The Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University solidly remains in the top 100 of law schools in the nation, placing 94 out of 196 ranked law schools in the newly released U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 Best Law School overall rankings. Its part-time evening program achieved a rank of 39.

Duquesne Kline School of Law achieved the highest jump of any law school in the nation in last year’s 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law School overall rankings, placing it in the top 100 of law schools. Last year’s 2023-24 increase of 40 spots was driven by methodology that recognized Duquesne Kline School of Law’s consistent over-performance in employment and bar outcomes. Those same extraordinary student outcomes were recognized in this year’s top 100 rank.  

U.S. News calculated the 23-24 and 24-25 rankings by utilizing objective, verifiable data that all schools must provide to the American Bar Association. Duquesne Kline School of Law’s two-year top 100 ranking illustrates the successfulness of the law school in preparing students for pursuing their careers after graduation. These outcomes include the Law School’s high 90.63% Ultimate Bar Passage* rate and excellent 93.8% career placement rate**.

“I credit how well our graduates perform. I also praise our faculty and staff; they excel in legal pedagogy and focus on the post-graduation skills our students will need, thoroughly preparing them for the bar exam and their careers,” said April Barton, Dean of Duquesne Kline School of Law.

The accomplishments of Duquesne Kline School of Law graduates reflect the dedication of the students during their law studies and the commitment of the law school’s faculty and staff to their success.

“Our focus has always been student-centered, guiding them to lead ethically and effectively in their future workplaces,” said Barton.   

*Class of 2020 ultimate bar passage rate.

**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.

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April 09, 2024