University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Law Academy (Spring Term)

Abbreviated Title: Pitt Law Academy
Catalog Number: 5062
0.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course
Enrollment in this course is limited to First-Year students.

This is a full-year course. Full credit is awarded upon completion of both fall and spring sections, no credit will be awarded until the completion of both. For determining full-time status each semester, equivalency is one-half of the total course credits.

This speaker series on lawyers' roles will provide students, at the beginning of their law school careers, with exposure to and understanding of the variety of roles that lawyers play in the profession and society. The speaker series will feature 8 programs over the course of the academic year, and first year students are required to attend at least 6 of those programs during their first year. Each program, moderated by a full-time faculty member, features attorneys, judges, and/or people with law degrees working outside of law practice from different professional settings. These presentations should help first year students gain a better appreciation of the practical and intellectual aspects of different professional roles and to preview some of the important personal and professional issues and concerns that may confront them in the course of their careers.

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