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DCLI Student-Employment Opportunities 2013-2014 Academic Year

DCLI is accepting applications for Student-Assistants for 2013-2014 Academic Year. Submit completed applications to Edna Maravich, 4th floor Murray Pavilion. The application is available at the following link:

Application for Work-Study Grant-In-Aide

*The library Student-Assistant position is not available to students also employed as Research Assistants or other University positions.

Upcoming Event: "A Day in the Life of a Practitioner"

Presented by The Duquesne Law Alumni Association

November 19, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 203
Reception immediately following in Student Lounge 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Join members of the DLAA Board of Governors as they share their wisdom and real life experiences on the every-day practice of law. You do not want to miss this unique discussion!

Joseph Covelli
Founding Member, Covelli Law Offices

Dodi Walker Gross
Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Rebecca Gruen
Medical/Legal Consultant

Garry Nelson
Former prosecutor, Allegheny County DA

Hon. James J. Panchik
Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas

Moderated by Vincent J. Quatrini, Partner, QuatriniRafferty

HeinOnline's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals available through DCLI

DCLI online collection includes HeinOnline's INDEX TO FOREIGN LEGAL PERIODICALS to its collection of electronic resources. This resource is available for all School of Law students and faculty to use. Please click on the following link to access this resource on campus:


HeinOnline can be accessed from off-campus, by logging in with your name and 16-digit ID number which can be found on your Duquesne ID Card. Please see the below product description for more information.

In conjunction with the American Association of Law Libraries and the Berkeley Law Library, at the University of California Berkeley, HeinOnline is pleased to introduce the availability of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP).

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in'depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia. The IFLP also analyzes the contents of about eighty individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Melanges, and congress reports each year.

The IFLP in HeinOnline includes:

  • Nearly 300,000 index records consisting of more than 265,000 articles and 31,000 book reviews across more than 500 periodicals.
  • Indexing from 1985 forward, fully searchable by various access points or by keyword.
  • Links to the full text of more than 34,000 articles and book reviews in more than 100 periodicals that are available in HeinOnline.
  • Unlimited concurrent usage, meaning your entire organization can access IFLP at the same time!
  • ISSN & ISBN linking to your local library catalog or WorldCat.
  • Ability to quickly view all articles indexed by a specific author.
  • Ability to save/bookmark index records to a MyHein personal research account.

PLUS, access to the digitized version of the entire print Index dating back to 1960!

Campaign Finance after Citizens United

Continuing Legal Education
Saturday, November 16, 2013
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., School of Law Room 203
Presented by Jon Delano, Esq. 

Since colonial days, money has played an important if ever-evolving role in American politics. But the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010 accentuated the growth of new and differing ways of using money to affect political outcomes. Recent court decisions also highlight a growing debate on the limits of "free speech" (as expressed through cash contributions and expenditures) in the political process. This CLE examines the role of money on U.S. campaigns before Citizens United, the very divided court decision itself, and the post-Citizens United environment in which candidates and citizens now find themselves. Cost is $90 for three hours of continuing legal education (substantive) credit. Registration is required. Register online at www.duq.edu/cle or call 412.396.6300.

School of Law PA Bar Admissions Ceremony

The Hon. Max Baer, L'75, presiding
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
10:00 AM, Law School Room 302
Reception following in the 4th Floor Lounge

2013 graduates only RSVP by November 21, 2013

Duquesne Law Alumni Association Holiday Party

Honoring Fellows of the 1911 Society
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 PM, The Africa Room, Duquesne Union
DLAA and 1911 Society members only RSVP by December 6, 2013

New York City Law Alumni Reception

Thursday, January 2, 2014
6:00 - 8:30 PM at the Hilton New York Midtown
RSVP by December 20, 2013

Energy Law Career Panel

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Career Services Office event co-sponsored with the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and the Energy & Mineral Law Society


  • Natalie Jefferis, Regional Land Director, EQT Gathering, LLC (Moderator)
  • Martha Wiegand (L'00), In-House Counsel, Consol Energy, Inc.
  • Courtney Richardson, Associate, Steptoe & Johnson
  • David J. Laurent (L'80), Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

Harrisburg Law Alumni Reception

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

Reminder: 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 Bulletinboard Research Illustrations and Legal News

We encourage School of Law Students to visit the 2nd Floor bulletinboard 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.

Legal News Links

Automatic spending cuts would bite more in 2014

Legal blog seeks recognition from high court

2 admirals' classified access suspended in Navy probe

Venezuela to toughen price controls, set profits

Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

Peduto names eight transition teams

Latest Legal Link

Solo Practice


Web-based professional legal education site giving practitioners the option to "pick-up where their legal education left off". Site designed with new attorney seeking solo practice in mind. The "Bridges" program partners with actual law schools to help students achieve their practice goals. Essentially, the site provides a networking community for law students and solo lawyers. The site provides the option of browsing all courses, or sorting by type. Course topics include "Real World Legal Research", "The art of the Deposition", and "Essentials of Family Law", just to name a few. Solo Practice's blog is another highlight of the site for those interested in following the most current issues facing solo practitioners.