Pitt Law Receives Major Gift, Establishes the Jack and Lovell Olender Professorship of Asylum, Refugee, and Immigration Law



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William M. Carter Jr., dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has announced a major gift from Pitt Law alumnus Jack H. Olender to establish the Jack and Lovell Olender Professorship of Asylum, Refugee, and Immigration Law.

Olender’s gift will advance the mission of the law school’s Immigration Law Clinic, where students under the supervision of a faculty member represent immigrants seeking asylum, facing removal from the United States, and seeking special protection under the Violence Against Women Act. The resources from this gift will be used to support a new staff attorney or fellow position in order to expand the scope and types of cases and clients that the clinic serves, along with expanded experiential learning opportunities for students, community engagement, and other key initiatives in the fields of asylum, refugee, and immigration law. READ MORE.