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Life in Oakland and Pittsburgh

Innovation, Business and Research 

Oakland is no ivory tower. It is an innovation hub, brimming with the creativity of students, researchers, inventors, and visitors from around the world. With most of its residents under age 30, the neighborhood pulses with intensity. Business incubators, health researchers, the RAND Corporation, Disney, IBM, and Microsoft share this intellectual hub.

A Hive of Expertise

UPMC, an international health care system, maintains four teaching hospitals on the Pitt campus and dozens throughout the region. It is closely affiliated with Pitt’s medical school and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a world-class center for bioengineering. Experts in public health and public policy from all over the world mingle here, lecturing and learning. Historians, novelists and authors read their works in the popular Arts & Lectures series at the nearby Carnegie Music Hall, also a busy concert venue.

Charming Locations To Relax

Pitt Law sits at the heart of the University campus, a few steps from the cafes and green space of Schenley Plaza. We share a border of the 456-acre Schenley Park with Carnegie Mellon University and two of the city’s four Carnegie museums. The Carnegie Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History are renowned for their magnificent collections, while local eateries feature global cuisine.