Duquesne University School of Law

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Day of Giving

The second annual Duquesne Day of Giving will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Help make a difference for the School of Law by making an online donation! On this day, we ask all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to please donate. Any gift, no matter how small, helps us reach our goal. This year, all Day of Giving donations will be going towards helping continue to build Clinical Education, an instructional cornerstone of Duquesne School of Law. 

75 Donors Unlocks $7,500
Challenge #1: The Duquesne Law Alumni Association (DLAA) will donate $2,500 if 25 individuals donate to the Duquesne School of Law. 
Challenge #2: DLAA will donate an additional $2,500 if 50 individuals donate to the Duquesne School of Law. 
Challenge #3: DLAA president, Garry Nelson L'82, will personally donate $2,500 if 75 individuals donate to the Duquesne School of Law. 

Check out these videos of students and faculty supporting the Day of Giving:
Dean Maureen Lally-Green
Professor Mark Yochum
Emily Shanahan, a current law student active in clinical education
Kristen Kuron, a current law student active in clinical education

Call to Excellence Fund

The Call to Excellence Fund is strategic funding that will be immediately put to work addressing critical needs. Your contribution will help the School of Law not only survive, but thrive, through the challenges facing legal education today.

This is the time…we need your support now more than ever. Please respond to this extraordinary appeal with a gift to the Call to Excellence Fund today.


Gifts Support These and Other Initiatives 

  • Expanding and intensifying our Bar Exam Preparation programs to give every student the chance to excel.
  • Launching a new Wills and Estates Clinic to provide experiential education while offering low-income and elderly individuals much-needed legal services at no charge.
  • Creating full-semester externships for students to work in Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., and other cities to gain experience in public service law positions in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  • Increasing scholarships to allow highly qualified students who wish to attend Duquesne University School of Law – including those from diverse backgrounds – to do so during difficult economic times.
  • Establishing the John E. Murray, Jr. Endowed Visiting Professorship to forever honor the life and legacy of a true Duquesne University School of Law and Pittsburgh legend. 

Donate to the Call of Excellence

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."

The 1911 Society includes those individuals who have given a total of $10,000 to the School of Law.

Centennial Fellows

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

Learn More

For more information about how you can support Duquesne Law, please contact Jeanine DeBor, director of law alumni relations and development, deborj@duq.edu or 412.396.5215.