 1L page:


Upcoming Event: Dedication of the Judges Wall 

Wall Sponsor:  Paul J. Gitnik, Esquire, L'85
Reception Sponsor: 


Thursday, August 18, 2011
Hanley Hall--Main Lobby
Dedication:  4:00 pm (reception immediately following)

An impressive number of Duquesne Law graduates are judges on the local, state and federal levels, including the highest courts, intermediate appellate courts and trial courts in more than 20 states. Among all law schools in Pennsylvania, Duquesne has produced a significant number of judges seated on the Superior Court, Commonwealth Court and Courts of Common Pleas. Duquesne Law alumni have also served as judges of the United States Court of Appeals and the Federal District Courts. A permanent display is being created in the Law School honoring those alumni who have and are serving on the bench.

RSVP to lawalumni@duq.edu by Friday, August 12.

New Pennsylvania Bar Institute Publications Available at DCLI/ACLL

Forensics for the criminal practitioner : CSI at PBI. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Bar Institute, c2011. KFP580.A75 F672 2011

Firearms and ballistics / submitted by Carl A. Leisinger, III -- Sexual assault and rape kit investigation / submitted by Patricia A. Roussel and Troy H. Wilson -- Crime scene processing and forensic DNA analysis / submitted by Arthur W. Young -- Cross examination and case law / submitted by Troy H. Wilson -- Fingerprint science / submitted by Charles J. Walsh.

Handling the failure to disclose case. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Bar Institute, c2011. KFP539.R4 H36 2011.

Evaluating the "failure to disclose" case / Blair H. Granger, David J. Scaggs, Carrie J. Lonsinger -- What possible causes of action exist / Blair H. Granger, David J. Scaggs, Carrie J. Lonsinger -- Who is liable, statute of limitations, burdens of proof and unique discovery issues / Blair H. Granger, David J. Scaggs, Carrie J. Lonsinger -- Defenses to failure to disclose / Brett M. Woodburn -- Joinder of additional defendants / Charles F. Perego -- Expert reports -- Remedies and damages / Blair H. Granger, David J. Scaggs, Carrie J. Lonsinger -- Mediation as an alternative to litigation / Blair H. Granger, David J. Scaggs, Carrie J. Lonsinger -- Hypothetical case scenario with discovery and preliminary objections / James L. Goldsmith -- Critical issues in the use of the unfair trade practices and consumer protection law / James S. Tupitza.

Current issues in medical malpractice. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Bar Institute, c2011. KFP196.2.A75 C87 2011.

Update on current issues in medical malpractice / Peter J. Hoffman -- Liens. Liens and subrogation / Gerald A. McHugh Jr. ... [et al.] -- Current issues with Medicare and Medicaid lien resolution / Charles L. Becker -- Analyzing medical malpractice claims from a plaintiff's perspective / Gerald A. McHugh Jr. -- ADR in medical malpractice claims / Richard P. Kidwell.

ACLL Facebook Page

Keep up-to-date with Allegheny County Law Library's Facebook page. To find it, go to Facebook, and type in “ACLL”. If you like what we have, please apply the “LIKE” link to your Facebook page. Richard Hovis and Suzanne Elliott will be in charge of our page and will add information about the library, new acquisitions, new CLE, and non-CLE classes.

Legal News Links

Feds, states in dispute over court interpreters

Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case

Flawed forensic evidence explains Casey Anthony acquittal, experts say

N.Y. Judge Allows Exploration of Bank of China's Alleged Role in Terrorism

Murdoch Cites Legal Adviser's 'Major Mistake' in Phone Hack Role

UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

Innocent verdict in Hungary war crimes trial

Latest Legal Link

Animal Law.com


Animal Law.com is hosted by the International Institute for Animal Law and “provides access to legislation and legal matters pertaining to the rights and welfare of animals”. The site is especially useful for students of animal law, as well as legal professionals. Animal Law features a search engine allowing the user to find statutes and legislation. Users can narrow their search by jurisdiction, category (such as animal abuse/cruelty), keyword, bill, name, session, and authors. The site includes a “Model Laws” page which lists laws to be used as a template for legislation. Animal Law’s “Case Law” page is organized by topic and provides briefs of current case law from around the U.S. The “News” page provides access to the latest animal law stories from around the globe. Additional resources include a searchable bibliography of Animal Law resources and links to other Animal Law sites.