Duquesne University School of Law offers students a number of opportunities to receive financial support while working in the public service/public interest.
McGinley Public Service Law Fellowships
The McGinley Public Service Law Fellowships support students who are interested in working in public service in executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government or related agencies. Since its inception in 2012, the program has funded summer stipends for students working in fair housing, immigration, political asylum, domestic violence, child safety, court diversity and numerous other public service areas. The fellowships are funded through the generosity of the McGinley Family and administered by the Office of the Dean. Learn more about the McGinley Public Service Law Fellowships.
Public Interest Law Association Fellowships
Public Interest Law Association Fellowships assist students working with organizations that provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved clients. The program is supported by several funding sources and administered through the School of Law's Clinical Legal Education program. The fellowships provide students with stipends during 10-week placements. Funding is available in part though the leadership of the student-run Public Interest Law Association and the Office of Student Organizations. Learn more about Public Interest Law Association Fellowships.
More Fellowship Opportunities
The Career Services Office compiles information on regional and national fellowship opportunities, such as the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Lawyers Fund Fellowship Program, which matches law students with public interest organizations that offer free legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County, and the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship, which supports health and social service placements serving low-income populations through the region. The office also provides access to webinars by Equal Justice Works and other national organizations about applying for fellowships. Learn more about fellowship opportunities by contacting the Career Services Office.