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Duquesne University School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
58%
Number students applying:
546
Number students accepted:
314
First-year attrition rate:
5%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
155
Median:
152
25th percentile:
150

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.66
Median:
3.44
25th percentile:
3.13

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $38,420 $29,706
Non-resident $38,420 $29,706
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $14,928
Off Campus $14,928                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
424
Number students enrolled full-time:
310
Number students enrolled part-time:
144
Number of first-year students:
124

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
36%
% Women students:
48%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
4%
% Minority students:
8%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Duquesne Business Law Journal, Duquesne Law Review, Joule: Duquesne Energy & Environmental Law Journal, Juris
% of students involved in law journals:
11%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15%
% of students in field placements:
16%
% of students in simulation courses:
15%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Environmental Law,
Public Interest Law,
Family Law,
Criminal Justice

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 57% 97
National Employment Rate 2013 53% 108
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer PA 90% 129
State 2nd Largest Employer FL 3% 4
State 3rd Largest Employer WV 3% 4
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer PA 95% 161
State 2nd Largest Employer NC 1.2% 2
State 3rd Largest Employer MD 0.6% 1

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.8%
Law Firm 2-10
27.7%
Law Firm 11-25
4.1%
Law Firm 26-50
3.5%
Law Firm 51-100
1.2%
Law Firm 101-250
4.1%
Law Firm 251-500
3.5%
Law Firm 501+
1.8%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
24.7%
Government
8.2%
Public Interest / Service
0.6%
Clerkships Federal
1.8%
Clerkships State / Local
7.1%
Education / Academia
1.2%
Other
0.6%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 82% 81%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 85% 82%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 82% 85%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

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Link to Survey:

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School Information

Edward J. Hanley Hall, 900 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Region:
Northeast
Main Phone:
Admissions Phone:
412-396-6296
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Ken
Gormley
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Pittsburgh
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Harvard University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Sarah
Arimoto-Mercer
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Virginia
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of California, Hastings
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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