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Leading Through Law

Our juris doctor (JD) program offers a solid foundation in legal education and many specializations applied to contemporary issues, including international conflict resolution, environmental and energy law, health law, intellectual property, technology, and innovation law.

Discover Our JD Curriculum

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JD Curriculum

The JD program at Pitt Law is a three-year, six-semester course of study. The first-year curriculum and some upper-level courses are required; all other classes are elective.

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Joint Degree Programs

Pitt Law offers several joint degree programs with other graduate schools within the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. 

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Specialized Areas of Study

Pitt Law offers students seven specialized areas of study, each offering the opportunity to take specific courses.

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Master of Studies in Law

This 30-credit advanced degree is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers with an alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree.

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Online Graduate Certificates

Lawyers & non-lawyers can earn a graduate-level legal Master of Studies in law degree online or graduate certificate program in as little as one year. 

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Pitt Law's student-operated journals have garnered national recognition for their exceptional scholarly contributions and unwavering integrity to the legal profession.