May & June access restricted

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.

Updated Plan to Keep You Safe

The law school continues to operate somewhat differently than the undergraduate cohort. As you know, we have only permitted law school community members and others with active classes in our building to enter our building, have maintained distancing in our classrooms, have followed all masking and safety protocols (and have an excellent safety record because you have all taken it so seriously--thank you!), and have a very high rate of vaccination. In addition, our teaching often requires more in-person interactions, and we know that many of you are more engaged and happier when you are in our classrooms.

Based on all of this and after consultation with the faculty, staff, and student representatives, we have decided the following: All classes will be in person unless (1) your class was already designated to be remote or (2) you are contacted by a faculty memberbecause, for a variety of safety reasons, you are in one of the few classes that is going remote for the first few weeks.

We also understand that members of our law school community may test positive for Covid and/or feel sick during the semester. Just as we did last semester, you can be accommodated with recordings of the classes you miss, but only if you seek and are approved for an accommodation through Dean AllieIf you do not feel well, stay home. If you are ill or have been diagnosed with an illness, please contact Dean Allie for instructions on next steps.

We know that this is yet another moment of stress and anxiety for many. Every time we think we might catch a break, the pandemic has a different plan. But know this: You are all part of our Pitt Law family for a reason. You are extraordinarily talented and determined people. And our world and its systems of justice need each and every one of you! We know that the past two years have not been easy, and we are here for you every step of the way. We are so proud of all you have done and will do--thank you for being an important part of our community.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.

With best wishes,

Dean Amy, Dean Hamoudi, and Dean Allie

Healthcare Standards & Safety Guidelines

The University of Pittsburgh’s Healthcare Advisory Group is overseeing the development of all health-related guidance and requirements and played a vital role in developing the operational postures. 

For Faculty and Staff

We are grateful to our Pitt Law faculty and staff for their tremendous dedication, flexibility and patience throughout these difficult and uncertain times. From engaging and supporting our students remotely to conducting scholarly work and keepng our building safe and clean, the people of Pitt Law continue to show resilience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pitt Law has developed a comprehensive activity plan for successfully restarting operations and welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus. For more information, please find frequently asked questions pertaining specifically to Pitt Law.