Speaker Guidelines

At Pitt Law, our duty is to our students, first and foremost, and our collective embrace of the principles of justice, intellectual rigor, professionalism, and equity and inclusive excellence. In order to fully engage with the world and to understand the continuing challenges in the law and to justice, we seek to foster a diverse educational experience for all students through free expression and the exchange of ideas. Freedom of thought, speech, assembly, and expression are valued.

We also deeply value our commitment to the constitutional rights of our community and will not tolerate any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or marital, veteran, familial, or disability status. We expect and accord full respect and dignity to all.

As part of our educational mission and our commitment to free speech, there are a diverse array of speakers at the law school. Some of those speakers will present on controversial and difficult topics. The use of a University facility or space does not constitute an endorsement by the University or the law school of any speaker, presentation, content, or expressed viewpoint. Likewise, participation in an event by a member of the Pitt Law community does not constitute an endorsement of that event or the speaker. We encourage, where appropriate, those in the Pitt Law community to participate in ensuring competing viewpoints are offered and robust dialogue is encouraged.