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.

To fulfill the Experiential Learning graduation 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 lawclinic@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 Prof. Stephanie Dangel  at pittlawexternships@pitt.edu.

Semester in D.C. Program

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

Lawyering Skills Competitions

For more information about becoming involved in lawyering skills competitions at Pitt Law, please contact one of the faculty advisors, Judge D. Michael Fisher or Paige Forster.