Professor Frank Liu Organized Historical Conferences on Legal Information

After successfully organizing the first China – United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries in Beijing, China in 2009, Professor Liu, with a group of leading American legal information professionals, established a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) in the United States. CAFLL’s mission is to promote access of legal information in the United States and China, and to foster the education of legal information professionals in both countries. Professor Liu was elected to serve as the Co-chair of the Executive Board of CAFLL.

On July 22 – 23, 2011, CAFLL sponsored the second China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries in Philadelphia in conjunction with the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Around thirty distinguished Chinese law school deans, law library directors and law professors; and sixty American counter parts participated in the conference. This is the first time that a large number of Chinese and American legal information leaders, educators and professionals got together in the United States to share their experiences and expertise.

Plans have been made to hold the third CAFLL conference in Shanghai in 2013. It is expected that CAFLL will play a major role in promoting cooperation and exchange in the field of legal information and education of legal information professionals between China and the United States in the years to come.

Important DCLI Subscription Databases

DCLI's Legal Research Tools page offers links to numerous online subscription research databases. A hardcopy version of the Electronic Subscription Databases brochure, including access instructions and passwords, is available at the DCLI Service Center Desk. Many students, including First-Year Legal Research & Writing students, will find HeinOnline and LegalTrac particularly useful.


Students and faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI. Accessing HeinOnline from DCLI does not require authentication. You can access HeinOnline from off-campus by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).


HeinOnline includes a number of search and browse features for over two hundred law reviews and the Federal Register, providing the exact page image of legal journals. Journal holdings typically begin from a journal's inception to its most current volume. Holdings information is included in SOLCAT for each title.


Students and faculty can access InfoTrac from home or in DCLI. Accessing InfoTrac from DCLI does not require authentication. You can access InfoTrac from off-campus by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).


LegalTrac offers indexing for over 800 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications. Titles with full-text holdings may be identified by searching SOLCAT by title. Note: When you are finished searching, please logout as there are a limited number of simultaneous users permitted.

How to Access eReserves

DCLI maintains a collection of electronic course reserve materials, via the Docutek eReserves Sysytem. The Center offers an online eReserve guide. The brochure summarizes everything you'll need to know about eReserves in an easy-to-understand question and answer format. Please visit the following link to access a printable PDF version of the brochure.

eReserves Brochure: http://www.duq.edu/documents/law/library/_pdf/2011eReserveBrochure.pdf

Event Reminder: Justice Antonin Scalia's Centennial Address

Saturday, September 24, 2011
2:00 p.m. • Duquesne University • A.J. Palumbo Center

You are cordially invited to attend this special event celebrating the Centennial of Duquesne University School of Law.

Please RSVP for Justice Scalia’s speech at

CLE Reminder: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Working with Forensic Experts


Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law


Friday, Sept. 16
1 - 4:30 P.M.
Rockwell Hall, Room 505/506

In this inaugural seminar of the Fall 2011 Forensic Fridays series, criminal defense attorney Caroline Roberto and forensic scientific experts Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Fred Fochtman will discuss the ins and outs of the attorney/forensic expert working relationship. Beginning with a case study of a recently adjudicated homicide that revolved around forensic scientific testimony, the instructors will move on to discuss such matters as determining what types of experts a case requires and understanding the rules guiding the use of scientific experts and evidence in court. This program will be useful to a wide variety of practicing criminal, civil and family attorneys, as well as to experts themselves and others in possession of specialized areas of knowledge.

This seminar is approved by the PA CLE Board for two (2) hours of substantive credit and one (1) hour of ethics credit.

For more information or to register, please visit www.duq.edu/forensics or contact the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu. Be sure to inquire about package deals and group discounts.

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Latest Legal Link


Katsuey’s Legal Gateway


Katsuey is a free, internet legal research directory, and is hosted by Brown Holdings, LLC. The directory is organized alphabetically by area of law, for instance Bankruptcy, Environmental, or Family Law. The user will find the alphabetical directory list on the left-hand side of the home page. Each of these pages provides numerous links to online resources for that specific area of law. For example, the Bankruptcy page connects users to ABA Bankruptcy Information, America’s Bankruptcy Courts, Bankruptcy Data, Bankruptcy Forms, and Bankruptcy Cases. Also, a search box allows the user to search Katsuey by keyword. The site’s creator offers a number of articles, such as “Obscure but Important Legal Sites for Trial Lawyers”. Katsuey is a helpful resource, providing legal links in one convenient location.