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The Center would like to thank the School of Law students and faculty for making the first DCLI Research Expo a success! We sincerely appreciated your participation. The Center is one of the first three law libraries to host such an event. Harvard and George Washington comprise the other institutions hosting research fairs. Many Duquesne law students completed the exhibitions and accompanying demonstrations. Students and faculty enjoy access to all of the resources present at the Expo as a service of DCLI. Additionally, you can access these powerful databases from the Center, or the comfort of your own home.

Successful completion of at least four vendor demonstrations provided students with a chance to win either a Kindle or iPod Nano. Congratulations to the following Kindle and Nano winners:

  • Cathy Farrell
  • Kira Rivera
  • Rachel Woloshin

If you would like more information about any of the Center's research databases, please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.

Q&A Session: China Summer Law Program

Planning to study abroad next summer? Don't miss the China Law Program Question and Answer session on Wednesday, October 27, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the 4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Murray Pavilion. Faculty and students from the 2009 and 2010 programs will share their experiences and answer your questions.

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! Mark your calendars. Bring your questions and your appetite!

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CLE Reminder-The Medical Marijuana Debate: Forensic Scientific and Legal Considerations

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

The Medical Marijuana Debate: Forensic Scientific and Legal Considerations

November 5, 2010

Institute Director and former Allegheny County Forensic Science Laboratory Director and Chief Toxicologist Fred Fochtman will be joined by Institute namesake and former Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht in this consideration of the scientific and legal issues involved in the nationwide medical marijuana debate. Coming quickly on the heels of Proposition 19, California's marijuana legalization ballot initiative, the seminar will also examine the drug's recreational use.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Legal News Links

New York Grants Right to Claim Attorney Fees to Prevailing Homeowners in Foreclosures

Cell Phone Liability Lawsuits Pre-empted by FCC, 3rd Circuit Rules

Google Admits It 'Mistakenly' Captured E-Mails, E-Mail Addresses, Passwords

Georgia Mulls Citizens' Right to Access Courts via E-File

Canadian at Gitmo pleads guilty to all charges

Study Finds Link Between Law Firm Profitability and Managing Partners with Powerful Faces

Latest Legal Link


The Public Library of Law

The Public Library of Law is a free resource produced by Fastcase. Although Fastcase is a proprietary entity, it does offer the following featured resources for free:

  •  Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals
  • Cases from all 50 states back to 1997
  • Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states
  • Regulations, court rules, constitutions
  • RSS Feeds for recent decisions (U.S. Supreme Court, State and Federal District Courts)

You can contact Fastcase, if more in-depth information is needed regarding these resources.