Congratulations

You have been admitted to to 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 more about housing, financial aid, additional scholarships, and more!

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

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Student ambassador providing a tour of the law school.
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We invite you to join Dean April Barton, faculty, current students, and administration at the Admitted Students Day Saturday, March 25, 2023, and experience the Duquesne Kline Law community. 

Topics
Welcome Remarks by the Dean of the Law School
Faculty Panel
Student Life Panel
Alumni Panel
Clinics and Externships
Mock Class
Career Services
Bar Studies
Academic Excellence
Financial Aid
And more!
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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 - G                   
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Alison Wojcik- Letters H -O
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Shondra Dubrosky - Letters P-Z
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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. 
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Owning a laptop is now mandatory. It is highly advised that you purchase a new laptop for your time at 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. Check out the New Student Technology Guide for laptop recommendations.
Send your final transcripts to LSAC after graduation. The transcript must indicate "degree conferred" and the date conferred.

Explore Housing

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 Brottier Hall and 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.
Duquesne Kline Law Student Ambassadors recommends the following apartments near campus and places to eat in Pittsburgh. Please note that Duquesne Kline Law cannot offer an endorsement. 

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
  • 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

Additional Scholarships

Through the generosity and support of our dedicated alumni and other donors, we are able to offer additional scholarship opportunities to admitted 1L students entering the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University in fall 2023. Application Deadline: March 1, 2023*

Email the requested materials directly to lawadmissionsFREEDUQUESNE by March 1, 2023. Please include the name of the scholarship(s) in the email subject line

If you are applying for a scholarship that requires you to demonstrate financial need, you must submit the FAFSA

Donetta Ambrose arrived at Duquesne as an undergraduate freshman from the Arnold/New Kensington area. Originally planning to pursue a career as an English teacher, she soon crossed paths with an energetic, ambitious senior about to enter law school. Motivated by her friendship with Carol Los Mansmann, Ambrose changed her undergraduate major to political science and followed Mansmann to Duquesne Kline Law.

Ambrose began her career as a clerk to her former Law Dean, state Supreme Court Justice Louis Manderino, worked as an assistant attorney general and assistant district attorney, and spent eight years in private practice in Westmoreland County. In 1981, she was elected to the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. She spent 12 years on the county bench before being nominated by President Clinton to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She was only the second woman appointed to that court-the first was Carol Los Mansmann. In 2002, Ambrose was named chief judge of the court-the first woman to receive that honor.

Though Judge Ambrose presided over countless cases before her retirement in 2009, perhaps her greatest achievements are found in the cases that never made it to trial. Throughout her career, Judge Ambrose championed the cause of Alternative Dispute Resolution, utilizing mediation, arbitration, and other methods to settle litigants' differences.

CRITERIA:

  • This scholarship will provide financial aid exclusively to Duquesne Kline Law students from Westmoreland County, PA who seek the same opportunity Judge Ambrose enjoyed -a life-changing legal education at Duquesne Kline School of Law.

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A personal statement (500-word limit) explaining the applicant's background, financial need or hardship, and how the scholarship money will affect their life;
  • Demonstrates significant financial need (must submit the FAFSA);
  • Resume.
  • Deadline to apply: March 1

The Honorable Robert E. Colville, L’69, was a distinguished Judge, District Attorney, and Marine. The Duquesne Kline School of Law acknowledges with gratitude the generous commitment from law alumni and friends to establish the Honorable Robert E. Colville Endowed Scholarship to benefit students enrolling in Duquesne Kline School of Law.

CRITERIA:

The preference is to award the scholarship to entering students who are enrolling in the Part-Time evening program and have served in the military, but all may apply.

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A personal statement (500-word limit) explaining the applicant's commitment to service;
  • Demonstrates significant financial need (must submit the FAFSA);
  • Resume.
  • Deadline to apply: March 1

Established by the Goldberg and Kamin families and other generous donors to provide financial support to one or more Duquesne Kline Law students. Read about the life and legacy of Mr. Edward Goldberg.

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A personal statement (500-word limit) explaining the applicant's background, financial need or hardship, and how the scholarship money will affect their life;
  • Disclosure of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate GPA (permission for the Office of Admissions to disclose this information to the Goldberg Scholarship Committee needs to be granted in writing);
  • Demonstrates financial need (must submit the FAFSA).
  • Deadline to apply: March 1


The Goldberg scholarship is awarded annually for one year; however, scholarship recipients may be eligible for renewal. All students, including past recipients, must apply every year. 

At the end of the academic year, recipients should write a note to the Selma and Edward Goldberg Scholarship Committee and explain how the scholarship benefitted them.

Judith A. Kasdan (1946-2013) graduated from Duquesne Kline School of Law in 2003. Prior to law school, Judi taught at two Pittsburgh Public Schools, before staying at home to raise her three daughters. She had a great passion for helping others and returned to law school at age 53 to gain the tools and knowledge to better serve those in need. Following her graduation from law school, she became a public defender in Allegheny County. Judi also was a tireless community leader, serving as the President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Pittsburgh, volunteering her time to improve the children's waiting room at the Allegheny County's Family Court Division and helping victims of domestic violence, amongst other worthy projects.

CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to public service and social justice;
  • Is a non-traditional student (preferred, not required).

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A personal statement (500-word limit) explaining the applicant's commitment to public service and social justice, financial need or hardship, and any other information that explains why the applicant is a good candidate for the scholarship;
  • Demonstrates significant financial need (must submit the FAFSA);
  • A list of 2 references (including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and e-mail address);
  • Resume.
  • Deadline to apply: March 1

The Burns White Diversity in the Law Scholarship is awarded to an incoming student who will add diversity to the class. Along with a monetary tuition award, the scholarship offers mentorship by a member of the firm throughout the recipient's law school career, and a paid summer clerkship following successful completion of the second year of studies.

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A personal statement (300-word limit) explaining why the applicant is a good candidate for the scholarship;
  • Resume.
  • Deadline to apply: March 1

The Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition (PLDIC), has created the Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholarship to honor Susan Yohe’s lifetime of service to championing and furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Pittsburgh legal community. Yohe is one of the PLDIC’s founders and served as its Executive Director from its inception in 2017 until her retirement in July 2021. PLDIC member Duquesne Light Company has committed to funding the Coalition’s portion of the scholarship. 

One recipient a year will receive a $10,000 tuition scholarship. The scholarship will be renewed for the second and third year of law school, if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

CRITERIA:

Recipients of the Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholarship must demonstrate a commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Preference shall be given to individuals who demonstrate financial need. Future Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholars will also be invited to meet with the PLDIC Board of Directors, the PLDIC Executive Director, the Deans of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University, and leadership from Duquesne Light Company. They will be highlighted and introduced to the 42 PLDIC member organizations through the PLDIC newsletter, social media, and at the PLDIC Annual Members Meeting. Additionally, as more law students are named Susan Yohe PLDIC Scholars, the PLDIC will develop an alumni network for the recipients.

TO APPLY, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A personal statement (500-word limit) explaining the applicant's commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession;
  • Demonstrates significant financial need (must submit the FAFSA);
  • Resume.
  • Deadline to apply: March 1

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