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

Advising Program

The Registrar will assign a faculty advisor to each enrolled student.  The name of your faculty advisor appears in your Student Services Center tab in the "Advisor" section in PeopleSoft. 

Except for the first semester of your first year, you are required to meet with your faculty advisor once each semester and to have your mentor sign a designated form which the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will make available to you in advance of any scheduled meetings.  You are then required to submit that signed form to the Registrar’s Office after your meeting. Failure to submit the signed form will mean that an ADV holdwill be placed on your account and you will not be able to register for the next semester’s classes. 

In order to facilitate the meetings between advisore and advisees, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will designate one Friday each semester as “Advising Day” when students and faculty should plan to meet, unless they mutually prefer a different date, or there is a truly irreconcilable conflict on the part of either of them on the designated Advising Day. 

Special Note for the Spring 2019 Semester. Due to the extraordinary circumstances arising by virtue of the outbreak of COVID-19, we are waiving the requirement that students meet with their advisors prior to registration.  You are instead required to meet (virtually) with your advisor before Friday April 17.  Failure to do so may result deregistering you from the Fall 2020 semester.