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Graduation

GRADUATION CHECKLIST
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:

LLM Requirements

Duquesne University confers the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) for Foreign Lawyers on candidates recommended by the Faculty of the School of Law and approved by the President and Trustees of the University.

A total of twenty-six (26) credits are required for completion of the Foreign Lawyer LL.M. degree, including the required courses:  Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits), American Legal Information System and Legal Research (2 credits), and a minimum of two of the following courses:

  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Civil Procedure I, II
  • Property
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Constitutional Law

Each LL.M. candidate must take at least one course that requires submission of a significant paper; an Independent Research course may fulfill this requirement.

LL.M. students must formally apply for his/her degree to the Registrar prior to the date listed in the School of Law Calendar.

LL.M. Degree Application
Complete requirements can be found in the Academic Bulletin.

REPLACEMENT DEGREE REQUEST (for missing or damaged degrees ONLY)