Tribune-Review Study Notes Duquesne Law's Support of Veterans Court
A recent study of the Veterans Court of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes that keeping veterans out of jail saves local taxpayers a significant amount of money each year. Judge John Zottola estimates the specialty court saves taxpayers "thousands of dollars each," in part because Duquesne University School of Law's Veterans Clinic represents indigent veterans for free.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.