A journalist listening to a presentation at a One-Day Law School for Journalists™ at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

One-Day Law School for Journalists™

Our One-Day Law School for Journalists™ is an intensive program designed to support journalists and others in the media who face the challenge of reporting on the court system without a law degree.

"I cannot emphasize how helpful this was, and how much it will inform my reporting. I am so grateful for these resources." - 2019 Pittsburgh Participant

2022 One-Day Law School for Journalists

This program was held on July 26, 2022. Thank you to all who participated!

Click here to watch a recording of the program. 

8:35 AM - 9:00 AM A Conversation on the Federal Judicial Process Hon. Mark A. Kearney, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Understanding & Covering Criminal Litigation 101 David Sonenshein, Prof. Emeritus, Temple University Beasley School of Law
9:55 AM - 10:05 AM Break  
10:05 AM - 10:55 AM Understanding & Covering Civil Litigation 101 Deborah Gross, President & CEO
10:55 AM - 11:40 AM Right to Know & Open Records

Paula Knudsen Burke, Local Legal Initiative Staff Attorney, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Melissa Melewsky, Media Law Counsel, PA NewsMedia Association

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM Break  
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Access to Information & the Impact of Disinformation on the Public's Confidence in Our Courts

David Bodney, Senior Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP

Hon. Peter Swann, Arizona Court of Appeals