Bar Studies

Duquesne Kline School of Law makes it a top priority to ensure that you are thoroughly prepared for the bar examination, so you can be practice ready when you graduate.

Duquesne Kline is once again ranked 6th in the nation for preparing its students to pass the bar exam.

preLaw Magazine, winter 2024, winter 2021

Duquesne Kline was once again recognized for its excellence in bar preparation in the preLaw Magazine winter 2024 edition. The Pittsburgh-based law school ranked 6th among 187 law schools assessed over a five-year period (2015-2019) by Jeffrey S. Kinsler, founding dean of Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tenn. Kinsler’s study compared the incoming metrics for law schools and determined which ones surpassed expectations for first time and ultimate bar pass success. This illustrates how Duquesne Kline shines in providing the legal education, academic support, and bar preparation programs its students need to be successful.  

Bar-passage rates are "the single best outcome assessing whether a law school is maintaining a 'rigorous program of legal education'," according to the American Bar Association.

Ultimate Bar Pass Rates

Our success in bar passage speaks for itself. And it begins early, because our admissions practices look beyond cold statistics to see the potential in every applicant. Our Achievements and Rankings illustrate this.

During every year of study you can take advantage of academic excellence programs, followed closely by comprehensive bar preparation. Duquesne Kline's bar services offer you a rigorous curriculum taught by acclaimed professors, a nationally ranked legal writing program, hands-on learning gained through unique clinical programs, and special bar preparation options.

Duquesne Kline graduates have taken the bar exam in these and other jurisdictions:

California Indiana New York Texas
Colorado Maryland North Carolina Utah
Connecticut Massachusetts Ohio Virginia
Florida Minnesota Oklahoma Washington
Georgia Nevada Oregon West Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Pennsylvania Wisconsin

Bar Passage Data

Bar Review Course Scholarships

A limited number of bar review course scholarships are available for current students. Learn more.

Contact Us

Prospective students are welcome to contact the Bar Studies Department to learn more about all of Duquesne Law's bar preparatory programs.

Ashley M. London, Esq.

Director of Bar Studies, Assistant Professor of Law

April Milburn-Knizner, Esq.

Associate Director of Bar Studies, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

Richard Gaffney, Jr., M.B.A., Esq.

Director of Advanced Analytics, Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Skills