Education Law Clinic
The Education Law Clinic focuses on helping families with children in K-12 navigate the school disciplinary and special education systems. Overall, the clinic also works with community partners on policy issues to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
Referrals come from Family Court as well as from Duquesne Law's Juvenile Defender Clinic.
Intensive training helps students understand the collateral consequences that can result from the inception of a delinquency case and learn the technique of zealous written and oral advocacy in the context of administrative school hearings.
Students who are not certified will be paired with certified students.
Doctoral-level students from Duquesne's school psychology program and master's-level social work students from the University of Pittsburgh provide assistance to clients as part of the team defense or holistic representation.
Students may, when appropriate, cross-train with the Juvenile Defender Clinic. Student lawyers will have regular, ongoing client relationships and maintain a regular caseload made up of a variety of cases in order to get a variety of experiences.
Read about all of Duquesne Law's clinical legal education programs.
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