University of Pittsburgh

First-Year Student Orientation

August 19, 2010August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time Location Event
9:00--9:50 1st Floor Lobby Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00--10:20 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Welcome to the Pitt Law Community

  • Charmaine McCall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Mary A. Crossley, Dean
10:20--11:00 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Initiation to the Legal Profession

  • David A. Harris, Professor of Law
11:00--12:00 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Student Welcome and Current Student Panel

  • Amar Williams, Student Bar Association (SBA) President
12:00--1:45 1st Floor Lobby Lunch provided by Pitt Law
2:00--2:45 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom Professionalism Panel
2:45--3:15 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom Character and Fitness Discussion
3:15 – 4:00 Various Locations Small Section Information Sessions and Tours
3:15--4:00 Room 118

Information Session for Transfer and Visiting Students

  • Allie Linsenmeyer, Director of Admissions
9:00pm Doc's, Shadyside The Student Bar Association (SBA) and Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) would like to invite all the incoming 1L's and their significant others to Doc's in Shadyside. We will have the upstairs deck and patio where you can enjoy the fresh air, beverages, and the first of many great experiences in Pittsburgh. We cannot wait to see you all there. If you have any questions please contact SBA President Amar Williams at or PAD Justice Liz Szabo at

Friday, August 20, 2010

Time Location Event
9:00--9:30 1st Floor Lobby Donuts and Coffee
9:30--10:45 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Resources for Professional Development

  • Mark Silverman, Associate Director for Public Services, Barco Law Library
  • Matt Kurpiewski, Director of Information Technology
  • Max Miller, Director, Innovation Practice Institute
  • Bernard Hibbitts, Faculty, Jurist Career Services Office
10:45--11:00   Break
11:00--12:00 Teplitz Memorial Courtroom

Becoming a Professional

  • Max Beier, Law ’99, President of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association
  • Ben Bratman, Faculty, Law School Bar Exam Preparation Program
  • Ken Hagreen, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
  • Penina Kessler Lieber, American Bar Association
  • Martha Mannix, Faculty, Co-Director of Clinical Programs
11:00--12:00 Room 109

Orientation for Friends and Family of Law Students

  • Allie Linsenmeyer, Director of Admissions and the spouse of a recent law school graduate.

Parents, spouses, significant others, children and friends are invited to this lively discussion of the realities of living with a law student.

12:00--2:00 1st Floor Lobby Student Organization Fair
7:05pm PNC Park Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF) is sponsoring a trip to PNC Park to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the New York Mets on Friday, August 20th at 7:05pm. Tickets are $20 and include a free t-shirt and $10 in concessions value per ticket. PLISF will be selling these tickets on Thursday August 19th during 1L Orientation. Unfortunately, only cash will be accepted. There are currently 100 tickets reserved for Pitt Law students, and these tickets will be sold on a first come-first served basis. LET’S GO BUCS!
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