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The University of Pittsburgh Law Building is currently undergoing major renovations. Access to the building and law library is restricted until July. Please email plas@pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1490 if you need assistance.

Pitt Law Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program

Many of our graduates are experiencing considerable career uncertainty as they prepare for the administration of online bar exams. For that reason, Pitt Law has developed a Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program in which our recent graduates may work part-time up to eight weeks at a host site while participating in concurrent CLE and leadership programming. We seek organization's participation as a host site, providing a Fellow with approximately 30 hours of work per week for a period of up to 8 weeks. Pitt Law will offer a stipend directly to each Fellow who has been matched with a host organization or law firm to compensate them for their time. This opportunity would place the Fellow in a position to find subsequent full-time work, while allowing attorneys to better serve clients with a growing need for legal help during this crisis.

The Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program will occur in the eight weeks from October 19 - December 18, 2020.

While not required, if your organization has the financial capacity to subsidize the cost of the stipend, the assistance would be welcome. Your contribution would be made directly to Pitt Law and applied to the Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program. Any amount in support of the program would be deeply appreciated. To make a gift, click here


Continuing Legal Education Opportunities

What's 'Normal' in Legal Employment 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m.  

Pitt Law alumni Mariah McGrogan (JD ‘14), Employment Attorney at Reed Smith and Derek Luke (JD ‘19), an associate at Cozen O’Connor, give an overview of employment law topics that may impact recent law graduates, including suggestions on how to address discrimination, harassment, and workplace conduct.

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This program has been approved by PACLE for 1 hour of Credit. There will be a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law’s Class of 2020 and those not seeking CLE.

Pro Bono: How to Incorporate and Balance it in Your Career 
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00 p.m.  

Pitt Law alum Lawrence ("Guido") Gurrera (JD '09) and attorney Mollie Rosenzweig will present on incorporating pro bono and balancing it in the legal profession. The performance of pro bono legal services is a professional responsibility of each attorney. Not only can pro bono service be personally rewarding, but it provides essential legal representation to those in society without the means to pay. Additionally, performing pro bono legal work provides attorneys with an opportunity to learn new areas of law and hone skills that are helpful in their practice.  This course will examine the following legal and practical issues related to pro bono work:

  • Ethical considerations
  • Benefits to you and your practice
  • Practical and personal considerations
  • Identifying and selecting pro bono projects

The course will consist of approximately 45 minutes of discussion and lecture and approximately 15 minutes of question and answer. 

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This program has been approved by PACLE for 1 hour of Ethics Credit. There will be a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law’s Class of 2020 and those not seeking CLE.

Nuts & Bolts of First Year Lawyering
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m.  

This program will provide first-year lawyers with practical tips  that they can use to be able to "hit the ground running" on their first day of practice. Taught from a practitioner's perspective, the program will focus on the issues of billable hours (including firm expectations and how to enter/bill time), the concept of teamwork and how it applies in a legal environment and, finally, effective communications both internally (with colleagues) and with clients. Pitt Law Professor Larry Lebowitz (JD '87) will serve as moderator for the program. Pitt Law alumni Katie Jacobs (JD '09) and Maria Salvatori (JD '15) along with recent law school graduates and Denton attorneys Maria Salvatori and Eric Elliott will provide unique perspectives on the above topics and those associated with helping new lawyers achieve success in their first job. 

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This program has been approved by PACLE for 1 hour of Ethics Credit. There will be a $30 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law’s Class of 2020 and those not seeking CLE.