One-Day Law School for Journalists™ Event July 30

The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree can be daunting. This free, intensive program on the court system supports journalists, and others in the media, who have little experience covering the courts or who want to be sure they are on top of all current issues. This program is also open to journalism, media, and communication students. This program is a collaboration between Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Register by July 29 to receive the information needed to access the online event via email.

Event Schedule:


  • 9:30 a.m.   
    • Debbie Gross (PMC President/CEO)


  • 9:35 a.m.    
    • Amy Wildermuth, Pitt Law Dean, presenting Basics of Court Systems
  • 10 a.m.       
    • Julie Colton, Pitt Law Adjunct Professor and Partner at Obermayer, presenting The Evolution of Family Law During COVID 19
  • 10:30 a.m.  
    • President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, Chief Judge Mark Hornak, and Judge Christine Ward presenting Changes in Court Processes from COVID19
  • 11:30 a.m.   
    • Keynote Address: Pitt Law Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair Professor of Law David Harris presenting Police Brutality, Misconduct and Violence: The Scope of the Problem and What Can  Be Done

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