reverendt wrote:Pitt 3L here....happy to answer any questions about the school or the town.
Just wondering as an out of state applicant (Florida) if there is a good chunk of out of staters in your experience (beyond the bordering states)?
Additionally, is the Health Law program well-respected/utilized? It seems like a very thorough program they have, and is one of the major reasons I'm considering applying.
Thanks for any info.
Quite a few out of state/region folks. In my 1L section alone there were 3 or 4 (that I know of) from Texas, a few from Florida....I know some from Colorado, a few Californians, Georgia, Arizona, Connecticut, etc. If I had to guess I'd say 20-30 percent were form outside the region. If you're concerned about being one of the only people not native to the area, I wouldn't worry about.
I'm not in the health law program myself, but I hear good things. Every semester there seems to be a number of health-related classes offered. I believe there's also a health law clinic and health law certificate program. Also, there's a journal of Environmental & Public Health law. Pittsburgh is a very "medically oriented" town (University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers are everywhere.) In town, I'm sure the program is well respected. I don't know how it is viewed in other places.
Hope this helps.