Duquesne University School of Law

Graduation Requirements

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GRADUATION CHECKLIST

*School of Law Commencement is always the first Sunday in June.

 

Juris Doctor Requirements

A candidate for the degree of Juris Doctor must:

  • Satisfy all academic requirements for graduation
  • Be of good moral character
  • Satisfy all indebtedness to the University
  • Make formal application for his/her degree to the Registrar prior to the date listed in the School of Law Calendar
  • Students must have residency during your entire legal education
  • Be recommended to receive the degree of Juris Doctor by the Faculty
  • Be present at Commencement

J.D. Graduation Application

The Law School Registrar will review the following requirements for graduation:

  • 87 total credits completed
  • No more than 18 non-classroom credits are used in the total 87 credit requirement
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • 2.0 final year cumulative grade point average
  • Upper Level Writing Requirement completed
  • Professional Skills Course Requirement completed

 

 

LL.M. Degree Application

Complete requirements can be found in the Academic Bulletin.

 

Copy of Degree

REPLACEMENT DEGREE REQUEST (for missing or damaged degrees ONLY)