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

  • #14 Best Health Law Programs–U.S. News & World Report
  • #29 Best International Law Programs–U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Value Law School—National Jurist (one of only 53 in the nation)
  • 11:1 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 221 total graduates of the Class of 2014, 187 are employed—165 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 minimum award amount starts at $10,000
  • 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

  • Indicate Pre-law on admissions application.
  • Be in the top 10 percent of high school graduating class with a 1360 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT Composite score.
  • While enrolled at Pitt, maintain a 3.5 grade point average as a full-time student in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
  • At point of application to law school, satisfy a standard character review and attain a 162 LSAT result.
  • Note: for students not eligible for a freshman 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.