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!

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

Next Steps

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New Students Orientation*
-*Full-Time Day Division - Thursday, August 17 - 18, 2023
-*Part-Time Evening Division- Wednesday, August 16-18, 2023 (in the evening) 
Fall 2023 Classes Begin - Monday, August 21, 2023  [2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Access JD Jumpstart and get ready to become a 1L!

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.

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 DORI, Canvas, email, Webmail, and other wireless resources. Set up your Multipass

Submit your FAFSA

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


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Note: The Law School Registrar will register all incoming students for classes.

We invite you to watch video recordings of Dean April Barton, faculty, current students, and administration at Admitted Students Day and experience the Duquesne Kline Law community.

View photos from the event. 

What does a lawyer look like? 

YouTube Playlist

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 or contact the Financial Aid Office at (412) 396-6607 or faofficeFREEDUQUESNE 

Individual counselors for incoming law students are organized by the first letter of the last name:

Mark Moore - Letters A - L                   

Alison Wojcik - Letters M - Z

Watch Financial Aid Presentation
To assist in your transition to Duquesne Kline Law, we have created a discord. This channel will be a helpful resource to connect to current students, staff, and future colleagues. Important announcements from the Office of Admissions will be posted on the discord. 
Discord Registration
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. 


  • 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 LawITFREEDUQUESNE 
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%20Office%20of%20Admissions.
The Law School Registrar registers all incoming students for Fall 2023 classes. Class Schedule

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 duhealthFREEDUQUESNE.

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. 

2023-2024 Student Parking Permits will be available for sale only through DORI beginning July 24th, 2023.

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.


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.  


Pittsburgh Regional Transit
The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University faculty will provide a fully online asynchronous summer program for incoming 1Ls to help with the transition to law school called JD Jumpstart.

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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Duquesne Kline Law offers students an opportunity to rent a locker for $25 total while in law school (i.e., 3 - 4 years).
Rent a Locker
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.  Learn More

Explore Housing

We teamed up with VeryApt to create the 2023 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. Learn more about on-campus housing options available for graduate students in St. Martin Hall.
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.

2023 Housing Guide
Duquesne Kline Law Student Ambassadors live and eat here in Pittsburgh, PA. Please note that Duquesne Kline Law cannot offer an endorsement. 

2023 Housing Guide

Where We Live


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


  • 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
  • Squirrell 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


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