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President Obama Appoints Pitt Law Alumna Judge Smith-Ribner to Advisory Commission

President Obama recently announced the appointment of fifteen individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. According to a White House press release, one of these individuals is Pitt Law alumna Judge Doris A. Smith-Ribner, who served as a State Appeals Court Judge in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court from 1988 until her retirement in 2009. Read More >

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RSVP To Challenging Authority: A Symposium In Honor of Derrick Bell
March 27, 2014 – 2:30 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh’s University Club
123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

This is a major symposium in honor of one of Pitt Law’s most notable alumni, Derrick Bell. This symposium is co-sponsored by the Center on Race & Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Greater Pittsburgh, the Community Empowerment Association, and the Black Law Students Association at Pitt Law.

U.S. News & World Report Highlights Pitt Law’s Health Law Strengths
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Cybersecurity Expert David Thaw to Join Pitt Law Faculty  Read More>


Additional Scholarships to be Offered at Pitt Law  Read More>


Dean Carter Selected for Lawyers of Color Third Annual Power List  Read More>


Jason Miller’s (’02) Book Critiquing Obamacare Published  Read More>


Five Pitt Law Alumni Receive 2014 Susan B. Anthony Awards  Read More>

Diehl Automotive of Robinson is offering a special deal to recent Pitt Law graduates  Read More>

Upcoming Pitt Law Events

Derrick Bell Symposium:
Challenging Authority: A Symposium in Honor of Derrick Bell
March 27-28, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh’s University Club
123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Lawyering for Social Change Lecture (CLE):
Color Coded Justice: The Legal Battle to end Stop and Frisk in NYC by Vince Warren
March 18, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Book Presentation:
The Sierra Leone Special Courts and Its Legacy
Author: Professor Charles Jalloh
March 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room

Law Alumni Assoc. Presents: Lunch & Learn, Professor Haider Ala-Hamoudi’s Book Negotiating in Civil Conflict
March 27, 2014, 12 p.m.
Allegheny HYP Club, Library
619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Law Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
March 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


School of Law Commencement 2014

May 9, 2014, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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