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JD Jumpstart

Get ready to become a 1L!

The Duquesne University School of Law faculty will provide a summer program for incoming 1Ls to help with the transition to law school. A series of seminars hosted by our faculty will include the following topics:

Introduction to the Legal System

  • Sources of law and the court system
  • Precedent

Preparing for Class

  • Critical Reading Skills
  • Reading Case Law and Briefing
  • Statutes
  • Note Taking

Legal Reasoning

  • Rule based reasoning
  • Analogical reasoning

Law School Assessments and Exam Taking

  • Format of Law School Exams
  • Outlining

The program is open to all incoming Duquesne Law 1L's, free of charge. Each module will be offered asynchronous following "Meet the Faculty" live sessions allowing students an informal opportunity to ask questions and dive deeper into the topic. 

We will provide more information on the seminars in the coming months.

Spring & Summer Admitted Students Programs

Welcome By:

  • Student Bar Association | Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. (EST) 
  • Black Law Student Association | Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. (EST) 
  • Part-Time Evening | Wednesday, June 2 at 6 p.m. (EST) 
  • Hispanic American Bar Association | TBD

Ask About Series

  • Professor Huhn, "The Five Types of Legal Arguments" 
    Watch Recording
  • Alumni
  • Law School Dean
  • Clinics
  • Military, JAG, & Veterans

Information about registration and program details coming soon! 


Watch videos of Admitted Students Day 2021, faculty presentations, student and alumni Instagram Takeovers, and more!

Virtual Tour of the Law School

Meet our Ambassadors

Online Information Sessions

Incoming Class Fall 2021 | Facebook Group

Feel free to reach out to any member of the Admissions staff if you have questions or concerns, lawadmissions@duq.edu. We are here to assist you.