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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

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:

ProBono Program

The pro bono program features an attorney/student matching program and direct work wtih public interest organizatons.  Read more about Duquesne University's pro bono program.

clinical hours 2019 to 2020

How to Register for a Clinic or Program

1.     Watch the OPEN HOUSE presentation recording through ZOOM with the link below:

2.     Read the Clinic & Program Course Descriptions and Externship Information Handbook 2020-2021

3.     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.