About Pitt Law

Since 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been preparing students to become excellent attorneys and leaders in the legal profession and society. Known and respected globally for our scholarship, we offer quality academics, a world-class faculty, endless opportunities for hands-on learning, and exceptional career preparation and placement. Our curriculum is strong on fundamentals and embraces innovation, focusing on issues ranging from commercialization of new technologies to conflict resolution to cyber security. 

We also maintain an outstanding cost-to-value ratio, and we’re committed to providing scholarships for highly qualified students through all three years. In fact, a vast majority of our student body receives scholarship funds in the form of merit or need-based awards.

Welcome from the Dean

For more than 120 years, we have prepared the next generation of legal professionals and leaders. Today, we continue this proud history by training students for the new and emerging opportunities in legal practice in the United States and around the world. Read the full message from the Dean »


The law school occupies a modern, six-story building designed to accommodate the many activities that contribute to the development of responsible attorneys, and the administrative offices, named in honor of William Wallace Booth, are located on the second floor, where they can be reached from all parts of the building with ease.

Faculty Directory

Our faculty members are among the country’s most distinguished legal scholars. But they are also passionate teachers who enjoy the personal give and take of the classroom. Pitt Law professors have defined bioethics, illuminated discrimination, and clarified intellectual property disputes.


While the School of Law was formally founded in 1895, legal studies were a part of the curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh as early as 1843, and its first law degrees were conferred in 1847. Learn more about the history of Pitt Law »


The Pitt Law faculty represents some of the most incisive and productive minds in legal scholarship, focusing on such diverse fields as constitutional law, health law, elder law, international law, tax law, and environmental law. Members of Pitt Law’s faculty are frequently sought after by local and national media outlets to share their expertise. 

If you are a reporter looking for a legal expert, you may contact Sharon Blake, University news representative.

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Throughout the year, Pitt Law hosts major events such as named lectures on a variety of legal topics and issues, roundtable discussions, moot courts, and conferences that are of interest to students, alumni, members of the general public, and the media. Find information about event scheduling.

For all other inquiries, or if you are a Pitt Law student, faculty or staff member, or alumnus who needs assistance with publicizing an event or initiative with the media, contact Cori Parise, director of communications and marketing. For more information, please email lawevent@pitt.edu.

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