Bar Passage Rates

Historical Results for Pennsylvania 

Duquesne Law is committed to assisting graduates achieve first-time bar passage by providing comprehensive training in the knowledge, skills and ethics required of practicing lawyers. Our bar studies program of individualized student support begins during new student orientation, continues throughout our program of legal education, includes specific bar exam training and continues after graduation.

At Duquesne Law, we pride ourselves on our robust bar passage rates.  An overwhelming majority of our graduates pass a bar examination on their first attempt.  Duquesne's Bar Studies Team continues to support graduates who were unsuccessful on their first attempt post-graduation.

  • 2019 First-time bar pass rate - 87.88%, Ultimate bar pass rate - Expected after February 2021

  • 2018 First-time bar pass rate - 86.73%, Ultimate bar pass rate - 93.3%

  • 2017 First-time bar pass rate - 90.74%, Ultimate bar pass rate - 93.16%

  • 2016 First-time bar pass rate - 91.96%, Ultimate bar pass rate - 96.7%

Learn More

Read about the 2019 Pennsylvania Bar Examination results.

View the American Bar Association law school data for Duquesne University School of Law.