Certificate, Clinical, and Journal Opportunities
Pitt Law students can concentrate their academic study in a particular field of law by taking focused courses in one of the following Certificate Programs:
- The John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate Program
- Environmental Law, Science and Policy
- Health Law
- Intellectual Property and Technology Law
- International and Comparative Law
Additionally, through the vast offering of Practicum Courses, Pitt Law students combine classroom experience with a field placement while developing practical legal skills in fields ranging from legal services to criminal prosecution to alternative dispute resolution.
Pitt Law students learn litigation, counseling, negotiation and drafting skills while handling real cases as part of the clinical legal education experience.
Students represent clients in the following clinics:
- Civil Practice Clinic (with a focus on Health Law or Elder Law)
- Community Economic Development Clinic
- Environmental Law Clinic
- Family Law Clinic
- Taxpayer Low Income Clinic
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law hosts 5 journals run by J.D. students: