The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on how Duquesne's new, larger legal clinic serves low-income residents, with students counseling clients in civil rights, family law, unemployment compensation and veterans' issues. "There obviously is a need to provide assistance for people who need legal aid but can't afford it," said third-year law student Terence Hanna, 27, who worked in the clinic last summer.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.