Having problems seeing this message? View it online.


DCLI Probable CLOSING on Saturday, November 23

University Facilities Management would like you to be aware of a planned maintenance event, an electrical power outage, scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 23, weather permitting. This means the School of Law will most likely be CLOSED, including the Center, on this day.

The weather will play a major factor in this event. If conditions are determined to not be advantageous to our campus buildings then the event will be postponed to another day. This decision will be made after carefully considering many weather factors, both before and after the scheduled event time frame. The decision will be made in advance of the actual outage day, but before Friday afternoon.

Document Scanner Available for Trial Period

There is a new document scanner from Scannx, located on the 2nd floor of the Center, near the copiers. Please try scanning files, the device is on loan for a trial period. We encourage students and faculty to try it out. We'll need to pack it up on the 26th or 27th of November to mail it back, so don't miss this opportunity to try the latest technology, and provide your input on its usefulness.

DCLI New Acquisitions List Now Available

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL.

The following link provides a selection of recently cataloged materials for the Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library. It includes new arrivals, in alphabetical order by subject heading. Additional details include title, call number, location, and a link to the item's SOLCAT record. If you wish to borrow circulating materials, please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

New Acquisitions:

The October 2013 New Acquisitions List is now available at the following link:


Upcoming Event Reminder: "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

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

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.

Legal News Links

White House pushes to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

Senate showdown over military sexual assault bill

Court to decide if company can try to block suit

Death penalty states scramble for lethal injection drugs

Charge upgraded to murder in case related to Whitey Bulger

Nicholas D. Kristoff - Serving life for this?

East or West? Ukraine now has to choose its path

Latest Legal Link

Legal Tech Center


The Legal tech Center is a Joint Initiative between William and Mary Law School and the national Center for State Courts. Provides resources for anyone seeking to help with courtroom technology. LTC offers consultation on designing and implementing the latest technology used in Courtroom settings. This includes help in creating resources, like audio & visual systems, that are customized to your organizations specific needs. The Center offers numerous educational opportunities in the form of classes, conferences, demonstration, and other programs, providing hands on training for legal professionals, and anyone that works with courtroom technology.