Experiential Learning Opportunities

At Pitt Law, students not only gain theoretical knowledge but also practical experience through participation in clinics, practicums, externships, the Semester in D.C. Program, moot court and mock trial competitions, and other opportunities for hands-on learning.

Beginning with the Class of 2019 (i.e., students admitted to Pitt Law in the Fall 2016 term), the Professional Skills requirement will be replaced by the new Experiential Learning requirement. Each student must complete at least 6 credits of experiential courses that engage students in performance of the experiential skills generally regarded as necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession. This requirement supercedes the Professional Skills requirement. View courses that fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement.


For more information about enrolling in a legal clinic, email law-clinic@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1300.

For more information about enrolling in a practicum, email the practicum instructor(s). An instructor’s contact information can be found by clicking on that instructor’s name in the Course Catalog entry for the practicum.

For more information about securing an externship, email Elena Baylis at ebaylis@pitt.edu or RochelleMcCain at rrm44@pitt.edu.

For more information about participating in the Pitt Law Semester in D.C. Program, email Associate Professor Elena Baylis at pittindc@pitt.edu.

For more information about becoming involved in lawyering skills competitions at Pitt Law, email Associate Professor Ben Bratman, faculty advisor to the Moot Court Board, at beb9@pitt.edu