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Duquesne Law School Achieves Solid Bar Exam Pass Rates

Duquesne's Class of 2013 posted solid results on this year's Bar Examination. On October 18th, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners released the results of the July examination, listing 164 Duquesne University School of Law graduates among those who passed the challenging two-day examination on their first attempt. Duquesne’s first-time pass rate of 82.41% represents a solid performance that places Duquesne ahead of competing law schools at Drexel, the University of Pittsburgh, and Widener-Delaware, and within a tight cluster of six other law schools whose first-time pass rates were in the 80%-87% range, including law schools at Rutgers-Camden, and Villanova.  Among ten Pennsylvania-area law schools, only the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Temple University posted results above 87%.

Fully 90% of Duquesne’s graduating class sat for the July 2013 Pennsylvania exam, with additional graduates sitting for bar examinations in other or multiple jurisdictions. Dean Ken Gormley remarked, "these solid bar exam results were made possible due to the efforts of our dedicated faculty, staff and administrators, as well as the hard work of our graduates."

Duquesne Law School Reports Strong First-time Pass Rate for PA Bar

The following article appeared in the Duquesne University Times.

October 21st, 2013

Duquesne University School of Law graduates achieved an 82.4% pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2013 Pennsylvania Bar Examination, according to the state's Board of Law Examiners, which released its results on Oct. 18. Duquesne's overall pass rate also exceeded Pennsylvania's overall pass rate.

Visit the following link to view the entire article: http://applications.duq.edu/times/2013/10/law-school-reports-strong-first-time-pass-rate-for-pa-bar/


The Center would like to thank the School of Law students and faculty for making this year's DCLI Research Expo a success! We sincerely appreciated your participation. The Center is one of the first three law libraries to host such an event. Harvard and George Washington comprise the other institutions hosting research fairs. Many Duquesne law students completed the exhibitions and accompanying demonstrations. Students and faculty enjoy access to all of the resources present at the Expo as a service of DCLI. Additionally, you can access these powerful databases from the Center, or the comfort of your own home.

Admissions Information Sessions

The School of Law will host admissions information sessions on Wed., November 6, 2013 and Tues., January 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the School of Law. During the events prospective students can learn about the admissions process, financial aid and law school life at Duquesne. Student-led tours of the School of Law follow the presentation. To register, visit www.duq.edu/law/admissions.

Continuing Legal Education opportunities

Externship Supervisor Training
Wed., November 6, 2013
5 p.m. Registration & Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Program
Continuing Legal Education: 1 Hour Substantive, 1 Hour Ethics
Duquesne Union Africa Room
Duquesne University School of Law Presenters:
Laurie Serafino, Director of Clinical Legal Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Tracey McCants Lewis, Assistant Director of Clinical Legal Education and Clinical Asst. Professor of Law
Free to Externship Supervising Attorneys and Site Representatives, $60 other attorneys
Registration required. Visit www.duq.edu/cle, email lawclinic@duq.edu or call 412.396.4704.

November 2013 Sciullo CLE Courses

Sat., November 9

Perspectives on Human Trafficking
3 Hours Substantive CLE
Judy Hale Reed, international development specialist
Mary Burke, founder and director the Project to End Human Trafficking
Brad Orsini, FBI special supervisory agent

Sat., November 16

Campaign Finance after Citizens United
3 Hour Substantive CLE
Presented by Jon Delano, Esq.

Visit www.duq.edu/cle to view course information and register and pay online. Courses are $90 each. Duquesne Law Alumni Association members receive a $25 discount on any individual course.  All CLEs begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:15 pm in Room 203 of the School of Law unless otherwise noted.

Harrisburg Law Alumni Reception

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:30-7:30 PM at Dauphin County Bar Association
RSVP by November 7, 2013

School of Law PA Bar Admissions Ceremony

Justice Max Baer, L'75, presiding
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
10:00 AM, Law School Room 302
Reception following in the 4th Floor Lounge
RSVP by November 21, 2013

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