Important Laptop Exam Information

If you plan to take exams using your laptop, you must take the Practice Exam before midnight, Friday, December 2. If you don’t take the Practice Exam on time, you won’t be able to use your laptop during exams. All students planning to use their laptops for exams should read the detailed information about laptop exams and comply with the requirements.

Windows users should watch the Information Technology department's Secure Exam Tutorial for Microsoft Operating Systems.

Leopard, or above, users should watch the Information Technology department's Secure Exam Tutorial for Mac Operating Systems.

DCLI Group Study Room Policy

There are eight study rooms currently 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). Beginning November 28, 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.

DCLI Exam Hours


Monday, November 28 - Monday, December 19

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

* Thursday, December 8, 2011 - The Immaculate Conception - DCLI WILL BE OPEN

Please visit the DCLI hours page to view a complete schedule of operation, including Exams Period, Christmas Break, and the Interim Period.

CLE Reminder: Is it "the Economy" or is it Obfuscation? The Roles of Financial Experts in Divorce Litigation Today


Forensic Fridays Seminars
Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, in collaboration with The Beard Institute

Friday, December 2
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Law School Room 204
Duquesne University
Valuation issues in divorce cases in bad economic times can be challenging for a number of reasons. Sometimes the economy is a legitimate factor, but sometimes business owners are trying to take advantage of the economic climate to suppress business value or to show reduced income. In other cases, litigant business owners simply may not have the "drive" to produce such data due to the emotional turmoil of the divorce. Join divorce attorney Candice Komar, economist Matthew Marlin, and accountant Melissa A. Bizyak to learn which industries are truly struggling, which are clearly not, and how such evidence can and does play out in divorce litigation today.

This program is approved by the PA CLE Board for two (2) Substantive hrs. and one (1) Ethics hr.
 In addition, three (3) CPE credits are available in the accounting/finance field.

For more information or to register, please visit www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu

Reminder: CLE Luncheon in Memory of Dean Scuillo

Dean Sciullo was Dean of the Law School from 1982 through 1993 and continued to teach as Dean Emeritus until his untimely death in February 2000. Forward thinking and creative, Dean Sciullo nurtured the CLE program here at Duquesne.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 9:00 am
Room 203, Hanley Hall
Cost:  CLE/Lunch $125
CLE  only - $100
Lunch only - $50
CLE Topic "Emerging Issues in Trial Advocacy"
presented by Assistant Professor Amelia Michele Joiner

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Court Records Free Reference and Directory


This site, as the name indicates, provides links to free court records and case information. The site explains that “CourtReference.com was created to assist you in identifying which courts handle different types of cases in each state, and then to provide information on how to get those records.” The sites home page contains an alphabetical listing of links by state. For instance, you can click on “Alabama”, which will present the user with helpful descriptive information regarding circuit, district, probate, and municipal courts. The page utilizes convenient drop-down menus allowing the visitor to choose court records by county, court records by zip code, as well as, court resources by category. The “court resources by category” feature provides court opinions, court orders, dockets, forms, lawyer referral, and other useful resources. Additionally, the site includes a useful table for each state, illustrating which case-types correspond to court-types. These features, as well as many others, make a CourtReference.com a valuable research tool.