Duquesne among "Best Value" Law Schools

Duquesne University School of Law is a Best Value law school, according to National Jurist magazine. Using data collected from the Law School Admissions Council's "Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools 2009", National Jurist indicates that Duquesne has low tuition, an outstanding academic program, a strong alumni base, and excellent job placement.

Event Reminder: Upcoming Wecht Institute Conference

9th Annual Conference:

Evidence in the Information Age:  A National Symposium on the Collection, Analysis and Legal Applications of Digital Evidence

October 23-24, 2009

Register via the event web site: www.duq.edu/digitalevidence

Event email: digitalevidence@duq.edu

Or, contact Jessica Paschke: 412-396-1330

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI offers Access to 600+ free CALI Lessons. Visit the following URL and use the below login information to access CALI both on and off-campus:

•  Logon to www.cali.org/register

•  Create a new username/password using the authorization code. You can obtain the authorization code by visiting the DCLI Service Center desk.

•  Get free access to 600+ CALI lessons in 32 legal subject areas!

•  Use relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learn in class.

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.

New Pennsylvania Treatises

The following new Pennsylvania collection materials are now available at DCLI/ACLL. Please visit the accompanying links for more information.

Pennsylvania Elements of an Action. (West 2009) West's Pennsylvania Practice Series, KFP80 .W47 V.23 2009.

Speakman, Michael Steven and Joseph E. Vogrin, III. Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence: Law and Practice (Bisel 2009). KFP297.8 .V6 1998  2009.

Summary of PA Jurisprudence 2d Volumes 15-15A Family Law (West 2009). KFP65 .L42.

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Latest Legal Links


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