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Criminal Prosecution Program

The Criminal Prosecution Program provides students with an on-site externship at the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office and classroom instruction in criminal law. The weekly classroom seminar covers all facets of criminal law from a suspect's arrest through the trial and post-trial stages. Students rotate through the DA's office in accordance with the topics being covered in the classroom.

  • Yearlong Pass/Fail Course
  • Credits: 6 Credits (3 classroom credits, 3 non-classroom credits)
  • Prerequisite: Evidence
  • Enrollment: 8 Students
  • Clinic Hours to Be Completed: 280 Hours (Minimum of 10 Hours per Week)
  • Class Meeting Time: Thursday, 4 - 5:40 p.m.
  • Class Location: Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education, Room 110

Students are interviewed by the supervising attorneys for admission to the program.

Supervising Attorneys

Jennifer DiGiovanni, Esq.

The Hon. David L. Spurgeon

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Learn more about externships at Duquesne University School of Law.