OEIE News & Events

Deans' Statement on Upcoming Trial

Nearly four and a half years ago, we in Pittsburgh witnessed with horror a devastating attack on our Jewish community, when a lone gunman burst into the Tree of Life synagogue during Shabbat services, killing eleven people and wounding six, among them survivors of the Holocaust. The trial of the murderer begins today.  We know this will be an emotionally trying time for many of you, as the memories of that awful day resurface. We want to extend our support to all of you as you process very difficult feelings of sadness for the loss, horror for the tragedy, and rage that such a massacre took place in our city. We also want to affirm our strong solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish community, and indeed the Jewish community worldwide, in the face of such appalling violence. We stand with you and commit ourselves to doing the difficult work necessary to prevent this from ever happening again.

The Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence will be forthcoming with more details on particular types of structured support. In the meantime, please know you can reach out to either of us, or to Deans Pierson-Brown and Linsenmeyer, if we can be at all helpful to you. We are here to support you. Best wishes to all of you as the exam period begins.

Take care of yourselves and one another,

Dean Hamoudi and Dean Dickinson


The Debunking Series

This series provides a number of events that “debunk” various exams in the legal field. 

Panelists who have recently taken and/or passed the above exams will be present for a fireside chat to discuss:

  • Study tips specific to that particular exam;
  • Logistics and rules regarding the exam;
  • Tips on how to apply for and appeal disability accommodations decisions; and
  • More!

Debunking the MPRE – Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 9pm

Debunking the CA Bar – Wednesday June 7, 2023 at 9pm ET

Debunking the UBE – Thursday June 8, 2023 at 9pm ET

Click here to register for any of the events.

An agenda, webinar information, and the list of guest speakers will be released prior to the event.

* Free for NWOCC members. $5 for non-members.


The PBLA Announces Legal Candidate Forums for 2023

The Pittsburgh Black Lawyers Alliance features the 2023 Legal Candidate Forums, where we invite candidates to discuss the issues impacting our Allegheny County legal communities during the 2023 Election Cycle.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us as we discuss with the candidates, the current legal issues and topics in the race for Allegheny County District Attorney.

All forums will begin at 3:00pm EST, will be open to the public and free to all candidates seeking the position of Allegheny County District Attorney in 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you!

January 21, 2023 – Register Here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd–trzstG9OXj3nGTI7OZ6ZeWksh2IZQ

March 18, 2023 – Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtc-CvrD0iHtd_AlFf3jqVM9sqAepgYd5k

May 6, 2023 – Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-yvqT0oH9xvuAkoeIRejlVYhPStdL0h

August 26, 2023 – Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcemtpjgvHNVK0MBaWlzqrAE1nx3AvpDV

September 23, 2023 – Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlceqpqzwtGdzKxrnKP2Dfja-J9nYoWolZ

October 21, 2023 – Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErceGtqTwjGtWk2mQhdG97ul54argdCMw8