The University of Pittsburgh School of Law has educated generations of lawyers since our first 35 graduates in 1895. Since then, Pitt Law has continued to grow and enhance the legal education provided, each year graduating over 200 legal scholars equipped to enter and impact a worldwide legal community. While we have a venerable history, Pitt Law is on the move with a curriculum that offers strong fundamentals, as well as the programs and opportunities that are critical to lawyers today. You will be challenged by classroom debates and discussions, participate in real-world cases and have the opportunity to hone your skills in externships and moot court competitions.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is a diverse community of learning whose essential mission is to help lawyers and legal institutions to meet the demands of a rapidly changing legal and professional environment. We perform this mission through three critical functions: We prepare a diverse and talented pool of students to meet the challenges of demanding legal careers whether as advocates, counselors, planners, or policy makers and to meet the leadership responsibilities lawyers are called upon to perform in their personal and professional lives. Our central focus in this effort is the preparation of students for the first professional degree in law.