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Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

The following Welcome Letter is from Law Library Director, Dana Neacsu.

Dear members of the Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI) community, at Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University:

As we get ready for our 2022/23 academic year with a sense of hope and gratitude, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on my first year at DCLI and to look forward to the future, while welcoming the incoming 2022 1L class. ..


Dana Neacsu

Dana Neacsu 

Director of DCLI & ACLL

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Upcoming Book Event at DCLI: The Lessons of Justinian's Code

In celebration of National Archives Month, the Duquesne Center for Legal Information and Gumberg Library will showcase the Allegheny County Law Library's 1488 Koberger Imprint of Justinian's Code. A panel of scholars will address this treasured book and its foundational contents. Event will be held November 3, 2022, 12:00-1:30 PM, at the Duquesne Center for Legal Information, Room 118 "Multicultural Center", in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University. Email with any questions. 

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Upcoming Board Games Session at DCLI

You're Invited to Celebrate with Us! We will have games such as Catan, Boggle, Cards Against Humanity, Uno, Sorry, CandyLand, and so much more! Please send any questions to

When: Wednesday October 19th at 2:30pm
Where: Room 118 (DCLI/Law Library)

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Upcoming Museum Visit with DCLI


The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The DCLI will cover the museum admission price. We ask that you cover your own bus fare. Since the museum is doing timed tickets please RSVP at by Thursday October 20th at 5pm.

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Please join us in welcoming Evening & Weekend Supervisor, McKayla Stoddart to DCLI!

McKayla is filling the role of Weekend Supervisor, and she will be available at the Law Library, to assist you, during the following days/times.

Fridays 11am-6pm
Saturdays 9am-5pm
Sundays 12noon-8pm

Mckayla's email address is and her office is located directly behind the Circulation Desk, in Room 215. You can reach McKayla by phone, at the Circulation Desk's main number: 412.396.5017

Welcome Faculty Research and Outreach Librarian, Katie Lynch, to DCLI!

Please join us in welcoming Kathleen Lynch, Faculty Research and Outreach Services Librarian, M.I.L.S., J.D. Kathleen (or Katie as she likes to be called) came to us from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC where she taught a one credit introductory to legal research class, and an asynchronous advance legal research class. In addition, she has provided reference services to the law students and members of the public. She received her JD from Elon University School of Law and her MILS from the University of Arizona where she worked as a Law Library Fellow. If you ask her nicely she will show you the hundred or so pictures of her cats. Katie's office in located in Room 121 of the Law Library (DCLI). You can reach Katie at 412-396-5014 OR

Katie Lynch

Above Image: Kathleen "Katie" Lynch, J.D., M.I.L.S.

McGinnis Lab - A Collaborative, Multicultural, and Wellness Space for Law Students at Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University!

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 Fall Semester!

Room 118

Please send any comments, questions, or suggestions to

Literary Club Announcement: "Law & Literature through the Eyes of Pittsburgh Authors", to meet at McGinnis, Room 118

In an effort to invite you to utilize 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. Please join us for this opportunity to discuss law and literature, with a Pittsburgh twist.

Please contact Dana Neacsu through the reference email link, for more information about discussion topics and meeting times. Dana Neacsu will serve as coordinator, and moderator of the club.