Public Defender Juvenile Program

In this yearlong program, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system and how juvenile delinquency cases progress through the court system. Experience includes conducting client interviews, developing defense strategies with attorneys, drafting motions and representing clients in detention, disposition, and review hearings.

Duquesne University School of Law partners with the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender to offer the externship program to students.

  • Yearlong Pass /Fail Course
  • Credits: 6 Credits (3 classroom credits, 3 non-classroom credits)
  • 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 201

Students are interviewed by the supervising attorney for admission.


Supervising Attorneys

Elliott Howsie

Stacey Steiner


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