Poppi Ritacco, JD, LLM

  • Administration of Justice and Legal Studies, Coordinator / Urban Studies

After studying Philosophy as an undergraduate and earning a J.D. from Harvard, Poppi worked as a criminal prosecutor in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. She also gained experience teaching criminal and constitutional law to law enforcement as an Attorney Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (“FLETC”) in Glynco, Georgia. While at FLETC, Poppi taught legal classes on search and seizure, use of force, self-incrimination, right to counsel, electronic law and evidence, and a variety of other legal topics to federal agents and officers, and attorneys. Poppi also has worked in the domestic violence unit of N.H. Legal Aid. Most recently, Poppi earned a Criminal Law LL.M. at the University of Buffalo School of Law.

Courses Taught at Pitt

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Internship Seminar
  • Law & Politics