Duquesne University School of Law

Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education

"Duquesne School of Law is deeply committed to serving the community while, at the same time, giving our students hands-on skills training so that they can perform at the highest level when they enter the practice of law," Dean Ken Gormley said at the opening of the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education.

"Our clinic, just blocks away from the courthouses and public agencies downtown, opens up remarkable opportunities to help underserved clients and families while allowing Duquesne law students to tackle real-life legal problems that will give them unmatched experience." 

Located in a three-story building at 912-914 Fifth Avenue, the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education is easily accessible to clients and provides much-needed services to residents of Pittsburgh and the region. The center features:

  • Client meeting rooms
  • Conference rooms 
  • Classrooms
  • Work rooms
  • Moot courtroom and technology lab

The building is named in honor of Tom Tribone, Chief Executive Officer Franklin Park Investments, whose gift helped fund the clinic's move to Fifth Avenue. Tribone, a 1985 graduate of Duquesne's School of Law and a 1981 graduate of the Donahue-Palumbo School of Business, emphasized the positive influence that the University has had on both he and his wife Michele's families.

"Duquesne has had a significant impact on three generations of our family on both sides," said Tribone. "The law clinic combines education and public service in a way that was attractive to us, and when we realized the enthusiasm of everyone at Duquesne for this project, we decided to be part of it."

Additional funding for the Center for Clinical Legal Education, which opened in 2013 and was upgraded in 2015, was provided in part through a $500,000 grant from the state's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and a $250,000 Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. Duquesne's Clinical Legal Education program is comprised of community-focused clinics as well as externship opportunities, a pro bono program and fellowships, all of which provide student attorneys hands-on client experiences and the opportunity to serve the public.

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Take an online tour of Duquesne University School of Law and the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education.

Praise for the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education

"Duquesne law students write sustainability rules for Pittsburgh"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2013

"Duquesne University opens roomier legal clinic"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sept. 20, 2013

"Duquesne University law clinic provides legal aid to veterans"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 23, 2013
Stars and Stripes, Sept. 24, 2013

"Duquesne law clinic wins case in U.S. Court of Appeals"
Duquesne University Press Release

Read more news about Duquesne Law's Clinical Legal Education Program.