A Message from Dean William M. Carter on the Next Session of Pitt Law Academy Sept. 28

A message from Dean William M. Carter, Jr. regarding the next Pitt Law Academy session, Sept. 28.

Dear students,

Thanks to those of you who shared your feedback that you found the first session of the Pitt Law Academy to be informative. The panelists from the first session also greatly enjoyed it, and specifically told me how impressed they were with the students who spoke with them individually afterwards. I’d encourage you all to take advantage of the opportunity to network with all of our panelists.

The second session of the Pitt Law Academy will be held in the Courtroom on Thursday September 28 at 3:30pm. The topic will be “How Do I Figure Out What Kind of Law I Want to Practice?” The speakers will be Elizabeth Hughes (Assistant Counsel, UPMC; Pitt Law ‘04) and Justine Kasznica (Partner, Baer Crossey McDemus LLC). I will also offer some brief remarks on this session’s theme. 

Ms. Hughes is Assistant Counsel in the UPMC Corporate Legal Department, serving as general counsel to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Children’s Community Pediatrics and UPMC Mercy. Prior to joining UPMC, Ms. Hughes was an associate at Raphael, Ramsden and Behers, P.C. practicing in the areas of family law, guardianships and mental health law. Ms. Kasznica is a technology and commercial transactions attorney with Baer, Crossey, & McDemus. She represents technology companies, investor groups, universities, and research institutions seeking to commercialize new technologies, products, and services, and has particular expertise in robotics and autonomous systems. She is also the former Executive Director of Pitt Law’s Innovation Practice Institute.

Please remember that attendance at a minimum of six of the eight Pitt Law Academy sessions is required.

I’m looking forward to our second session.


Dean Carter

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