Please review answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

Information on the most recent entering class can be found on the Fast Facts & Class Profile page.
Yes, we have a Full-Time Day division, Part-Time Day division, and Part-Time Evening division at Duquesne Kline Law to allow students to study at the time that is most convenient for them.
Yes, Duquesne Kline Law offers several joint degree options as well as the Business Essentials for Lawyers Micro-Credential.

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
Phone: (412) 396-6559
Email: lawcareersFREEDUQUESNE

To set up a visit, observe a class, or participate in an online session, click: Visit, Tour, and Engage with Us for available dates/times.
Duquesne Kline Law wants to meet you so our representatives will be attending law and graduate school fairs both in-person and virtually. Check out our recruitment calendar for event dates and information. New events will be added throughout the season so check back often.

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.

Applicants who wish to receive consideration for merit scholarship should apply by the Priority Deadline of April 1.
You can access the application for admission to Duquesne Kline Law at "Apply to Duquesne Kline Law".
Yes. As applications become complete they are sent to the Admissions Committee for review. A late application could reduce your opportunity for admission or scholarship. There is an exception to the rolling admissions policy for binding Early Decision applicants. Early Decision applications are due December 31 and all Early Decision applicants will receive a decision no later than January 31.
All applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in the order that they become complete. Relevant factors such as academic achievement, the competitiveness of the undergraduate institution, aptitude as measured by the LSAT, extracurricular activities, letter(s) of recommendation, work history, and other experiences are carefully considered by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will discuss all relevant information then make a decision on the applicant's request for admission. Since all admission decisions are final, and will not be reconsidered, it is important to provide complete and accurate information on the application.

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!

As part of the admissions process for the 3/3 Early Admission Program, candidates are required to complete an in-person interview with the Admissions Committee. Interviews are arranged after applications are submitted and complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the option to interview applicants for regular admission as needed.
Yes, we review transfer student applications based on a variety of factors, including your entire academic record, up through the first year of law school.
Yes, visiting students may apply for fall or spring admission.

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.

Yes. We recommend that you plan to take the LSAT or GRE twice. We will accept the highest score you receive.
We encourage applicants to plan to take the LSAT or GRE twice. We will accept the highest score submitted.

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. 
Applicants to the full-time and part-time day division should plan to take the LSAT or GRE no later than February. Applicants to the part-time evening division may take the LSAT or GRE in April.
Yes. ALL accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the Duquesne Kline School of Law. These tuition awards are made each year to admitted students based on their records of achievement, aptitude for the study of law, and general background. These scholarships can be renewed annually. A separate application or request is NOT required. Scholarship awards are sent to qualified candidates shortly after admission.
Yes, there are several additional scholarships funded by our alumni that can be applied for after a student is admitted. It is best to apply early if you are interested in these scholarships. Application requirements will be posted in the fall under the Admitted Students tab on our website.

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:

Duquesne University
Office of Financial Aid
Phone: (412) 396-6607
Email: faofficeFREEDUQUESNE

Duquesne's school code is: 003258

Waitlist FAQ

The waitlist is not ranked. If an opening occurs, all applicants on the waitlist will be reviewed and reconsidered by our Admissions Committee before a selection is made.
We cannot predict the number of students to be admitted from the waitlist each year; it will be entirely dependent on the number of students who accept our offer of admission.
Because we may learn of unexpected withdrawals throughout the summer, we may be selecting candidates from the waitlist as late as the first day of Orientation.
Yes, if you are admitted from the waitlist you will be considered for a merit scholarship.
  1. Complete the online waitlist form so that we know you are still interested;
  2. Submit a letter of continued interest by emailing the Office of Admissions at lawadmissionsFREEDUQUESNE;
  3. Email us any new information you'd like added to your application such as:
    Recent award notices or an updated resume; 
  4. Submit one or more of the optional application essays - Why Duquesne Kline Law?; Diversity; Leadership; and/or Overcoming Obstacles;
  5. Update transcripts with LSAC (if applicable); and,
  6. Advise us via email if you are retaking the LSAT.

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