Duquesne University School of Law

Last Updated April 8, 2022
Edward J. Hanley Hall, 900 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience

Nondiscrimination Policy

This school has a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression

Chosen Name

Chosen name can be used. Chosen name appears:

  • Automatically on orientation name tag/materials
  • Automatically on faculty class rosters

Pronouns

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged but not required to include in email signatures

Resources and Opportunities

  • LGBTQ+ student organization(s)
  • Funds for LGBTQ+ student organization(s)                 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) student committee that includes LGBTQ+ representation
  • Emergency funds that LGBTQ+ students can request if they are in crisis     
  • Funds for students to attend the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

Faculty

  • School has faculty member(s) who conduct research primarily focused on LGBTQ+ topics

Facilities

This law school provides all-gender-inclusive single-occupancy restroom(s), which include the following features:

  • In main law school building
  • In the law library
  • ADA accessible

Local Community

  • LGBTQ+ specific events   
  • Pride events 
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ owned businesses         
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ friendly businesses (e.g., pride flag sticker)    

Navigating Duquesne Law

Questions about financial aid

Maureen Stokan, Assistant Dean of Admissions
stokanm1@duq.edu
412.396.2477

Questions about LGBTQ+ resources available on and/or off campus

Ella Kwisnek, Dean of Students
kwisneke@duq.edu
412.396.6300

Questions about usage of chosen name or pronouns

Ella Kwisnek, Dean of Students
kwisneke@duq.edu
412.396.6300

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Maureen Stokan, Assistant Dean of Admissions
stokanm1@duq.edu
412.396.2477

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni

Jeanine DeBor, Director of Alumni Affairs        
deborj@duq.edu      
412.396.6300

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