Duquesne University School of Law

Services For Faculty

Here are some of the ways that the Center can assist with faculty teaching and scholarship:


  • Perform in-depth research or provide ready-reference service  
  • Train research assistants
  • Provide classroom instruction on legal research sources and techniques
  • Develop research guides or other instructional materials
  • Obtain materials from other libraries
  • Purchase materials to support faculty scholarship and teaching
  • Place course materials and old exams on reserve 
  • Assist with SSRN and the Digital Commons
  • Set up current awareness alerts and print title routing
  • Prepare bibliographies and  legislative histories
  • Have a need?  Just ask!


Research and Reference Service

All of the Center's reference librarians are available to assist the faculty.  Please feel free to contact Tsegaye Beru (412.396.4423), Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133)  or Julie Tedjeske (412.396.5014) directly or to use the Center's general reference form.



Before the start of each semester, all faculty members will receive a request form to indicate which Center materials should be reserved under your name for the students in your particular classes. If you would like to place additional items on reserve during the semester, contact Chuck Sprowls (412.396.1133). Current reserves may be found on SOLCAT.


Requesting Items from Other Libraries (ILL)


Requesting New Books/Resources

If you are aware of books or other materials which you believe the Center should own, please complete a Faculty/Staff Request form and give it to the Assistant Director for Resource Development and Metadata Services (Amy Lovell). You will be notified as soon as the item is acquired.


Faculty Profile

Each year, a Faculty Information Profile is distributed to all faculty members. The information gathered from these profiles facilitates the Center's efforts to provide efficient service and keep you informed of new acquisitions in your areas of interest.

Sample Faculty Profile


Digital Commons

Gumberg Library and the Center have jointly acquired a platform for a new institutional repository. The institutional repository, the Digital Commons, allows for the collection and preservation of Duquesne University ’s intellectual output and provides a platform for showcasing and increasing the discoverability of the university’s scholarly and creative works. Please contact Amy Lovell or Julie Tedjeske for more information.