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Part-Time

Duquesne University School of Law is the only institution in Pittsburgh offering a program to study law part-time in the evening. The school also offers part-time day and full-time day options. Admission criteria and performance standards are the same for all students.

Professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences come here to pursue a Juris Doctor degree part-time while continuing to work full-time. Students can earn a law degree after four years of part-time study.

Professionals in the part-time program include those working in energy, engineering, finance, taxation, information technology, and numerous other fields.The list of part-time alumni is impressive and includes business owners, law firm partners, judges, corporate counsel, solo practitioners, and many others.

Conveniently located within blocks of downtown Pittsburgh, the School of Law offers evening courses Monday through Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., and occasionally Friday evenings and on Saturdays.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted Sept. 1 - March 1 for priority consideration for all J.D. programs, including part-time. Learn about the application process and apply online via LSAC.org.

Scholarships for Evening Students

All accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the School of Law. Incoming student scholarships are renewed annually, provided the student remains in good standing. Duquesne University School of Law does not offer conditional scholarships. Merit scholarships specifically for part-time students include the following, a number of which are funded from the proceeds of endowed funds.

  • Catherine Celeste Dillon Memorial Scholarship
  • John J. Hickton Scholarship
  • Law Alumni Scholarship
  • M. Murray Lubic Endowed Scholarship
  • Dean's Scholarship for Excellence
  • Law Faculty Scholarship for Excellence
  • Law School Scholarship for Excellence 

No separate scholarship applications are required. Read more about scholarships.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Competitive tuition rates and generous financial aid make Duquesne University School of Law affordable. And a number of employers offer tuition reimbursement that can be applied to law school tuition.

Students work directly with Duquesne University's Office of Financial Aid to apply for federally funded or institutional aid such as Stafford Loans, GradPLUS Loans, Law Access and Law loans. Interested students should submit a FAFSA and Duquesne University Financial Aid Application to the Financial Aid Office before May 31. Learn more about applying for aid as a graduate student.

Concentrations

Duquesne University School of Law offers 13 optional concentrations to allow students to pursue a focused curriculum that corresponds to particular areas of interest. Learn about concentrations.

First-Year Evening Required Courses

Fall Credits Spring
Credits
Civil Procedure
and Drafting I
3 Civil Procedure II 2
Contracts I 3 Contracts II 3
Legal Research
& Writing I
3 Legal Research
& Writing II
2
Torts I 3 Torts II 2

View the part-time curriculum over four years.

Consumer Information

View Duquesne University School of Law's ABA required disclosures.