For Immediate Release

November 11, 2020 - Officials from King’s College in Wilkes Barre, PA and from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA met virtually on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 to sign an agreement initiating a new program which will allow qualifying students from King’s College to study and complete a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) program in Law at the Duquesne University School of Law.


  • Rev John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., President, King’s College
  • Joseph Evan, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, King’s College
  • Robert Reese, M.B.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, King’s College
  • Judge Joseph Cosgrove, J.D., Faculty Member, King’s College
  • Joseph Rish, J.D., Faculty Member, King’s College
  • Ken Gormley, J.D., President, Duquesne University
  • April Barton, J.D., Dean, School of Law, Duquesne University
  • Tara Willke, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Duquesne School of Law
  • Joseph Mistick, J.D., Associate Professor, Duquesne School of Law
  • Maureen Stokan, Assistant Director of Admissions, Duquesne School of Law

The program will allow students to study for three years at King’s College, completing 90 credits toward their degree. Upon completion of the 90 credits, and with an acceptable grade point average and score on the LSAT test, students may go on to study at Duquesne University’s School of Law in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon satisfactory completion of their first-year studies at Duquesne, they will graduate from King’s College with a bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of their studies at Duquesne they will graduate with a J.D.