University of Pittsburgh School of Law

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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University of Pittsburgh is located in a safe and vibrant neighborhood with easy connectivity to the heart of the Pittsburgh legal community. The school also takes advantage of its university research programs, said Dean William Carter.

“There is no question that our health law program distinguishes us from every other school in the region based on its depth and breadth,” he said

Seven permanent clinics prepare students for real-life, while the Innovation Practice Institute is a first-of-its kind collaboration with local business and legal leaders that intersects law, technology and entrepreneurship. It offers more clinic positions than any other school in the region. 

Students have a unique opportunity to work on Jurist, a magazine allowing students to “…do intensive writing on quite complicated legal topics that are delivered to a nonacademic audience. We have a huge international readership,” Carter said.

It also received a B+ in preLaw magazine’s Best Value ranking. 

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75th Percentile1593.64
25th Percentile1523.12
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$1,219$1,775
Living Expenses
Median grant$18000
Percent receiving grants76.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 88.80%
NJ Employment75.84
Bar Passage83.47%
Academic Profile
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Intellectual Property Law
Public Policy
Tax Law
Technology Law