Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


OPCD PRESENTS: Northwestern University School of Law Tax Program

Learn more about the LL.M. in Taxation & J.D./LL.M. in Taxation Joint Degree Programs.

Northwestern's Tax Program offers you an opportunity to develop an expertise in all aspects of taxation through the LL.M. in Taxation and J.D./LL.M. in Taxation Joint Degree programs. Professor Bob Wootton will describe the curriculum and degree requirements and answer any questions that you might have. This presentation is open to first, second, and third year students.

Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, March 25, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl. 

RSVP on Symplicity by March 24, 2014.

Questions: please contact James Mentzer at (412) 624-8577 or mentzer@pitt.edu.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 113
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


CILE will discuss the 2015 summer program of the Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution in Croatia, cooperatively managed by the Touro Law Center, the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

For more information on the Institute in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution visit: http://www.tourolaw.edu/summerprograms/pages/programInfo.aspx?pID=6.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Room 113

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room G-12
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


Certificate Programs Information Session

Representatives of CILE will be available to talk with students who are interested in learning more about the International & Comparative Law Certificate Program that is offered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Room G-12

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 113
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumnus, Wes Rist (JD ’05), Presents: International Career Development and Skills Building

The market for legal jobs is difficult right now and specializing in a particular issue, like international law, can make your job search even more frustrating. Wes Rist (JD ’05), the Director of Education and Research at the American Society of International Law, will discuss the steps that students can take while still in law school to help themselves stand out in the search for an international law position. Topics covered will include targeted job searching, resume drafting, managing one’s professional contacts, identifying appropriate international experiences, pursuing valuable volunteer and professional membership opportunities, and other practical issues that students can pursue immediately.

Thursday, February 05, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Room 113

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 107
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


Please join panelists from the Young Lawyers Division of the ACBA as they discuss how they found their jobs outside of the OCI process. Panelists include:

Carrie Tongarm
Saul Ewing LLP

Sophia Pappan
Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky

Holly Forsberg
Babst Calland

Jennifer Somma
First American Title Insurance Company

Gregory Murray
Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC

Pizza will be served.

Tuesday, January 13, 2014
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Barco Law Building, Room 107

RSVP on Symplicity by January 12, 2014.

Questions: please contact James Mentzer at (412) 624-8577 or mentzer@pitt.edu.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 118
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


Please join Kimberly Bennett, twice selected as a Peggy Browning Fellow, for coffee, tea, and pastries and donuts as she shares her insights on the application process and her summer experiences. The Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate time to advancing the cause of workers’ rights.

For more information on the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program, click here.

Monday, January 12, 2014
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Barco Law Building, Room 118

RSVP on Symplicity by January 12, 2014.

Questions: please contact Rochelle McCain at (412) 648-1051 or rochelle.mccain@law.pitt.edu.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


Come have lunch this Monday, Jan 12th at 12:30 in the Alcoa Room, for an interesting talk with Professor Rhonda Wasserman regarding problems gay and lesbian couples face today, and will continue to face, until marriage equality is universal. 

If a same-sex couple wishes to divorce, neither the state in which the spouses are currently domiciled nor the state in which they were married may have subject matter jurisdiction to divorce them. Two legal rules conspire to create this result, both of which Professor Wasserman will address and propose solutions to.

The event is Monday, January 12th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in the Alcoa Room. Free pizza and soda will be served! 

School of Law Honors LuAnn Driscoll for 40 Years of Service to the University

LuAnn Driscoll is a familiar face at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law—having served in various administrative roles for more than four decades. Pitt Law Professor Ronald Brand says Driscoll has been “one of the rocks on which progress and excellence at the School of Law has been built over a period of 40 years."

The School of Law honored Driscoll recently with a ceremony for her dedication and service. Driscoll began her employment with the University of Pittsburgh on August 19, 1974, and has worn many hats and assumed assignments of increasing responsibility until she was named Pitt Law’s office manager in August of 2009. In addition to continuing to manage the Document Technology Center (DTC) and supervise faculty secretaries, she also has assumed responsibility for telecommunications and facilities management operations within the law school.

In a booklet presented to Driscoll at the ceremony, faculty and staff shared their appreciation for Driscoll’s support. Professor George Taylor writes, “My appreciation of LuAnn is best captured when I see her traverse her morning rounds of the law school, ensuring that the lights are on everywhere and all rooms are operational. As in so many of the functions she undertakes, her presence reassures that everything is taken care of and all is well.  That’s a constant gift to us all.”

Pitt Law extends its gratitude to Driscoll for ensuring “the lights are always on” and imparting an ethic of quality and dedication in her work.

Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

Murray S. Love Trial Moot Court Competition Tabling

The Moot Court Board will be tabling in the Student Lounge to sign-up students for the Murray S. Love Trial Moot Court Competition from January 12 - 23, 2015. The table will run from 11am - 2pm. The registration fee is $20 per person

Students compete in teams of two, delivering opening statements, closing statements, and conducting direct examination and cross examination of witnesses. Each trial runs approximately one hour.

To earn academic credit, participants must attend the required lectures and complete at least two rounds. The top four finishers receive a monetary prize and recognition in the graduation program. The top two finishers win the Murray S. Love win the Murray S. Love Award and, if 2Ls, qualify automatically to serve on the subsequent year's Mock Trial Team. 

There will be an information session on Thursday, January 15 at 4:30 in room 111.

For questions, please email Endia Vereen at vereen.endia@gmail.com.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
Date and Time: 
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 109
15260 Pittsburgh , PA
United States


The world is getting smaller, and the available fora to resolve cross-border disputes have multiplied exponentially in the past decade.  But while the quality of justice in courts around the world has not always kept pace with the trend towards globalization, there are increasing mechanisms to ensure that the promise of justice travels far and wide.  No longer are the aspirational goals “due process” and the “rule of law” left to provincial authorities, human rights instruments and public lawyers alone.  The burden is increasingly falling on private lawyers to fill the void and expand access to justice—to expose wrongdoing, to help create substantive norms, and to foster effective mechanisms to vindicate them.  From the upswing in Section 1782 discovery and the increasing movement judgments across national borders, to the multi-cultural regime of international commercial arbitration and the sui generis regime of investment arbitration, Charles Kotuby will discuss the emerging roles of the private lawyer as an advocate, a counselor, an investigator and a law-maker.  He will animate these observations with anecdotes and reflections from his own career, and engage the audience on his views of what it takes to be a modern global lawyer. 

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