The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is seeking a part-time adjunct professor to teach the following course in the Spring of 2021. At least seven years prior practice-based experience in federal criminal practice is a prerequisite, as is a JD degree. The compensation will be $3000.
The Press and the Law
The press often requires representation to insure that it has access to the news and to insure it can gather and report news without interference. There is a considerable body of law on the press' rights of access to government actions and the right to report news. The body of law also protects the press' sources and research from government intrusion. The course, taught by an attorney with extensive experience in representing the press, will review this body of law. It will afford students practical experience in representing the press by mock court appearances and arguments, and pleading preparation. Among the topics to be covered are the colonial origins of the freedom of press, prohibitions against prior restraint, protection of reporters, access to judicial proceedings, and access to executive branch information.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Internal Number: 20002346
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.