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DCLI RESEARCH EXPO 2012 - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Learn more about legal research from the major law publishers and developers of legal information systems.

Exhibits ~ Demonstrations
Food ~ Prizes

Classroom Demonstration Schedule Coming Soon
Publishers attending include:

  • American Lawyer Media
  • Bloomberg
  • BNA
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • LexisNexis
  • Gale
  • Research Inst. of America
  • Thomson Reuters
  • and More!

 

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 2012 and September 2012 New Acquisitions Lists are now available at the following link:

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

Student Organizations Upcoming Events

There are a number of great upcoming events hosted by student organizations. Please see the below event details for more information.

Criminal Law Society & Christian Legal Society Present:
Reducing Recidivism in America's Prisons

Featuring Speaker Professor Dan Kunz
Room 310 at Noon 10/23/2012
Food and drinks will be provided.

Federalist Society

Guest speaker Professor Brian Fitzpatrick speaking about
FISHER v. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS:
Will the Supreme Court End Affirmative Action?
With a special comment from Dean Gormley             
Monday, October 15,
Noon in Room 203
Lunch Will Be Provided

African and Islamic Law Society

The African and Islamic Law Society is pleased to announce that our second annual dinner at the Ethiopian restaurant, TANA, will be next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 at 7:00pm.
Students will pay just $10 each and please bring $10 in cash to the restaurant. Students will also be responsible for paying for any alcoholic drinks. Non-Duquesne Law Students are welcome to attend; however, the AILS budget will only cover students.

Please RSVP by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17. Space is limited to 10 students, so don't hesitate to reserve your spot. To RSVP, or for more information, please email me at seeleyj@duq.edu.

For the restaurant's address, directions, and to check out the menu, you can visit the website at: http://tanaethiopiancuisine.com/

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