The Duquesne University School of Law has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) that will be utilized for developing the future site of the school’s Clinical Legal Education Program.
The law school’s seven clinical programs-which benefit underserved families, individuals and communities-address the areas of civil rights, community enterprise, federal practice, pro se motions, unemployment, urban development and veterans.
“The new clinic, located in the Uptown community, will enable the law school and our students to directly deliver much-needed legal services to citizens in the community,” explained Law School Dean Ken Gormley. “This will enrich our law students’ experience by giving them hands-on training handling real clients and resolving real problems. It will simultaneously enrich the community by allowing Duquesne’s School of Law to become a partner in revitalizing the Uptown corridor by providing services in a key, accessible area of the City. We are deeply grateful to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Allegheny County for awarding these grants, which will revitalize our law clinic and transform it into one of the finest clinics in the United States.”