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DCLI Thanksgiving & Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, November 26 - Wednesday, December 19. 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 21

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

Thursday, November 22 and
Friday, November 23

CLOSED

Saturday, November 24

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 25

12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Exam Hours
November 26 - December 19

Monday - Sunday

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

Saturday, 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.

Don't Miss the PILA Pie Sale

PILA, Duquesne University School of Law's Public Interest Law Association, is selling pies in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All proceeds benefit the PILA Scholarship fund. You can turn order forms into the Law School Main Office All orders must in by November 16th, 2012. Orders pick-up is November 20th in the Law School lounge area!

CLick on the below image to open the order form:

eNewsletter

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:

http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=iflp&set_as_cursor=clear

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!

Reminder: CLE Opportunities

Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education Series

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Duquesne University School of Law Room 203

"Personal Contact/Positional Conflicts"
Presented by Professor Mark Yochum

Personal Contact
The last broad restriction on solicitation of clients by lawyers is the restriction on personal contact. This session will explore the continuing viability of this rule in an era when limitations on lawyers' commercial speech are tested for their efficacy in remediating a real harm. The personal contact rule has little historical validity and its value, if any, is shrouded in mythology.

Positional Conflicts:  Pro Bono Publico & Oaths
This part of the course will explore positional conflicts and the pitfalls of issue advocacy. May a lawyer argue position X for one client and, in an unrelated matter, argue legal position not-X? We will consider the force and effect of the oaths we take, what it means to act pro bono public, and the problematic maxim, "salus populi suprema lex."

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and three (3) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse credit. Cost is $90. For more information or to register, contact koehler@duq.edu or 412-396-6282.

Saturday, December 1, 2012
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Duquesne University School of Law Room 203

"Islamic Law"
Presented by Professor Susan Hascall

This CLE will introduce the attendees to Islamic law through discussion of classical jurisprudence. Substantive topics will include a short discussion of family law and commercial law in both classical and modern contexts.

The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse credit. Cost is $90. For more information or to register, contact koehler@duq.edu or 412-396-6282.

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Latest Legal Link

Legal Docs

www.legaldocs.com

This forms resource assists in the creation of legal documents in an editable format. Like a number of forms web sites, the user will find the site offers forms for a fee, but also provides numerous documents for free. In this case, visit the "Free Docs" page. Here's a sample of some of the free forms available on Legal Docs: Promissory Note, Request for Credit Report, Spousal Consent, and General Contract. Choose the desired type of legal form, and enter in all of the relevant fields. Refine the document, and either print or download as necessary. The site offers additional services for reviewing and filing documents on a fee basis.