A Break in the Glass Ceiling? Majority of Law Students are Women

For the first time in history, there are more women in U.S. law schools – just over 50 percent of the seats at accredited law schools.

According to The New York Times, a nearly equal amount of men and women have enrolled in juris doctorate programs for several years. However, the American Bar Association recently released data that shows women now make up more than half of those students.

So what does this mean for the profession? Click here to read the entire The New York Times article.

Congratulations to Prof. Nancy Perkins at Duquesne University School of Law

Congratulations from all of us at Spilman to Nancy Perkins, J.D. who has been named the Interim Dean of Duquesne University’s School of Law.

According the University, “Interim Dean Nancy Perkins has served Duquesne University School of Law for more than more than 20 years. After teaching at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center as a legal writing professor, Perkins joined Duquesne University School of Law in 1993 and began researching and teaching in the areas of property and environmental law. Her scholarship explores the intersection of the two, with a special focus on sustainability, equity, and feminism.  She is an academic advisor to students pursuing the school’s energy and environmental law concentration.”

We wish her the best of luck!

To learn more about this announcement and Duquesne University, click here.

U.S. News Ranks Pitt and CMU Among Best Global Universities

U.S. News & World Report recently announced their list of best global universities and two Pittsburgh-based colleges earned this exclusive ranking.

The University of Pittsburgh (47th) and Carnegie Mellon University (71st) were recognized among 750 top universities.

The ranking focuses on the school’s academic research and reputation. The United States had more colleges included than any other country – with 181 represented.

Who else made the list? Click here to read the Pittsburgh Business Times article.