Duquesne University School of Law

Duquesne University School of Law is a private Catholic university law school located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The School of Law was founded in 1911, and is the only multiple-division law school in western Pennsylvania. Located on the 47 acre Duquesne University campus, the law school is walking distance to Pittsburgh's downtown legal, corporate, and government communities. The School of Law currently boasts over 5,800 alumni practicing in every field of law, in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.duq.edu/law
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@duq.edu
Location (Location) Pittsburgh, PA
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1911
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 121
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 152
Median GPA : 3.34
Acceptance Rate : 60%


Duquesne Law School Admissions

Duquesne Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 60% of its applicants. Comparatively, Duquesne is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 724 432 (59.67%) 139 (19.2%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.13 3.34 3.58
LSAT 150 152 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $35,354 N/A
Part Time $27,336 N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $13,980
Living off-campus: $13,980
Living at home: $4,550

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $60

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Duquesne Law School Community

Duquesne Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Duquesne is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 25
  • Part Time : 48

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 10
  • # Minority Faculty : 4

RATIO

17.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Duquesne Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Duquesne University 1L section size is 14% larger than law schools in Pennsylvania and 16% larger than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Duquesne Law School: 80
Pennsylvania Average: 69
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 378
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 105
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 73
  • Law Journals : 47
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 43

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 9.0%
  • Second Year : 5.6%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Duquesne Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Duquesne University class of 2013 had an employment rate of 82% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2013, 93.7%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 51.0%
  • Business: 26.0%
  • Government: 6.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Pennsylvania: 85%
  • West Virginia: 2%
  • Florida: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 93.7%
  • First Time Takers: 205
  • Average School: 81.8%
  • Average State: 84.6%
  • Pass Difference: -2.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Pennsylvania : 84.6%
  • Passed : 157 of 192 (81.8%)
  • State Average : 84.6%
  • Difference : -2.8%
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