Duquesne University School of Law


With its attractive urban location, appealing small class size, extensive alumni network and the many other benefits offered by a Duquesne University School of Law education, it’s no surprise that admission to the school is a goal shared by many people from around the country. Last year, applications were received from residents of nearly 40 states and six countries. The applicants earned undergraduate degrees from nearly 250 different colleges and universities.

The School of Law offers both full-time and part-time J.D. programs, several joint degree programs, optional concentrations and a one-year Foreign Lawyer LL.M. degree. Candidates for whom Duquesne University School of Law is their first choice law school may also apply to our Binding Early Decision Program.

Individual Consideration

Every applicant is individually considered by the Admissions Committee for acceptance into the degree program of his or her choice. The thorough review process ensures that all relevant factors are considered before a decision is made. Particular emphasis is placed on the applicant’s prior academic record and aptitude for the study of law.

Small Class Sizes

Because of its commitment to small class sizes and personalized attention, the Admissions Committee annually selects only those students it judges to best exhibit the requisite abilities and background for academic and professional success.


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ABA Required Disclosures

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Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.