COVID-19 Response

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Please Note: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Barco Library is OPEN during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at 412-648-1325 or barcoref@pitt.edu

Changes of Status

There are 4 types of Changes of Status within the Law School

  1. Visiting Out (Attending Third Year at Another Law School)
  2. Leave of Absence
  3. Resignation or Withdrawal
  4. Transfer to Another Law School

Notice of Decision to Transfer, Visit Out, or Remain at the Law School

Students who have initiated procedures to transfer or obtained approval to visit out must notify the Law School Registrar’s Office of their decision whether or not to transfer or visit out by August 1. Students who have decided to transfer or visit out must meet with the Dean of Students; students who have decided to remain at the Law School must provide written notification (which may be by e-mail). If you fail to notify the Registrar’s Office of your decision by August 1, a fee to cover administrative costs associated with your failure to provide timely notification will be assessed as follows:

  1. A fee of $125 for students who remain at the Law School after having initiated procedures to transfer or obtained approval to visit out; or
  2. A fee of $100 for students who transfer or visit out.

In addition, all students who have initiated procedures to transfer or obtained approval to visit out but have not timely informed the Registrar’s Office of their decision will have their registration cancelled and will be removed from all classes for which they have registered. Those students who remain at the Law School despite having initiated procedures to transfer or obtained approval to visit out will have to submit new registration materials.