Laptop Exam - Critical Timeline

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Exam IDs will be distributed.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 Log into www.planetSSI.com and download software.
  Install Securexam Student Software.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 to Exams Run a practice exam and upload it to www.planetSSI.com.

Detailed procedures are available on our Website.

Problems or questions? contact:

Manson Seto, Applications and Information Technology Specialist
Milan Komljenovic, Manager of Information Technology

Bar Examination Preparation Begins

With the MPRE behind them, third and fourth-year students are turning their attention to the Bar Examination by studying the information contained in the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements for 2007 published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, available as a download at http://www.ncbex.org/comprehensive-guide-to-bar-admissions/

The Comprehensive Guide contains information concerning application deadlines (some as early as January 10, 2008), character and fitness determinations, grading and scoring, fees and other requirements for all jurisdictions that administer the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) and/or Multistate Performance Test (MPT). 

Students are also researching the specific requirements for admission in the jurisdiction where they intend to take the Bar Examination.  For example, students intending to take the Bar Examination in Pennsylvania are researching the particular requirements for admission to the Pennsylvania Bar at http://www.pabarexam.org/.  Students intending to take the Bar Examination in other jurisdictions are finding the web sites of other bar admission agencies listed on pages 55 – 58 of the Comprehensive Guide

Serious students are already attending Professor Astorino’s Bar review classes (on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings), planning to attend the Law School’s spring semester Bar Preparation Course, and have registered for a commercial Bar Preparation course, such as the courses offered by BAR/BRI, PMBR, Micromash and other providers. 

This year’s graduating class already knows that the key to success on the Bar Examination is diligent preparation.  Their motto is:  “Hard Work.  No Shortcuts.” 

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Congratulations to the Buffalo/Niagara Trial Moot Court Team! 

Duquesne Law School’s team was a finalist in this year’s Buffalo/Niagara Mock Trial Tournament, which is one of the most prestigious in the country.  This year, 42 teams from top trial advocacy programs participated, including Temple, Northwestern, Catholic University, Michigan State, SMU and St. Johns.  Duquesne’s team members are Dana Butia, Britt Freund, Tim Houston, and Julia Werner; they are coached by Professor Bruce Antkowiak, Professor Michael Streib, Michael Giantonio and Peter Giglione.  This is the second time in the past three years that Duquesne has made it to the final round of this elite competition.


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Hieros Gamos

Hieros Gamos is a free, comprehensive, online guide offering information about worldwide laws and governments. The site features compiled directories in numerous categories including links for law students, law firms, legal jobs, and legal associations.  The following information highlights these features.

The site’s law student center provides resources to assist students in every step of their legal education. The user will find helpful links to consider from deciding which law school to attend to bar exam preparation. The site also provides a link list of student associations.

The Hieros Gamos directory of law firms contains links to offices throughout the globe. The user may choose from a list of links by area of practice, city, or continent. The site also provides a multi-field search engine for locating firms. The search engine allows the user to simultaneously enter terms for state/province, country, firm name, practice area, and keywords. 

The legal employment section of the site provides useful links for writing an effective resume, tips on interviewing, as well as job hunting strategies. The site provides additional information regarding employment laws, discrimination, and relocating for those seeking employment in the legal profession. Additionally, the “legal association” page offers a listing of associations useful for networking and professional development. The categories include: law firm and lawyer associations, bar associations, ADR arbitration & mediation associations, and paralegal associations.