Duquesne University School of Law

Part-Time Evening Program

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Duquesne University School of Law is the only Pittsburgh law school offering an evening law program. Professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences come here to pursue a Juris Doctor degree part-time while working full- or part-time. Our evening students earn their part-time J.D. after only four years of study. 

Conveniently located within blocks of downtown Pittsburgh, Duquesne Law offers evening courses Monday through Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. Professionals in the part-time program include those working in energy, engineering, finance, taxation, information technology, and numerous other fields. The list of part-time alumni is impressive and includes business owners, law firm partners, judges, corporate counsel, solo practitioners, and many others.

How to Apply

Admission criteria and performance standards are the same in all day and evening law programs. 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.

Part-Time Evening Scholarships

All accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Incoming student scholarships are renewed annually, provided the student remains in Academic Good Standing. Duquesne University School of Law does not award conditional scholarships - that is, financial aid dependent upon a student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that what is ordinarily required to remain in Academic Good Standing.

Merit scholarships specifically for part-time students include the following, a number of which are funded from the proceeds of endowed funds.

Dean's Scholarship for Excellence
Catherine Celeste Dillon Memorial Scholarship
Randy K. Hareza Endowed Scholarship
John J. Hickton Endowed Scholarship
Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
Edward J. Krug Endowed Scholarship
Law Faculty Scholarship for Excellence
Law School Scholarship for Excellence
H. Murray Lubic, L'26 Endowed Scholarship
Morris L. and Helen E. Machen Endowed Scholarship

No separate scholarship applications are required. Read more about scholarships.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Competitive tuition rates and generous financial aid make Duquesne Law affordable. In fact, National Jurist magazine calls Duquesne a "Best Value" law school. 

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 Duquesne Law DO NOT have to complete the Duquesne Financial Aid Application. Learn more about applying for aid as a graduate student


The graduation requirement for all divisions is 87 credits. View the credit tracker for an overview of credits per year in the part-time evening program. Course descriptions can be found on the Registrar's curriculum page. Because Duquesne periodically reviews and revises its curriculum, course offerings and credit hours are subject to change at any time.

Learn More

Find out how you can launch your legal career at Duquesne Law by studying part-time. Request information, schedule a tour, or email the Office of Admissions today to learn more about Duquesne Law's part-time evening program.