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Pitt Law Selects New Dean

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | March 21, 2018

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The University of Pittsburgh announced yesterday that it had selected Amy J Wildermuth of the University of Utah to be its new Dean, commencing July 1.

The new Dean is both a law professor and a high-ranking administrative officer at Utah, being that University’s first chief sustainability officer.

Prior to joining the law faculty at the University of Utah, Wildermuth served as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. She also clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit and Judge Harry T. Edwards of the D.C. Circuit. Her articles, which focus on administrative and procedural law, have appeared in outlets such as the Northwestern University Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, and the Minnesota Law Review. Wildermuth was the recipient of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Early Career Faculty Award in 2007, the Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and the Faculty Service Award in 2011.  Among other degrees, she has received an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois.  Her academic career as a law professor has included a concentration in environmental law.

Pitt Law is ranked among the top 100 Law Schools in the nation. New rankings released this month by U.S. News & World Report show the school’s overall ranking went up eight places this year from 82nd to 74th. It is ranked 20th nationally in health law and 27th nationally in international law.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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