University of Pittsburgh

School of Law | Issue 1 | July 2009

From Dean Mary Crossley

Dean Crossley

I’m pleased to present the inaugural edition of Let the Record Reflect, the electronic newsletter of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. We are launching this newsletter as a way to stay better connected to members of the Pitt Law community, and also to share with you some new and noteworthy happenings and accomplishments at the School and in our community. Although we can’t capture all of the diverse projects that the School and its faculty, students, and alumni are engaged in, I hope that the sampling provided here will spark your interest and pride in Pitt Law. Happy reading!

Best regards,
Mary Crossley, Dean

Res Gestae

Jocelyn Frye

On a cold February morning, Jocelyn Frye stepped in front of a packed audience in the Teplitz Moot Courtroom at Pitt Law. As a former general counsel at the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, D.C., and the current director of policy and projects for First Lady Michelle Obama and the deputy assistant to President Obama for domestic policy, Frye was well-equipped to deliver her keynote address on pay equity issues. More.

On the Merits

Jules Lobel

In a crowded overflow room outside a packed New York City courtroom, Pitt Law students Elizabeth Tuccillo, Matthew Carothers, Matthew Wendler, and Caitlin Price sit captivated as they watch the action, broadcast from closed-circuit television. Their classmate, Stephen Fuegi, scored the very last seat in the crammed courtroom, but regardless of where they’re sitting, they’re all able to hear the convincing oral argument put forth by Counsel David Cole in the case of Arar v. Ashcroft—a high-profile case that’s gained lots of attention. More.


Beth Slagle

Most people who know Beth Slagle (Law ’90) think she’s an attorney. While they’re right, they’re also missing a key element of Slagle’s career. As a busy and successful attorney with a packed schedule of professional responsibilities and volunteer commitments, she’s also a juggler. More.

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