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Please review answers to our most frequently asked questions below and via Online Information Session archives. If you have other questions, please email lawadmissions@duq.edu

What is the most recent class profile?

Do you have both day and evening programs?

Can I visit the law school and observe a class?

When should I apply?

What is the deadline to apply?

Where do I find the application for admission?

Is Duquesne on rolling admission?

How are applications reviewed?

Does the Admissions Committee require personal interviews with applicants?

Can I apply as a transfer student?

Are visiting students accepted to Duquesne Law?

When should I take the LSAT?

Can I take the LSAT more than once?

How do you handle multiple LSAT scores, will you take the highest score?

How does the Law School view the LSAT-Flex?

What is the latest LSAT you will accept?

Does Duquesne offer academic scholarships?

Are there any other scholarships for 1L’s?

Does Duquesne offer financial aid?

What is Duquesne Law’s code for the FAFSA?

Does the Law School provide assistance with job placement?

What is the most recent class profile?

Information on the most recent entering class can be found on the Fast Facts & Class Profile page.

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Do you have both day and evening programs?

Yes, we have a Full-Time Day division, Part-Time Day division, and Part-Time Evening division at Duquesne Law to allow students to study at the time that is most convenient for them.

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Can I visit the law school and observe a class?

To set up a visit, observe a class, or participate in an online session, please visit, "Experience Duquesne Law".

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When should I apply?

Applications for all divisions are accepted after September 1 for the following academic year.  Given the rolling admissions process, however, applicants to the Law School are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.*  This will allow our office 6-8 weeks of processing time which is necessary during our peak processing season. The Admissions Committee renders decisions on a rolling basis and will begin notifying applicants of their acceptance in December. Apply early for best consideration for merit scholarship.We do not offer a mid-year admission program.
*Please note that applications can be submitted prior to taking the LSAT.

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What is the deadline to apply?

Applicants who wish to receive consideration for merit scholarship should apply by the Priority Deadline of April 1st.

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Where do I find the application for admission?

You can access the application for admission to Duquesne Law at "Apply to Duquesne Law".

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Is Duquesne on rolling admission?

Yes. As applications become complete they are sent to the Admissions Committee for review. A late application could reduce your opportunity for admission or scholarship. There is an exception to the rolling admissions policy for binding Early Decision applicants. Early Decision applications are due December 31 and all Early Decision applicants will receive a decision no later than January 31.

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How are applications reviewed?

All applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in the order that they become complete. Relevant factors such as academic achievement, competitiveness of the undergraduate institution, aptitude as measured by the LSAT, extracurricular activities, letter(s) of recommendation, work history, and other experiences are carefully considered by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will discuss all relevant information then make a decision on the applicant's request for admission. Since all admission decisions are final, and will not be reconsidered, it is important to provide complete and accurate information on the application.

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Does the Admissions Committee require personal interviews with applicants?

Maybe. The volume of applications reviewed each year precludes personal interviews as part of the admissions process unless you are a 3/3 Early Admission candidate. Only college juniors applying through a pre-arranged 3/3 Early Admission program are required to complete an in-person interview with the Admissions Committee. Interviews are arranged after applications are submitted and complete. 

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Can I apply as a transfer student?

Yes, we review transfer student applications based on a variety of factors, including your entire academic record, up through the first year of law school.

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Are visiting students accepted to Duquesne Law?

Yes, visiting students may apply for fall or spring admission.

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When should I take the LSAT?

We recommend that applicants take the LSAT twice; once in early fall and second in early spring. Please visit the Law School Admission Council at www.lsac.org for more information.

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Can I take the LSAT more than once?

Yes. If an applicant has taken the LSAT multiple times and has multiple LSAT scores on file with LSAC it is the policy of the Admissions Committee to use the higher of the scores, without averaging the scores.

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How do you handle multiple LSAT scores, will you take the highest score?

We encourage applicants to plan to take the LSAT twice. We will accept the highest score submitted.

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How does the Law School view the LSAT-Flex?

We have reviewed the information on the format of the LSAT-Flex. For purposes of application review, we will consider the LSAT-Flex in the same way that we have considered the traditional LSAT: it is one of the many factors used in our holistic admissions review process.

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What is the latest LSAT you will accept?

Applicants to the full-time and part-time day division should plan to take the LSAT no later than February. Applicants to the part-time evening division may take the April LSAT.

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Does Duquesne offer academic scholarships?

Yes. ALL accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the Law School. These tuition awards are made each year to admitted students based on their records of achievement, aptitude for the study of law, and general background. These scholarships can be renewed annually. A separate application or request is NOT required. Scholarship awards are sent to qualified candidates shortly after admission.

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Are there any other scholarships for 1L’s?

Yes, there are several other scholarships funded by our alumni that can be applied for after a student is admitted. It is best to apply early if you are interested in these scholarships.

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Does Duquesne offer financial aid?

Yes. Financial aid is processed centrally through the Duquesne University Financial Aid Office. This includes Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, and private educational loans. The School of Law does not process financial aid.

To apply for financial aid, applicants must be currently enrolled in the University or be in the process of applying for admission. Applicants to the School of Law should not wait until admission to submit their financial aid application. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov by the May 31 priority deadline. Be sure to list Duquesne University with the school code 003258.

*Full-time applicants to the School of Law DO NOT have to complete the Duquesne Financial Aid Application. 

For further information, please contact:

Duquesne University
Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 412.396.6607
Email: faoffice@duq.edu 

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What is Duquesne Law’s code for the FAFSA?

Duquesne's school code is: 003258

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Does the Law School provide assistance with job placement?

Yes. The Career Services Office (CSO) at the Law School provides assistance to all law students and alumni seeking employment in the legal profession. Throughout the year, the CSO offers seminars and workshops designed to aid students and alumni at various stages of the career planning process. 

If you have any questions regarding career services, please contact:

Duquesne University School of Law
Career Services Office
Phone: 412.396.6559
Email: lawcareers@duq.edu 

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