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Is the waitlist ranked?
The waitlist is not ranked. If an opening occurs, all applicants on the waitlist will be reviewed and reconsidered by our Admissions Committee before a selection is made.
How many students are admitted from the waitlist?
We cannot predict the number of students to be admitted from the waitlist each year; it will be entirely dependent on the number of students who accept our offer of admission.
When is the latest I would receive an offer?
Because we may learn of unexpected withdrawals throughout the summer, we may be selecting candidates from the waitlist as late as the first day of Orientation.
Will I be considered for merit scholarship if I'm admitted from the waitlist?
Yes, if you are admitted from the waitlist you will be considered for merit scholarship.
What can I do to indicate my interest in remaining on the waitlist?
• Complete the online waitlist form so that we know you are still interested;
• Submit a letter of continued interest by emailing the Office of Admissions at email@example.com;
• Email us any new information you'd like added to your application such as:
- Recent award notices;
- Updated resume;
- Submit one or more of the optional application essays - Why Duquesne?; Diversity; Leadership; and/or Overcoming Obstacles;
• Update transcripts with LSAC (if applicable); and,
• Advise us via email if you are retaking the LSAT (we will accept the June LSAT for consideration for this fall).
Information on the most recent entering class can be found on the Fast Facts & Class Profile page.
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.
To set up a visit, observe a class, or participate in an online session, please visit, "Experience Duquesne Law".
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.
Applicants who wish to receive consideration for merit scholarship should apply by the Priority Deadline of April 1st.
You can access the application for admission to Duquesne Law at "Apply to Duquesne Law".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, visiting students may apply for fall or spring admission.
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.
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.
We encourage applicants to plan to take the LSAT twice. We will accept the highest score submitted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Office of Financial Aid
Duquesne's school code is: 003258
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