Admitted Student Open House and Breakfast Reception 2015

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:30pm

March 27, 2015 - 9:00am – 4:15pm
March 28, 2015 - 8:30am – 12:30pm

Barco Law Building
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Be our guest at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law!   These two events are a wonderful way for you to learn about what Pitt Law has to offer from faculty, administrators, current students, and alumni.  We also look forward to  showing you the vibrant city of Pittsburgh! We would be thrilled to have you join us for this weekend of events!

Please be sure to RSVP online by March 20, 2015.  

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There are a variety of local hotels in close vicinity to Pitt Law.  For those interested in booking a hotel room at a reduced rate,  please contact the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Southside Works.  Be sure to mention the Pitt Law Open House when making your reservations.


Pitt Law is proud to offer discounted parking at Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage located a few short blocks from the Law School.   Just bring your parking ticket to the Open House Registration table to have it validated.

Open House Schedule of Events
Friday, March 27, 2015

9:00am - 10:00am

Registration - Main Lobby, First Floor

Continental Breakfast - Ground Floor

Mix and Mingle - Enjoy our newly renovated student lounge while you meet faculty, current students, and administration from Pitt Law.

10:00am - 10:15am

Welcoming Remarks - Teplitz Moot Court Room, Ground Floor

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Charmaine McCall

Dean, William M. Carter, Jr.

10:15am - 11:15am

Sample A Class – Teplitz Moot Court Room, Ground Floor

Professor David Harris, Professor of Law

Experience a Pitt Law class and see a Pitt Law Professor in action!

11:15am - 12:15pm

Opportunities at Pitt Law – Teplitz Moot Court Room, Ground Floor

Learn more about options at Pitt Law including our specialty areas, joint degree programs, clinical offerings, work experience opportunities and why Pittsburgh is the best location to study law.

12:15pm - 1:15pm


Main Lobby, First Floor

Enjoy a bite to eat while you chat with our faculty, current students, alumni and administration.

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Barco Law Buidling Tour – Depart from the lobby

Take advantage of this opportunity to see the Barco Law building. Explore the Barco Law building  with one of our Pitt Law Ambassadors as they share their experience with you.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Financing a Legal Education - Teplitz Moot Court Room, Ground Floor

Director of Financial Aid, Meme Jeffries

The cost of a legal education is a big investment for you.  With this in mind, Pitt Law provides financial support to help you meet your educational goals.  Learn about your options to cover the cost of law school.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Student Panel - Teplitz Moot Court Room, Ground Floor

In this session, learn more about Pitt Law from current students as they share with you their thoughts and experiences on topics such as where to live in Pittsburgh, first year, exams, summer internships and more! Come prepared with questions!

3:30pm - 4:15pm 

Campus Tour - Tour of the University of Pittsburgh campus (optional)

This is an opportunity to see the Pitt community and Oakland outside of the law school.  Our Pitt Law Ambassadors will show you other areas outside of the law school that you should take advantage of as a Pitt Law student.  You are able to walk to the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory, and much more!

Public Interest/Service  - Alcoa Room (optional)

If you are considering practicing in public service/interest or government after gradudation this session is a great opportunity to discuss your options.  You will meet Rochelle McCain, our Director of Public Interest and Government Relations and a current Pitt Law student who plans on a career in public service.

Breakfast Reception Schedule of Events
Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:30am - 9:45am

Hot Breakfast - Barco Law Building-Alcoa Room, 2nd Floor

Mix and Mingle - Enjoy a hot breakfast while you talk with Dean Carter, other faculty, and Pitt Law Ambassadors from Pitt Law.

9:45am - 10:30am

Molly's Trolley Tour - Relax and enjoy a tour of Oakland's surrounding communities as we make our way to the Allegheny County Courthouse.

10:30am - 11:30am

Tour the Allegheny County Courthouse – Meet Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judge Lisa Lenihan.  Judge Lenihan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Judge Lenihan will allow us to tour her chambers. (Please note that we will have to go through security.  We ask that you leave all of your belongings on the bus.) 

11:30am - 12:30pm

Molly's Trolley Tour – Explore downtown Pittsburgh and Mt. Washington as we make our way back to the University of Pittsburgh