Will Theisen was a valued member of the Pitt Law Class of 2019. He passed away on November 20, 2021. This fund is created in Will's memory to provide scholarships and general funding for the law school.
Will was a unique individual and always marched to the beat of his own drum. After graduating from McDowell High School in Erie, Pa. he ventured off to Southern California where he lived for 14 years, mostly in Venice Beach. After successful careers in the cycling industry, and as a journalist for LA Times, OC Register and other publications, he came to a turning point in his life when he realized he wanted to pursue a career in law. After completing his undergrad in Journalism at Cal State Long Beach, he returned to Pennsylvania where he earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a practicing attorney with Worgul, Sarna and Ness.
Will had many mixed interests that included, but were not limited to, volunteering as an English tutor for Literacy Pittsburgh, cycling (both road and mountain), listening to and having appreciation for nearly any music genre you could think of, attending concerts (metal, if given a preference), and retaining any number of facts that might be presented as a question on Jeopardy. Will was, simply put, an inherently good person to everyone he crossed paths with. He was never short of a kind word, always rooting for the underdog and making an effort to give a voice to anyone he shared a room with. It was of utmost importance to Will that whatever the group was doing as a collective, it was enjoyed by all. His motto was, “Life is a journey, enjoy the ride”.
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Will graduated from law school in 2019.
Law school textbooks can be expensive, so law students will generally buy used books when they can.
Sometimes professors require students to have the newest version of a course book, and older versions might not be available or adequate for the course requirements.
Will marched to the beat of his own drum and encouraged others to do the same.
Will always rooted for the underdog. The Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that individuals accused of a crime have access to an attorney regardless of circumstance.
"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride." Will enjoyed the ride and he would want you to do the same.