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Pitt Law alumnus Joseph J. Bosick (’73), a founding partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, has been appointed to serve as the 2014 President of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association.

Former DEP Secretary Seif Receives PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section Award

Former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary James M. Seif is the recipient of the 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section Award.

Congratulations to Pitt Law students Katie McLay (pictured left) and Nicholas DiNardo (pictured right) for reaching the semi-finals in the National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition, held March 27 - 29 at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, W.Va.  In addition, McLay received the Best Oralist award, meaning that her oral argument performance was judge

One of the most respected federal appellate judges in the nation, the honorable Judge Joseph F. Weis passed away Wednesday at his Fox Chapel home at 91. Judge Weis graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law class of 1950. After graduating, Weis joined his father to form Weis & Weis.

U.S. Senate candidate and Three-start Navy Adm. Joe Sestak met with Pitt Law Democrats at the end of February to discuss his 2016 bid for Congress. Sestak previously ran for congress in 2010, going against Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary. He won the primary but lost in the general election.

Pitt Law alumnus Davitt B. Woodwell was named president and CEO of the leading statewide environmental organization, The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), succeeding Paul M. King who is retiring, according to a recent PEC press release.

Pitt Law alumni Shana Levine has been named Director of Athletics at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon. She will begin her tenure by July  1, according to an article in the Oregonian. Levine is a Washington & Lee graduate and received her J.D.


The University of Pittsburgh bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award on retired State Senator Mary Jo Ransford White for her continuing support of the School of Law and her generous contributions to the school over the years.

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy is offering prizes this year for two outstanding graduates entering career in legal and public service: The Dick Thornburgh Prize for Legal Service and The J. Evans Rose, Jr. Prize for Public Service.

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