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Uptown Law Clinic

The law school's Clinical Legal Education Program was established to serve the community by providing good counsel, to train students in the practice of law and to promote the rewards of public service. The law school's seven clinical programs benefit underserved families, individuals and communities in the areas of:

  • civil rights
  • community enterprise
  • federal practice
  • pro se motions
  • unemployment
  • urban development
  • veterans defense

The program also provides services associated with real estate development in distressed areas throughout the region. These include general real estate matters, title searches, negotiation and drafting of agreements, preparation of land use cases, zoning issues, mortgage foreclosure matters, property tax assessment appeals, appellate land use practice, and participating in public meetings.

New Location Development

Located at 914 Fifth Avenue, the new site for the clinical education program will include:

  • client meeting rooms;
  • a conference room for hosting meetings with judges and practicing attorneys;
  • and a Moot Court room equipped with state-of-the-art technology where students can practice their skills and receive feedback from experienced instructors and leaders in the legal field.

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Funding and Grants

$500,000 RACP Grant

March 2013 — The School of Law has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) that will be utilized for developing the future site of the school's Clinical Legal Education Program. Read more »

$250,000 RAAC Grant

November 2012 — The School of Law received a $250,000 grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) to help purchase equipment and furnishings for the new clinic located at 914 Fifth Avenue.