Professor Stella Smetanka Receives 2015 Outstanding Pro Bono Award
Pitt Law Professor Emeritus Stella Smetanka is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Pro Bono Award from the Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Association. This award honors her significant contributions to providing free legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County over the past year.
Professor Smetanka currently directs Pitt Law's Social Security Disability Practicum, has supervised the Health Law Clinic, is a member of the board of directors for the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, and volunteers at the Uptown Legal Clinic based in Bethlehem Haven. She has previously recieved the Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award for the University of Pittsburgh, has been published in the American Journal of Law & Medicine, and received the "Woman of the Year" award from the Pitt Law Women's Association, the Women's Bar Association of Western PA, and the Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association.