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Ranked #89 by U.S. News & World Report

Duquesne Kline ranked in the top 100 of all law schools, reaching a placement of #89 out of 196 ranked schools by U.S. News & World Report.

 

About the Duquesne Kline School of Law 

 
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Empowered to Lead

Meet our Duquesne Kline School of Law Faculty.

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BUSINESS ESSENTIALS MICRO-CREDENTIAL FOR LAWYERS

Set yourself apart with our innovative Business Essentials for Lawyers Micro-Credential program. Partnering with Duquesne's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, we offer our law students a unique business perspective and the option to continue to earn a JD/ MBA joint degree.

 

Outcomes Matter

93.8% of 2022 Duquesne Kline School of Law graduates are employed or pursuing a graduate degree*

*Class of 2022 Statistics as reported to the ABA 10 months after graduation. This includes three graduates whose start date was deferred beyond March 15, 2023, and one graduate who is enrolled in full-time graduate studies.

2023 Princeton Review Rates Duquesne Kline among Best Law Schools

Duquesne Kline ranked #27 for Career Rating, #26 for Quality of Professors Teaching, and #63 Overall out of 168 law schools, according to an analysis of the Princeton Review’s 2023 Law School ratings.

Duquesne Kline is ranked 6th in the Nation for Bar Passage

Stat from the Winter 2021 edition of preLaw Magazine

Top 100 U.S. News & World Report Law School

Duquesne Kline places #89 out of 196 ranked law schools in the United States.

Law Student Testimonials

Nicole Singleton, L'23, headshot

"Without the ability to serve people, our job as lawyers would cease to exist. The Spiritan mission will be at the forefront of my career as I will make the welfare of my clients my top priority."

Nicole Singleton, L'23
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Falco A. Muscante II, L'23, headshot

"I chose to come to the school for the Spiritan mission that emphasizes serving others. Since I’ve been here, the legal research and writing program has prepared me for thinking and writing well—two skills that are essential for a career in law."

Falco A. Muscante II, L'23
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Kayla Ford-Weisser, L'23, headshot

"Duquesne Kline offered me the opportunity to work full time and step into the legal field while pursuing my dreams of becoming a lawyer. I know that no matter what lies ahead, the evening program has prepared me for bar prep and my future career."

Kayla Ford-Weisser, L'23
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Fallon Howard, L'23

"It was really important for me to go to a law school where I felt like I belonged and am supported, and I feel that here at Duquesne Kline."

Fallon Howard, L'23
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Flora Dellishad

"Duquesne Kline School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education program provided me opportunities to apply my academic training to real-world legal experiences through pro bono programs and externships, allowing me to serve the community while pursuing my professional goals. I believe these experiences have prepared me for a smoother transition from law school to law practice."

Flora Dellishad, L'23
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Corey Stanford, L'21

"I chose Duquesne Kline School of Law because I was attracted to Duquesne’s strong alumni network and its commitment to making practice-ready lawyers in Pittsburgh."

Corey Stanford, L'21
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PA Justice Administers Bar Oath to Duquesne Kline School of Law Graduates

The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University hosted a swearing-in ceremony on November 7 for alumni who recently passed July’s Pennsylvania Uniform Bar Exam. Nearly 30 alumni attended the ceremony, officiated by Justice Christine Donohue, L'80, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Dean April Barton, University President Ken Gormley, and Assistant Professor of Law and Bar Studies Director Ashley London gave remarks to the group who later partook in a celebratory reception.

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Alumni Partake in Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

On November 16, Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University alumni, faculty, and staff had the honor of participating in an Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Honorees recognized with awards at annual law alumni dinner

The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University celebrated its 77th annual Law Alumni Reunion dinner on October 6. During that event, Duquesne Kline celebrated three honorees for their achievements and bestowed awards on them. The honorees included The Honorable Janice M. Holder, L’75, State Senator Lindsey Williams, L’08, and Dean Ronald R. Davenport. Justice Holder and Senator Williams were selected for their vast legal accomplishments, while Dean Davenport was chosen for his historic, pioneering service and commitment to Duquesne Kline.

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Admissions On-Campus Information Session

Please join us on Friday, January 5, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (EST) for a Thomas R. Kline School...

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Lawyers on Location - Neighborhood Legal Services

All law students are invited to attend a "Lawyers on Location" luncheon with Neighborhood...

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Table Talk Tuesdays - ACBA Young Lawyers Division

The Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) will be tabling in the...

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