University of Pittsburgh

Academic Opportunities

Experiential learning

Pitt Law offers an array of experiential learning opportunities that will prepare you to contribute value to your future employer from day one. Through clinics, practicums, and externships, you’ll be able to combine quality legal work experience with academic credit.

Earn academic credit while working directly with clients, under the supervision of practicing attorneys, on legal issues in the environmental, securities, immigration, health law, elder law, tax, and family law areas in one of Pitt Law’s seven legal clinics. You may enroll in a legal clinic beginning in the second semester of your second year.

In addition, earn up to four credits during the school year or summer by participating in an externship at a nonprofit agency in the public or private sector, including state and federal governmental agencies and courts and public policy organizations.

Finally, the Semester in D.C. Program is a unique opportunity to spend a semester studying in the nation’s capital while gaining valuable practical work experience. Receive academic credit for a wide range of jobs available in government agencies; on Capitol Hill; and with lobbying firms, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, and private firms and companies. By working in the D.C. area as a full-time extern for a government or nonprofit employer, you’ll also get hands-on experience in your area of interest and develop critical networking relationships with local Pitt Law alumni.

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