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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:05am

The James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program offers three, $3000 scholarships to fulltime 2Ls/part-time 3Ls. 

The attached packet has all the details that can also be found at: http://www.pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx

Applications are due December 1,  and the funds will be dispersed directly to the successful candidates before the end of the year.​

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:26am

On the September 9, 2014 edition of National Public Radio's Here and Now, Professor Peter B. Oh spoke about the pitfalls of the Dutch IPO, a reverse-auction procedure for taking a company public. For more on Professor Oh's views on this procedure, you can read his Wake Forest Law Review article here.  

Listen to the entire Here and Now broadcast here.  

 

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:15pm

David Harris, a Distinguished Faculty Scholar and police accountability expert at Pitt Law spoke with the Pittsburgh City Paper this week about the mayor’s selection of former Madison, Wis. Police Captain Cameron McLay as the city’s new chief of police.

Harris told the City Paper the new police chief has the task of restoring community trust and pursuing internal police investigations more vigilantly in the wake of the 2010 Jordan Miles police brutality case.

“We had a long federal investigation and at the end of it the U.S. Attorney announced there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the officers criminally," Harris said in the article. “[But] instead of saying ‘we look forward to investigating’” to see whether bureau policy was violated, then-chief Nate Harper "reinstated [the officers] the next day and put the onus on Jordan Miles."

"That kind of ham-handed, one-sided, insensitive sort of approach really left a scar on the community, Harris said.

Read more about the new police chief in the Pittsburgh City Paper article “Will Pittsburgh's new police chief be able to restore trust in the department?”

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:16pm

Fellow Law Students, please see message below:

James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program and three, $3000 scholarships are available to fulltime 2Ls/part-time 3Ls.

The attached packet has all the details that can also be found here.

Applications are due December 1,  and the funds will be dispersed directly to the successful candidates before the end of the year.

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 4:25pm

Fellow Law Students, please see message below:


 

James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship Program and three, $3000 scholarships are available to fulltime 2Ls/part-time 3Ls.

The attached packet has all the details that can also be found at:http://www.pabarfoundation.org/Programs%20and%20Awards/James%20W.aspx.

Applications are due December 1,  and the funds will be dispersed directly to the successful candidates before the end of the year.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:20am

In a Sept. 4 Associated Press article by reporter Eric Tucker, Pitt Law Professor and police accountability expert David A. Harris was quoted about the Justice Department launching an investigative probe on the police conduct in Ferguson, Missouri. 

The article "Justice Dept. Announces Ferguson Police Probe" details how the Justice Department has launched a broad investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. Harris provided comment on the matter, saying that the Justice Department will comb records of citizens' complaints, the filing of past lawsuits, and the record-keeping in the police department. Read more from the Associated Press

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:59am

Pitt Law Professor of Law and Distinguished Faculty Scholar David A. Harris recently provided an op-ed in the New York Times "Room For Debate" opinions commentary section discussing the problem of racism in police forces and police accountability in relation to the clashes over mass protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

"Treating someone as a lawbreaker must follow observation of the signs of criminal behavior, not prediction based on group characteristics," Harris writes in the op-ed.

Read the NYTimes op-ed here

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:43am

Professor Jessie Allen was quoted in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story about the City of Greensburg's lawsuit against a man who previously filed a federal civil rights claim against the city alleging police brutality. The man's federal claim was dismissed, and the city took the unusual action of filing a separate action in state court, trying to recoup legal fees.

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/6721456-74/wisneski-greensburg-cas...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 9:42am

Professor John Burkoff was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on the significance of Pitt professor and homicide accused, Robert Ferrante's, decision to no longer seek a venue for his homicide trial outside of Allegheny County.

Read the full article here.  

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 3:11pm

Professor Deborah Brake was quoted in the Tribune Review on Sept. 1, 2014, in a story about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the case, Young v. UPS, which will soon be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read the full story here.  

 

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