DCLI Extended Exam Hours

Extended hours of operation for exams are Monday, December 1 - Thursday, December 18. The Center will be open 8 a.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Sunday, during this period. Also, DCLI will be open on Monday, December 8, The Immaculate Conception holy day.

Monday, December 1 -Thursday, December 18
8a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, December 19
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 20
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 21
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday December 22
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, December 23
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Please visit The Center's hours page to view a full list of Thanksgiving, Exam, and Holiday hours of operation.

Trial Advocacy Team FINISHED FIRST at the Buffalo/Niagara Mock Trial Competition

Dean Donald J. Guter and the Duquesne University School of Law are pleased to announce continued success in trial advocacy as our team FINISHED FIRST at the Buffalo/Niagara Mock trial competition! Duquesne defeated Akron, a formidable team, in the final round. 32 schools competed in this event. Congratulations to the team members: Kelly Kaufold, James McGraw, Alicia Nocera, and Adrienne Sadosky who also won Best Cross Examination in the preliminary round and Best Advocate in the final round. Congratulations also to the coaching team of Professor Michael Streib, Professor Amelia Michele Joiner, Michael Giantanonio L'02, and Peter Giglione L'02; and to the assistant coaching team of Professor Bruce Antkowiak, J. and Richard Narvin L'74.

DCLI New Books Section

The Center maintains a "new books" section in the Reading Room area of the first floor. New books can be found next to the current newspapers and periodicals section. Books are placed in this area, allowing students and other DCLI patrons to more easily peruse new titles. New books are available for checkout, just like other titles in the treatise collection. The Center welcomes you to borrow new books, as well as other helpful collection items. To learn more about checking out books and other items, please visit the DCLI Circulation Policy page.

DCLI Group Study Room Policy

There are five 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 at the Circulation Desk or by calling 412-396-5017.

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Latest Legal Links

The National Center for State Courts


NCSC strives "to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world." This site offers numerous resources that both law students and legal professionals will find useful. A particular highlight includes the "Court Web Sites" page which not only offers a comprehensive list of state court web sites, but also very useful and detailed state court structure charts. The homepage includes helpful "Information Resources" links, offering access to a court topics database, an employment opportunities page, survey of judicial salaries, and future trends in state courts. Another highlight of the NCSC is the "Education" page, providing free web-based courses such as National Instant Criminal Background Check System: A Guide to the NCIC Protection Order File. Visit the NCSC site to explore these and many other important legal tools.