Charles Sprowls

Head of Information Access and Student Services and Adjunct Professor
Center for Legal Information

Room 218A
Phone: 412.396.1133


M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
B.S.I.S., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

Charles Sprowls assists the Duquesne University School of Law community and the general public.

His office is located in Room 218A, 

Prof. Sprowls provides research assistance, and outreach services, primarily for School of Law Students, but also the School of Law faculty and staff, Greater Univeristy, Local Legal Community, and the General Public. He provides orientation support for the 1L LRW program. In addition, he supervises Student Assistants, the Center's evening and weekend supervisor, and provides reference services and project coordination. Prof. Sprowls is the editor of DCLIBeat, the official electronic newsletter of the Duquesne Center for Legal Information. His role as Head of Information Access and Student Services provides electronic and print legal research services to School of Law Students, coordinates student training initiatives, and takes a leading role with student organizations; Develops and administers training for law journal staff; Presents student training sessions on Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other essential legal research databases; Participates in student and adjunct faculty orientation & liaison programs; Co-Teaches the Upper Level "Research for Law Practice" course offered through DCLI; Develops student research support guides and videos; Organizes special outreach and training projects; Presents news, developments, and resource access information to students by publishing e-newsletters, web pages, electronic message boards, and other media; Serves as the DCLI/ACLL representative in the DU Faculty Senate; Maintains inventory of physical plant, ensuring the library's accessibility and functionality; Active member of the management team, and supervises Staff & Student Assistant positions. Additionally, he teaches Legal Research Methods with the Paralegal Institute, as well as undergraduate legal research and writing courses.


School of Law

Research for Law Practice (Fall 2021/Spring 2022)

Paralegal Institute

Legal Research Methods

Pre-Law Legal Research & Writing (Spring 2022)