Center for Legal Information (Law Library)
Welcome Message from Dana Neacsu,
Director of DCLI & ACLL
The Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI) would like to extend you a heartfelt welcome back as you begin your Spring 2022 semester. As our Dean has recently alerted us, COVID-19 is very much still a reality to reckon with. But, here in the heart of Pittsburgh, we can stay healthy and excel academically. ..
Director of DCLI & ACLL
Looking for a book? Try SOLCAT (Classic catalog)
Looking for an electronic journal? Try the E-Journal Finder
Looking for an overview of resources by topic? Try a Research Guide
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FAQ: FAQ Page
Join The Dukes Book Club! DuqLawBookClub Blog
(Spring 2022 Update)
We will reconvene for more weekly meetings, each Tuesday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, durning the Spring Semester. First Book Club meeting will be Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (Please note weekly change of day from the Fall semester).
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: MEET IN LAW LIBRARY "MCGINNIS", ROOM 118.
Plessy boarded the train to Covington, from what is now known as the Bywater area, as part of a civil rights' group's challenge to the racist state law that forced segregated seating. His effort to become the Rosa Parks of his day did not succeed. In the Plessy v. Ferguson ruling in 1896, the Supreme Court declared it was legal for a state to force segregation on the basis of race.
Dukes' Book Club Blog: https://duqlawblogs.org/duqlawbookclub/
DCLI Book Club, Tuesdays 5-6pm, Starting January 11, 2022, in person (Room 118 of the Law Library), and on zoom. Visit our blog for weekly reading assignments and visit the Zoom link. Students who cannot join in person, reach out to us at email@example.com and we will send you the link. This semester's Book Club continues to discuss Separate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson, by Steve Luxenberg. We hope to see you there!
The Dukes' Book Club @ DCLI is led by Professor Richard Heppner, Professor Wes Oliver, and DCLI Director, Dana Neacsu.
Each week, we will discuss one chapter on the designated dates. Be prepared to read up to 12 chapters (20 pages per week) of Separate this semester. We will be meeting in Room 130A of the Law Library.
Dukes Book Club Spring 2022 Meeting Dates
|January||Tuesday, January 11||Tuesday, January 18||Tuesday, January 25|
|February||Tuesday, February 1||Tuesday, February 8||Tuesday, February 15||Tuesday, February 22|
|March||Tuesday, March 1||Tuesday, March 15||Tuesday, March 22||Tuesday, March 29|
|April||Tuesday, April 5|
Join Dana for Wellness Thursdays during Spring 2022
We will also continue "Wellness@DCLI" on Thursdays at 3:30. The meeting place is at the Information Center. We will explore the Carnegie Museums, local attractions, or when the time (and weather) will permit, a walk in the Bluff.
During the Spring 2022 semester, meet weekly with Dana Neacsu at the DCLI Information Desk at 3 PM for a two-hour visit of local museums. As a bonus: Dana will also answer any research questions you may have. New to Pittsburgh buses? Don't worry, Dana will be there to help.
DCLI will pay the museum admission fee for the first 5 students who register!
RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll need a bus pass, or cash for bus fare, or other vehicle/transportation arrangements.
Keep alert with the DCLIBeat, and Electronic Message Boards, for updates on weekly destinations.
Recent McGinnis Lab Updates - A New Collaborative, Multicultural, and Wellness Space for Duquesne School of Law Students!
The Law Library recently updated McGinnis, Room 118. The space is now a collaborative, Multicultural, & Wellness area, and features comfy chairs, places to relax, and even bean bags! While Room 118 is no longer solely a Computer Lab, it does contain a reduced number of pc machines, and of course wifi is available, too. The space is reconfigured to provide you a place to collaborate, discuss, brainstorm (whether for academic purposes, current issues & awareness, etc. ..), and also for downtime, casual interaction, and/or study breaks. We welcome you to the newly converted space, and if you haven't seen it yet, please do stop by. Best wishes in the Spring Semester!
Please send any comments, questions, or suggestions to email@example.com
Literary Club Announcement: "Law & Literature through the Eyes of Pittsburgh Authors", to meet at Newly Reconfigured McGinnis, Room 118
In an effort to invite you to utilize the newly configured Room 118, mentioned above, and to welcome your knowledge and collaboration, we're making this announcement for a new club discussing law and literature through the eyes of Pittsburgh authors. The date will be coordinated with the arrival of artwork panels painted by CAPA students for DCLI! Please join us for this opportunity to discuss law and literature, with a Pittsburgh twist.
Please contact Dana Neacsu through the firstname.lastname@example.org reference email link, for more information about discussion topics and meeting times. Dana Neacsu will serve as coordinator, and moderator of the club.
Spring 2022 DCLI Services and Space Promotion Contest:
The Center is seeking input summarizing and branding the Law Library's services and use of space. We encourage students to send art, drawings, photos, graphs, recordings, in any mediums, for consideration.
Send email to email@example.com for more information.
Prizes: $100 gift card;
All winners will be invited to have lunch with Dana and converse in English, French, Italian, Romanian or in any other language using Google Translator.
Above image: Just a sample illustration, but you are not limited to any particualr medium for the contest.