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Barco Law Building

A classic example of brutalist architecture, the Barco Law Building houses Pitt’s School of Law. Among the building’s special features is the oak-paneled Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, which includes a seven-seat judges’ bench, jury and press boxes, counselors’ tables, judges’ chambers, jury room, and a striking 24x36-foot mosaic created by Pitt’s Virgil Cantini (1919-2009).

Pitt has offered law classes since 1843. Its law school was officially founded in 1895, making Pitt’s one of the oldest law schools in the nation. In 1900, the law school joined with 31 other schools to form the Association of American Law Schools.

Among Pitt’s law graduates are the late Derrick Bell Jr., the first tenured African American professor at Harvard Law School and one of the originators of critical race theory; U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch; the late K. Leroy Irvis, longtime Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the first African American to serve as a speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction; and former U.S. Attorney General and Governor of Pennsylvania Richard Thornburgh.

With significant programs focusing on international law, as well as community-based public service expertise, the school provides a diverse, sophisticated, and hands-on legal education.

3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Upcoming Events

19 Sep

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Presents: "A Conversation with Zahr Said". Professor Zahr Said is a Professor of Law at the University of...

23 Sep

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will serve as a remote location, participating via livestream. Supreme Court Justice Max Baer will serve as a...

September 23, 2019 10:00 a.m.
27 Sep

For many years Puerto Ricans have been enduring a humanitarian crisis caused by the coalescing of the destruction caused by hurricane María and the austerity...

September 27, 2019 6:00 p.m.
28 Sep

For many years Puerto Ricans have been enduring a humanitarian crisis caused by the coalescing of the destruction caused by hurricane María and the austerity...

September 28, 2019 9:00 a.m.
01 Oct

Considering one of Pitt Law's seven Joint Degree Programs? Learn more at a brown bag information session on Tuesday, Oct. 1st from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at...

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Constitution Day 2019

September 17, 2019