A Shared Legacy
Most of us are practicing attorneys. However, many of us, by choice, are not.
We act for plaintiffs and as counsel for the defense. Our practices are in-house, solo and in firms large and small—with local, national and, increasingly, international practices. We represent individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations and the public interest.
We are government lawyers—prosecutors, public defenders, agency attorneys and policy advisors. We are judges, clerks, arbitrators and mediators. Professors and school teachers, military lawyers and officers, business people, politicians, social activists, soccer moms and dads.
Among our roll we can include: the General Counsel for an NBA team, a U.S. attorney general serving two Presidents, a State Governor, Members of the U.S. Congress, the owner of a minor league baseball team, the CFO of the world’s leading aluminum producer, a Commander of the British Empire, and the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
But wherever your life’s path takes you, as Alumni, we will always share one thing in common—our primary legal credential—a diploma from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Because of this shared legacy, our lives will always remain linked with the School of Law. While we have left the physical campus behind, the memories we share and the friendships we have formed will be a part of us for the rest of our lives. Demanding careers and the passage of time have a way of replacing good intentions and fond memories. Yet, I challenge each of you to remain committed to the School that helped launch our careers.
The University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association exists for the very purpose of helping you remain connected to the School of Law. I invite you to stay involved with the School, to help shape its future and its continued ability to attract and educate the next generation of law students.