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The Dean of Students Office works with the Admissions staff to plan Orientation, which is held in August immediately before the first week of classes. The three-day event introduces 1L students to academic expectations and student life at Duquesne University School of Law.

The program features presentations and social events including:  

  • An introduction to 1L studies
  • Professionalism and ethics presentations
  • Mock classes
  • Legal research and writing small groups
  • Dean’s reception for students and guests
  • Student organizations fair

Orientation Schedules

Orientation 2017 begins with optional Academic Excellence sessions on Mon., August 14 and Tues., August 15. Mandatory Orientation sessions are scheduled for Wed., August 16 through Fri., August 18.

Registration and Registrar Information

Incoming students are registered for the first-year curriculum by the School of Law Registrar’s Office. 

After matriculation, students must review their contact and emergency information and provide updates as needed. It is very important for the University and the School of Law to be able to reach students during their three or four years of law school. 

Once students have matriculated, their records are no longer in the Admissions Office. Therefore, questions regarding records or legal education should be addressed to the Assistant Dean of Students or the School of Law Registrar’s Office.