Duquesne Named Best Value Law School by The National Jurist
Duquesne University is among just seven private law schools named to The National Jurist 2015 Best Value Law Schools list. This marks the first time that Duquesne has been named to the Best Value list. In September 2013, the University was ranked No. 4 on The National Jurist Best Value Private Law School list.
"This is a tremendous honor," said Law Dean Ken Gormley. "Duquesne law school is now one of only six law schools in the United States to be recognized as a 'Best Value' not only among private institutions, but among all law schools in the country."
For its methodology, The National Jurist considered various academic and financial variables, including the law school's tuition, student debt accumulation, employment success, bar passage rate and cost of living. This Best Value list, which recognizes 53 law schools, includes the most private law schools to date.
"We've worked hard to give our students an outstanding legal education at an affordable cost," said Gormley. "The Duquesne administration has gone the extra mile by providing more scholarship dollars for our students than ever before and by supporting our vision of rebuilding the academic program."
In addition to the Best Value rankings, the School of Law is listed among the top-tier law schools by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked Duquesne's Legal Research and Writing program No. 12 and its part-time law program at No. 48 in the country.
"We are proud and grateful for this national recognition," said Gormley. "It confirms that Duquesne Law School is truly on the rise."
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 nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 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.