June 2021 Alumni Newsletter

Introducing Ask Pitt Alumni

Ask Pitt Alumni – Quick Counsel is a new virtual service designed to help Pitt Law students and alumni get quick answers to their career-related questions. Now, more than ever, we need to help Pitt Law students and alumni cultivate meaningful, productive connections within the Pitt community. Students and recent graduates submit a question via an online form, which is then fielded by artificial intelligence software and directed to a Pitt Law graduate with that professional expertise. This program is just one way Pitt Law is working to support our community members,
especially in such challenging times. 

Pitt Law alumni with updated email addresses on file with the University will be able to field law student questions. Click here to update your contact information.

Max Laun (JD '88) Named Director of New Online Program

Pitt Law class of 1988 grad Max Laun has been named director of the new International Business Law and Dispute Resolution Online Graduate Certificate Program.  

Laun serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc., the organization that oversees 16 organizations that provide civil legal services to the indigent in Pennsylvania, and the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, the nationwide organization committed to improving legal access in both criminal and civil matters. He was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the PA Continuing Legal Education Board and serves on the Advisory Council to Pitt Law’s Center for International Legal Education. 

Two New Online Programs Launch this Fall

Pitt Law's newest online program, the International Business Law and Dispute Resolution Online Graduate Certificate, is perfect for students who want to pursue International Business Law by expanding their knowledge in international business transactions, litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Brand new for Fall 2021, Pitt Law's Master of Studies in Law— one of the oldest MSL programs in the country — is now available fully online. Uncover the complexities of our laws and legal system in a customizable program with 20+ specializations. Choose whether to pursue studies entirely online, or part online and part in-person.

These new offerings join Pitt Law's established online certificate programs, Human Resources Law Online and Health Care Compliance Online.

Save the Date: Homecoming 2021

Pitt Law and the Pitt Alumni Association look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Homecoming Celebration!

Mark your calendars for Pitt Law’s traditional events like the Alumni Reunion Reception on Friday, September 24 in the lobby of Barco Law Building and Pitt Law Homecoming Tailgate at Heinz Field on Saturday, September 25. This year, we will host a special reception for the Class of 2020 on Thursday, September 23 in the lobby of the Barco Law Building. Plus, University events throughout the weekend like the Welcome Back Reception and Young Alumni After Dark on the Cathedral Lawn, the pregame celebration for Pitt vs. UNH, and fireworks at the Cathedral of Learning. Pitt is also planning an in-person ceremony for the Class of 2020 during Homecoming weekend. Please make sure Pitt has your preferred contact information to ensure you receive an invitation and details.

Wellness Fund Renamed in Brian Cuban's Honor

Pitt Law has renamed the Pitt Law Wellness Fund in honor of Brian Cuban (JD '86), who started the fund to support students’ mental and physical health during law school. The official announcement was made during Pitt Law’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8 at the Petersen Events Center, where Cuban served as the Class of 2021 commencement speaker.

Faculty News

Our Pitt Law faculty continue to publish their impactful and timely work in the very best journals. Read more here.