Duquesne University School of Law - Civil Rights Clinic

Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education

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General Information
Description of ServiceDuquesne University School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long in-house clinic that engages in civil rights litigation and advocacy. Students participate in weekly training sessions addressing the applicable substantive and procedural law. Beyond the classroom, students are trained in case intake and interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, case analysis, negotiation, research, and drafting of complaints and documents.

A leading referral source for cases is the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NAACP. In this innovative partnership, NAACP staff and volunteers work with the clinic students and the supervising attorneys to create a comprehensive intake and referral system for civil rights and other legal complaints. Students prepare and conduct training sessions for the NAACP on the application of a refined and systematized intake and referral process. Any potentially viable civil rights complaints identified through this process will be referred to the CBR Clinic or when necessary to other appropriate sources for assistance.

The civil rights clinic works with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP on matters involving employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and civil rights advocacy.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureFor anyone seeking legal services, call for eligibility determination.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Hours of Operation Tuesday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Tracey McCants Lewis, J.D.
Contact's Position Director of Clinical Legal Education and Associate Professor
Contact's Email lewist1@duq.edu
Physical Site Address 1 912-914 Fifth Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Mailing Address 1 600 Forbes Avenue
Mailing City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Main Phone 412-396-4704
TDD Phone 412-396-1689
Fax 412-396-5287
Service Location Email lawclinic@duq.edu
Web Address www.law.duq.edu/clinics/tribone-center
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Duquesne University
Affiliated Program: Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education
This Service: Duquesne University School of Law - Civil Rights Clinic
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Advocacy (FP-0500)
Civil Rights Issues (YZ-1500)
Community Legal Clinics (FV-1400)
Employment Discrimination Assistance (FT-1800.1850)
Housing Discrimination Assistance (FT-1800.3000)
Labor and Employment Law (FT-4150)
Law Schools (HD-6000.6200-400)
Legal Representation (FP-4500)
Legal Services (FT)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)