Community Engagement

Pitt Law is dedicated to engaging, serving, and partnering with local, national, and global communities.  Here are some of our outreach programs:


JURIST has been the world’s only law school-based news service for more than 20 years.

A talented team of law students and professional staffers led by founder and Editor-in-Chief Professor Bernard Hibbitts goes online every day to document legal change and expand public access to primary sources and expert analysis. We believe that a broader understanding of law promotes engagement, deepens debate, and forges stronger and more inclusive democracies.

Health Law Clinic

The Health Law Clinic is a medical-legal partnership between the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Medical-legal partnerships increase access to justice by situating legal advocates in the health care setting.   The Health Law Clinic at UPMC-Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, is staffed by second and third-year Pitt Law students.  These certified legal interns provide families with brief advice and direct representation in order to address and prevent health-harming legal needs. The Clinic expands the capacity of this world-class care facility to respond to the social determinants of health affecting young patients and their families.

Pitt Legal Services Incubator

The Pitt Legal Services Incubator program ("PLSI") is an innovative program designed to support Pitt Law alumni in their development of financially sustainable solo or small firm practices.