School of Law

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Class of 2018 Celebrates Commencement

The University of Pittsburgh commencement ceremonies on April 26 and 29 celebrated all that Pitt students have accomplished thus far — as well as the promise of what is yet to come. Visit the media galleries that showcase the pride, excitement and optimism of the Pitt Class of 2018.
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Pitt Names New Dean for School of Law

Amy J. Wildermuth, associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Utah, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She will begin her deanship on July 1.
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Information Science, Law School Alumna Marks Supreme Achievement in New York State

After attending Pitt, Shawndya Simpson (SCI ’87, LAW ’90) made her way from assistant New York attorney general to bureau chief to civil court judge — then all the way to the Supreme Court of New York State.
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PhD Student Uses Personal Insight to Drive Research, Help Others With Disabilities

Jonathan Duvall has used a wheelchair since a sledding accident in 2007. His work, including creating sidewalk roughness standards and a simpler way for people who use wheelchairs to weigh themselves, aims to help those with disabilities.
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Improvements Around Campus Designed to Enhance Student Experience and Education

New labs; new homes for centers, departments and clinics; and updated classrooms and infrastructure are some of the campus improvements that greeted staff, faculty and students this term.
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Cyber Institute Continues Steady Growth

With the addition of two experts in the fields of law and technology, Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security continues to make progress toward its institutional goals.
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Legal News and Research Service Is Fast, Informed Spin on Traditional Law Journal

Since 1996, the student-powered publication JURIST has examined current events from a legal standpoint, distilling daily news into articles for the law community and beyond, 365 days a year.
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Statewide Network to Share Expertise, Resources to Combat Cyber Threats

Large campuses and companies use a variety of techniques to safeguard research archives and computing grids. But for smaller colleges and organizations without the staff or budget to protect against cyber threats, learning what expertise and resources are available is key.
School of Law Dean William M. Carter Jr.

Law School Dean to Return to Faculty

The School of Law's national recognition has risen, and its faculty diversity, academic scope and philanthropic giving have increased during the six years that William M. Carter Jr. has served as dean.