Duquesne University School of Law is a nationally ranked law school with an outstanding reputation for educating ethical, innovative, practice-ready lawyers. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, steps away from legal, business, and tech communities, as a student, you can easily take full advantage of externships, clerkships, and other opportunities as you develop your legal career. We offer full-time and part-time J.D. programs, allowing students to pursue their degrees at the most convenient time.
Duquesne's required curriculum is designed to ensure that all students will be well versed in the law and develop an overall solid legal foundation. The breadth of elective courses, clinical opportunities, externships, and practical experiences allow students to explore many areas of the law such as Business Law, Government, Litigation, and Intellectual Property.
Faculty at Duquesne Law hale from the top schools in the U.S. and beyond and are both educators and recognized legal scholars. Faculty are accessible to students and serve as mentors.
The Law School has an outstanding rate of performance on the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, and other bar exams nationally. Our Ultimate Bar Pass Rate of 93.33% (two-year rate, 2018) places Duquesne in the top 1/3 of all ABA-approved law schools in the nation.
Through the generosity of our alumni and the university's efforts, Duquesne Law has been able to offer generous merit scholarships to enrolled students. Combining impressive outcomes with generous scholarship assistance makes Duquesne Law an outstanding value in legal education.
Duquesne is unique in its concern for ethics in all aspects of legal education by emphasizing and considering the ethical concerns of the legal community in an increasingly complex global society. Our mission of service leads us to build an incoming class and student body who will apply the law for the good of individual clients, for the betterment of society, and in furtherance of justice.
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