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Pitt Law alumnus Davitt B. Woodwell was named president and CEO of the leading statewide environmental organization, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), succeeding Paul M. King who is retiring, according to a recent PEC press release.

Pitt Law alumni Shana Levine has been named Director of Athletics at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon. She will begin her tenure by July  1, according to an article in the Oregonian. Levine is a Washington & Lee graduate and received her J.D.


The University of Pittsburgh bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award on retired State Senator Mary Jo Ransford White for her continuing support of the School of Law and her generous contributions to the school over the years.

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy is offering prizes this year for two outstanding graduates entering career in legal and public service: The Dick Thornburgh Prize for Legal Service and The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Public Service.

The Women’s Bar Association (WBA) of Western Pennsylvania celebrates its 25 years of continued support of women in the legal profession in 2014 and this month hosts its most prominent event of the year, the Susan B.

Pitt Law 3Ls Christopher Manzi and David Mulock won the finalist trophy at the 2014 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Regional Mock Trial competition, held February 6-9, 2014, at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation has announced the JD and LL.M. division semifinalists for the 13th Annual ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge. The Pitt Law student team of Yelena Cheskidova (’14) and Eduardo Santaolalla (‘14) are among the six JD teams and four LL.M.

Deborah S. Ryan (née Eisenbud) (’98) has been promoted to Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Chester County Child Abuse Unit, according to an article in the Unionville Times. Ryan served as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for seven years prior to her promotion, according to the article.

David J. Hickton (’81), U.S. Attorney for Western Pennsylvania, penned an opinion column for the Erie Times-News regarding the strong effectiveness of Project Safe Neighborhoods in Erie County.

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