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Duquesne University School of Law

Duquesne University School of LawDuquesne University School of Law is located in the state of Pennsylvania. As one of the leading law programs, Duquesne University School of Law has a high average LSAT score of 152-155 when recruiting new students. As a return, the median starting salary for law graduates reaches $65,000 per year. See the following table for detailed admissions information and career profiles of Duquesne University School of Law.

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Admissions: Duquesne University

Fall 2019 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,064
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 484
Overall acceptance rate 45.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 224
Number of full-time program applicants 852
Number of full-time program acceptances 397
Full-time acceptance rate 46.6%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 161
Number of part-time program applicants 212
Number of part-time program acceptances 99
Part-time acceptance rate 46.7%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 63
Fall 2019 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.19-3.63
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 150-154
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.25-3.67
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 152-155
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3.13-3.59
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 149-154

Careers: Duquesne University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2018 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar PA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 95.7%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.7%
Class of 2018 Graduates
Total graduates 154
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 85.2%
Starting Salaries of 2018 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $65,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 74%
Median public service starting salary $43,500
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2018)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 17.0%
Percent employed in government 11.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 12.0%
Percent employed in law firms 57.0%
Percent employed in public interest 1.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.0%
2018 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 72%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 18
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 75.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 11.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.0%
Employment location unknown 7.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Our highly professional staff has consistently succeeded - over a ten year period - in assisting more than 90% of our students to find employment within six months of graduation.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 82.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 5.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 6.0%

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