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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

30 Mar

Join Pitt Law for the 2023 Law and Social Change Lecture featuring Daniel S. Medwed University Distinguished Professor Northeastern University on Thurs.,...

March 30, 2023 12:30 p.m.
30 Mar

Join Pitt Law and the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice to celebrate Professor Mary Crossley and the launch of her new book, Embodied Injustice:...

March 30, 2023 4:00 p.m.
12 Apr

Join Pitt Cyber, the School of Law, and the Center for Governance and Markets to celebrate the launch of Governing Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons. This...

April 12, 2023 12:00 p.m.
14 Apr

Join the University of Pittsburgh School of Law for the Annual Person of Color Event from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, in the Barco Law Building....

April 14, 2023 12:00 p.m.
14 Apr

About the Talk: Are we as a species headed towards extinction? As our economic system renders our planet increasingly inhospitable to human life, powerful...

April 14, 2023 3:00 p.m.

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