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A Commitment to Diversity

Duquesne University School of Law is dedicated to creating a truly diverse community of scholars. Today, our students have more opportunities than ever to study with future colleagues from a multitude of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. They learn from professors who bring diverse experiences into the classroom. And they experience firsthand the U.S. legal industry transforming into a more diverse profession. 

Why is diversity important?

*The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) advocates for diversity in law school. They believe (as do we) that access to justice is essential for a democratic society, and diversity in the legal profession increases the likelihood of access for people from an increasingly diverse population. Further, law school diversity enables individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to add their perspectives to the greater legal community.

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A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: All are welcomed at Duquesne Law

Duquesne University School of Law is proud of it’s historic, and forward looking, commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession:

  • First black dean of a major American Law School

  • The first woman admitted to Duquesne Law was in 1914

  • First man of color to graduate from Duquesne Law was in 1925

  • Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education opened in 2013 and provides student attorneys hands-on client experiences which impacts diverse communities,

  • Impactful Speakers such as US Attorney General Eric Holder, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Upcoming Diversity Events

Join us for the inaugural "Spilling the Tea on Law School Program" at Duquesne University School of Law on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The purpose of the event is to bring together young people, law students, legal educators, and lawyers to discuss law school and the legal profession as it relates to the diverse needs of the community.

Diversity Resources

Law School Community - Student Organizations Office

Scholarships, Fellowships and Resorces

Pittsburgh Community - Vibrant Pittsburgh

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)

Learn More

Find out more about how Duquesne Law faculty, administrators, and alumni are at work to increase diverse student enrollment and ensure a diverse legal profession. For more information, contact Director of Diversity, Nicola Henry-Taylor,