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Clinics and Externships

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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

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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:

Externship Opportunities

Single Semester Externship Placements

The School of Law  Externship Programs offer one-semester and summer-session externship placements in county, state and federal judicial offices; and legal aid and non-profit organizations; and in private practice or in-house counsel settings. Available opportunities include:

Government externships

Judicial externships

Non-Profit externships

Private-Sector externships

Yearlong Externship Programs

Yearlong externships feature on-site placement combined with classroom instruction and classroom credit.

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.

How to Register for a Clinic or Program

1.   Please view our Open House held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  

2.    Read the Clinic Program Descriptions Booklet 2022-2023

3.    See attached chart for students' opportunities and requirements for clinics and programs.  Chart

4.    If you have question(s) about a special clinic/program or general registration, please e-mail Beth Licciardello at so an appointment may be made for you with a professor.