Duquesne University School of Law

Full-Time Day Program

Our three-year curriculum in residence is designed for students who can devote full-time effort to the study of law.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted Sept. 1 - March 1 for priority consideration for all J.D. programs, including part-time. Learn about the application process and apply online via LSAC.org.

Scholarships for Full-Time Day Students

All accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the School of Law. Incoming student scholarships are renewed annually, provided the student remains in good standing. Duquesne University School of Law does not offer conditional scholarships.

No separate applications are required. Read more about scholarships.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Competitive tuition rates and generous financial aid make Duquesne University School of Law affordable. And a number of employers offer tuition reimbursement that can be applied to law school tuition.

Students work directly with Duquesne University's Office of Financial Aid to apply for federally funded or institutional aid such as Stafford Loans, GradPLUS Loans, and private educational loans. Interested students should submit a FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov before May 31. Applicants to the School of Law DO NOT have to complete the Duquesne Financial Aid Application. Learn more about applying for aid as a graduate student.

Concentrations

Duquesne University School of Law offers 13 optional concentrations to allow students to pursue a focused curriculum that corresponds to particular areas of interest. Learn about concentrations.

 

Curriculum

First-Year Day Required Courses (30 credits per year)

Fall Semester Credits   Spring Semester Credits
Civil Procedure and Drafting I 3   Civil Procedure II 2
Contracts I 3   Contracts II 3
Legal Research and Writing I 3   Criminal Law 3
Property I 3   Legal Research and Writing II 2
Torts I 3   Property II 3
      Torts II 2

 

Second-Year Day Required Courses (32 credits per year)

Fall Semester Credits   Spring Semester   Credits
Constitutional Law 2   Constitutional Law II 3
Criminal Procedure: Fundamentals 2 OR Criminal Procedure: The Police Function 3
 *Recommended courses for Second-Year Day students: Evidence (required), either Corporations and Other Business Entities (required, 4 cr., 1 semester) or Corporate and Partnership Law (fall) and Advanced Corporate Law and Business Entities (spring) (required, 2 cr. each semester), Estates and Trusts, Federal Income Taxation, and Family Law

 

 

Third-Year Day Required Courses (34 credits per year) 

Fall Semester Credits   Spring Semester  Credits
      Remedies at Law and in Equity 2

 

Required Courses that Can Be Taken in Any Upper-Level Year (24 credits)

Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester Credits
Corp. & Partner Law 2   Adv. Corp. Law & Bus. Ent. 2
AND     OR  
Corp. & Other Bus. Ent. 4  

Sales

2
Evidence 3      
Professional Resp. 3      
Sales 2      

Course Descriptions may be found on the Registrar's Curriculum page.

Courses shown are required. Students are advised that the graduation requirement for all divisions is 88 credits as of fall 2012.

All matriculating students are required to satisfy an upper-level writing requirement and a professional skills course.

Because Duquesne periodically reviews and revises its curriculum, course offerings and credit hours are subject to change at any time.