Hey mpk1516. Sure, job prospects. Let me speak to summer employment first, since I am a 1L and have firsthand experience with that. I sent resumes out to firms all up the East Coast and got results. The primary problem is that there is often not immediate name recognition among firms and companies outside Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. That means more work for the job-seeker: You can't rely on the name of the school to get you an interview. There does seem to be some knowledge of the school in the DC area. The problem there, as well as in New York, Boston and the like, is that you're looking at a rather saturated market as far as law schools go. Again, though, I have found that what that means is just more legwork on your part. Career Services is only somewhat helpful in the nonlocal markets. They do a good job for the local market, though. In any event, among my closest 1L friends, one is staying in Pittsburgh for the summer, one is going to Cleveland, one is going to Washington state and one is going abroad. It's just not that difficult if you're willing to put in a little work.
Regarding full-time jobs after law school: The pattern is similar to that for summer employment. If you want to enter a nonlocal market right out of school, you'll have a little bit of work to do. Still, most of my 3L friends have jobs lined up outside Pennsylvania, so again, it's not a problem as long as you don't mind looking for and applying to jobs without Career Services' help. Not to unfairly disparage Career Services -- as I said, the staff does a good job in the local market, which in itself creates a different sort of opportunity. There are a decent number of larger firms in the area, so if you're willing to spend a couple years in Pittsburgh working, you'd have an easy time transferring to anywhere else in the country or outright changing jobs and moving.