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Arbitration Moot Court Team Participates in Recent Regional Competition

Duquesne Law School’s Arbitration Moot Court Team fared very well at the regional competition, held November 13 - 14, at Villanova Law School. Duquesne finished third out of twelve teams and lost a split decision by a single point to the Houston team that advanced to the final round. Duquesne defeated Seton Hall and Fordham in the first two rounds.

Congratulations to our team, Keaton Carr, Abigail Marusic, Shawn Martin, and Steve Andrews, and their coaches, Sarah Andrews L’06, Christopher Borsani L’07, and Professor Al Pelaez.

Recent ABA Journal Article on Law Librarians

The American Bar Association Journal recently published an article by Patrick J. Jamb:

"Does it Pay to Hire a Law Firm Librarian?"

Reminder: Please Maintain Quiet in the Center

DCLI strives to maintain a quiet place to study. The Center requests the cooperation of all students and faculty in adhering to our quiet study rule, especially during the upcoming Exams Period. This includes refraining from loud talking, cell phone use, or any other loud behavior. Please respect your fellow student's desire for quiet study space. Study rooms are available for groups that need to collaborate. Otherwise, please save any conversations for outside of the Center. This policy pertains to all areas of the Center, including all three floors of the library and the Service Center desk. We are confident, with everybody's cooperation, that we will successfully provide a quiet place to study.

CLE Reminder- Trace Evidence Analysis:  Legal Opportunities and Challenges

This Continuing Legal Education seminar is hosted by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

December 10, 2010

David Exline, general manager of Commercial and Forensic Services for the Monroeville-based laboratory, RJ Lee Group, will headline this seminar intended to bring criminal attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and others involved in the criminal justice system up to date on the opportunities and challenges facing trace evidence analysis in an era of increased scientific scrutiny. Additional speakers for this seminar will be announced.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Legal News Links


Federal Judge Pleads Guilty to Drug Felony, Faces Less Than a Year in Jail

World Trade Center Settlement Gets Backing Needed to Take Effect

Hearing to begin in Okla. on Islamic law lawsuit

6 Firms on $3.3 Billion Proposed Canadian-U.S. Coal Deal

10 alleged Somali pirates go on trial in Germany

Latest Legal Link is the United States Government’s official hub for federal forms. The site is designed to assist citizens and businesses access federal agency forms. Users can utilize the search engine on the homepage to find specific forms in the catalog. The site offers a “Forms by Agency” page, providing links in alphabetical order by agency name. The site also provides a “Forms by Name” page, containing an alphabetical listing of all agency forms by name. Examples of frequently used forms include tax forms, small business forms, social security forms, veteran benefit forms, and FEMA forms.