Pitt Law Takes First At St. John's Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

The Pitt Law team won first place at the 2014 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, which took place Oct. 18-19, 2014. The Pitt Law team of Rachel Gounder, Sydney Normil, and Tegene Kirubel traveled to St. John’s University School of Law’s Manhattan campus in New York for the competition. For two days student teams from law schools around the country met to test their advocacy skills in the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of a simulated securities dispute. The Pitt Law team, all members of the Securities Arbitration clinic was coached by Clinic Professor Alice L.

Pitt Law Alum and Two-Term PA State Representative Brandon Neuman Defends Seat

With less than two weeks to go before Nov. 4 elections in Pennsylvania, rhetoric among those running for the myriad of state seats up for grabs has increased. Brandon Neuman (M.S.L. ’06), the two-term representative for the 48th District encompassing Washington County is being challenged by Republican candidate Sonia Stopperich.

Pitt Law Alum Philip Beard II Publishes Third Novel “Swing” To Positive Reviews

Pitt Law alum Philip E. Beard, II (’88) published his third novel Swing earlier this year, adding another well-received book to his accolades in addition to being Of Counsel at Stonecipher Law in Pittsburgh since 1990.

Pitt Law Professor David Thaw Speaks to KDKA About High School Cell Phone Seizure

Pitt Law Graduate Joley Eason named Top 40 Under 40 by Richmond Style Weekly

Richmond, VA’s Style Weekly recently named Joley Eason (’12) a 2014 Top 40 Under 40 for her work in elder law and care.

“Working with seniors is not something I chose – I felt called,” Eason told Style Weekly. At Pitt Law, Eason served as a certified legal intern for the Elder Law clinic where she assisted seniors and their families in a variety of legal matters including as a Medicare counselor.

Pitt Law Graduates Excel in Passing the Pennsylvania Bar Exam

More than 90 percent of University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduates taking the July 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Exam passed on their first attempt. Pitt Law ranked first among the state-related Pennsylvania law schools for our first-time takers’ passage rate and ranked second out of eight Pennsylvania law schools for repeat test takers.

Pitt Law had the fourth highest first-time passage rate among the 10 schools reported by the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, ranking substantially higher than Penn State, Temple, Drexel, Widener, and Rutgers-Camden.

Professor John Burkoff Discusses Expert Testmony in Ferrante Trial with Associated Press

Professor John Burkoff was quoted in an Associated Press article discussing the nature of the expert testimony expected in the upcoming Ferrante murder-by-cyanide murder trial.  The article and Professor Burkoff’s quote appeared in hundreds of media outlets all over the world.

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The Lessons of Ferguson:What Went Wrong and How to do Better

Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor David Harris will be presenting, "The Lessons of Ferguson: What Went Wrong and How to do Better."  The presentation, which will be held in room 107, is being co-sponsored by The Balck Law Students Association, The American Constitutional Society, and the Federalist Society.  

Oxford University Press Publishes Governing Knowledge Commons Co-Edited By Michael J. Madison

Governing Knowledge Commons, a groundbreaking new book co-edited by Pitt Law Professor and Innovation Practice Institute Faculty Director, Michael J. Madison, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book's primary focus is the question of how shared and collectively owned intellectual resources are governed.