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    Law School Recognized by ‘preLaw’ Magazine for Commitment to Public Service

    The Duquesne University School of Law has been included in a list of 96 law schools that preLaw magazine has recognized for their commitment to public service.

    Compiled as the 96 Best Public Interest Law Schools, the list ranks the schools by the grades of A+ to B-. Duquesne's law school received a B.

    Law schools were included in the rankings if they met three criteria:

    • having one or more public interest clinics
    • having one or more faculty committees/administrators that oversee public interest
    • having a loan repayment assistance program.

    According to preLaw magazine, the rankings "weight" schools in three categories:

    • curriculum, which includes courses and clinical opportunities
    • cost of legal education
    • placement (percentage of graduates who work in public service).

    The School of Law is commemorating its 100th anniversary in 2011.

    Duquesne University

    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 nearly 10,000 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.