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THE CASE FOR PITT LAW


OPENING ARGUMENT

Pitt Law earns an outstanding R E P U TAT I O N by virtue of its university resources, its scholarship, its accomplished alumni, its extraordinary cost-to-value ratio, and its worldwide I M PA C T. Our I N T E G R AT I O N of rigorous classwork with practical E X P E R I E N C E  —  across the city and the world  — helps students to develop highly versatile skills.

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OUTPERFORMING THE COMPETITION FOU NDED IN 1 895 , THE U NIVERSIT Y

of Pittsburgh School of Law is a globally respected institution preparing students to become excellent attorneys and leaders within both the legal profession and society. The curriculum applies legal scholarship and skills to contemporary issues, from international conflict resolution to intellectual property and technology. Beginning in the first year, our students balance rigorous core and specialty courses with immersion in clinics, practicums, networking opportunities with local law firms, and exposure to local innovators. The results speak to our students’ high caliber of talent and preparation. Compared to their local peers, Pitt Law graduates obtain significantly more bar passage/JD-advantaged jobs, work at more law firms of 250+ attorneys, win more judicial clerkships, and choose more public interest jobs. Our graduates may forge careers far from Pittsburgh, but they exemplify the spirit of innovation that guides the city and the University.

Pitt Law’s superior preparation begins with small classes. The average class size is fewer than 20 students. But Pitt Law’s reach as a pillar of a public research university with more than 10,000 graduate students in 14 graduate and professional schools creates deep opportunities for law students. The University’s reputation as a center for biotechnology, engineering, energy research, business, public policy, and health care illuminate the pathways for law careers. Our next-door neighbor, Carnegie Mellon University, complements Pitt’s strengths with advances in robotics, computer science, entertainment technology, public policy, and more. That synergy creates a clear advantage for Pitt Law students: Those admitted to law as well as to other graduate programs may complete both degrees in less time than two consecutive degrees would normally require. Pitt Law’s mission to encourage talent includes a commitment to providing scholarships for highly qualified students through all three years. Nearly 70 percent of all students receive financial aid.

JOINT GRADUATE DEGREES WITH LEADING RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES Pitt Law welcomes students who choose to pursue simultaneous degrees at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. J D/ M P A , J D/ M P I A , J D/ M I D

Law and Public Administration, Public & International Affairs, or International Development University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs J D/ M S I S P M

Law and Information Security Policy and Management Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College; School of Public Policy & Management J D/ M B A

Law and Business Administration University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business; Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business J D/ M P H

Law and Public Health University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Pitt Law was named the #37 Go-To Law School for its value, career placement, and opportunities for graduates. T H E N AT I O N A L L AW J O U R N A L 2

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Law and Social Work University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work J D/ M A

Law and Bioethics University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Bioethics and Health Law J D/ M S P P M

Law and Public Policy and Management Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College; School of Public Policy & Management J D/ M A M

Law and Arts Management Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College; School of Public Policy & Management


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Your JD is tailored to prepare you to lead tech start-ups, prosecute cyberfraud, champion the environment, and interpret health care reform.

NEW FIELDS OF PRACTICE

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E N V I R O N M E N TA L

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Pitt Law is a national leader in health care and bioethics through faculty scholarship and close relationships with the University’s renowned Schools of the Health Sciences, including public health and medicine, as well as the UPMC health care system. Students in the Health Law Certificate Program may choose to further concentrate in areas such as Bioethics, Public Health, or Regulatory and Transactional health law. All students take a clinical or practicum experience, and fulfill upper-level writing requirements by choosing a topic in their field. You are invited to attend health law institutes and conferences to keep pace with topics in this rapidly changing field. Pitt Law also has joint JD/Masters of Public Health and JD/Bioethics degree programs.

As environmental issues like climate change converge with increasing demand for energy, this specialization looks at all aspects of environmental protection and energy development as well as national regulation and global sustainability. Coursework creates the context for understanding policy, politics, land use, and environmental litigation. Participation in environmental law clinics and externships, with an opportunity for a semester of credit in Washington, D.C., completes the program.

I N T E L L E C T UA L P R O P E R T Y,

I N T E R N AT I O N A L A N D

C I V I L L I T I G AT I O N

TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION LAW

CO M PA R AT I V E L AW

Intellectual property law encompasses patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Technology law applies those concepts and others, such as business and commercial law, tax law, employment law, and trade law, in industries defined by science and technology. Those include both traditional technology-based industries rapidly transforming from new sources and demands — such as chemicals, materials, and energy — and new industries that increasingly attract popular attention, such as information technology, biotechnology, robotics, and entertainment. Innovation law applies all of those fields of law not only to technology-based sectors but across society and the economy, including established and start-up ventures, non-profit service providers, governments, and the legal profession itself. Pitt and Pittsburgh are at the center of emerging developments in all three areas, creating plenty of opportunity to start a legal career side-by-side with entrepreneurs, technologists, and other innovators.

Setting global trade policy and resolving transnational disputes, Pitt Law’s international law faculty encourage a broad global outlook. The Center for International Legal Education (CILE) serves both American and foreign students, alumni, and the local legal community. CILE adds international substance to the study and practice of law and summer study programs and internships in Europe, Africa, and Asia provide opportunities that often establish full-time careers.

The heart of the John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate Program is a collection of specialized courses taught exclusively by practicing trial attorneys whose insight and experience offer an invaluable perspective. If you thrive on the drama and challenge of courtroom action, these select courses provide a depth of litigation training unlike that available at almost any other law school. In these upper-level courses, class size averages fewer than 20 students.

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FA C U LT Y

Gerald S. Dickinson

Professor Dickinson’s teaching and scholarship focus on constitutional property, state and local government law, and affordable housing. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he advocated on behalf of poor tenants in evictions in the inner-city slums and studied comparative property law. A Pittsburgh native, he practiced law at Reed Smith LLP and founded the firm’s Housing Rights Project, an initiative advocating on behalf of indigent tenants in eviction proceedings in the Pittsburgh region. Before joining the faculty, Professor clerked for Theodore A. McKee, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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OUTSTANDING COUNSEL O U R FAC U LT Y M E M B E R S A R E

among the country’s most distinguished legal scholars. But they are also passionate teachers who enjoy the personal give and take of the classroom. Pitt Law professors have defined bioethics, illuminated discrimination, and clarified intellectual property disputes. They advise the founders of new democracies and provide perspec­tive on civil liberties in the United States. Pitt Law has led the move to free worldwide online sharing of legal and judicial scholarship with JURIST, publishing international news and

primary source documents. The school also sponsors legal symposia for industries from health care to natural gas and brings experts to campus for formal lectures and informal debate. With small class sizes and personal interaction, Pitt Law students engage with their teachers and benefit from their broad professional networks. On the lighter side, Pitt Law faculty auction their talents and donations annually to benefit the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation, a student group that raises scholarship funds for classmates electing public-interest summer internships.

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F A C U LT Y

William M. Carter, Jr.

Professor William M. Carter, Jr.’s courses include a popular first-year course in Civil Procedure. As a scholar, he has written extensively on evolving issues in constitutional law, civil procedure, and political and civil rights. Prior to his academic career, Carter was a litigation associate for major firms in Washington, D.C.

Pitt Law’s faculty ranks in the top 50 nationally in scholarly impact.

Haider Ala Hamoudi

A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia Law School, Associate Professor of Law Haider Ala Hamoudi moved from the world of physics to comparative law. He spent time in Baghdad advising the Constitutional Review Committee of the Iraqi legislature, publishing a book on the topic, and continues to focus on contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamic law. While serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, he also teaches commercial transactions, contracts, and Islamic law and jurisprudence.

Deborah Brake

S T U D Y , S T. T H O M A S S C H O O L O F L AW

Pat Chew

Professor Pat Chew’s broad areas of research are both diverse and have made her one of the nation’s most prominent scholars on race and the law. She has received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, was named a Distinguished Faculty Scholar and served as a visiting professor to Harvard Law School. Her study,“The Myth of the Color-Blind Judge,” has been cited numerous times in legal research and academia. Chew’s life experiences and research have given her a drive to share with students the necessity behind challenging authority where blind compliance can lead to unjust results. 8

When Title IX makes headlines, Professor Deborah Brake is often quoted. Brake, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, is a nationally recognized expert and author of many articles and a book on Title IX. She is also well known for her scholarship on employment discrimination. Her work has been cited prominently by courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to teaching, she was senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. 9


Confronting the ethics of solitary confinement or consulting on the structure of the Iraqi constitution, our faculty works on the front lines of global justice.

Internships in the emerging democracies of Africa and Eastern Europe or competition in Vienna’s prestigious Vis Moot in international commercial law connects Pitt Law students to diplomats from the United Nations and regional experts.

Joint degree programs with Carnegie Mellon University, an international innovator in robotics, computer science, and information technology, equip Pitt Law graduates for the innovation economy.

Pittsburgh ranks in the top ten for cities to start your career.

Pitt Law boasts the most diverse law student body in the region.

G LO BA L + Sixty students help to produce jurist, Pitt Law’s influential online report on international legal news and decisions, which reaches an audience of 20,000 visitors a week.

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Courses in foreign languages and legal cultures prepare students for transnational practice.

Pittsburgh’s largest law school also places the largest number of students of prestigious federal clerkships as compared to our peers.

As the region’s largest employer, health care powers the local economy, creating demand for JDs with certifications in the field.

The PNC Financial Services Group, FedEx, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and other major corporations offer summer externships and project experience to Pitt Law students. 11


GLOBAL + LOCAL

A DRAMATIC CHANGE OF VENUE

AT P I T T L AW, B OT H P R O F E S S O R S

and students need their passports. Our faculty includes global authorities in conflict resolution and international trade law who regularly advise diplomats and corporations. Our students enhance their Pittsburgh coursework with study and service in nearly two dozen nations. Pitt Law students take advantage of scholarships for overseas experience each year. They may work with refugees in South­­east Asia and Africa or earn credits at European universities. Pitt Law teams have competed in the Vienna-based rounds for the Vis Moot for more than

20 years. Upon graduation, many choose posts with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Develop­ment, or non­govern­­mental organizations (NGOs) in international capitals. The University’s Center for International Studies (UCIS) offers area studies certificate programs that combine foreign language training and multidisciplinary courses for cultural competence. Pitt Law students can complete an area studies certificate concurrently with the JD program, with­out adding additional time to their schooling.

“Working abroad in a large European firm has given me a new perspective. Globalization has made some practice areas surprisingly familiar, but the national differences can be far-reaching.”

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INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Students have represented Pitt Law by working or studying in cities across the globe, including: Augsburg Germany

León Nicaragua

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

London United Kingdom

Amsterdam

Melbourne Australia

The Netherlands

Arusha Tanzania Barcelona Spain

Munich Germany Newcastle upon Tyne

Beijing China

United Kingdom

Brussels Belgium

Panama City Panama

Buenos Aires Argentina

Paris France

Dublin Ireland

Pristina Kosovo

Eldoret Kenya

Quito Ecuador

The Hague

Seoul South Korea

The Netherlands

Hamburg Germany

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Mexico City Mexico

Vientiane Laos Zagreb Croatia

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GLOBAL + LOCAL

Small, bright, and disruptive: Pittsburgh’s young companies are transforming the city’s business culture.

GO BEYOND BIG LAW P I T T S B U R G H I S I N C U B AT I N G

the companies that will power the 21st-century economy. Pitt Law’s Innovation Practice Institute (IPI) connects students with the city’s vibrant entrepreneurial sector. The IPI trains law students to be and to serve innovators and entrepreneurs. Coursework in the IPI includes copyright, trademark, and patent law, law and entrepreneurship, understanding the legal services marketplace, entertainment and social enterprise law and commercializing new technologies, offered with the University’s Katz School of Business. The IPI places students at dozens of innovation enterprises in Pittsburgh and beyond — for example, Pitt’s Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation, the Coulter Program at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and Ashoka, an international network of leading social entrepreneurs. Our students compete in the University-wide Big Idea Competition, which annually awards $20,000 prizes to fledgling firms. The IPI also leaps campus boundaries with opportunities to network with fascinating partners. 14

LOCAL TALENT

A few examples: S TA R T S M A R T

Start Smart is a collaborative program developed by the IPI in partnership with Project Olympus, a Carnegie Mellon University incubator that launches students’ high-tech ideas. It is open to law students, entrepreneurs, and start-up firms in the Pittsburgh region, and features prominent local startup lawyers who teach the basics of business law and entity formation. The program’s mix of practical advice and exciting projects stimulates new partnerships and draws entrepreneurs and startups from throughout the Pittsburgh region. I N N O VAT O R S , E S Q .

Innovators, Esq. is a lunch-and-learn series at which law students have the opportunity to meet attorneys pursuing successful careers in new fields in and beyond the practice of law. IPI LEADERSHIP FORUM

The IPI Leadership Forum is an intensive five-week course in leadership development for Pitt Law students, faculty, alumni and staff.

Among local companies sending representatives to recent IPI meet-ups are: Ascender This high-tech incubator, founded by a Pitt Law graduate, hosts the Thrival Music + Innovation Festival and uses its Business Bout competition to find the next class of start-ups. International Electric Power Advising renewable energy and clean technology businesses, this energy firm, which was founded by a Pitt Law alum, has structured a trash-to-energy power project to benefit the people of Port-auPrince, Haiti. Trellis This social enterprise law firm, founded by two IPI grads, represents non-profits, businesses and citizens throughout Pittsburgh environmental ecosystem. Schell Games IPI students have conducted legal research projects for this transformational gaming company with guidance from Schell’s General Counsel, who is a Pitt Law alum.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT A strong network creates internships in public advocacy, federal agencies, NGOs, and corporate offices across the country. 16

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applying legal skills are both vital to legal preparation. Pitt Law balances the scales from the first year, surrounding the academic curriculum with opportunities to hone your expertise. All first-year students enroll in the Pitt Law Academy, a 10-part introduction to a life in law. Compelling speakers, often well-known alumni, give candid advice on where to practice, what to practice, and what strategies to employ for professional success. Public service is a proud Pitt Law tradition. By your second year, you can elect clinics in health law, elder law, the environment, immigration, and more. Pitt Law students are certified by the State Supreme Court to work as legal interns, providing free assistance to the public through clinics. Through the Semester in D.C. program, students work as full-time externs with members of Congress, in federal agencies and courtrooms,

and in nonprofit agencies throughout Washington. Students gain broad experience in public policy, litigation, regulation, and lobbying, while reserving summers for work in other legal settings. The local bar association funds summer fellowships for outstanding Pitt Law students to serve local nonprofits; Pitt Law students also raise funds for scholarships for non-paid public service positions each summer. At Pitt Law, internships are essential career preparation. A strong network makes them happen, from posts with federal agencies and global organizations in Washington to corporate offices across the country. Lawyer to Lawyer and other networking events introduce you to members of the bar. Traditional moot court competitions help to sharpen litigation skills. From our campus to international courtrooms, Pitt Law teams dominate.

The art of the argument: Moot Court competitions across the country and the world pit Pitt Law against the best.

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ALUMNI

EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS

WHEN THE NATIONAL L AW JOURNAL

looked at the career placement of the top 50 law schools it noted the exceptional placement of Pitt Law graduates in big law firm jobs, ranking us the #37 Go-To Law School in the nation out of 190 ABA-accredited schools. Graduates outside traditional law practice apply their JDs as CEOs, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.

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ALUMNI

“Spending two years as a Presidential Management Fellow led to jobs as a Congressional advisor and a Foreign Affairs Officer with the State Department.”

P R A N AY VA D D I ’ 1 0

At Pitt Law, I started building a career portfolio early. I took advantage of externships in the federal courts and the local office of Senator Bob Casey during the academic year. That led me to work in the senator’s Washington office during a semester in D.C. After spending two years as a Presidential Management Fellow, I landed a coveted job as a Congressional advisor with the State Department, working to advance the department’s legislative goals with the Congress and preparing witnesses for Congressional meetings and oversight hearings on arms control, security, intelligence, and military affairs. I’m now a Foreign Affairs Officer at the Department of State working on U.S.–Russia arms control and deterrence issues within the office. I applied to Pitt Law because it had the right class size, and the specializations were a selling point. My Pitt Law professors were all extremely well qualified. They gave us freedom to think more deeply and broadly about issues as opposed to memorizing the law. We understood the theory and developed analytical skills. That’s frankly a good skill set for any profession, and has served me well since pursuing my career in the federal government.

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PITTSBURGH

PITT ATTRACTS THE WORLD’S BEST MINDS S I N C E 1 7 8 7, T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F

Pittsburgh has welcomed the world’s most distinguished scholars. Pitt ranks ninth among public institutions in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s ranking of federally funded research and fifth among U.S. universities in terms of the competitive grants awarded to members of its faculty by the National Institutes of Health. Pitt also ranks among the top five universities nationally in annual research support awarded by the

National Institutes of Health. Our 15 libraries and collections house 76.4 million volumes. The Petersen Events Center hosts collegiate sporting events (Pitt is a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference), concerts, and more. As a state-related university, Pitt receives public funding that defrays the cost of attendance for Pennsylvania residents. The combination of academic excellence and low in-state tuition creates an extraordinary cost-to-value ratio for Pitt Law students.

30,000 students, 14 graduate and professional schools, and the energy to connect them all. Located at the heart of the Pitt campus, the Barco Law Building includes social spaces like The Side Bar café, the ground floor student lounge, a three-story library with ample study space, and the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, which features a dramatic mosaic mural by artist Virgil Cantini. 24

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AT THE INTERSECTION OF EXCITEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY

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It is an innovation hub, brimming with the creativity of students, researchers, inventors, and visitors from around the world. With most of its residents under age 30, the neighborhood pulses with intensity. Business incubators, health researchers, the RAND Corporation, Disney, and nearly 50,000 students share this intellectual hub. UPMC, an international health care system, maintains four teaching hospitals on the Pitt campus and dozens throughout the region. It is closely affiliated with Pitt’s medical school and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a world-class center for bioengineering. Experts in public health

and public policy from all over the world mingle here, lecturing, and learning. Historians, novelists, and authors read their works in the popular Arts & Lectures series at the nearby Carnegie Music Hall, also a busy concert venue. Pitt Law sits at the heart of the University campus, a few steps from the cafes and green space of Schenley Plaza. We share a border of the 456-acre Schenley Park with Carnegie Mellon University and two of the city’s four Carnegie museums. The Carnegie Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History are renowned for their magnificent collections, while local eateries feature global cuisine.

Golf, tennis, swimming, skating, and trails: Our location on the edge of forested Schenley Park provides an instant urban getaway.

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PITTSBURGH

“If you want to make things happen, this is the place you want to be. You want to be in Pittsburgh.”

BETHANY HARRIS ’17

Get from Dave DiCello

EXCITING AND AFFORDABLE Pittsburgh’s values in housing, commuting, and entertainment make the town a law student’s best friend.

PITTSBURGH

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$555,900

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$1,878

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signature dish

$7

$16.50

$10

PRIMANTI BROS.

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HALF SMOKE AND FRIES

baseball ticket

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$52

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PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh’s Most Colorful Landmark Randyland

 Frank Lloyd    Wright’s    masterpiece   Fallingwater 

ONE WEEK. ONE CITY. HUNDREDS OF CHOICES. The city is calling. Round out the day with your favorite way to kick back: high energy, low cost, or completely unexpected.

 Set sail    with Kayak    Pittsburgh 

 Rock and bowl  at Arsenal Lanes

Mummies meet fossils at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

 Glassblowing    at the Pittsburgh    Glass Center

 Bird-spotting at    the National Aviary Laughter and live comedy at Arcade Comedy Theater

Picnicking in Schenley Park

 Take in    the view    from    Mount  Washington 

Sample the local wares at Wigle Distillery

 Art after dark    at the Andy    Warhol Museum

 Penguins  hockey at    PPG Paints  Arena

 Catch a game    at PNC Park Hit the ice at the Rink at PPG Place

 Wave a    Terrible Towel   at Heinz Field 

 WordPlay    at Bricolage    Theater  Breathtaking flower shows at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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 The Mattress Factory’s  Infinity Dots Mirrored Room

 History and    heritage at   the Sen.   John Heinz    History Center 

Pintxos and Spanish food at Morcilla

Running the Pittsburgh Marathon (with 15,000 others)

 Stargaze at    the Allegheny    Observatory

Fireworks   at Point   State Park

A century   bike ride on the   185-mile   Great   Allegheny   Passage

Go wild at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

 General    Braddock’s    IPA at Brew    Gentlemen

A study break at the Original Hot Dog Shop

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WRITER

Christine H. O’Toole

CLOSING ARGUMENT

DESIGN

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Terry Clark ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

20–21: Pranay Vaddi by Annie O’Neill

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28–29: Pittsburgh by Dave DiCello Penguins Hockey by Martha Rial for The Heinz Endowments’ “Downtown Now Photography Project” 31, The Andy Warhol Museum, Floor 5— Visitor in Portrait Gallery by Abby Warhola PRINTER

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program from September 1 through our deadline of April 1. Applications are considered only for the current year for the fall semester, and students are accepted for full-time, three-year enrollment. We require all applicants to submit their applications online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Pitt Law is highly competitive, and admissions decisions are based on many factors. The committee carefully evaluates graduate work, professional experience, and applicants’ under­ graduate GPA. Applicants are required to register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) through LSAC and must take the LSAT. The Pitt Law admissions committee employs a rolling admissions process. Students may request Priority Decision and have an admissions decision within 14 business days. Scholarship decisions are made at the time of acceptance.

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Barco Law Building 3900 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412.648.1413 admitlaw@pitt.edu

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Discover Pitt Law at weekly information sessions and monthly open houses throughout the academic year. Visit law.pitt.edu for a complete list of dates. TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are adjusted each year based on recommendations from the University Board of Trustees. These tuition rates and fees are announced online in July. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Pitt Law offers exceptional value: Approximately 70 percent of the student body receives scholarship funds from Pitt Law in the form of merit or need-based scholarship awards. Every admitted student is considered for merit scholarship awards at the time of admission to Pitt Law. The merit scholarships are renewable for the second and third years of law school provided the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.8. Students may also take advantage of other aid, including guaranteed loans.

Pitt Law is finding new ways to S E R V E its students, the community, the country, and the world. We C O L L A B O R AT E with exciting partners to P R E PA R E students to L E A D their chosen fields. Our programs are in-depth, agile, and energetic.


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The Case for Pitt Law  
The Case for Pitt Law  

Pitt Law earns an outstanding reputation by virtue of its university resources, its scholarship, its accomplished alumni, its extraordinary...