Clinics and Externships
Clinical education is one of the instructional cornerstones of Duquesne University School of Law. As a student here, you will have the opportunity to participate in law clinics, externships, pro bono programs and fellowships that offer live client experiences and often include opportunities to appear in court. The goals of the Clinical Legal Education program are threefold:
To serve the community by providing good counsel
To train students in the actual practice of law
To promote the rewards of public service
Clinical Center Steps from Downtown Courts
Duquesne's commitment to clinical education is reflected in its facility for students, faculty, and clients. The Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education enables Duquesne students to serve the community while working for credit and receiving practical legal education. Clinical opportunities include:
Civil Rights Clinic
Education Law Clinic
Family Law Clinic
Federal Litigation Clinic
Juvenile Defender Clinic
Wills and Healthcare Decisions Clinic
Unemployment Compensation Clinic
Urban Development Practicum
Duquesne offers students dozens of externship opportunities featuring educational and practical legal experience and professional mentorship while working in local, state, and federal judicial offices and government agencies as well as legal aid offices.
Yearlong externship programs feature on-site placement combined with classroom instruction and classroom credit. One-semester and summer-session externships feature on-site placement combined with seminars and non-classroom credit.
Yearlong Externship Programs include:
Pro Bono Program
The pro bono program features an attorney/student matching program and direct work with public interest organizations. Read more about Duquesne University's pro bono program.