Duquesne University School of Law

Achievements and Rankings

  • Duquesne University School of Law is approved by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
  • Duquesne Law has risen four times in four years in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. The rise of 23 places in 2014 was one of the largest in the country.
  • The legal writing program is ranked No. 15 in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report specialty rankings.
  • The part-time evening J.D. program is ranked No. 44 in the nation. Learn more about all of Duquesne Law’s U.S. News & World Report current rankings.
  • The bar preparation is ranked No. 9 in the country in 2017 by National Jurist, the country's leading legal education publication.
  • Duquesne Law is No. 15 “Best Value” among private law schools in National Jurist in a 2015 issue.
  • Duquesne Law’s Veterans Clinic is one of the country’s 15 most innovative clinical programs, says preLaw magazine in 2014. Learn more about the clinic and all of Duquesne Law’s Clinical Legal Education programs.
  • GraduatePrograms.com includes Duquesne Law in its 2015 list of top 20 law schools for social interaction, where students work together, engage in activities together, and support each other.  Learn more
  • The director of Legal Research and Writing, Professor Jan Levine, in 2014 received the country’s two highest awards for legal writing education. Learn more about the Legal Research and Writing Program.
  • A Duquesne Law student who graduated cum laude from the evening program received the highest essay score on the July 2014 Pennsylvania bar examination. Her score was higher than 1,980 test takers from 141 other law schools, including Harvard and Yale. Learn more about Duquesne Law’s bar preparation.

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