COVID-19 Response

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Please Note: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Barco Library is OPEN during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at 412-648-1325 or barcoref@pitt.edu

Resources for Engagement

Check this page frequently for information regarding events, forums, conferences and the like which facilitate personal-level involvement, action and commitment regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.

Pitt Law Black Alumni Committee Kick-Off Event - Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Pitt Law graduates are invited to register and attend the Pitt Law Black Alumni Kick-Off event on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. via zoom.  FYI, the event will feature: • Pitt Law faculty members Dean Tomar Pierson-Brown, Professor Jerry Dickinson, and Professor Sheila Velez Martinez • An Update from the Pitt Law BLSA Executive Board • A look at current plans for a mini-series and intentional networking opportunities • Networking: an opportunity to meet other alums, current students, and reconnect with classmates.

Register now for the 2021 Lavendar Law Conference & Career Fair - Wed., July 28 - Fri., July 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.

Since its inception in 1988, Lavender Law® has served as a ‘family reunion’ for LGBTQ+ and ally legal professionals to both look back at our shared history and to look forward to the future of the legal profession. The Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair is the largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country with approximately 1700 attendees attending annually. This year, the conference will take place in Los Angeles, CA from Wednesday, July 28 through Friday, July 30, 2021. The Career Fair will be held on Friday, July 30, the last day of the Conference. There is no “single day” registration. Similarly, there is no “Career Fair only” registration. All registration sales are final and non-refundable. For questions, please email conference@lgbtbar.org. Follow this link for registration.

Pitt Law Black Alumni Committee

The Pitt Law Black Alumni Committee is dedicated to strengthening the professional and social network of Black alumni from Pitt Law across the country and around the world. It is the intent of the committee to provide a support network for Black Pitt law students as well as the Black alumni of the law school. Through this network, the Committee aims to promote and cultivate diversity within the Pitt Law school community.

National Initiatives

Jacob Blake 

George Floyd 

Breonna Taylor

Ahmaud Arbery

Police Brutality


Pittsburgh-based Organizations

Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)
2201 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-212-8775 (Office)

Greater Pittsburgh Coalition against Violence (BCAV)

Corporate Equity & Inclusion Roundtable (CEIR)

1Hood Media
460 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-345-1192 (Office)
E-mail: info@1hood.org

Black Girls Equity Alliance
711 West Commons; Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-904-4239 (Office)

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
The Warner Center
332 Fifth Avenue; Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-227-4802 (Office)

Three Rivers Community Foundation 
100 North Braddock Avenue; Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-243-9250 (Office)