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Thursday, August 28, 2014

JURIST 2014 Recruitment

Pitt Law's award-winning legal news service is accepting 1L and 2L applications for student staff positions. Apart from performing a pro bono public service for readers around the world, JURIST staff members develop numerous skills vital to the practice of law, including research, analysis and writing, working under deadlines in a team environment and developing contacts within the legal profession.

Visit jurist.org to learn more about JURIST!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dean William M. Carter, Jr. has received the Leadership Diversity Award from the National Diversity Council and the Pennsylvania Diversity Council. Criteria for the award include an extraordinary background of developing and improving organizations, demonstrating honesty, integrity, and fairness, serving as a role model for other individuals in the profession, inspiring a shared vision, and fostering innovation.

Awardees will be recognized at the 2014 Leadership Excellence Awards Luncheon, which will be held at the University of Pittsburgh on October 29, 2014.

Read more about the award here.  

 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

“There’s still a ways to go to get to what might be called full employment,” the Washington Post said in a news story, but “one small segment of the workforce is doing a bit better: the 179-member federal appellate bench.” The Post quoted the analysis of Pitt Law Professor Arthur D. Hellman.

On Jan. 1, 2009, before President Obama took office, there were 13 vacancies on the appeals courts, according to Hellman, an authority on the circuit courts. On Jan. 1, 2013, just as the president was starting his second term, there were 16 appellate vacancies.

There are now eight vacancies, and one nominee “will almost certainly be confirmed, leaving only seven vacancies,” Hellman says. So the vacancy rate will have been cut about in half, he notes, down to about 4 percent, with some of the decline attributable to the “nuclear option,” reducing filibusters on most nominees.

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