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New Bar Prep and Employment Services Pages

The Center recently compiled resources for bar preparation, as well as employment seekers. Students will find numerous helpful resources located in an easy-to-access, centralized location.

Bar Services: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/center-for-legal-information/bar-services

Employment Services: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library/center-for-legal-information/employment-services

DCLI Thanksgiving & Exam Hours

The Center will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 18. The Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Saturday, December 8, the Immaculate Conception holy day.

Thanksgiving Break
November 21 - November 25

Wednesday, November 27

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 28 and
Friday, November 29


Saturday, November 30

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday, December 1

12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Exam Hours
December 2 - December 18

Monday - Sunday

7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 - The Immaculate Conception - DCLI will be OPEN

Please visit the DCLI hours page to view a complete schedule of operation, including Thanksgiving Break, Exams Period, Christmas Break, and the Interim Period.

DCLI 2nd Floor Bulletin Board Research Illustrations and Legal News

We encourage School of Law Students to visit the 2nd Floor bulletin board to view local, state, federal, international and School of Law news. Research guides and other useful material are posted on regular basis. For instance, illustrated graphs of Pennsylvania court structure, geographic boundaries of U.S. courts of appeals, and how a bill becomes law are currently posted.

Admissions Information Sessions

The School of Law will host admissions information sessions on Wed., November 6, 2013 and Tues., January 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the School of Law. During the events prospective students can learn about the admissions process, financial aid and law school life at Duquesne. Student-led tours of the School of Law follow the presentation. To register, visit www.duq.edu/law/admissions.

Continuing Legal Education opportunities

Externship Supervisor Training
Wed., November 6, 2013
5 p.m. Registration & Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Program
Continuing Legal Education: 1 Hour Substantive, 1 Hour Ethics
Duquesne Union Africa Room
Duquesne University School of Law Presenters:
Laurie Serafino, Director of Clinical Legal Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Tracey McCants Lewis, Assistant Director of Clinical Legal Education and Clinical Asst. Professor of Law
Free to Externship Supervising Attorneys and Site Representatives, $60 other attorneys
Registration required. Visit www.duq.edu/cle, email lawclinic@duq.edu or call 412.396.4704.

November 2013 Sciullo CLE Courses

Sat., November 9

Perspectives on Human Trafficking
3 Hours Substantive CLE
Judy Hale Reed, international development specialist
Mary Burke, founder and director the Project to End Human Trafficking
Brad Orsini, FBI special supervisory agent

Sat., November 16

Campaign Finance after Citizens United
3 Hour Substantive CLE
Presented by Jon Delano, Esq.

Visit www.duq.edu/cle to view course information and register and pay online. Courses are $90 each. Duquesne Law Alumni Association members receive a $25 discount on any individual course.  All CLEs begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:15 pm in Room 203 of the School of Law unless otherwise noted.

Harrisburg Law Alumni Reception

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:30-7:30 PM at Dauphin County Bar Association
RSVP by November 7, 2013

School of Law PA Bar Admissions Ceremony

Justice Max Baer, L'75, presiding
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
10:00 AM, Law School Room 302
Reception following in the 4th Floor Lounge
RSVP by November 21, 2013

Legal News Links

In Georgia, cheers for their shutdown congressman

Planned Parenthood asks high court's help in Texas

Legislative prayer gets Supreme Court review

LAX suspect remains heavily sedated, under guard

Police checked on LAX suspect after he left for the airport

147 children across PA found to lack health insurance

PA Superior Court revives Ex Rite Aide attorney's suit

Latest Legal Link

Direct Law


This pioneering online resource is the first virtual law firm practice site. It provides means to run online legal practice, including many resources needed for successful business. "Client Space" is the site's client portal, allowing the firms to collaborate with attorneys online, in a secure electronic workspace. Direct Law also includes an informative blog, webinars, video, and audio guides to assist law firms in providing services. Interested parties can take advantage of the 30-day free trial. “Rapid Docs” is another feature of Direct Law, and provides a document creation service, allowing attorneys to create legal documents in an accurate, systematic manner, increasing efficiency and productivity.