How to Identify the Latest Legal Articles

The Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP), online, allows faculty and students to identify the newest articles in various subject areas, such as Administrative law, Agency Law, or Air and Space Law, on a weekly basis.

You can access CILP by visiting the following link. CILP will ask for your name and 16-digit Student ID number, located on your DU ID Card, to logon.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

Duquesne Criminal Law Journal Now Available in HeinOnline

Visit HeinOnline and scroll down to "Duquesne Criminal Law Journal" to access this journal.

The following description is from the Criminal Law Journal site:

Welcome to the Duquesne Criminal Law Journal. Founded in 2009, the Journal is a student run organization which publishes scholarly works semi-annually in an online format. Its goal is to bring a venue to analyze all issues in the field of criminal law. The Journal utilizes a unique system of peer review, in which members from the legal community review submissions to the Journal, thus maintaining a higher academic standard.

We believe that the Journal will provide the legal community with a practical, yet stimulating, way to examine the field of criminal law. We encourage you to visit the website frequently and become a regular reader of the Duquesne Criminal Law Journal.



Upcoming CLE: 1911 Bar Exam Event


"The 1911 Bar Exam" presented by Professor Mark Yochum

Hanley Hall, Room 203

Saturday, October 1, 2011

9:00 a.m.


Cost:  $50 ($25 for 2011-12 dues-paying DLAA members) This course has been approved by the PA CLE Board for zero (0) substantive credits and one (1) ethics credit.

To Register, contact Kathy Koehler at 412-396-6282 or email koehler@duq.edu

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 click the following official event invitation for more details:

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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