Congratulations!

You have been admitted to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University! Here you will find pertinent and helpful information to make your transition to Duquesne Kline Law as smooth as possible. Learn about your next steps, housing, financial aid, and more!

Admitted Students Guide

Please come back to the website often for updates and announcements from the Office of Admissions.

Next Steps

Save the Date

Admitted Students Day | April 12, 2024 
New Student Orientation | Begins August 19, 2024 
Academic Calendar | Fall 2024 Classes Begin August 22, 2024*

*Law School Registrar will register all incoming students on June 17, 2024.

Submit your Seat Deposit

Submit your Seat Deposit by the date listed on your admission letter.*

Set up your MultiPass

MultiPass is a secure username and password combination that is your key to Duquesne Portal, Canvas, email, Webmail, and other wireless resources. Set up your Multipass*

*Click "Claim Account or Forgot Your Password?" to set up your account. 

Submit your FAFSA

If you plan on applying for student loans, submit your FAFSA using Duquesne University's school code 003258. 

Financial assistance is processed centrally through the Duquesne University Financial Aid Office

Financial aid or loan questions? Check out Frequently Asked Questions for law students or contact the Financial Aid Office at (412) 396-6607 or faofficeFREEDUQUESNE

Review Your Ultimate Checklist

Check out the Ultimate Checklist and learn about next steps. The Law School Register will enroll all incoming 1Ls on June 17, 2024.


Schedule an appointment with Admissions

Ultimate Checklist

Please read carefully. Email lawadmissions@duq.edu if you have questions.

Photo opportunity at Admitted Students Day
Thank you for coming to Admitted Students Day! 

Visit us this summer! Register for a law school tour on Saturday, June 15, or Saturday, July 13, 2024

Explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer while you are in town! Plan your trip.

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Financial assistance is processed centrally through the Duquesne University Financial Aid Office

If you plan on applying for Federal Stafford Unsubsidized or GradPLUS loans, submit your FAFSA using Duquesne University's school code 003258.

Financial aid or loan questions? Check out Frequently Asked Questions for law students or contact the Financial Aid Office at (412) 396-6607 or faoffice@duq.edu

We have created a discord to assist in your transition to Duquesne Kline Law. This channel will be a helpful resource to connect with your classmates, current law students, and Admissions staff. Important announcements from the Office of Admissions will be posted on our Discord.
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Owning a laptop is now mandatory. It is highly advised that you purchase a new laptop for your time at the law school. A one-time $2,000 computer allowance loan can be added to the total cost of attendance so that a new laptop can be obtained through your financial aid package. Please get in touch with the Financial Aid Office for information about the computer allowance loan. A new well maintained quality laptop should last you through the Bar Exam.

Q:  Does it have to be through the school?

A:  Laptops can be purchased anywhere. The advantage to purchasing at DU is that, in the unlikely event that a repair is needed, the computer store can perform repairs on site, often providing loaner laptops if necessary. 

Additionally:

  • The warranties carry no deductible
  • Units are competitively priced, with Dell laptops offered as Business class machines
  • Dell has typically had a back-to-school rebate 
  • Apple sometimes has a back-to-school promotion
  • Questions? Email LawIT@duq.edu 
Send your final transcripts to LSAC after graduation. The transcript must indicate "degree conferred" and the date conferred.
Update your mailing address and email address with the Law Office of Admissions.

The Law School Registrar registers all incoming students for Fall 2024 classes on June 17, 2024. Classes begin August 22, 2024.

Class Schedule Example

The Immunization Verification Form is REQUIRED and must be submitted electronically per the steps. Incoming new students must submit the required documents by July 31st (or ASAP after you've been registered for fall classes). The Duquesne University Immunization Verification Form must be completed, signed, dated, and stamped by a healthcare professional.

For all questions regarding Immunization Verifications, please email duhealth@duq.edu.

You cannot submit your immunization records until AFTER you've been registered for classes by the Law School Registrar.

Required Immunizations

  • Verification of 2 MMRs (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
  • Verification of 1 Meningococcal quadrivalent vaccine on/after 16th birthday (required for any student living ON CAMPUS in university housing, may be waived if commuter)

Recommended Immunizations

  • Covid-19 Vaccine - verification of 2 dose COVID-19 vaccine or verification of 1 dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)


International students have additional requirements.

Pre-Admission Immunization Requirements & Portal Access

It is the policy of Duquesne University that ALL students have medical health insurance while at the University. Duquesne University partners with UPMC and QM Services to provide a comprehensive and affordable student health insurance plan.

You will not be able to enroll in or waive insurance until AFTER you've been registered for classes by the Law School Registrar.

Billing and Insurance

Duquesne University offers parking services and permit options; however, students are not required to purchase a permit. There are many parking lots and garages on-campus and in the vicinity that offer hourly/daily rates. On-campus permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

2024-2025 Student Parking Permits will be available for sale only through DORI beginning July 2024.

Please login to your DORI account and select "Parking and Permits" to view current permit rates. 

Parking is also typically available in the Forbes Garage, where visitors can park for a fee without a permit.

Parking

Many students opt for public transportation. Visit the Pittsburgh Regional Transit for more information about bus and light rail (T) transportation. If you are downtown, the buses and T are free. You can take the T to the North Shore for Pirates and Steelers games!

Duquesne University offers Duquesne students a FREE shuttle service between Campus and South Side. Students must only show their official Duquesne University I.D. to access the Shuttle.  

 

UPass Program for Discounted Bus Rides
The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University faculty will begin offering a free, exclusively online summer program for incoming 1Ls to help with the transition to law school, called the All R.I.S.E. Summer Program, on June 18, 2024.

The Law School Registrar will register all incoming students on June 17, 2024. 

Note: Please hold off contacting faculty for information on advanced assignments, textbooks, syllabi, etc. You will be notified via your Duquesne email when this information is available.

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The DU Card is your official identification card as a student. It also provides access to buildings and residence halls, Power Center recreational facilities, dining and meal plans, library, computer labs, etc. 

Procure your DU Card in July 2024 after you are registered for classes. 
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Explore Housing

We teamed up with VeryApt to create the 2024 Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University VeryApt Housing Guide. VeryApt is the only company focusing on helping graduate students find housing. VeryApt surveyed our current students and based on their feedback, they compiled a list of apartment buildings for you, one of our incoming students.

Dedicated on-campus housing is available for graduate students. Living on campus provides unbeatable access to campus resources and amenities. Additionally, our location is ideal for exploring all that Pittsburgh has to offer.

To learn more about on-campus housing options available for graduate students, visit Lumina or call 412-396-1600.

Premier Campus Living*

1045 Forbes Ave Hall:
1045 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219

St. Martin Hall:
1315 Bluff Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Brottier Hall:
700 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219

*For those of you considering on-campus housing, please keep in mind that New Student Orientation begins August 19.

Here are the following lease start dates
:

     • Brottier
: 8/21
     • St
. Martin: 8/22
     • 1045 Forbes Ave
Hall:8/23
 
Lumina
Pittsburgh is an affordable city with numerous housing options in vibrant neighborhoods close to campus. For students interested in off-campus housing, our Office of Commuter Affairs is an excellent resource for learning about local neighborhoods and listings.

We teamed up with VeryApt to create the 2024 Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University VeryApt Housing Guide. VeryApt is the only company focusing on helping graduate students find housing. VeryApt surveyed our current students, and based on their feedback, they compiled a list of apartment buildings for you, one of our incoming students.

Apartments near Duquesne Kline Law | VeryApt

2024 Housing Guide
Duquesne Kline Law Student Ambassadors live and eat here in Pittsburgh, PA. Please note that Duquesne Kline Law cannot offer an endorsement. 

2024 Housing Guide

Where We Live

Apartments

  • South Side Flats
  • City View
  • 201 Stanwix Street 
  • The Clark Building
  • Park View
  • Kaufmann's Grand
  • Oak Hill
  • Brottier Hall
  • St. Martin Hall 

Neighborhoods

  • South Side
  • Bloomfield
  • Friendship
  • Highland Park
  • Uptown (near Mercy Hospital)
  • Squirrel Hill
  • East Liberty
  • Mt. Washington
  • Hill District
  • North Hills
  • Shadyside
  • Lawrenceville
  • Oakland
  • Mt. Lebanon
  • North Shore
  • Squirrel Hill

Where We Eat

  • Classen Cafehaus
  • Mad Mex
  • People's Indian
  • Tamarind
  • Lot 17
  • Baby Loves Tacos
  • Thai Cuisine
  • Café Moulin
  • Pigeon Bagels
  • Pink Box Bakery
  • Independent Brewing Company
  • Hidden Harbour
  • Rose Tea Café
  • Ramen Bar
  • Everyday Noodles
  • Te Café
  • Bantha Tea Bar
  • Grandma B's
  • Primanti Bros
  • Condado Tacos
  • Noodles and Company
  • Bigham Tavern
  • Capital Grille
  • Monterey Bay
  • Fuel and Fuddle
  • Pamela's Diner
  • Armstrong's
  • Meat & Potatoes
  • Tavern in the Wall
  • Stack'd
  • Nakama
  • Doce Taqueria
  • Girasole
  • Aiello's Pizza
Explore Pittsburgh

Why Duquesne Kline Law?

M.K. Swartsfager, 2L

I chose Duquesne Kline because of its legacy of commitment to public service. This is an institution that remembers and honors its community. The motto is, "the Welfare of the People is the Highest Law". It's more than just a slogan.

M.K. Swartsfager, 2L
Megan Penn

I chose Duquesne Kline because of the amazing scholarship opportunities. Additionally, the high bar passage rate was important to my decision because I want to be successful inside and outside of law school.

Megan Penn, 2L
Jamilah Wesley, 3L

I wanted to go to school somewhere that felt genuinely supportive and student focused. Duquesne Kline has many great opportunities and programs but still feels close knit and very personal.

Jamilah Wesley, 3L

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