Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The application deadline is March 1. Given the rolling admissions process, however, applicants to the Law School are encouraged to submit the application by late January. This will allow our office eight weeks of processing time which is necessary during our peak processing season. The Admissions Committee renders decisions on a rolling basis and will begin notifying applicants of their acceptance in December. We do not offer a mid-year admission program.
YES. ALL accepted full-time students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships awarded by the Law School. These partial tuition awards are made each year to admitted students based on their records of achievement, aptitude for the study of law, and general background. These scholarships can be renewed annually. It is recommended that students interested in being evaluated for scholarship submit their admission applications by early January. A separate application or request is NOT required.
YES. To determine eligibility for financial aid, a need analysis document must be completed. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available from the University Financial Aid Office. Financial assistance that is designated as federally funded or institutional aid is processed centrally through Duquesne University's Financial Aid Office. This includes the Stafford Loan, PLUS Loans, Law Access and Law Loans.
For further information and forms, please contact:
Office of Financial Aid
Ground Floor Administration Building
Pittsburgh PA 15282-0299
YES. The Career Services Office (CSO) at the Law School provides assistance to all law students and alumni seeking employment in the legal profession. Throughout the year, the Office offers seminars and workshops designed to aid students and alumni at various stages f the career planning process. For more information about CSO, please visit their website or call 412.396.6279.
If an applicant has taken the LSAT multiple times and has multiple LSAT scores on file with LSAC it is the policy of the Admissions Committee to use the higher of the scores, without averaging the scores.
Yes, as applications become complete they are sent to the Admissions Committee for review. A late application could reduce your opportunity for admission.
All complete applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in the order that they become complete. Relevant factors such as academic achievement, competitiveness of the undergraduate institution, aptitude as measured by the LSAT, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, work history, and other experiences are carefully considered by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will discuss all relevant information then make a decision on the applicant's request for admission. Since all admission decisions are final, and will not be reconsidered, it is important to provide complete information on the application.
NO. The volume of applications reviewed each year precludes personal interviews as part of the admissions process. However, we do encourage applicants to visit the school. Tours, informational appointments, and class visits can be arranged by emailing email@example.com
NO. The Law School believes the interaction of students and faculty within a classroom setting is very important.