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Pitt Law Mission Statement

Prof Burkoff and a studentFounded in 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is one of the finest public urban law schools in the United States.

Our mission is to:

  1. Provide a world-class legal education to all of our students;
  2. Create and foster ideas and knowledge to advance and transform the law and our society;
  3. Engage, serve, and partner with local, national, and global communities; and
  4. Develop and manage resources sustainably to build a foundation of success.

Our mission reflects these core values:

  • Justice
  • Intellectual Rigor
  • Professionalism and Integrity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence