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Pitt Law Academy Schedule

Pitt Law Academy will be held on the following dates. Programmatic details for each Pitt Law Academy will be amended when available.

Fall 2021 Semester

September 9, 2021, 4:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom

If I Knew Then What I Know Now...

Speakers:

  • Jacquelin Walker, Law Office of Jacquelin Walker 
  • Casey Ryan, Global Head of Legal Personnel at Reed Smith

October 7, 2021, 4:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom

Law Practice Amid COVID

Speakers:

  • Jessica Crown, Shareholder at GRB Law
  • Ron Schuler, Member in Charge of the Pittsburgh Office of Spilman, Thomas & Battle

October 28, 2021, 4:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom

Increasing Access to Justice

Speakers:

  • Miracle Jones, Director of Advocacy and Policy at 1Hood Media
  • Sarah Itzkoff

Spring 2022 Semester

January 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. (VIA ZOOM

Lawyers as Leaders

Speakers: 

  • John Gismondi, The Law Offices of Gismondi & Associates 
  • Leah Williams Duncan, Magisterial District Judge 

February 17, 2022, 4:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom

Health and Wellbeing

Speakers: 

  • Sasha Phillips, Associate at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott
  • Renee Schwerdt, Principal at Thriving Lawyer WellBeing Services, LLC

March 24, 2022, 4:00 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom 

Lawyering for the Public Good 

Speakers: 

  • Emily Kinkead, State Representative
  • Tim Stanley, CEO of Justia