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Amy J. Wildermuth

Amy J. Wildermuth

Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Professor of Law
(412) 648-1401

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Amy J. Wildermuth is currently dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law as of July 2018. Wildermuth joins Pitt Law from the University of Utah where she was a Professor of Law in the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the university. She was also the University of Utah's first chief sustainability officer. 

Professor Wildermuth earned both a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois. Before joining the law faculty at the University of Utah, she served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States. She also clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the D.C. Circuit and Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit.

Respected for her scholarship in the areas of civil procedure, administrative law, environmental law, and U.S. Supreme Court practice, Professor Wildermuth’s work has been published in law journals such as the Northwestern Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, and the Minnesota Law Review, among others. In addition to her academic work, Professor Wildermuth has represented several parties as amicus curiae in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Wildermuth is also an award-winning teacher who has taught many courses over her career, including Civil Procedure, Property, Federal Courts, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Wildlife Law, and U.S. Supreme Court Practice. The University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney College of Law recognized her contributions with its Early Career Faculty Award, its Faculty Service Award, and the Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award.

JD, College of Law, University of Illinois
MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
BS, Engineering and Policy, Washington University
BA, History, Washington University


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Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of the Faculty Service Award for the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College
    of Law, May 2011

  • Recipient of the Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award, May 2009

  • Jackie Chiles Society’s 2008 Professor of the Year

  • Recipient of the Early Career Faculty Award for the University of Utah S.J. Quinney
    College of Law, May 2007

  • Eco-pragmatism and Ecology: What’s Leopold Got to Do With It? named one of the 30
    best land use and