Topical Arrangement of Courses
The following list categorizes the courses offered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law by topic. The list is intended to assist law students in their understanding of the relationship of courses to one another within the curriculum, with particular regard to the process of selecting elective courses during the second and third years of law school. This list is not intended to encourage specialization. Breadth of legal education is an absolute necessity to proper preparation for any career in the law. At the same time, however, students do benefit from the study of legal issues in depth, no matter what the subject area. To this extent, all students are encouraged to select courses that will add both substantive and analytical depth to their studies, whether or not their selections lead to specialization within a particular field of law.