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If the standard of a law school's greatness is the caliber of its students, the success of its graduates and the dedication of its faculty, then there is no doubt that the Duquesne University School of Law stands among the nation's best. Our Achievements and Rankings illustrate the breadth of our excellence.

At Duquesne, we seek the best and brightest students to join our community of scholars, and we prepare them for success every step of the way. You cannot get lost here. The deans and professors will know you from the day you walk in the front door, and you will know them.

Our alumni have achieved top leadership positions in government and in business, and have excelled in private practice. We are proud of the number of graduates who have attained judicial office in Pennsylvania, New York, California and many other states.

Finally, there is one factor that distinguishes our law school, and that, quite simply, is the fact that we are part of Duquesne University, a Catholic institution dedicated to moral, ethical and spiritual values. In an era when ethical concerns are among the most important questions facing the legal profession, Duquesne University's School of Law reflects the University's unique emphasis on justice and service to others.  Those values are outlined in our Learning Outcomes and Performance Criteria, available here.

This unequaled combination of attributes, along with the convenience of Full-Time Day, Part-Time Day and Evening programs, and our unparalleled location in downtown Pittsburgh within walking distance to the courts, technology corridor, government agencies and corporate leaders make Duquesne University School of Law a leader in legal education.