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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. 

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 

Diversity Resources

Law School Community - Student Organizations Office

Scholarships, Fellowships and Resorces

Pittsburgh Community - Vibrant Pittsburgh

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, henrytaylorn@duq.edu.