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Georgetown law professor talks Constitution at annual lecture

Victoria Nourse, Ralph Whitworth Professor in Law at Georgetown spoke Tuesday about separation of powers and the current state of politics.

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Each year since the passage of a 2004 federal amendment, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, commemorating the day 230 years ago when delegates from the original 13 states ratified the Constitution, giving life and law to our republic.

Hurricane brings Puerto Rican law students to Pitt

(From left) Rocio Alers, David Canino and Sofía Mendoza Matos traveled from Puerto Rico to Pittsburgh to continue their education through Pitt's law school after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September. (Photos by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Laura Howe | Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

When Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico in September, it left almost the entire island without electricity, and residents had limited access to food and water. David Canino was thankful for the bare essentials. “Even though I didn’t have water or light, nothing happened to my house. S...

Law student sues Pitt, claiming Title IX complaint was mistreated

A former Pitt Law student sued the University for allegedly mishandling a Title IX complaint. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

November 13, 2017

  A former Pitt law student has sued the University, claiming Pitt employees mistreated her when they responded to a Title IX complaint she filed. Hannah Rullo filed a lawsuit Oct. 25 in the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh against the University of Pittsburgh saying she was subjected to gende...

Law professor underscores reproductive rights

 Lois Shepherd, a law professor at the University of Virginia, gave a talk titled “How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It” in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom in Pitt’s Barco Law Building. (Photo courtesy of Laura Howe)

By Laura Howe | For The Pitt News

November 10, 2017

An older man in the audience of a reproductive rights lecture looked around the room and commented on the lack of people like him. “You know, I think Rep. [Tim] Murphy summed up the whole problem, and that is men sort of abandon the issue or exclude themselves from the discussion until it immediate...

Pitt Law dean Carter to step down, leaving Pitt a second dean position to fill

Pitt Law Dean William Carter will step down after the 2017-2018 academic year. (Pitt News File Photo)

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2017

The dean of Pitt’s law school, William M. Carter Jr., is stepping down to return to teaching full-time, becoming the second Pitt dean ending their tenure next spring. Carter's decision comes soon after engineering dean Gerald Holder announced in May he will step down and return to the faculty. Carter and Holder will leave their positions ...

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