The Career Services Office at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University is a dynamic place!

The Career Services Office (CSO) works individually with students as they work toward their career aspirations. We do this in a variety of ways, including meeting one-on-one with students to develop their job search strategies (beginning in their first semester), planning a variety of professional development and skill-building programs throughout the year, and connecting students with alumni and other members of the legal community.

The CSO aspires to offer personalized attention, meeting students where they are in their Day, Evening or Part-time Day studies so we can help them achieve their goals.  We strive to provide each student with the information, skills, and tools necessary to be successful in their job search and professional development endeavors throughout law school and as they continue into their careers.

We look forward to working with you!

Student Recruitment Resources

The Career Services Office helps students engage with employers by posting job and internship opportunities; organizing recruitment programs, legal job fairs, and events throughout the year; and assisting students with job searches outside of the Pittsburgh area.

The Career Services Office publishes job and internship opportunties for current students and alumni on DuqLawConnect.

Every year, the Career Services Office organizes special recruitment programs where we invite employers to campus to interview students for summer, school-year, or post-graduate positions.  We organize Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview (OCI) Programs and a Legal Career Fair that we host with the Duquesne Kline Law Alumni Association.

In addition to recruitment information, students can schedule counseling appointments and find information about programs and events on DuqLawConnect.

DuqLawConnect

The Career Services Office established guidelines for students and employers in an effort to ensure the highest standards of professionalism, fairness, transparency, and nondiscrimination in law student recruitment and employment. The Duquesne Kline School of Law is member of NALP (National Association for Law Placement), and we are guided by NALP's Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process for the benefit of the school, law students, and employers.

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Reciprocity enables students and alumni to access the job postings of other law schools.  The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University has reciprocity with many law schools across the country.  If you are a Duquesne Kline School of Law student or graduate seeking employment outside of the Pittsburgh area, a great way to access job listings is by requesting a letter of reciprocity. Schools post their reciprocity policies on their websites, and we recommend that anyone seeking reciprocity review the relevant policies in order to ensure that they will be in compliance with them.  To request a letter of reciprocity, current law students or alumni should contact the CSO at (412) 396-6559 or lawcareers@duq.edu. You must provide your name, current address, and the law school(s) to which you are requesting reciprocity.

Reciprocity Policy

Fellowships

The Duquesne Kline School of Law offers students a number of opportunities to receive financial support while working in the public service sector or for public interest organizsations.

McGinley Public Service Law Fellowships

The McGinley Public Service Law Fellowships support students who are interested in working in public service in executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government or related agencies.  Since its inception in 2012, the program has funded summer stipends for students working in fair housing, immigration, political asylum, domestic violence, child safety, court diversity and numerous other public service areas.  The fellowships are funded through the generosity of the McGinley Family and administered by the Office of the Dean. 

Public Interest Law Association Fellowships

Public Interest Law Association Fellowships assist students working with organizations that provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved clients.  The program is supported by several funding sources and administered through the Duquesne Kline School of Law's Clinical Legal Education program.  The fellowships provide students with stipends during 10-week placements. Funding is available in part though the leadership of the student-run Public Interest Law Association and the Office of Student Organizations. 

Other Fellowship Opportunities

The Career Services Office compiles information on regional and national fellowship opportunities, such as the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Lawyers Fund Fellowship Program, which matches law students with public interest organizations that offer free legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County, and the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship, which supports health and social service placements serving low-income populations through the region.  The office also provides access to webinars by Equal Justice Works and other national organizations about applying for fellowships.  Learn more about fellowship opportunities by contacting the Career Services Office.