Seventeenth Annual Soup's On Public Interest Recognition Luncheon

Sponsorship: 
Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation (PLISF), Professional Development Office Director

Date and Times: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


This reception honors recipients of public interest scholarships/fellowships and those who have performed significant volunteer work this school year as well as the faculty and staff who support PLISF/public interest law.

We wish to recognize all students in our printed program who have given their time and energy to serving the underrepresented. By 5:00pm Thursday, April 12, 2018, please email opcd@pitt.edu with the subject line: "Soup's On Recognition: " to let us know if you have received a PLISF, Blackstone, CILE, Nordenberg, Equal Justice Works, MLK Jr, Bergstrom, Peggy Browning, PMF, Marshall Brennan or any other public interest fellowship/grant this school year. Also, if you have worked in public service, pro bono or contributed to the community more generally this year through volunteer opportunities and wish to be recognized, please email describing your involvement as well.

Please RSVP via PittLawWorks by noon on Monday, April 16th if you plan to attend the reception. To RVSP, log on to PittLawWorks, select "Events" from the left hand side menu of the home page, and choose the RSVP option for the reception. The event lends itself to people coming and going, so feel free to drop by as your schedule permits.

Distinguished Public Interest Professor Nominations Needed!

Each year, in conjunction with the Soup's On reception, a professor is honored whom students believe to be most deserving of the title Distinguished Public Interest Professor. The PDO and PLISF request student nominations for professors who exemplify what it means to be devoted to public interest. Students should provide a brief explanation as to why the nominee should be selected. The professor with the most nominations will be this year's honoree.

PLISF will be tabling during the week of April 2nd from 12:00pm - 2:00pm so you have an opportunity to cast your nominations! If you are unable to submit nominations in person, please send an email to opcd@pitt.edu summarizing why you believe the nominee is deserving of the distinction with the subject line: "Distinguished Public Interest Professor Nomination: [Professor's Name]" by 5:00pm Friday, April 13, 2018 Be sure to submit your nomination by the deadline!

Please direct all questions to Rochelle R. McCain, Director of Externships, Public Interest and Government Relations, at Rochelle.McCain@law.pitt.edu or 412.648.1051.

Other Information

This year at the Annual Public Interest Recognition Program, Soup's On, the PDO and PLISF would like to showcase even more photos of Pitt Law students engaged in public interest/pro bono work throughout this school term. This event is truly a celebration of students in the act of service so don't be shy! Please submit your photos and a short caption detailing the event and those pictured (include class year if relevant) to plisf@pitt.edu by Thursday, April 12

This event is open to the public.
This event requires an RSVP via PittLawWorks.