JURIS hosts new Blog

The Duquesne University School of Law News Magazine, JURIS, recently published a new blog. Visit the following link to access this new resource: http://duquesnejurismagazine.blogspot.com/

DCLI Technology Services

Wireless Connection
Wireless access points are available from all floors of the Center. The wireless network is available only to members of the Law School community who have configured their laptops according to the approved wireless network guidelines established by CTS.

Microsoft Office 2010 Suite is installed in all of the Center’s computers. Individual Microsoft 2010 applications that are provided include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Microsoft Photo Editor and WordPerfect are also available.

Network Outlets for Laptops
There are multiple active network outlets on the first and ground floors of the Center, which can be used by students who have their laptops configured for the campus network.

Scanning Services
There is one HP Scanjet 550C, and one HP Scanjet 7800, located in Room 117 of the Center. These scanners are available for use by students and faculty.

Reminder: ACLL offering Free Westlaw & Lexis Classes

ALLEGHENY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY TO OFFER FREE TRAINING COURSES ON LEXIS AND WESTLAW ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. The following schedule of introductory Lexis and Westlaw courses will be held in the ACLL computer lab.

LOCATION: 921 City-County Bldg. HOURS 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Seating is limited, so please call for a reservation at 412.350.5353.

  • September 28: Lexis - Caselaw and Shepards Citations
  • September 29: Westlaw - Caselaw and KeyCite
  • October 27: Lexis - Statutes and Administrative Law
  • October 28: Westlaw - Statutes and Administrative Law
  • November 23: Lexis - Pennsylvania Legal Research
  • November 24: Westlaw - Pennsylvania Legal Research

CLE Rminder: Forensic DNA Analysis for Beginners

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will host a series of CLE seminars from September through December, 2010. Please visit the following link to view the Fall 2010 schedule:


Forensic DNA Analysis for Beginners

October 8, 2010

Mark Perlin, CEO and chief scientific officer of Pittsburgh-based DNA firm Cybergenetics, and Deputy State Attorney General Tony Krastek will headline a seminar designed to offer prosecuting and defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, judges and others involved in the criminal justice system with a fundamental understanding of the identification value and limitations of DNA evidence. Among other topics, the speakers will discuss a recent case in which Mr. Krastek successfully prosecuted a state trooper for the slaying of a Blairsville dentist based in part on Dr. Perlin's expertise. One or more additional speakers may be announced. (This program is approved by the PA CLE Board for 2 hours of substantive credit and 1 hour of ethics credit.)

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Legal News Links

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Lindsay's lawyer is living La Vida Lohan

Google Releases Online Tool to Track How Government Censorship Impacts Traffic

Latest Legal Link

Legal Research Plus


Legal Research Plus offers a blog about new legal research information and is authored by several Advanced Legal Research instructors from Stanford University. The authors hope to share what they’ve learned via their blog. Users can browse content by subject, for example, the “Foreign Law” link lists blog contributions regarding the Islamic Law Database or the Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, as well as many other posts regarding legal research and education from around the world. Additionally, the site is navigable by “Recent Posts” and “Archives” links listed prominently on the left side of the blog. LRP is a great place to access the latest information regarding legal research news and resources.