Duquesne Law is third among 10 Pennsylvania-area law schools in Pennsylvania bar exam results. 

Anya Lernatovych, a 2014 grad from the evening division, earned the highest essay score on the Pa. bar exam. Lernatovych is shown here with Dean Gormley.

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Learn how Duquesne University School of Law overhauled its approach to legal education in a Pennsylvania Lawyer article by Dean Gormley.

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Earn a Law Degree with a Commitment to the Highest Ethical Standards

As a student of the Duquesne University School of Law, you will be trained to a high degree of professional skill with a special sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns. Graduates of our school know the law in a comprehensive fashion and in a range of specialized areas such as corporate law, tax, litigation, energy law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property law, international law, and the law of electronic commerce. 

But what truly sets a Duquesne lawyer apart is a deep understanding of the difference between what the law allows us to do and what is the ethical course of action that best serves our system of justice.  In an era when ethical concerns are among the most important questions facing the legal profession, we train our graduates to make contributions to society on a grand scale.  Duquesne University’s School of Law has, for more than a century, reflected the University’s unique emphasis on justice and service to others.

Ranked Among the Best Nationally

As a testament to the quality of our academic programs, Duquesne University School of Law has earned important national accolades:


Best Value Private Law School
National Jurist, 2014


Legal Research & Writing
U.S. News & World Report
America's Best Graduate Schools 2015


Bar Exam Preparation
National Jurist, 2012


Part-Time Programs
U.S. News & World Report
America's Best Graduate Schools 2015

    Flexibility that Works for Your Unique Situation

      Duquesne University School of Law offers the convenience of full-time day, part-time day, and part-time evening programs.

      Juris Doctor Degree

      Joint Degree

      LL.M. Degree

      Full-Time Day
      Part-Time Evening
      Part-Time Day

      J.D./Master of Business Administration
      J.D./Master of Divinity
      J.D./Master of Health Care Ethics
      J.D./Master of Science In Environmental Science & Management
      J.D./Master of Arts in Philosophy

      Foreign Lawyer LL.M.