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Welcome Message from Dana Neacsu,

Director of DCLI & ACLL

Dear Students,

The Duquesne Center of Legal Information (DCLI) would like to extend you a heartfelt welcome as you begin your upcoming school year. We are so pleased to be with you as you start, or continue this exciting journey (law school!). This fall we are celebrating 110 years of teaching excellence!

The recent COVID-19 pandemic, whose trajectory remains unclear, has globally and domestically amplified social, racial, economic, and political disparities, as well as the devastating effects of climate change. Within this sea of systemic impact, the pandemic has also deeply affected how our services have taken place and most likely will continue.

This age might bring to mind Dickens' words from a "Tale of Two Cities": 


Dana Neacsu, Director of DCLI & ACLLDana Neacsu, Director of DCLI & ACLL

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DCLI Student Wellness Thursdays at the Carnegie Museums

Starting Thursday, October 21, weekly, until (at least) November 18, meet Dana at the DCLI Information Desk at 3 PM for a two-hour visit at the Carnegie 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 3 students who register!

RSVP now to
Estimated Costs: $6.00 museum admission and $2.75 cash (each way) for the bus ride, if you don't have a bus pass.

Carnegie Museums Slide

Join The Dukes Book Club! DuqLawBookClub Blog:

DCLI Book Club, Wednesdays 5-6pm, Starting September 1, 2021, in person (Room 130A 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 and we will send you the link. This semester's Book Club features 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, from 5 PM to 6 PM, we will discuss one chapter on the Wednesdays mentioned below. Be prepared to read up to 12 chapters of Separate this Fall. We will be meeting in Room 130A of the Law Library.

Dukes Book Club Meeting Dates

Wednesdays:   Oct., 13th, 20th, 27th
Wednesdays:   Nov., 3rd, 10th, 17th

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, and recordings, in any mediums, for consideration. We invite you to share your skills in the promotion of DCLI services and spaces. It's no secret that DU Law students are very creative, and we look forward to seeing your talent! Submissions will be accepted until Thanksgiving Break, Tuesday, November 23. Three winners will be announced in in the first week of December. Send email to for more information.
First Prize, 1 $100 gift card;
Second Prize, 1 $75 gift card;
Third Prize, 1 $50 gift cards.

 Additionally, 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. Here's a sample illustration:

Sample Graphic for Contest

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