Live CLE Events

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 5:30-7 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession: Past, Present, and the Future

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot

600 Grant Street, US Steel Building

44th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Panelists will explore the importance of promoting and increasing racial diversity and inclusion in the Profession. In addition, the panel will offer ways in which Black and African American attorneys may overcome the barriers that limit their growth and their full participation in the practice of law.

Speakers:

  • Justice Cynthia Ackron Baldwin
  • Martha Richards Conley (JD '71)
  • Derek Illar-Antonucci (JD '09)
  • Aubrey Jones (JD '07)
  • Tony Thompson (JD '06)

Register here.

This program has been approved by PACLE for 1.0 ethics hours of CLE credit. Eckert Seamans will report CLE credits earned to the Pennsylvania CLE Board. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states; a Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be provided for convenience.


Friday, September 16, 2022 | 12:30 p.m.

Constitution Day 2022: "The Constitution America Could Have Had" 

Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom

Barco Law Building 

3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

In this lecture, Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will dig into America’s past to excavate the Constitution the country could have had. 

Reception to follow.

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This program has been approved by PACLE for 1 hour of CLE credit. There will be a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event.


Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 1-5 p.m.

The Business of Humanity: Current Events and the ESG Obligations of Multinational Corporations

Environmental, Social, and Governance factors increasingly drive corporate decision-making and foreign investment. This has become especially true this past year, with the onset of geopolitical crises in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Myanmar. Foreign investment decisions are not only driven by the binary distinction of profit on the one hand or sanctions on the other. Ethical concerns and the reputational risk of investing in specific jurisdictions and industry sectors are readjusting global business priorities. The complexity and interaction of these considerations with other areas of stakeholder engagement are one of the main challenges to multinational corporations and their inside and outside counsel. This conference will provide a forum for discussing these considerations, especially as they relate to the complex legal and operational issues raised by conflict situations.

This event, co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE) and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, is scheduled to coincide with the 2022 Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the ministerial for Mission Innovation (MI), both of which will be held in Pittsburgh. The CEM and MI bring together 31 countries to rapidly accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment to achieve net zero by 2050, avoid the worst effects of climate change, and provide new economic opportunities for workers at home and abroad. 

Speakers:

  • Charles Kotuby, Jr., FCIARB
  • Benjamin Longlet
  • Wendy Miles QC
  • Matthew Murray
  • JoAnne Schwendinger
  • John C. Camillus
  • Bopaya Bidanda
  • Kristi Gedid
  • John Lipinski
  • Mukesh Rustagi

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This program has been approved by PACLE for 2.0 substantive hours of CLE credit. There will be a $60.00 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. This presentation is free to Pitt faculty, staff, and students and those not seeking CLE credit.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 12:30 p.m.

The Relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

Judge D. Michael Fisher will offer some brief introductory remarks introducing the guest speaker, Judge David James Porter. Judge Porter will provide an overview of the historical relationship between two of the United States’ founding documents. The lecture will be followed by a wide ranging Q and A which is not limited to the material discussed in during the initial lecture.

Speakers:

  • Judge David James Porter
  • Judge D. Michael Fisher

Register here.

This program has been approved by PACLE for 1.0 substantive hour of CLE credit. There will be a $30.00 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. This presentation is free to Pitt faculty, staff, and students and those not seeking CLE credit.

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 8a.m. - 2 p.m.

Protecting Dynastic Wealth: Perspectives on the Role of Estate and Gift Tax in Perpetuating Inequality

The estate and gift tax law has been critiqued as ineffective in curbing the growth of dynastic wealth. What goals are well served by the current law of wealth transfer taxation? Who benefits the most from the current tax structure? How might estate and gift tax laws be more effective as a backstop for the income tax? What role do lawyers play in the tax system, and how does that uniquely manifest in the wealth transfer tax context?

There are tremendous gaps in income and wealth in the United States. What role does the tax law play in wealth transfers? How might the tax law be reformed? What are the roles that wealthy individuals, lawyers, lawmakers and others play in the development of the tax law?

Speakers:

  • Jonathan G. Blattmachr
  • Edward J. McCaffery
  • Bridget J. Crawford
  • Mitchell M. Gans
  • Carlyn S. McCaffrey
  • Eric A Kades
  • Allison Anna Tait
  • Phyllis C. Taite

Register here.

This program has been approved by PACLE for 4.0 substantive hours of CLE credit. There will be a $80.00 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. This presentation is free to Pitt faculty, staff, and students and those not seeking CLE credit.