Class of 2025

Tara Bhatia (JD '25)

Hometown: Cranberry Township, PA 
Academic Interests: Corporate Law, Immigration Law, Entertainment Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The supportive friends I have made and the time I spend with them in Barco between classes.
Fun Facts: Tara went to Boston University for her undergrad and lived right by Fenway Park!

Joe Carna (JD '25)

Hometown: New Castle, PA
Academic Interests: Tax Law, M&A Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: The culture at Pitt Law is so welcoming and inclusive. The faculty and your classmates remind you that you belong here and everyone wants to see you and each other succeed.
Fun Facts: Joe is a "Real Housewives" encyclopedia and addicted to his Peloton.  

Murphy DePompei (JD '25)

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Academic Interests: Public Interest, Litigation
Pitt Law Favorites:  Pitt Law Women's Association, Pitt Law If/When/How, the incredibly supportive faculty, the Professional Development Office (especially their interview rooms), Sidebar Café espresso shots, the comfy chairs on the first floor, and the fourth floor library view of the Cathedral of Learning.
Fun Facts: Murphy acted in several Shakespearean productions during her undergraduate career at the University of Chicago!  

Andrew Francis (JD '25)

Hometown: Dallas, PA
Academic Interests: International Law, Torts
Pitt Law Favorites:  My classmates - especially my legal writing cohort that I had every class with during 1L. The professors here are extremely approachable and helpful with both classes and professional guidance. And as a bonus - 2 Starbucks, Dunkin, and Chipotle within a 5 minute walk from Barco.
Fun Facts: Andrew was a medal-winning coxswain and rower at Pitt during undergrad. H2P!!  

Nick Franos (JD '25)

Hometown: Erie, PA
Academic Interests: International Law
Pitt Law Favorites:  Sidebar Cafe Coffee; Friendly, Accessible Faculty; Inclusive Student Community.
Fun Facts: In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and other team sports.

Elizabeth Georgelis (JD '25)

Hometown: Lancaster, PA 
Academic Interests: Personal Injury Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: Spending time with peers on the Ground Floor of Barco and getting to know the professors who always make time to help their students
Fun Facts: Elizabeth is very interested in politics and has interned in the PA House of Representatives in Harrisburg, PA and in the US House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Alexandra Holland (JD '25)

Hometown: High Point, N.C.
Academic Interests: Corporate Law, Sports and Entertainment Law
Pitt Law Favorites:  Dean Allie’s snacks, the friendliness of the faculty, and el Jefe’s..
Fun Facts: Alexandra was at Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Sophia Hood (JD '25)

Hometown: Aldie, VA
Academic Interests: Regulatory Law, Property Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The friends I have made in this program, the great location of Barco, and the supportive professors
Fun Facts: Sophia is trilingual

Morgan Hubbard (JD '25)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Immigration Law, Family Law, and Litigation
Pitt Law Favorites: Reading JURIST, attending Pitt Law Women's Association events, finding a cozy spot by the windows on the 3rd floor library, leaving nice notes in my classmates' lockers, and downing a coffee before afternoon classes
Fun Facts: Morgan used to be a seventh grade math teacher before coming to Pitt Law

Emily Maloney (JD '25)

Hometown: Oakdale, PA 
Academic Interests: Torts & Contracts
Pitt Law Favorites: El Jefes, Professor Weisberg's Torts class
Fun Facts: My fiance and I bought a house in Fall of 2023! 

Gabriel Rubio (JD '25)

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Transactional Law, Immigration Law, Employment Law 
Pitt Law Favorites:  The friendships I've made with classmates, Prof. Bratman's legal writing class, and Divvy Coffee & Buns.
Fun Facts: Ethan graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and began attending Pitt Law one year early as part of a 3+3 accelerated program.  

Ethan Underwood (JD '25)

Hometown:  Etters, PA.
Academic Interests: Corporate, Litigation, Property
Pitt Law Favorites:  Pitt Law offers multiple networking experiences that allow students to interact with each other as well as professionals in highly desired fields, fostering connections that will be extremely helpful down the line.
Fun Facts: Ethan graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and began attending Pitt Law one year early as part of a 3+3 accelerated program.  

Bennie Wiener (JD '25)

Hometown:  Greensboro, North Carolina
Academic Interests: Intellectual Property Law, Family Law, LGBTQIA+ Advocacy
Pitt Law Favorites:  The city of Pittsburgh is just overall an amazing city to live in! Make sure to take advantage of all of the places that you can go to for free with your Pitt ID! (A personal favorite is the Mattress Factory---an art museum, not a mattress store!)
Fun Facts: I am a very crafty person---I sew, costume design, embroider, knit, and crochet! My real specialty is wig styling. Let me know if you ever need a Halloween costume!