DCLI New Acquisitions - August 2011

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL.

The following link provides a selection of recently cataloged materials for the Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library. It includes new arrivals, in alphabetical order by subject heading. Additional details include title, call number, location, and a link to the item's SOLCAT record. If you wish to borrow circulating materials, please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

New Acquisitions:


Recent Post-Gazette Article by Dean Gormley

The law school numbers game - Lawyers should seek justice, not riches


Dean Gormley's recent article, “The law school numbers game” appeared in the September 16 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The article appeared on page B-7 of the hardcopy version, and is an excellent read for anyone interested in law school, including students, faculty, and various legal professionals.


1L Practice Exam Schedule Information from the Registrar

A practice exam will be administered to all First-Year students the week of October 10, 2011. The evening division will take the practice exam on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:00pm. The day division will take the practice exam on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1:00pm. Each student will receive their assigned course for testing on Monday, September 26, 2011 via their mailboxes. Laptop sage will not be permitted during the practice exams.

Upcoming Annual Wecht Institute Conference :

Predators and their Prey

Friday and Saturday
October 21-22, 2011
Power Center Ballroom
Duquesne University

Event Web Site: http://www.duq.edu/predators/index.cfm

The conference will convene experts in behavioral science, criminalistics, criminal law, victimology and other related fields to address various topics relating to the investigation and prosecution of violent offenders.

For more information, contact the Institute or visit the Conference Website.

CLE Reminder: 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

Legal News Links

3rd Circuit approves Allegheny Forest drilling

Journalist sues city over arrest at G-20 Summit

Jury set to hear state House corruption case

Attorney disbarred following computer sex sting

Samsung seeks iPhone, iPad sale ban in Dutch court

Facebook policies tricky for employers, workers

SEC may recommend legal action against S&P

Will U.S. Law Firms Stick With Hong Kong This Time Around?

K&L Gates Opening in Qatar, Chadbourne Heading to Turkey

Judge more than doubles Casey Anthony's bill to over $217,000

Latest Legal Link

BC Lab Blog


Boston College Lab Blog is an especially relevant site for clinical students, and all law students interested in gaining practical experience. It is hosted by Anusia Hirsch, a 2L at BC Law School. This is the first time a law student worked for a law school clinic and hosted a blog discussing clients. There was much discussion concerning ethical issues regarding clients. The author published the blog with the approval of the school and clients. Posts include “A Tailored Approach to Initial Client Meetings”, “Testing New Waters: BC LAB Blog Details a Client Experience”, and “Is Sharing OK in a Legal Environment?”.  Please visit Ms. Hirsch’s blog to learn more about this unique project.