Urban Development Clinic
The Urban Development Clinic provides a broad range of legal services associated with the real estate development occurring in several of the distressed communities in Greater Pittsburgh. Services provided by student attorneys include general real estate matters, title searches, negotiation and drafting of development agreements, preparation of land use cases, appellate land use practice, and attending and participating in public meetings and hearings. Some of the unique topics addresses through the work with clinic clients include: conservation easements, land acquisition, zoning issues, and “greening initiatives.”
While providing pro bono legal assistance to neighborhood and regional urban renewal organizations, student lawyers will be acquiring and sharpening the fundamental lawyering skills that will assist them meet the demands of both society and the profession.