Extending Our Reach
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Across the United States and around the world, Pitt Law faculty are continually asked to share their expertise and scholarship—a striking testament to the quality and scope of our faculty’s research. Pitt Law faculty are an invaluable resource—not only to the School and its students, but also to a broad spectrum of regional, national and international audiences. They are responsive. Engaged. Dynamic.
Whether presenting testimony on Capitol Hill, delivering invited workshops abroad, or contributing to amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, Pitt Law faculty continue to shape legal opinions and discourse.
For example, Arthur Hellman testified several times this past year before two Congressional subcommittees—the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. Ron Brand led a workshop for Law Faculty at the University of Bahrain and conducted three-day workshop on commercial law curriculum for law deans and professors from throughout the Persian Gulf at the Qatar University College of Law. Both events were sponsored by the U.S.–Middle East Partnership Initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Pitt Law faculty are invited regularly to speak at academic symposia or conferences. In the past several months, Peter Oh delivered the keynote address, “IPOs in the Internet Age: The Case for Updated Regulations,” at an Ohio State University Moritz College of Law symposium. And Pat Chew chaired the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Women in Legal Education Section at the annual meeting, where she also was an invited speaker for the programs “Subtle Sexism in Our Everyday Lives” and “Empiricism and Civil Rights Litigation.”
Sandra Jordan was named Chair of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Committee on Rules of Evidence. Rhonda Wasserman contributed to an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court concerning Powerex Corp. v. Reliant Energy Services Inc., as did Deborah Brake concerning Ledbetter v. Goodyear.
All the while, our faculty continued to create new works and scholarship, with scores of casebooks, treatises, book chapters, books and law journal articles published within the past academic year.
The work of Pitt Law faculty advances and enhances legal scholarship and strengthens Pitt Law’s national and international outreach, as it continues to enhance the School’s reputation in academic and professional circles.