University of Pittsburgh

Faculty/Student Research Lunch

September 22, 2011 - 12:00pm1:30pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Room 113
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

We all know that our professors at Pitt Law engage in research.  But what are they researching?  How do they do it?  How does it impact what they do for us in the classroom?  How does their research impact the legal profession, and our government?

Pitt Law is home to a host of very talented researchers who are making a difference in the law, both domestically and around the world.  The new Faculty/Student Research Lunches, sponsored and hosted by Associate Dean for Research David Harris, will give students a relaxed, informal opportunity to hear a little bit about what our professors do in their fields of research.  Students will have a chance to learn about the work that has made Pitt Law a well-known center for academic research, and to engage with the professors who are doing it.  A free pizza lunch will be provided.


For our first session, on Sept. 22, at noon, in Room 113, our speaker will be Professor Pat Chew.  Along with her research partner Professor Robert Kelley of Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Chew has recently published groundbreaking empirical work which demonstrates that the race of a judge making a decision may have an impact on the outcome of certain kinds of cases.  The implications of this work are very far reaching and have caused quite a stir in the American Bar Association and the profession as a whole.


Looking forward, our next Faculty/Student Research Lunch Speaker will be Professor Haider Hamoudi, on October 18 at noon in Room 113.  Professor Hamoudi will discuss his work on the Iraqi Constitution.  In the Spring semester, we will hear from Professor Kevin Ashley about his work on artificial intelligence and the law, and from Professor Mirit Eyal-Cohen on her work on tax and small business.


We hope you can come – it’s an easy and relaxed opportunity to find out about the things your faculty are doing and why they are considered leaders.  And, free pizza.  What’s not to like?

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