Please review answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
Clinical education is one of the instructional cornerstones of Duquesne Kline Law. As a student here, you will have the opportunity to participate in law clinics, externships, pro bono programs, and fellowships that offer live client experiences and often include opportunities to appear in court.
The Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education enables our law students to serve the community while working for credit and receiving practical legal education.
Clinical opportunities include:
- Family Law Clinic
- Federal Litigation Clinic
- Re-Entry Legal Services Clinic
- Unemployment Compensation Clinic
- Urban Development Practicum
- Veterans Clinic
- Wills and Healthcare Decisions Clinic
- Youth Advocacy Clinic
The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University is ranked 6th in the nation as "Top Law School for Bar Passage." We make it a priority to ensure that you are thoroughly prepared for the bar examination, so you can be practice-ready when you graduate.
During every year of study, you can take advantage of academic excellence programs, followed closely by comprehensive bar preparation. Duquesne Kline Law's bar services offer you a rigorous curriculum taught by acclaimed professors, a nationally ranked legal writing program, hands-on learning gained through unique clinical programs, and special bar preparation options.
Yes. The Career Services Office (CSO) at the School of Law provides assistance to all law students and alumni seeking employment in the legal profession. Throughout the year, the CSO offers seminars and workshops designed to aid students and alumni at various stages of the career planning process.
If you have any questions regarding career services, please contact:
Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University
Career Services Office
Applications for all divisions are accepted after September 1 for the following academic year. Decisions are made on a rolling basis, therefore it is in your best interest to apply well before the priority deadline of April 1. Applications received after the priority deadline will be evaluated on a space-available basis. Decisions can take 6-8 weeks from the time an application is placed in review and we will begin notifying applicants of their acceptance in December. We do not offer a mid-year admission program. Applicants are responsible for submitting all required items and can check the status of their application online via the Application Status Check.
- JD applications received by April 1 for priority consideration are guaranteed to be considered for a merit scholarship.*
- JD applications received after the priority deadline may be considered for a merit scholarship.
- Binding Early Decision Program applications must be complete no later than December 31.
*Students may submit their application prior to taking the LSAT. We recommend applicants take the LSAT twice.
As you prepare to apply to law school you may be asking yourself: "How do I create the most competitive application, and ensure that I'm a great fit for the School of Law?" We've got the answer: Read, Research, Reach Out.
- READ about the School of Law and ensure the program is right for you.
- RESEARCH the details of the admissions process and requirements.
- REACH OUT to Admissions.
Those three R's are the framework for a strong application to Duquesne Kline Law. We look forward to working with you!
Because decisions are made on a rolling basis, it is in your best interest to take the LSAT or GRE early in the admissions cycle. We recommend that you plan to take the LSAT or GRE twice. We will accept the highest score you receive.
If you have taken both the LSAT and the GRE, all scores will be reported to the School of Law, and you will be considered an LSAT candidate.
Students may submit their application before taking the LSAT or GRE.
LSAT and GRE test scores are valid for five years.
If you have taken both the LSAT and the GRE, all scores will be reported to the School of Law, but you will be considered an LSAT candidate.
Yes. Financial Aid is processed centrally through the Duquesne University Financial Aid Office. This includes Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, and private educational loans. The Duquesne Kline School of Law does not process financial aid.
To apply for financial aid, applicants must be currently enrolled in the University or be in the process of applying for admission. Applicants to the Duquesne Kline School of Law should not wait until admission to submit their financial aid application. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at StudentAid.gov by the May 31 priority deadline. Be sure to list Duquesne University with the school code 003258.
*Full-time applicants to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University DO NOT have to complete the Duquesne Financial Aid Application.
For further information, please contact:
Office of Financial Aid