Duquesne University School of Law

Andy Clifford, L'16

Hometown: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Graduation Year: 
2016

 

Undergraduate Degree

University of Pittsburgh, B.A., pre-law, 2011

Why did you choose Duquesne Law?

I plan to practice in Pittsburgh, and Duquesne offers me the best opportunity to build a career in my hometown. 

What are your practice-area interests?

I am interested in civil litigation and construction law. 

Did you select a concentration?

I am currently pursuing a Civil Litigation Concentration. 

What work experiences have you had thus far? 

Last summer, I worked as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. This summer, I worked as a judicial intern in Judge David N. Wecht’s chambers. 

Are you involved in any student organizations or programs? 

I am part of the Trial Advocacy Program, and I work in the Urban Development Clinic. 

What have you learned by participating in the trial advocacy program? 

Professor Pete Giglione, and the many other incredible trial advocacy professors at Duquesne, have taught me the importance of adequate client advocacy through their own professional experiences. Every professor involved in this program is a respected trial attorney in Pittsburgh. Their level of commitment to this program as well as their own careers sets a great example of how young trial attorneys are to conduct themselves both professionally and socially. 

What might people be surprised to learn about you?

I coach youth soccer for Beadling S.C., which is the same local club that I played for as a kid. Coaching youth soccer is great, because at the end of the game everyone gets a snack - including me.