New Agreement Allows King’s College Students to Earn Duquesne Law Degree

Thanks to a recently signed agreement, eligible juniors from King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pa., can study and complete a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree at the University’s School of Law.

Photo of a lecture hall with professor and studentsOfficials from King’s College and Duquesne met virtually Nov. 5 to sign the 3+3 agreement initiating the new program. King’s College juniors, upon completing 90 credits toward their degree, with an acceptable grade point average and score on the LSAT, may study at Duquesne’s School of Law and earn their bachelor and J.D. degrees in just six years instead of seven.

“This agreement allows us to expand students’ educational horizons while also helping them begin their careers sooner than they would through a traditional program,” April Barton, dean of Duquesne’s School of Law, said. “The program’s breadth and depth of offerings will prepare students so they can begin to reach their goals more quickly.”

In addition to Barton, participants from Duquesne included:

  • President Ken Gormley
  • School of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Tara Willke
  • School of Law Associate Professor Joseph Mistick.

Participants from King’s College included:

  • President Rev John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D.
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Joseph Evan
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Robert Reese
  • Faculty Member and Judge Joseph Cosgrove
  • Faculty Member Joseph Rish.