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:


New Uniform Act for Authenticating State Documents Online

The Uniform Law Commission has passed the Uniform Electronic Legal Citation Act to provide a notice of authenticity on all documents published by the state government. The Government Printing Office has started such an authentication mark on the top of all of its published documents. Hopefully, with the passage of this act, we can begin to request Pennsylvania departments and agencies to comply with this act and authenticate their documents. Vincent DeLiberato, Jr., a member of the PA Legislative Reference Bureau, was one of the authors of this law.

For more information on its passage, see:


New U.S. Code Title

There is now a new title 51 to the U.S. Code dealing with national and commercial space law:


Event Reminder: 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.

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LOC Guide to Law Online


The Guide to Law Online was created by The Library of Congress Public Services Division, providing a free, annotated listing of legal and government resources. The emphasis on links to full-text laws, regulations, and court decisions will prove especially useful to legal students and researchers. Furthermore, users can feel confident about finding reliable links due to the LOC expert credibility selection process. More information on this site can be found at the Guide to Law Online about page.