JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh


Current and former student editors and staff describe what JURIST means to them.

Megan McKee - Student Commentary Section Head

I am proud to work for an organization that sees value in providing a space for our voices. . . . People are better, society is better, when access to knowledge is unrestricted. If you see the benefit in the service we provide, please consider making a donation to help JURIST keep up-to-date, or better yet, a step ahead in an Internet-age characterized by rapid change. Each gift, no matter the amount, helps us to more effectively empower others! - Megan McKee/JURIST 2009-present [more]

Maureen Cosgrove - Senior Editor and President, JURIST Student Staff Association

But JURIST offers something more - relevant primary source documents right at your fingertips. . . . That skilled researchers with an array of language skills, specializations and research prowess provide free access to documents and news that is crucial to a quickly developing international legal environment is an extraordinary privilege. In order for JURIST to grow and continue to provide our readers a wealth of information, we ask for your assistance. - Maureen Cosgrove/JURIST 2010-present [more]

Lizzy Imbarlina - Assistant Editor

I love the idea that I help bring students from different law schools together so that they can share their experiences with their peers through Dateline. . . . JURIST is free because we are independent. Our independence defines who we are and what we do. I love what I do through JURIST and I believe in the mission behind the articles we publish. I wanted to be on JURIST because I wanted to be a part of a mission that is greater than each individual staffer. So now will you support us and become a part of our mission? - Lizzy Imbarlina/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Leigh Argentieri - Assistant Editor

I love being a member of JURIST. . . . JURIST creates a community with a constant flow of legal news coverage and insightful commentary authored by professors, professionals and students, all presented through our website, facebook and twitter for FREE. Please join in our first annual donation drive and be a part of developing and sustaining JURIST. - Leigh Argentieri/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Kimberly Bennett - Assistant Editor

Without grades or pay, one may wonder why a law student would give themselves extra work each week. For me, it is because I feel a sense of pride knowing that my peers and academic professionals can see the work that I have done. . . . It is the idea that we are doing something worthwhile--informing others--that is the motivation for putting in the time everyday. . . . [S]upporting JURIST is not just supporting a publication. It is supporting students, full-time staff, and dedicated professor volunteers. - Kimberly Bennett/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Julia Zebley - Senior Editor

I went to law school to ensure that every person I come in contact with cannot ignore the world around them simply through a lack of understanding of legal rhetoric. JURIST is one of the most effective tools in the world for combatting ignorance of law. I am proud to write and edit for it. - Julia Zebley/JURIST 2010-present [more]

Joshua M. Pantesco - Member, Board of Directors

JURIST's aim is to promote justice, nationally and internationally, by directing its readers' attention to the most important legal stories of the day. - Joshua M. Pantesco, Esq./JURIST Class of 2008 and Member of Board of Directors [more]

Jeannie Shawl - Member, Board of Directors

JURIST has proven itself as an institution that makes a difference - both in the educational benefit derived by our student editors, and by helping to shine a spotlight on important legal issues around the world. Please join me in supporting in JURIST's operations by making a pledge today. - Jeannie Shawl/JURIST Class of 2005, Executive Director 2005-2008 and Member of Board of Directors [more]

Jamie Reese - Assistant Editor

I am also gratified to know that the articles I write are read and relied upon by such a diverse audience. Being able to provide a service that benefits so many people, from students to professionals around the world, is what has made my time on JURIST so worthwhile. - Jamie Reese/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Jamie Davis - Assistant Editor

Working at JURIST has taught me so much about the REAL important issues that we should know about; about the stories that are shaping the world's history. JURIST is one thing I am genuinely happy to be part of; one of the things I get excited to do. - Jamie Davis/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Jaimie Cremeans - Assistant Editor

[JURIST] allows me to see firsthand how legal arguments and decisions can affect people throughout the world. - Jamie Cremeans/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Dan Taglioli - Senior Editor

JURIST also presents a unique opportunity to give back, to be a creator and editor in addition to being a mere consumer. JURIST allows me to make a tangible investment in the daily delivery of legal news, while working to build and hone a skill set of researching and writing that I can use for my entire legal career. - Dan Taglioli/JURIST 2010-present [more]

Cody J. Harding - Assistant Editor

[JURIST] creates an unparalleled opportunity to apply legal skills to worldwide legal conversations. . . . Personally, I know that I will be a more knowledgeable and effective lawyer because of my work with JURIST. - Cody J. Harding/JURIST 2011-present [more]

Clay Flaherty - Archives Section Head

Before I came to law school, I was a journalist. I worked with seasoned professionals on Capitol Hill, sloughed through the trenches of local newspapers in Ohio, and helped build online magazines from scratch. And I have never been more proud of my work than I am now. . . . JURIST is a publication worth paying for -- yet it's free. . . . If you value even-handed reporting, please help us keep it that way. - JURIST/2010-present [more]

Caleb Pittman - Assistant Editor

I was driven to go to law school out of an academic fascination with the law and out of a desire to learn something which I could use to make a positive impact on society. JURIST has helped me to fulfill both of these goals right from the beginning of my law school career to a degree that no other student organization could. . . . When you give to JURIST, you are not only providing an exciting opportunity for law students, but also a kind of public news outlet that might not otherwise exist. - JURIST/2011-present [more]

Andrew Morgan - Pitt Law 2011 and former JURIST Chief of Staff

If you've ever found yourself bemoaning the depth and accuracy of your channel's coverage, you should be reading JURIST. . . . Your donation will support JURIST in fulfilling its valuable academic, professional and civic mission. . . . Perhaps most importantly, it will help the public at large, those outside of the legal community, to make informed decisions about legally related news that so often gets short shrift in major media outlets. - Andrew Morgan/JURIST Class of 2011 [more]

Dwyer Arce - JURIST Managing Editor 2011-12

JURIST serves as both a professional legal publication and an excellent vehicle for legal education for its readers and staffers. . . . JURIST [is] one of the most innovative and valuable publications in the legal field right now. - Dwyer Arce/JURIST 2009-present [more]

Andrew L. Gilmore, Esq. - Pitt Law 2010

Without a doubt, I would not be the legal professional I am today without JURIST. The fact that so many legal scholars, professionals and policy-makers rely on JURIST for unvarnished legal news and insightful analysis on topics that simply aren't covered by other news organizations makes it an organization worthy of your support. - Andrew L. Gilmore, Esq./JURIST Class of 2010 [more]

Andrea Bottorff - Paper Chase senior staff writer and editor

As I approach graduation in May, I predict that my work for JURIST has better prepared me for becoming a lawyer than any class. . . . We value our integrity and service role more than making money and I am proud to be part of such a worthy cause. . . . Your contribution will not only help law students like me better prepare for their careers, but with your help, we can continue documenting the law to empower people. - Andrea Bottorff/JURIST 2009-present [more]


JURIST is a non-profit corporation, registered as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. As such, contributions to JURIST generally are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Why does JURIST need your help?

Due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, we are anticipating a significant reduction in funding (meaning several tens of thousands of dollars) from our primary benefactors for our next fiscal year. If not offset, this reduction has the potential to directly affect JURIST's ability to maintain its current operations.

Specifically, JURIST needs funds to:

  • Redesign the JURIST.org website
  • Fully develop a mobile version of JURIST.org, as well as iPhone and Android apps
  • Increase outreach efforts to JURIST's audience
  • Develop new programming, including audio and video coverage, seminars and conferences that will directly benefit our community
  • Cover costs associated with managing our law student staff, such as development of staff manuals, training materials, and even the occassional pizza
  • Establish an emergency reserve to cope with technical crises in a timely fashion
  • Add professional staff support for JURIST's Commentary
  • Add professional technical support
  • Ensure continued funding for JURIST's existing professional staff
Did you know?

In the last year, JURIST:

  • has published over 2,250 news stories, 325 expert commentaries, and 7 special features at JURIST.org
  • hired an Executive Director, joining the Research Director as full-time professional staff.
  • doubled its student staff so that JURIST now has over sixty (60) part-time student staffers
  • moved all of its content to its own dedicated server, colocated at a professional data center
JURIST welcomes comments and reaction from readers. E-mail us at: JURIST@jurist.org