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The Dean of Students Office plans Orientation which is held in August immediately before the first day of classes. The event introduces 1L students to academic expectations and student life at Duquesne University School of Law.

The program features presentations and social events including:  

  • An introduction to 1L studies
  • Professionalism and ethics presentations
  • Mock classes
  • Legal research and writing small groups
  • Dean’s reception for students
  • Student organizations fair

Orientation Schedules

Save the dates for Orientation 2021 - Monday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 18

Full-time Day Division Schedule - TBD

Part-time Evening Division Schedule - TBD

Registration and Registrar Information

Incoming students are registered for the first-year curriculum by the School of Law Registrar’s Office. 

After matriculation, students must review their contact and emergency information and provide updates as needed. It is very important for the University and the School of Law to be able to reach students during their three or four years of law school. 

Once students have matriculated, their records are no longer in the Admissions Office. Therefore, questions regarding records or legal education should be addressed to the Associate Dean of Students or the School of Law Registrar’s Office.

2019 1L Orientation Boat Ride!

Law school 1Ls got the opportunity to take a cruise on Pittsburgh's beautiful three rivers, meet Dean April Barton, enjoy delicious food and drink, and network with their fellow peers, faculty, and staff. View the photo montage!