Patrick Sorek

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Hanley Hall 900 Locust Street
Phone: 412.298.0471


LL.M., Vrije Universiteit Brussel
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., Princeton University

Patrick Sorek is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Adviser for International Programs at the Law School. He graduated from Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and received an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium. He served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judges Gerald J. Weber and Robert J. Cindrich. He worked in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, being selected through the Attorney General's Honor Program, where he represented cabinet and other agencies such as the White House, FBI, CIA, NASA, the State Department, and the Treasury Department in district court litigation around the country. He also worked at the State Department as a member of the Legal Adviser's office, handling matters before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.

In private practice Mr. Sorek has concentrated his representation in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, restrictive covenants, and civil rights. He provides services ranging from in-house training on employment principles, to advocacy before all levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts. He authored an amicus brief on employment issues filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016. He has served as a court-appointed mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. He is currently preparing materials for a course of instruction on autonomous vehicles.

Mr. Sorek's other activities in the profession include four years as president of the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and two years as president of Board of Governors of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association. Mr. Sorek has taught International Law since 1995, and has also taught courses on Law of the European Union, and International Business Transactions.


FALL 2018
International Law (61)


FALL 2019
International Law (61)