University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Law Alumni and Reunion Weekend

Return and Reconnect
October 14, 2011October 15, 2011
Barco Law Building
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Be sure to celebrate with Pitt Law alumni and reunion classes in October!

Friday, October 14

Attend a law class, by special request only.

1:00pm – 3:00pm    Pitt Law Academy program “Where Should I Live/Practice Law?: Advice from alumni living throughout the country.”

The Pitt Law Academy will be launched at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year. This particular program will feature Pitt Law alumni from across the country who, retuning to campus for their class reunion, will share their advice and experience with current Pitt Law students about living and working beyond the greater Pittsburgh region. This program is open to all law alumni and is free.


3:00pm – 4:30pm    University of Pittsburgh Women’s Executive Panel

Join alumni and friends at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association Ballroom (4215 Fifth Avenue) for a panel discussion featuring female alumni from Pitt’s business, engineering, and law schools.  Currents students will be in attendance.  A reception with light refreshments will follow the panel discussion.  This event is free and open to all Pitt Law and University alumni.

Audrey Murrell, Associate professor of business administration and director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership

Connie Cibrone(A&S, 1978, MBA,1983)
Diane Perer (Law, 1976)
Mary Zeis (Engineering, 1978)

Click here to see their full bios.


4:30 – 5:30 (Teplitz Moot Courtroom/Barco Law Building): Innovation in Legal Education: Facing Today’s Challenges, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program

Today’s legal market is ever changing.  As a result, legal education and the delivery of legal services require innovative thinking.  A panel featuring Pitt Law faculty and alumni will discuss the issue and offer thoughts on some solutions.  This event is open to the public.  There is a $25 fee is you wish to receive one (1) hour of CLE substantive credit. Please note, the fee is waived for those who are registered to attend the Alumni Reunion Reception.

Mary Crossley, Dean of Law

David Herring, Professor of Law
Justine Kasznica, Director, Innovation Practice Institute and Adjunct Professor of Law
Lori McMaster ’86, Director of Career Services,
Michael Zanic ’89, Practice Area Leader - Energy, Infrastructure and Resources


5:30pm – 6:00pm    Special dedication ceremony for the new student lounge

All Pitt Law alumni and guests are invited to join us in the new student lounge immediately following the CLE speaker. In addition, we will invite all alumni and friends who made a special donation to have an engraved nameplate on a student locker. This event is open to all Pitt Law alumni and is free.


6:00pm – 9:00pm    Alumni Reunion Reception

Pitt Law’s signature Alumni Reunion Reception will be held at Bridges, located at the Holiday Inn Select University Center in Oakland. During the reception the Pitt Law Alumni Association Board will honor the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Following the reception, join alumni and guests on the Bridges terrace to watch the University’s grand fireworks display as we light up the Cathedral of Learning. Cost to attend is $50 per person, includes food and two complementary drink tickets.

At this year’s Reunion registration table, the Law School will have on sale Joseph A. Katarincic’s  (Law, 1960) book, “Too High a Price” for $25.  Mr. Katarincic generously donated copies of his book and all proceeds will benefit the general scholarship fund at Pitt Law.

“Too High A Price” – when those charged with the responsibility for protecting public and private institutions have failed, that outcome can be devastating. Pitt Law alumnus Joseph A. Katarincic book is a dramatic legal thriller sure to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Saturday, October 15

10:00am – 12:00pm   University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association Tailgate – Gold Lot 1, North side of General Robinson Street (Look for the Pitt Law Banner).

2 hours before kick-off, join alumni and students for a festive tailgate event in Gold Lot 1 on the north side (along the fence) of General Robinson Street. This year’s tailgate will include alumni from the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Swanson School of Engineering. Complementary food and drink, family atmosphere. To inquire about tickets to the Pitt vs. Utah football game, please contact the Pitt Ticket Office at or by calling 1-800-643-7488.

Reunion Classes

The Alumni Reunion Weekend is for all Pitt Law alumni and guests. We will especially honor those in the following reunion classes:

1961: 50th reunion
1966: 45th reunion
1971: 40th reunion
1976: 35th reunion
1981: 30th reunion
1986: 25th reunion
1991: 20th reunion
1996: 15th reunion
2001: 10th reunion
2006: fifth reunion

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