Letters to the Editor
Congratulations on the new Pitt Law Magazine! This is a welcome publication—particularly for those of us alumni no longer living in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The articles and information were great; I read it from cover to cover.
Congrats again on a wonderful addition to the Pitt Law world.
Class of 1973
I am writing to you to share how wonderful your new publication is and how well it has been received. As part of my responsibilities at Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane, P.C., I am the receptionist at the firm where I interact with all of our visitors and guests. Our waiting room contains any number of different publications that are available for review while visitors are seated in our office lobby. The Pitt Law School should be proud to know that Pitt Law Magazine is not only picked up and read with much more frequency than so many other wonderful publications we have available for our visitors, but many of the visitors have commented how impressed they were with the content, layout and substance of the Pitt Law Magazine. The cover of the Fall 2006 edition with the United States Supreme Court façade, the article by Senator Orrin G. Hatch, “The Rise and Fall of Advise and Consent,” along with the other articles and content, have been most enjoyed by our visitors.
Needless to say: Keep up the good work; it certainly makes my job that much easier to have our visitors so enthralled.
Jennifer A. Phillips
While I don’t normally write letters to the editors of publications, I thought it worthwhile to drop you a line to say that new Pitt Law Magazine is really impressive.
What particularly moved me to write after reading the inaugural issue was the fact that a number of articles concerned friends and former classmates. I am happy to read that my former classmate Tim Wolfson was President of the Alumni Association and our Valedictorian, Martine Beamon, is doing so well.
What really touched me was the article on Clinical Professor Stella Smetanka, whose career I have followed with great interest through the years. Her work with the Pitt Health Law Clinic is really impressive, and I think it is so important that attorneys who choose to work in public service and who dedicate so much of themselves to doggedly pursue justice for the most vulnerable in our society be recognized for their efforts. I was also glad to see the names of the students who worked on this particular case. Clinic work is so time-consuming, and there is so much more on the line than a grade. I would think one would be hard-pressed to be unmoved by the story presented in the Magazine.
Pitt Law Magazine is a really classy, professional magazine. I look forward to the next issue.
Sheila Weis Scanlon
Class of 1992
Letters may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Susan McGregor, Assistant Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 213 Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number. Letters may be edited for length or clarity.