Pitt Law is preparing the next generation of lawyers and leaders to meet the demands of a changing world.

  • Health Law Program is consistently ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • National Law Journal Ranks Pitt Law #37 Go-To Law School In The Nation.
  • 44th out of 200+ law schools in the production of partners in the nation’s largest law firms.
  • Best Value Law School—National Jurist (one of only 53 in the nation).
  • 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Six specialized areas of study: environmental or energy law; health law; intellectual property, technology, and innovation law; tax law; international and comparative law; and civil litigation.
  • Multiple joint-degree options: public administration, public and international affairs, international development, business administration, public health, social work, bioethics, public policy and management, and arts management.
  • Exceptional career placement: Of the  total graduates of the Class of 2016 175 are employed—160 in full-time positions—with private law firms and in areas such as business, government, and public interest.

Gain experience assisting actual clients with legal matters in any of our seven clinics; study abroad; contribute to or serve as editor of one of our five student-run law reviews; work as a legal reporter for JURIST, an internationally known online legal news service; complete an externship in a local court or in Washington, D.C., through the Semester in D.C. program; or get connected with local entrepreneurs and innovators through the Innovation Practice Institute.

Financial aid is available – most students enter Pitt Law with scholarships.

  • Students who meet the law guarantee requirements are also guaranteed the law school’s Dean’s Scholarship. The average scholarship amount is $20,000 per year.
  • All admitted students are automatically considered for additional merit-based and tuition scholarships for diversity/adversity with no separate application necessary.
  • More information about scholarships.

How to apply

  • A separate application is not necessary for consideration. To be considered for the guarantee, you can either select “Pre-Law” as your Intended Field of Study in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, or select “Law” in the Guaranteed Admission Program dropdown box on the Application for Undergraduate Admission. Only first-year students are eligible for consideration.
  • Be in the top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT (combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing ) or 30 ACT Composite score.
  • While enrolled at Pitt, maintain a 3.5 grade point average as a full-time student.
  • At point of application to law school, satisfy a standard character review and attain a 160 LSAT result.
  • Note: for students not eligible for the guarantee, working toward early admission to the School of Law after three years of study in Arts and Sciences or applying through our early decision program may be a desirable alternative.
  • More information about the School of Law.