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Duquesne University School of Law

Degree Programs: Juris Doctor Degree. The Rules and the Facts:The study of law concerns the rules and the facts. Students at Duquesne will learn what the rules are and learn how to evaluate the facts utilizing the fundamental skills of the legal profession. Students acquire knowledge of the rules and the facts through broad, required courses. The required courses are intended to provide the requisite skills to become a competent attorney in any field of practice.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 557
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 150 - 155
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.13 - 3.58
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 81.77%
In State Tuition $35,354

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About Duquesne University School of Law

Degree Programs: Juris Doctor Degree. The Rules and the Facts:The study of law concerns the rules and the facts. Students at Duquesne will learn what the rules are and learn how to evaluate the facts utilizing the fundamental skills of the legal profession. Students acquire knowledge of the rules and the facts through broad, required courses. The required courses are intended to provide the requisite skills to become a competent attorney in any field of practice.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 2

Description: A program that prepares lawyers educated outside the United States to understand U. S. or Canadian law and jurisprudence.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Graduates Last Year: 205

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA, 4 years; JD/M.Div., 5 years; JD/M Environmental Science and Management, 4 years. JD/MS Taxation, 4 years.

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 74
Full-Time Faculty 29
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 6
Part-Time Faculty 39
Faculty Gender 64% Male
35% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 58% Male
42% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 93%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $35,354 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $35,354 $35,354

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition N/A Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) N/A N/A

Financial Aid

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: March 1

Average Age Admitted: 23

Incoming Class

Duquesne University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 150 - 154
LSAT Part-Time 149 - 156
LSAT Total 150 - 155

Duquesne University School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.15 - 3.55
Part-Time 2.96 - 3.6
Total 3.13 - 3.58

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA

Optional: State Residency, Interview, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 94%
First Time Pass Rate 82%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 85%

Employment

Average Starting Salary $59,693
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 47 29%
Firm Sized 11-25 10 6%
Firm Sized 26-50 4 6%
Firm Sized 51-100 3 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 6 4%
Firm Sized 251-500 5 3%
Firm Sized 501+ 5 3%
Business Industry 43 26%
Government 10 6%
Public Interest 6 4%
Federal Clerkship 2 1%
State Clerkship 16 10%
Academia 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 1 0%
Unemployed, Seeking 31 15%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 2 1%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
FL 2%
WV 2%
PA 85%

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