Services For Students

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Course Reserves

  • Reserve materials generally consist of materials placed on reserve by faculty members for the use of students in a particular class.
  • Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours.
  • You can search for course reserve materials by instructor name or by course name.
  • Faculty members who are interested in placing materials on reserve should contact Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133).


Group Study Rooms

  • Study rooms may be checked out using the online reservation system up to five days in advance.
  • Study rooms can be checked-out in four-hour blocks;  each study group is limited to a single four-hour block per day.
  • A group that is more than 15 minutes late will be deemed to have surrendered its reservation.
  • The study rooms are locked and you must check out a key at the Information Desk.


The DCLIBeat Electronic Newsletter

  • The DCLIBeat electronic newsletter that provides information about the Center's resources and services is distributed to the law school community on a regular basis.
  • The newsletter is edited by Chuck Sprowls; please contact him to provide feedback or to suggestions.


Research for Law Practice Class

  • The law librarians teach a one-credit, pass-fail advanced legal research course.
  • This course is largely taught online, but it also includes three class meetings.
  • Topics covered include primary and secondary legal resources, developing an appropriate research strategy, and advanced searching skills.
  • Students gain exposure to the use of both litigation and transactional practice materials, current awareness and alerting services, free internet resources, and emerging technologies such as legal analytics.
  • The emphasis of the class is on an in-depth understanding of resources that are available on Westlaw and Lexis Advance; however, students will learn to use other electronic research products like Cheetah, HeinOnline, and Bloomberg Law.


Results of the 2018 Student Satisfaction Survey

During the Spring 2018 semester, the DCLI conducted a student satisfaction survey.  A total of 117 students responded.  Thanks to everybody who completed the survey. Here are highlights of the survery results.