The Princeton Review released its 2022 Law School ratings, with Duquesne University School of Law performing exceptionally well. In comparison to 168 law schools, Duquesne Law received high ratings, which are based on a scale from 60 to 99, with 99 being the highest possible score. The faculty at Duquesne Law were recognized and highly regarded for both their ability to be thought provoking and their accessibility. Two scores of 95 were achieved, one for the "Professors Interesting" category and one for the "Professors Accessible" category. A score of 94 was achieved for in the "Career" category.
Additionally, TaxProf Blog performed an analysis of the ratings. In the "Overall" rank, Duquesne Law was tied at 53. Duquesne Law was tied for rankings of 50 for "Professors: Accessibility", 27 for "Professors: Teaching", and 26 for "Career".
Kebron Yeshitela Assefa (2L) confirms the commitment of Duquesne Law professors to empower their students and prepare them for their careers. "One of the things I am most grateful about at Duquesne is the professors. They are very accessible, understanding, and supportive, not just about schoolwork, but your future and general wellbeing. I have never had a group of professors so invested in their students, and I am lucky to have it here at Duquesne," she said.
Professors and staff manifest the Spiritan mission of Duquesne Law through their interactions with students. Their availability and their genuine interest in the professional and personal development their students' legal careers is something Anabelle Nietupski (2L) acknowledges is a defining and special part of a Duquesne School of Law education.
"Some of the kindest and most compassionate professors I've ever had have been at Duquesne Law," Nietupski said.
Providing a legal education rooted in proficiency, ethics, modern skills, and equality earned Duquesne School of Law additional high marks in the "Academic Excellence" area, achieving a score of 89.
The groundwork and support students receive for their legal careers-including bar preparation-rounded out the School of Law's exceptionally high ratings in the "Career" category, with a score of 94. Judicial Law Clerk at the Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas Marlee DeBolt, Esq., a 2021 graduate found her passion through the help of Duquesne School of Law's Career Services.
"I was never entirely sure what career I wanted to pursue with my law degree after graduation. I cannot stress enough how important the Career Services Office [CSO] is and how it helped navigate my career options. CSO hosts networking events, panels, and job fairs throughout the year. During my first year, I went to several ‘Lawyers on Location' events where we would go out to local law firms, non-profits, or organizations, and have an opportunity to have a Q&A with the attorneys about their careers and law school experiences. These events introduced me to different areas of the law I would not have normally been exposed to or thought to pursue," DeBolt said.