Accomplished legal faculty with an innovative edge.
Accomplished legal faculty with an innovative edge.

University of Pittsburgh Faculty for Online Programs

Pitt Law’s esteemed faculty members teach with an emphasis on instilling practical knowledge for career acceleration. You can find many of them teaching in both the online and on-campus programs at Pitt. As working professionals themselves, you will learn material that is applicable to real-world challenges you will face in your field.

These changemakers and industry leaders bring an impressive wealth of knowledge to our law programs and build invaluable mentoring relationships with Pitt Law students. Click the tabs below to learn more about the faculty members for our online programs.

Alan Meisel
Professor Emeritus of Law
Director of Online Programs and MSL Program

meisel@pitt.edu
Jaclyn Belczyk
Professor of Practice
Executive Editor, JURIST

Program: MSL

belczyk@pitt.edu
Ben Bratman
Professor of Legal Writing
Coordinator, Legal Writing Program

Program: MSL

beb9@pitt.edu
Pat Chew
Judge J. Quint Salmon and Anne Salmon Chaired Professor

Programs: MSL, HR Law

patchew@pitt.edu
Phil Hackney
Associate Professor of Law

Program: MSL

phackney@pitt.edu
Oliver Kim
Instructor

Program: MSL
Jacqueline Lipton
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Program: MSL

jdl103@pitt.edu
William McNally
Instructor

Program: MSL
Stephen Muffler
Instructor

Program: MSL
Marily Nixon
Professor of Practice
Director of Online Master of Studies in Law Program
Director of the Practical Business Law Certificate

Program: MSL

marilynixon@pitt.edu
Peter Oh
Professor of Law

Program: MSL

poh@pitt.edu
Linda Ruse
Instructor

Program: MSL
Ann Sinsheimer
Professor of Legal Writing

Program: MSL

ans24@pitt.edu
Shawn Sullivan
Instructor

Program: MSL

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Find the online program that fits your needs. Our Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers through a legal education with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree. Our graduate certificates can further your expertise within a specific area of the law in 10 months. Students who complete a certificate program have the option of applying those 15 course credits toward the Online MSL degree.

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Master of Studies in Law Admissions Deadlines

Dec
22
Priority Deadline
December 22
Spring 2023
Jan
5
Final Deadline
January 5
Spring 2023
Jan
9
Start Date
January 9
Spring 2023

Certificates Admissions Deadlines

Dec
22
Priority Deadline
December 22
Spring 2023
Jan
19
Final Deadline
January 19
Spring 2023
Jan
23
Start Date
January 23
Spring 2023