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Important DCLI Printer Details

The Center provides a large number of high-speed laser printers (usually one printer to five computers) and our students have the privilege to print and collect their documents almost immediately. Students are allocated up to 3,000 pages annually (additional pages can be purchased at the DU Computer Store on the 2nd Floor of the Union).

Westlaw – You can no longer send jobs to Westlaw Printer

Please use the attached PC computer, or send via Wireless printing mentioned below. Westlaw printer in Room 117 no longer exists.

Wireless Printing

You can print documents from your personal laptop to the School of Law's LaserJet printers (located in Room 117 of the Law Library)
To go:  http://duprintbalance.duq.edu

  1. Login with your MultiPass credentials.

  2. Select your file to upload to the system (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, image files).

  3. Select whether you want to print it now or save for later (you can retrieve the file later for printing within 24 hours).

  4. Select the printer and printer options, click Next

  5. The system will render a print preview, click Print Now

*** Wireless printing is currently in beta testing. Please report any issues to the IT Department.***

Lexis Printers

LexisNexis has provided their own high-speed laser printers to be used when printing from these services. Printers are also located Room 117 of the Law Library, students are asked to direct all printing jobs from LexisNexis to these dedicated printers.

Visit the School of Law IT page for additional details about printing: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/technology

"Hallowed Secularism" Blog by Prof. Ledewitz

Duquesne School of Law's Professor Bruce Ledewitz maintains an excellent blog exploring issues in secularism. Click on the following URL to visit the blog:

http://www.hallowedsecularism.org/

Professor Ledewitz is Author of Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism (Indiana University Press 2011), Hallowed Secularism: Theory, Practice, Belief (Palgrave Macmillan 2009) and American Religious Democracy: Coming to Terms with the End of Secular Politics (Praeger 2007)

Professor Levine Receives Blackwell Memorial Award

Duquesne School of Law Professor Selected for Blackwell Memorial Award September 12th, 2013

Jan Levine, associate professor and director of the Duquesne University School of Law's Legal Research and Writing program, will receive the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in the field of legal writing.

Presented annually by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute, this distinguished award is given to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improve the field of legal writing by demonstrating:

An ability to nurture and motivate students to excellence A willingness to help other legal writing educators improve their teaching skills or their legal writing programs An ability to create and integrate new ideas for teaching and motivating legal writing educators and students.
"We are thrilled that Professor Jan Levine has received the prestigious Blackwell Award," said Dean Ken Gormley. "Under Professor Levine's leadership, the Legal Research and Writing program at Duquesne Law School has steadily risen to become one of the top programs in the United States. Professor Levine's creative vision and his unmatched dedication to the educational advancement of our students has made him a dynamic force in legal education.

This most recent award is special because it confirms that his peers in the field recognize that he is in a class by himself. We are truly fortunate that this gifted scholar has chosen to make Duquesne his home."

An expert in the field of legal writing and research, Levine joined the faculty at Duquesne in 2007 with more than two decades of experience leading legal writing and research programs. Duquesne's program has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation's best every year since then and the magazine's most recent rankings issue places the program 11th on its Best Law Schools Specialty Rankings: Legal Writing List.

The Blackwell Award Reception will be held at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools at the New York Marriott Marquis on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

DCLI New Acquisitions List Now Available

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:

The August 2013 New Acquisitions Lists are now available at the following link:

http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/new-acquisition

Upcoming Symposium-Passing the Torch:

An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

October 17-19, 2013

Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University

Register Now!

 

Upcoming Symposium

 

October 17-19—Following up on its world-renowned 40th anniversary conference, the Wecht Institute is pleased to host many of the leading scientific, legal and investigative experts on the murder case that has fascinated and perplexed us for decades. As the JFK assassination and many of its witnesses, investigators and researchers begin to recede into history, this symposium is intended to educate students, professionals and the general public alike about one of the seminal events of 20th century American history, and why it still matters today. See the agenda

Upcoming Info Session: China Summer Study of Law in Beijing

Don't miss the upcoming information session about the China Summer Study of Law program in Beijing. Here are the event details:

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 4:00-6:00 PM
  • 4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Murray Pavilion
  • Faculty, former program participants, and current LLM students from China will share their experiences and answer your questions
  • *Hot Hors D'oeuvres & Adult Beverages*
  • Program will be held May 30–June 20, 2014

Please click on the below image to access the China Law web site:

China Law Flier

Photo: Students Visiting Xian

This is a great opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have about Beijing and the program itself. Many photos will be on display and brochures will be available. Hot hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served! Bring your questions and your appetite!

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University and School of Law Technology Support

Routine questions regarding network connection can be answered by the University's Computer Technology Services (CTS), located in the Student Union. Either visit, call, or submit an online request for help. Here is the CTS contact information:

Computer Technology Services (CTS)

CTS Service Center (2nd floor Union, face-to-face, phone, & email support)

Fall/Spring Hours

Monday -Friday: 8am - 6pm*
Saturday: 9am-4pm*
Sunday: 12pm-4pm*

* The Help Desk is always available 24x7 via emergency voice mail on our phone system.

Submit Online Request
Email: help@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-4357 or
1-888-355-8226

School of Law IT Department

 

The IT Department is a feature service of the Duquesne University School of Law. The Department provides technology support for students, faculty, & staff, as well as management of classroom technology, website, SharePoint, computer labs and printing

Contact one of the following IT Professionals to schedule an appointment:

Christopher Driscoll
Director of Information Technology
412.396.5533
driscol1@duq.edu

R. Cameron Sparks
Application & Information Technology Specialist
412.396.1059
sparksr@duq.edu

Dayna Power
Information Technology Specialist
412.396.1536
powerd@duq.edu

New students should visit the Student Resources page to answer the most common questions. Instructions for connecting to the wireless network, DuqNet, are located here. Students wishing to utilize the Laptop Exam option must provide their own laptop computer.

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Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voting law

NSA mines Facebook for connections, including Americans' profiles

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Law Technology News

http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/index.jsp

This is a great free resource for anyone wanting to keep current with the latest developments in new technologies, as applied to the law. While this online magazine is free to all, it does ask for the individual to complete a subscription. LTN gives the user a choice of either the online or print version of the publication. LTN is hosted by American Law Media, which hosts many of the legal newspapers available in the U.S.  LTN offers numerous helpful links to news and other information like eDiscovery & Compliance, Litigation Support, Practice management, Office Tech, Mobile Lawyers, and Tech Law. As a of ALM, the site includes convenient links to top news stories, and the home pages of other ALM publications, like Law.com or the American Lawyer. LTN provides the legal professional a source for the most current technologies available to lawyers, students, and anyone interested in law.