Academic Support

Pitt Law offers a variety of academic support services to enhance your educational experience. 

Dean of Students

Pitt Law’s Dean of Students office provides personalized and supportive counseling, mentorship, and advising to help our students navigate the changing challenges of law school as well as their personal and professional life. We partner with offices within the greater university to support student success. We collaborate with the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which includes the Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS) to coordinate accommodations for students with disabilities. We support our student organizations and collaborate with the Student Bar Association (SBA) to ensure open communication regarding the concerns and interest of our students. We believe wellness and balance are an integral part of enjoying and succeeding in law school. Our wellness programming encompasses a broad spectrum of wellness elements as all dimensions are intertwined and vital to a well-rounded law student and practitioner.  From Orientation through Commencement our office is committed to enhancing the student experience.

Student Mentor

Each incoming student is matched with a faculty mentor with expertise in an area in which the student has expressed interest. Workshops and information sessions provide opportunities to learn about the experiences of practicing lawyers.

Bar Exam

Find information about bar exams and bar admissions to prepare to become a licensed lawyer. Learn about taking the bar exam in Pittsburgh and about the resources the law school provides. See bar exam preparation.

Writing Center

In a one-to-one setting, the Writing Center will help native and nonnative speakers of English identify and eliminate weaknesses in their writing so that their writing will be clear, coherent and strong.