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The Center would like to thank the School of Law students and faculty for making this year's 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 a Keurig. Congratulations to the following winners:


  • Christina Burik
  • Matt Capan


  • Michael Fishman

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

DCLI Facilities Policies

Here are some of the often asked about policies of the Center:

Use of the Center

The Center is open to the Duquesne community and the public at large. However, borrowing privileges are only extended to those with current and validated Duquesne ID cards or those with valid Allegheny County Law Library cards. Although the Center is open to everyone to conduct legal research, the Center is not to be used for general study purposes by non-law students.  All non-law students must sign-in upon entering the Center.

Eating, Drinking, and Smoking

Patrons are allowed to bring in drinks in spill-proof containers or bottles.  Open cans or food of any type are not permitted.  Water fountains are available on all floors of the Center.  The entire Law School building is a non-smoking facility, including the Center.

Group Study Rooms

There are ten study rooms available for group study purposes. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Keys are signed out at the Circulation Desk only to current Duquesne law students with valid DU ID cards. Students may use these rooms, for group study only, in blocks of two hours (with one renewal). The rooms may also be reserved up to one day in advance, by filling out the study room sheet kept at the Circulation Desk or by calling 412.396.5017.

Cell/Mobile Phones

The use of cell/mobile phones and pagers is not permitted in the Center.  All cell phones and pagers must be turned off or set on vibrating mode upon entering the Center.  These devices may not be plugged into any of the Center's electrical outlets.

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