Duquesne University School of Law

Support Duquesne Law

Duquesne Law School's continued growth and success wouldn't be possible without the generous support of alumni and friends.

Through the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty and friends of Duquesne University School of Law, we are able to preserve and enhance a rich tradition of academic excellence. We are grateful for your support, which may be directed to these or many other worthy funds:


Dean's Priorities

Law Clinic Programs

The School of Law has more than a dozen clinical education programs that offer students the opportunity to apply the legal skills learned in classes to real cases involving real clients, under the guidance of supervising attorneys.

Clinical Legal Education Building: A free-standing structure in Uptown Pittsburgh exclusively dedicated to clinical legal education. More details »

Scholarship Funds

In keeping with Duquesne University's Spiritan heritage, this campaign emphasizes significantly increasing the endowed funds designated for scholarships and need-based aid. Our founders and sponsors determined that the benefits of a Duquesne education should be available to all, regardless of ability to pay. Endowed scholarships ensure that Duquesne can attract and retain the most talented and motivated students for generations to come.

Legal Research and Writing Program

Concise, persuasive writing is among the most important tools of an attorney's trade. To better prepare students for the bar exam and the practice of law, the School has significantly enhanced its writing program. Already, the results have been impressive, with bar passage rates rising and Duquesne's Legal Research and Writing program ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years.

Moot Court Programs

Duquesne law students hone their trial and appellate advocacy skills by participating in moot court competitions, with the best students selected to represent Duquesne in prestigious regional and national contests. In the last three years, our students have won three national trial and appellate moot court competitions.

Donor Societies

The 1911 Society

Founded during the School of Law's 85th anniversary in 1996, the 1911 Society is a "select group of highly dedicated individuals who (had) joined together to guarantee a new birth in vitality, resources, accomplishment and achievement to Duquesne University School of Law". The Charter of the 1911 Society proclaims that the law for a Duquesne graduate is "a way to perfect society, to bring about the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Law is a profession of service. The original founders knew this and The Fellows of the 1911 Society re-affirm this."

One becomes a member once he or she has given a total of $10,000 to the School of Law. See our list of 1911 Society members.

Centennial Fellows

Alumni and friends making qualifying gifts and pledges to the Law School of $10,000 during the Centennial Campaign (2011--2014) are designated as Centennial Fellows.

See our list of Centennial Fellows members.

For more information, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations and Development or call 412.396.5215.