Law Alumni Association

The University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association (“UPLAA”) was established in 1930 and its mission is to support and enhance the interests of the School of Law, its students, faculty, administration, and alumni in a myriad of constantly evolving ways. All graduates of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are automatically members of UPLAA.   UPLAA considers all Pitt Law students as “alumni in waiting”, such that building relationships between Pitt Law students and alumni is a significant focus of UPLAA’s efforts.

UPLAA elects its Board of Governors with the goal of promoting alumni leadership that reflects the diversity of the Law School and its objectives. Governors are active and committed alumni of Pitt Law who demonstrate their dedication to UPLAA’s mission by providing their time, energy and financial support to Pitt Law students and alumni.   The Board of Governors meets monthly and collaborates closely with law school administration to identify and address needs of students and alumni.   

Activities & Initiatives of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association

UPLAA’s efforts include:

  • Providing annual scholarships to deserving students for their third year of study at Pitt Law School based on the students’ academic performance, dedication to the Law School community, participation in community service and public interest support, interest in the public sector or with public interest law, commitment to providing alumni involvement, and financial need
  • Sponsoring events to facilitate networking and mentoring opportunities between students and alumni
  • Serving as liaisons to the local bar and bench
  • Planning events, such as the annual Distinguished Alumni and Pitt Law Fellows Reception, to highlight the achievements of Pitt Law alumni and recognize exceptional Pitt Law students
  • Coordinating Lunch & Learn programs that feature an outside guest speaker or faculty member with CLE credit often available
  • Creating committees of the Board of Governors that any member of UPLAA can join, even if they are not a member of the Board of Governors
  • Supporting fundraising efforts of the Law School, including asking each Governor to donate at the Law Fellow level annually

UPLAA Committees

Alumni wishing to serve on any of the below UPLAA Committees are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Hughes, President of UPLAA. 

  • Admissions and Recruitment Committee 
  • Alumni Reception/Reunion Committee 
  • Distinguished Alumni Committee 
  • Nominating & Governance Committee
  • Pitt Law Black Alumni Committee
  • Professional Development Committee 
  • Scholarship Committee 
  • Young Alumni Committtee 

2021 Board of Governors

Officers

President – Elizabeth Hughes ‘04

President-Elect – The Honorable Mary Jane Bowes ‘79

Vice President – Tony J. Thompson ‘06

Immediate Past President– Michael Nelson ‘96

Treasurer – Max Beier ‘99

Secretary – Kevin Tucker ‘11

Assistant Secretary – Stuart W. Benson III ‘75

Assistant Treasurer – Bruce Fox ‘84

TERMS EXPIRING 2020

Stuart W. Benson III ‘75

Bruce C. Fox ‘84

Tony Thompson ‘06

TERMS EXPIRING 2021

Dorothy A. Davis ‘81

Kevin W. Tucker ‘11

Elizabeth L. Hughes ‘04

Kristin L. Wells ‘96

TERMS EXPIRING 2022

Bethany Miller ‘08

John Paul Regan ‘15

Shannan Cerrone ’05

Jill Albrecht Weimer ‘07

Alan Leung ‘12