Pitt Law School Awards First Disability Legal Studies Certificate

Issue Date: 
April 26, 2009

Lynnett Van Slyke is the first recipient of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Certificate in Disability Legal Studies Program. Van Slyke (EDUC ‘95G) is the director of disability resources and services for Pitt.

Pitt’s School of Law established the certificate, a 15-credit course of study, in 2006.

The program allows law students and non-School of Law students alike to study and apply disability law to their degrees. The program is especially applicable to administrators, advocates, health practitioners, educators, social workers, and attorneys, among others.

For more information on the Disability Legal Studies Program and certificate, visit www.law.pitt.edu/academics/certificates/certificate-disability-legal-studies-program.