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.  

Join The Pitt Public Health Annual Open House

A message from Professor Alan Meisel:

Join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 to learn about the field of public health and how Pitt prepares students for careers that contribute to a healthier world. 

At Open House, students can learn how their interests and career goals might fit with public health disciplines.  Our departments include Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy and Management, Human Genetics, and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Students from many academic backgrounds committed to making a difference in the world find their passion at Pitt Public Health.

All students and faculties are welcomed. For details, please check our website


Cyber Security Symposium featuring David Hickton and Dave Kennedy

Computing Services and Systems Development is hosting a Cyber Security Symposium featuring nationally recognized cyber security experts David Hickton, US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and David Kennedy, TrustedSec CEO, in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness month.  The event is on October 21 and open to all students, faculty, and staff; a light lunch will be provided. Register online at http://pi.tt/symposium to attend.  See the flyer here.

Pittsburgh Young Professionals Scholarship Fund

Pittsburgh Young Professionals scholarship was created to provide career-minded individuals the opportunity to develop professionally, civically and socially within the Pittsburgh region. Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

For details, please check the application/guidelines.

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.

“Medicaid Expansion Policy, Politics and Waivers: Pennsylvania and Beyond”

Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine and Psychiatry

Sidney Watson, JD for the Center for Health Law Studies at St. Louis University School of Law will present:

“Medicaid Expansion Policy, Politics and Waivers: Pennsylvania and Beyond”

12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Barco Law Building – Courtroom – Ground Floor

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

Lisa S. Parker, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Genetics – Graduate School of Public Health and Director of Graduate Education – Center for Bioethics and Health Law will present:

“Incidental Findings of Genome Sequencing: Clinicians’ Duties & Patients’ Rights"

7:15-8:15 a.m.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC – Auditorium – Level O

5th Annual Law Student Diversity Reception

Please mark your calendar on Oct 22, 6-7:30pm for the 5th Annual Law Student Diversity Reception. It is the introduction event from the local bar association for all the programs coming up this year. It is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the ACBA great events. Please RSVP to Pamela DeCecco: pdececco@acba.org by October 17, 2014.

Date: October 22, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Koppers Building, 9th floor, Grant Room

Sponsored by:

The Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee
Homer S. Brown Law Division
Asian Attorneys Committee 
Committee on Law and Disability
Diversity Collaborative Committee
Hispanic Attorneys Committee
LGBT Rights Committee

Are you taking the MPRE in November?

Please join Kaplan for a Live Simulcast MPRE class in Pittsburgh this Saturday, October 18.  The class will be held at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Room 113 from 10 a.m-2 p.m.  

While RSVP is not required to attend, we would like to provide enough MPRE materials for those in attendance. To RSVP, click here.

Also, if you don't want to attend the lecture, but would like access to the Kaplan materials, including an MPRE outline, practice MPRE exams, and practice MPRE questions please visit the Kaplan website.  If you have any questions please contact a Kaplan rep or joshua.feldman@kaplan.com

Closing the Gap: WQED Special on Equal Pay For Women Features Commentary From Pitt Law Professor Deborah Brake

In a special WQED segment of Pittsburgh 360 that aired Oct. 2, Pitt Law Professor Deborah Brake offered analysis and commentary along with Sabina Deitrick. Afterward WQED premiered a live talk show special Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay, which also featured commentary from Professor Brake.

The talk show special is the kick-off of a two-year campaign produced by WQED in partnership with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Simultaneously with the live special was an online moderated social screening event where viewers had concurrent discussions about the program.