Summer Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Program for international students. Please consult the Duquesne University International Office for visa instructions and information.

Program Information

  • Application due date: April 30, 2018
  • Summer Program Tuition 2018: $3,750 (USD)
  • Minimum TOEFL score required: 85 for LL.M. candidates, 80 for non LL.M. candidate law students
  • Minimum IELTS score required: 6.5


Application items required

  1. Application Form
  2. Current Resume
  3. Official TOEFL or IELTS score report
  4. Official foreign law transcripts (English translated)
  5. Letter of recommendation (academic letters preferred)
  6. Personal Statement



  • Foundations of Studying American Law
    • Provide a basic overview of the U.S. civil legal system, including an introduction to the use of legal terminology
  • Legal Research and Writing
    • Introduction to legal research and writing methods utilizing print, online databases and free internet sites. Including using the process model of writing which emphasizes prewriting, writing and rewriting model.
  • Language for Speaking
    • Develop students’ ability to actively apply academic vocabulary, complex grammar structures and appropriate discourse strategies to express and support arguments and opinions in speaking.
  • Language for Writing
    • Basics of argument structure and participate in activities to improve their ability to produce clear, accurate writing.


Summer Program Withdrawal

Any student withdrawing from the Summer Program between June 16 to June 30 is eligible for a refund of 50%.  Students who withdraw beginning July 1, 2018 will not receive a tuition refund.


Online Application