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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: http://www.duq.edu/law/library/dcli/FirstYear.cfm

Advance Reading eReserve materials for First-Year Legal Research & Writing Students

First-year students can access course materials, including Advance Readings, by visiting the Center's eReserves page.

To access the PDF files, go to http://duquesnelaw.docutek.com/eres/ and click on DCLI Electronic Course Reserves. Search for the "Legal Research and Writing" course. Enter "orientation" as the password. Finally, download/print all the files you find in the "Advance Readings" folder.

Dr. Fishman and Mr. Rao Receive Distinguished AALL Publication Award

Dr. Joel Fishman and Mr. Dittakavi Rao received the distinguished 2012 Connie E. Bolden Publication Award of the State, Court, and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) for their work Navigating Legal Research & Technology: Quick Reference Guide to the 1,500 Most Common Questions About Traditional Online Legal Research

DCLI Summer Hours (Post Bar)

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.

Tuesday, July 24 - August 18, 2012

Monday-Friday

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

Saturday

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

CLOSED

 

CLE Schedule - August 2012

All classes are held in the Allegheny County Law Library in the City-County Building (9th floor). Please see schedule below for more information regarding individual classes.

Registration

Walk-ins allowed if space is available.

FEES:

3 Credit Sessions

  • $50 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $60 for non-library card holders

1 Credit Sessions

  • $25 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $30 for non-library card holders

Please make checks payable to: Duquesne University Law School

REGISTRATION: Please call Marlene Vatter at 412.396.6188.

CLASSES HELD AT:
Allegheny County Law Library
City-County Building (9th Floor)
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Tuesday,
August 28, 2012
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Researching Legal Ethics

Review of both printed and Internet sources for performing research in legal ethics.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Wednesday,
August 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Internet Legal Research

Provides history of Internet, components of the Internet, general web sites, various types of search engines, general and legal Web sites including primary and secondary Web sites for federal and Pennsylvania legal information, general information such as finding people, news and periodical literature.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Wednesday,
August 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. - noon
Pennsylvania Legal Research

Review of published Pennsylvania primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, continuing legal education materials) with some references to important Internet Web sites..

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

If you would like to see a particular course offered, please suggest it to Dr. Joel Fishman at 412.350.5353.

Questions?: Contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353; or e-mail fishman@duq.edu.

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www.wikilaw.org

This wiki-like resource is the product of collaboration between a number of international law schools. The site attempts to provide a legal encyclopedia in which anyone can contribute. Jurispedia offers over 1600 articles, and aspires to become the comprehensive legal encyclopedia on the internet. The index, near the right side of the screen, allows the user to choose entries in an alphabetical fashion. Simply click "C", and the site will generate a list of terms beginning with the letter "C". For instance, if you choose "CASA" from the list, you'll find a description of CASA, or the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.