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Speak At Public Hearing

Interested parties can register by sending an email to negreghearing@ed.gov and include:

  • Which hearing will be attended;
  • The name of the presenter;
  • The general timeframe in which the individual would like to speak, i.e. morning, afternoon, etc.
  • We will do our best to accommodate all those who wish to provide comments.
  • Walk-ins will be taken on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Registration is not required to observe public hearings.

2.  If you are unable to attend a public hearing, comments about these proposed regulations can be submitted electronically by clicking on the blue, “Comment Now” box in the upper right hand corner of this webpage.

3.  Comments about these proposed regulations can also be mailed to Wendy Macias at the U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K St NW, Room 8017, Washington D.C. 20006. 

Privacy Note
The Department's policy is to make all comments received from members of the public (including those comments submitted by mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery) available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available.

Please Note: The deadline for comments is November 4th.

These public hearings are part of ED’s Negotiated Rulemaking process.  Please visit this page on the Department of Education’s website to learn more about “neg reg” and follow us on Twitter @EDPostsecondary using the hashtags #negreg #PayAsYouEarn.

Speak At Public Hearing


Interested parties can register by sending an email to negreghearing@ed.gov and include:

  • Which hearing will be attended;
  • The name of the presenter;
  • The general timeframe in which the individual would like to speak, i.e. morning, afternoon, etc.
  • We will do our best to accommodate all those who wish to provide comments.
  • Walk-ins will be taken on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Registration is not required to observe public hearings.

2.  If you are unable to attend a public hearing, comments about these proposed regulations can be submitted electronically by clicking on the blue, “Comment Now” box in the upper right hand corner of this webpage.

3.  Comments about these proposed regulations can also be mailed to Wendy Macias at the U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K St NW, Room 8017, Washington D.C. 20006. 

Privacy Note
The Department's policy is to make all comments received from members of the public (including those comments submitted by mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery) available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available.

Please Note: The deadline for comments is November 4th.

These public hearings are part of ED’s Negotiated Rulemaking process.  Please visit this page on the Department of Education’s website to learn more about “neg reg” and follow us on Twitter @EDPostsecondary using the hashtags #negreg #PayAsYouEarn.

To Trade or To Race? Today’s Stock Markets

Join University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business alumnus Stefan Parker (MBA '00), a business development executive at the IEX Group, as he discesses the technology-driven world of modern stock trading. The little-technology-driven world of modern stock trading, which uses advanced computer networks to fame the system, was exposed in The New York Times bestselling book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Parker will discuss the IEX Group's alternative trading platform, the technological evolution of modern equity markets, and industry conflicts of interest.

Pitt Law Fall Preview Day

Be our guest at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law! This event is for prospective and recently admitted students interested in attending Pitt Law. Our event will walk you through the admissions process as well as give insight on what it is like to be a Pitt Law student. We look forward to have you join us for our Fall Preview of Pitt Law!

Please RSVP online by Friday, November 9, 2014

Parking

Pitt Law is proud to offer discounted parking at Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage located a few short blocks from the Law School. Just bring your parking ticket with you to our event.

 

Schedule of Events

10:00 Welcome

10:15 Admissions Presentation

11:00 Student Panel

11:45 Tour of the Law School

OPCD PRESENTS: Gary Heald on Georgetown's Taxation LL.M.

WHAT: Gary Heald is an alumnus of Pitt Law and represents Georgetown University Law Center as the Director of Executive Education for Graduate Programs. Mr. Heald will address students about the value of an LL.M. in Taxation from GULC, and walk them quickly through the application process and how to create a compelling application. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Room 118

RSVP on Symplicity by November 19, 2014.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Questions: please contact Lori McMaster at (412) 648-2359 or mcmaster@pitt.edu.

OPCD PRESENTS: Lawyer to Lawyer with Vuono & Gray

WHAT: The law firm of Vuono & Gray represents businesses in matters involving mergers and acquisition, business and corporate law, commercial real estate, employment law and transportation. Vuono & Gray assists individuals with civil litigation matters, real estate, elder and family law issues, estates and trusts and tax planning. 

This event is open to all students, and we encourage you to take advantage of this unique networking opportunity.

This Lawyer to Lawyer is part of a continuing series developed by the Office of Professional and Career Development whereby students are invited to visit various workplaces to see the law in practice. Lunch will be provided, interview attire is required and we will travel together to this event from the Law School.

WHEN: Friday, October 24, 2014

12:00-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grant Building

310 Grant Street,

Suite 2310

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

RSVP on Symplicity by October 20, 2014. Please note that your RSVP conveys that you are making a commitment to attend this event.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Questions: please contact Lori McMaster at (412) 648-2359 or mcmaster@pitt.edu.

OPCD PRESENTS: Heather Jarvis, “Managing Your Student Loan Debt and Focusing on What Matters”

WHAT: Heather Jarvis will be speaking at Pitt Law and covering important fundamentals including managing student loan repayment and accessing loan forgiveness opportunities.  Flexible repayment options and forgiveness provisions are available, but the details matter and it can be confusing to figure it out on your own.  This engaging and practical presentation will help you get a grip on your student loans by clearly explaining:

  • Options for managing student debt
  • Strategies for reducing your overall costs
  • Income-driven repayment plans
  • President Obama’s Pay As You Earn repayment plan
  • Loan forgiveness that is not tied to employment
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Steps
  • Tax issues specific to student loan borrowers
  • Proposed changes to student loan debt relief programs

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

12:30-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Teplitz Courtroom

RSVP on Symplicity by October 24, 2014.

Questions: please contact Lori McMaster at (412) 648-2359 or mcmaster@pitt.edu.

OPCD PRESENTS: ACBA Diversity Summer Clerkship Program Info Session for First Year Law Students

WHAT: Join Alysia Keating, Director of Diversity and Gender Equality at the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), at an information session to learn about summer clerkship opportunities available at law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies in Pittsburgh to first-year minority law students through a program sponsored by the ACBA. Ms. Keating will discuss the history and goals of the program and will outline what is involved in applying. She will also discuss the interview process and the placement process. Past participants in the program will be available to answer questions. “Minority” for purposes of the ACBA Summer Clerkship Program is as defined under EEOC guidelines as a member of one of the following four groups who share a race, color or national origin: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; or Hispanic.

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room

RSVP on Symplicity by October 29, 2014.

BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE REQUIRED.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

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

OPCD PRESENTS: Beth Pearson, “If Networking Is So Important, Why Can’t Anyone Tell Me How To Do It?”

WHAT: Join us for this interactive event and learn valuable and effective networking skills from Beth Pearson. Beth Pearson has been working with professional services providers for more than 15 years, focusing much of that time on business development. She has experience in personal coaching, business development planning and implementation and traditional marketing.

WHEN: Thursday, November 06, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Room 111

RSVP on Symplicity by November 5, 2014.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Questions: please contact Jamey Mentzer at (412) 648-8577 or mentzer@pitt.edu.

OPCD PRESENTS: Pitt Law STEP Professionalism Training

WHAT: Professional Development Program for 2L and 3L  students wishing to participate in the Pitt Law STEP (Short Term Employment Program), by which law students are presented with short-term or project based paid opportunities to work at small and mid-sized law firms.

The one-hour program will involve discussions of:

  • Criteria for student participation in, and exclusion from, the Pitt Law STEP
  • Professionalism and the demands and expectations of practice and of participation in the Pitt Law STEP
  • Instruction on how to complete a time sheet
  • A Contract of Understanding to be signed by the student

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Room G-12

RSVP on Symplicity by November 10, 2014.

Questions: please contact Lori McMaster at (412) 648-2359 or mcmaster@pitt.edu.

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