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TABLE of CONTENTS
About Pace Law School
Turning Passion into Practice
Performance: Lawyering Skills
Practice: Clinical Programs
Network: Pace Law Externships
Global: Study Law Abroad
Experience: Pace Law Internships
Legal Scholars: Pace Law Faculty
Leaders for the Global Common Good
Protecting Earth, Water and Air
Centers and Institutes
Academics and Curriculum
Law Management and Practice
Career and Professional Development
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ABOUT PACE LAW SCHOOL Pace Law School combines rigorous academics and practical experience â€“ with classes taught by faculty who are experts in their fields of practice. Pace Law School has built an environment that cultivates an exchange of ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence. It brings together an extraordinarily varied group of teachers, scholars and practitioners, as well as an outstanding student body from throughout the United States and abroad. Pace Law has a strong tradition of public service and was one of the first law schools to emphasize clinical and practical skills as a foundation for legal education.
Michelle S. Simon, Dean of Pace Law School and Professor of Law
We are proud of our outstanding
equally proud of our practical
programs in environmental law, land
approach to legal education. We
use and sustainable development,
provide a highly competitive law
criminal law, international law,
degree that trains students to think
and public interest law. We are
and perform like lawyers.
TURNING PASSION INTO PRACTICE Learn from experts about the issues involved in the world’s most complex legal problems – global warming and climate change, regulation of international commerce, and criminal laws impacting the underrepresented and unjustly imprisoned. The Pace Law faculty is comprised of leading scholars and top practitioners in varied fields of law practice. The depth of our faculty allows us to offer hundreds of courses and seminars covering everything from foundational issues in jurisprudence to cutting-edge questions that arise in the most sophisticated legal practice. From intellectual property, business and corporate law, to real estate and land use law, Pace has outstanding programs in so many fields of legal practice. The school’s environmental law program has consistently ranked in the top three in the nation – with well over 40 courses. Pace Law also offers Certificates in International and Environmental law and several joint J.D. degrees and Masters of Laws degree programs. In both moot court and simulated trials, students will argue cases and provide legal representation to clients in a wide range of practical skills courses. At Pace Law School students have the opportunity to gain experience in the areas of law they really care about and want to learn more about for their future careers.
Steven H. Goldberg, Professor of Law and Former Dean
Our faculty views training students as its mission. As much teaching
about the law takes place outside the classroom as within.
STUDENT LIFE COURTS Pace Law School offers close proximity to courts in White Plains and has to a range of court clerkships. • New York State Supreme Court • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York • New York Family Court • New York Surrogate’s Court • Civil Court of the City of New York • Criminal Court of the City of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, White Plains, NY 8
PERFORMANCE: LEARNING LAWYERING SKILLS Legal Skills Training
Moot Court Competitions
From day one at Pace Law, the first year legal skills program provides the foundation for legal writing, research, advocacy and negotiation. The first year skills curriculum – combined with the upper level practical skills training – ensures that Pace Law graduates enter the job market as capable attorneys and ready for the practice of law.
Pace Law School participates in over 12 national and international moot court competitions. In moot courts, students research and litigate advanced hypothetical problems, compete with a team against other student attorneys, and receive professional feedback on their performance by peers, faculty, practicing attorneys and judges. Students participate as litigators in moot courts sponsored by legal associations and law schools in the U.S. and abroad.
The curriculum covers fundamental skills of case synthesis, fact-gathering, informative and predictive writing, client interviewing and counseling, print and electronic legal research and oral and written appellate advocacy. The upper level skills requirement can be satisfied with select courses or through a live-client clinic, externship or simulation course.
Advocacy and Moot Court Pace Law has a strong connection to district attorneys’ offices who value our students’ advocacy skills. The Advocacy and Moot Court programs use simulated courtroom classes, combined with teaching in the substantive law, to transform students into highly effective advocates. The program offers mock trial exercises and provides introductory as well as advanced learning in evidence, jury profiling and selection, case theory, and other advocacy skills.
Trial Advocacy Pace Law School is known for its nationally-recognized trial advocacy program. The program provides an opportunity to experience the vigor of a trial in a controlled, simulated environment. Trial Advocacy combines substantive law with an intensive course study of trial skills. The program features introductory and advanced learning in questioning technique, evidence, jury profiling and selection, theory, and other litigation skills.
PRACTICE: CLINICAL PROGRAMS Pace Law students work under a court-issued student practice order, which allows them to practice law as attorneys under the supervision of a clinical professor. They interview and counsel clients, conduct investigations and legal research, evaluate claims, prepare legal memoranda, appear in court and before administrative agencies, and mediate and arbitrate disputes.
From Textbook to Law Practice – John Jay Legal Services Since 1986 John Jay Legal Services has been the umbrella organization that makes it possible for students to represent clients in four different practice areas: criminal trial and post-trial advocacy; disability rights; immigrants’ rights; and securities mediations and arbitrations.
The purpose of a clinical program such as John Jay Legal Services is to help students make the transition from textbook to practice. At John Jay Legal Services, the student is the lawyer – not the assistant or the researcher – but the attorney representing a client with faculty guidance and supervision.
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
Criminal Justice Clinic: Post-Conviction Project
A young man was arrested for trespass entering the lobby of an New York City Housing Authority building on the way to visit a friend.
A man convicted of attempted rape in the Bronx has already served seven years is now out on parole and is forced to register as a sex offender. He is still fighting to clear his name. The only witness to the crime was the victim herself.
PACE: Represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in the Bronx County Criminal Court, from arraignment to disposition. Work includes making bail applications, conducting factual investigation and discovery, drafting motions and memoranda of law, participating in negotiations with the district attorney’s office, preparing for trials, conducting hearings on motions and trials, and engaging in sentencing advocacy.
PACE: Each year, the Criminal Justice Clinic receives more than 100 letters from prisoners declaring their innocence and requesting assistance in filing motions to vacate their convictions. This highlyacclaimed Project provides an opportunity for students to work – under supervision – as lawyers on behalf of these inmates. Once promising cases are identified, student interns work to find convincing evidence and to draft motions to vacate the conviction.
Pace Law’s award-winning environmental litigation clinic is featured on page 25. The Immigration Justice Clinic: A Student Perspective A New York City firefighter since 2005, Michael Tracey’s goal after graduation from law school is to practice immigration and landlord tenant law. “Working in a legal clinic using legal theory to improve immigrants’ lives is both a privilege and a big responsibility. The privilege provides a wealth of experience with professionals who care about the quality of future Pace lawyers. The responsibility requires diligence and empathy to create change for those in a time of need. It is a rich experience that Pace Law made possible for me.”
Pace Law Student
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Paul Rutigliano, Pace Law’s “Best Oralist” for the Class of 2013 and former Federal Judicial Honors Program participant, recently participated in the Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon with fellow
Pace Investor Rights Clinic (“PIRC”) members, advocating for their investor client on a range of securities law issues. With the supervision of the PIRC Director, Paul handled all aspects of the securities arbitration.
Equal Justice America: Disability Rights\Health Law Clinic
The Pace Investor Rights Clinic
An 83-year old widow is involved in a dispute with an investment firm, after a broker purchased a junk bond fund for her account. The account later sustained substantial losses with the failure of Lehman Brothers and the resulting credit crunch.
A young woman with a disability is able to return to work. Because of a series of errors at the Social Security Administration, she is told that she must repay thousands of dollars of benefits that she received in error, through no fault of her own.
PACE: Advise and represent clients with disabilities and their families in a variety of transactional matters, administrative proceedings, and civil cases in state and federal court. Each case involves significant issues of health law and requires health law practice skills. Challenge denials of access to health care, Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid and Medicare, and advocate on behalf of children needing special education services. Assist families seeking guardianship of disabled adult children, and prepare legal documents, including wills, health care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney, and supplemental needs trusts.
The Immigration Justice Clinic CASE: A Senegalese woman, who abandoned her prosperous lifestyle as an international goods trader in Dakar, for the purpose of preventing her enraged in-laws from inflicting forcible genital mutilation on her three young daughters.
PACE: Represent immigrants seeking to regularize their legal status through family ties, employment, asylum, or pursuant to specific federal programs. Provide legal representation on applications for family-based status, in removal proceedings (both detained and nondetained), and on petitions for crime victims and juvenile immigrants. Conduct public education programs at community centers, schools, and places of worship as well as at state and federal detention facilities. Litigate in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Federal Circuit Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
PACE: Represent investors of modest means in securities arbitrations and mediations before Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution. Study the substantive law of brokerdealer regulation, arbitration theory and practice, and practice lawyering skills. The first of its kind in the nation, this clinic allows students to represent individual investors in disputes with securities brokers. Students also participate in investor education programs, draft comment letters on SEC or FINRA rule proposals, and publish scholarly papers.
Our clinical courses
are highly individualized so we can provide close
supervision and guidance. We make sure that every student has a great learning opportunity. Professor Gretchen Flint
Executive Director, John Jay Legal Services
NETWORK: PACE LAW EXTERNSHIPS Pace Law School places students with corporate legal departments, public interest organizations, and government agencies to work under the supervision of experienced attorneys and to learn the day to day practice of law. Externships target a range of fields and interests, including environmental law, family law, corporate law, criminal prosecution, and policy and advocacy for public interest organizations. Regular progress reports from supervisors and participation in weekly seminars maximize the benefits of the externship experience.
Students in the Summer D.C. Environmental Externship spend one evening a week in a seminar taught by Steve Solow, Partner and Co-Chair of Katten Muchen Rosenman LLPâ€™s Environmental Practice. 14
Federal Judicial Honors Externship
Gain valuable experience in federal courts by working in the chambers of a federal judge for a 12-hour-aweek externship and attending a weekly seminar at the law school. Students have later obtained federal clerkships in courts throughout the country.
State Court Judicial Externship
Learn about the state court system, the judicial process and legal reasoning, as well as observe trials, courtroom proceedings, and pretrial and settlement conferences. Students are placed in the chambers of judges sitting in New York State Courts, including the Appellate Division, Supreme Court, Family Court, Court of Claims, Criminal Court and City Court.
Work in a prosecutor’s office and conduct investigations, draft memoranda of law and responses to motions, prepare direct and crossexamination questions for hearings or trials, and observe and participate in court proceedings and witness interviews. In the Honors Prosecution Externship students actively participate in the daily preparation and prosecution of criminal cases under the supervision of assistant district attorneys in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
Family Court Externship
Work with attorneys at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, interview survivors of domestic violence and draft petitions for temporary orders of protection, support, and custody. Students may also assist attorneys with uncontested divorces, child support cases and other family court matters. A student practice order allows students to represent the victim at the ex parte hearing on the petition for the temporary order of protection.
Environmental Law Externships (New York and Washington D.C.)
Assist in the prosecution of environmental violations on cases involving hazardous waste cleanups, pesticides, or other environmental concerns. In New York, students are placed with the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the New York Attorney General’s Office, or
the Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 in Manhattan. In Washington, D.C., students work in the nation’s capital under the supervision of Professor Steve P. Solow, Partner and Co-Chair of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Environmental Practice. Externship placement may be with any of the environmental agencies, committees and subcommittees of Congress, or environmental public interest organizations.
United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Externship
Intern with Permanent Missions to the UN and work with Ambassadors and Foreign Ministers to develop environmental policy for their nations. Students learn the environmental diplomacy process, attend meetings and negotiation sessions at the UN and research topics to assist a delegation or member state on environmental issues before the General Assembly or the Commission on Sustainable Development.
Corporate Law Externship
Work with corporate counsel in the legal department of a corporation located in the metropolitan New York area to develop knowledge of corporate law and gain lawyering skills tailored for business, commercial litigation or corporate intellectual property.
International Trade Externship
Work in corporations or law firms specializing in international trade law to represent foreign entities and to assist U.S. companies seeking to do business abroad. Learn agency and distribution agreements, licensing and franchising; choice of entity (under U.S., E.U., and NAFTA rules) for companies wishing to set up an establishment abroad; basic elements of international taxation; and legal aspects of political risk.
Public Interest/Health Law Externship Work in a public interest legal organization, the legal department of a not-for-profit health care provider, or a government agency and represent low-income or disadvantaged persons in a wide variety of legal issues. Conduct administrative hearings and court appearances, interview clients, investigate factual claims, and draft affidavits, memoranda, and legal briefs.
GLOBAL: STUDY LAW ABROAD Pace Law presents students with
Summer Externship Abroad
a range of opportunities to study
For students seeking to gain experience in international law, Pace Lawâ€™s Summer Externship Abroad offers the chance to refine legal skills in the foreign language and civil law of another country by working with law firms in several European countries as well as Australia, Korea, Japan, China, India, Argentina, and Brazil, among others nations across the globe.
or work abroad. Spend a summer immersed in human rights working with international courts and war crimes tribunals or learn civil law first-hand by working in a European law firm.
Human Rights In Action Established in response to a passion for and commitment to the protection of human rights, the Human Rights in Action program allows students to put law into action at international human rights organizations and war crimes tribunals. Fields of practice include asylum and refugee law, immigration law, international criminal law, the prosecution of war crimes, and environmental justice. Previous placements of Pace Law students include the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; the International Criminal Court; the Special Court for Sierra Leone; the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; and the Human Rights Law Network.
Jeffrey DeCruz â€™12, spent his 1L summer in Arusha, Tanzania, interning with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
STUDENT LIFE LIBRARY The law library has an extensive print and electronic collection of books and on-line reference services. The library’s collection of law and related materials encompasses nearly 146,332 titles and more than 409,066 volumes. The Library has the latest technology throughout the building, over a dozen group study rooms, comfortable seating, an on-line training lab, and a fully wired classroom. The law library contains impressive collections in areas such as environmental law, international and foreign law, New York materials and government documents.
The library has many classic films on and about the law – from “The Trial” to the complete series of “The Prisoner.”
EXPERIENCE: PACE LAW INTERNSHIPS Network for future employment and build a resume while acquiring work experience and valuable skills through hands-on law practice. Pace Law has one of the best and most expansive summer internship programs in the country.
Pace Law School Internships Include Many Corporations and Law Firms: Corporations IBM Corporation JP Morgan Chase Starwood Capital Group Large/National Law Firms Chadbourne & Parke LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Mid-Sized Regional & National Law Firms Beveridge & Diamond PC Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Westchester Firms Cuddy & Feder LLP Keane & Beane, P.C. Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP
Public Interest Law Internships Pace Law students make significant contributions to local communities through summer internships. Many internships involve students in public interest work, ranging from criminal prosecution and environmental law to government policy and civil rights issues. Students often receive funding from the Pace Law School’s Public Interest Law Scholarship Organization, the federal work-study program, or various other organizations. Pace Law’s public interest placements include: Children’s Law Center; City Bar Justice Center; The Door; Federal Defenders of New York; Legal Aid Society; Legal Services New York City; Legal Services of the Hudson Valley; Mental Hygiene Legal Services; New York City Law Department; New York Attorney General; New York State Division of Human Rights; Organization of American States International Law Department; Public Advocate for the City of New York; Sanctuary for Families; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Urban Justice Center, Domestic Violence Project; and the Westchester County Board of Legislators
STUDENT PROFILE Stephanie J. Brinkley J.D. Candidate 2013 Trial Advocacy Program, Student Assistant Sports, Entertainment & Arts Law Society, Treasurer Black Law Students Association, Immediate Past President
As a legal intern at a major record label, I worked with top music industry executives who gave me a first-hand look at what it really means to be an entertainment attorney. From the music industry terminology, to the daily interactions with clients and colleagues, and even the everchanging technology and music business
landscape, I was given access to a side of the entertainment industry that people rarely get to see. My internship was made richer by the knowledgeable Pace Law professors who motivated and advised me as I progressed through my internship. Their guidance ensured that I took full advantage of my internship opportunity.
LEGAL SCHOLARS: PACE LAW FACULTY Pace Law faculty are renowned leaders in their fields who share a common belief â€“ that the best way to become a lawyer is to learn to think like a lawyer â€“ building arguments logically, synthesizing the facts and law, and supporting your legal position with authority.
Leslie Garfield, Professor of Law, meets with a law student 20
Visionary in Cyberspeech and the intersection between Criminal and Tort Law, Leslie Yalof Garfield’s work touches on almost every aspect of the first year curriculum. Her most recent articles demonstrate her varied interests: The Death of Slander and The Inevitable Irrelevance of Affirmative Action. Law Course: Law and Social Media Leading the dialogue on international criminal law: Alexander (Sasha) Greenawalt frequently advises projects concerning war crimes tribunals. Recent article: Complementarity in Crisis: Uganda, Alternative Justice, and the International Criminal Court. Law Course: International Law Specialist in Intellectual Property Law: Horace E. Anderson, Jr. served as a corporate advisor in business strategy at the New York office of Monitor Group, and as a systems integration consultant in the Financial Markets Division of Accenture. Law Course: Survey of Intellectual Property Defending the Unjustly Convicted: Adele Bernhard is nationally-recognized for her efforts to create a right to compensation for those who have been unjustly convicted and later exonerated. Recent article: A Short Overview of the Statutory Remedies for the Wrongly Convicted: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why. Law Course: Criminal Justice Clinic: Post Conviction Project Cutting-Edge Arbitrator and Lawyering Skills Teacher: Jill Gross, is Director of Pace Investor Rights Clinic, one of the first investor-oriented securities law clinics at a U.S. law school. As a recognized expert in legal education, she also serves as director of Pace Law Legal Skills Program. Recent article: Investor Protection Meets the Federal Arbitration Act. Law Course: Mediation and Arbitration At the Intersection between Intellectual Property Laws and Public Policy Concerns: Ann Bartow’s scholarship incorporates privacy and technology law, copyright, trademarks and unfair competition. Recent article: Copyright Law and Pornography. Law Course: Intellectual Property Law Survey Impacting the International Corporate Arena: Darren Rosenblum publishes widely in the areas of international and comparative gender and sexual equality. Recent article: Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting. Law Course: Sexuality, Gender, and the Law Trailblazer for Prisoners’ Rights: Michael Mushlin, a long-time civil rights lawyer, is one of the nation’s leading experts in prisoners’ rights, publishing a definitive four-volume treatise on the subject: The Rights of Prisoners. Law Course: Prisoners’ Rights Seminar Upholder of Justice for the Elderly, Institutionalized and Disabled: Gretchen Flint supervises the Equal Justice America Disability Rights/Health Law Clinic. She was the director of the Elderly Project of Volunteers of Legal Service and Managing Attorney of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Law Course: Elder Law 21
Professors Vanessa Merton and Jason Parkin meet with students in the Immigration Justice Clinic
A Day in the Immigration Justice Clinic The day begins at Immigration Court in New York City where clinic students are representing a client who fled persecution in the Ukraine and is now seeking asylum in the United States. Students address the court, present witnesses, argue points of law, and make a closing statement to the judge. On the train back to White Plains, the group reflects on the court experience and plans for the next phase of the case. Back at the law school, clinic students and professors meet for an afternoon seminar focused on how lawyers work with interpreters. After reading about the rights of non-English speakers and watching a video showing the dire consequences of misinterpretation, the students brainstorm about how they can communicate effectively with clients who do not speak English. Next on the agenda are case meetings, where students meet with professors to discuss the latest developments in their cases. Writing briefs, drafting affidavits, researching legal issues, choosing a legal strategy, counseling clients and contacting witnessesâ€”all this and more is debated, analyzed, and critiqued. Another student team is simultaneously interviewing a new client who discovered the clinic during a student-run community education session. 22
LEGAL SCHOLARS: PACE LAW FACULTY Leader in Voting Rights Litigation: Randolph M. McLaughlin specializes in labor law and litigation, focusing on voting rights litigation. Professor McLaughlin worked closely with the renowned civil rights attorney, William Kunstler, fighting for the rights of activists and communities across the country—and has won landmark cases throughout his law career. Law Course: Civil Procedure Protector of Free Speech for Students: Emily Gold Waldman teaches Law & Education, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law. A former federal law clerk, she now specializes in students’ free speech rights. Recent article: Badmouthing Authority: Hostile Speech About School Officials and the Limits of School Restrictions. Law course: Law & Education Upgrading Legal Education: John Humbach’s most recent project is an online tutorial to facilitate mastery of property law, www.propertylessons.com. His popular Whose Monet, assigned in law schools across America, introduces students to the fundamentals of legal analysis. Law course: Property Law Nationally-Recognized Teacher + Public Servant: A leading expert in clinical legal education, Vanessa Merton has also received numerous national and state awards including one for her public service creating a disaster legal assistance program for victims of 9/11 and the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Law course: Immigration Justice Clinic Promoting Fair Treatment For All: Jason Parkin has been a Robert M. Cover Fellow at Yale Law School and a public interest lawyer in New York City. His article, Adaptable Due Process, won the American Constitution Society’s 2012 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Law course: Immigration Justice Clinic
STUDENT LIFE CAMPUS Pace Law School has more than 25 student organizations on campus. Each week there are lectures, conferences, networking events and cultural activities. The Office of Student Services is the campus resource for residential life: campus dining, financial aid, transportation, health services and counseling. Student Services provides information on health insurance, community services, student activities and the many campus organizations. Pace Law has a residence hall on campus. Law students can use Pace University’s athletic facilities with indoor and outdoor athletic fields and a fitness center.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Professor of Law, teaches the Environmental Litigation Clinic 24
LEADERS FOR THE GLOBAL COMMON GOOD Environmental Litigation Clinic Co-directed by Professors Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Karl Coplan, the award-winning Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic is one of the oldest and most respected environmental clinics in the country. Environmental employers have shown preference for Pace Law students who have been trained to analyze environmental issues and have practical legal experience from their work in the Environmental Litigation Clinic. Students develop expertise in substantive environmental law and lawyering skills as related to environmental law practice, including case planning, the integration of facts and law, client counseling, negotiation, drafting legal documents and pretrial and trial advocacy. The Clinic’s chief client, Riverkeeper, Inc., is New York’s clean water advocate. The Clinic’s cases involve nuclear power plants, coal mining, endangered species and other legal issues. Students represent other public interest groups bringing citizen-enforcement actions in state and federal courts on a wide variety of environmental and land use issues.
Environmental Law Professor Karl Coplan works with students in the Environmental Litigation Clinic 25
PROTECTING EARTH, WATER AND AIR PACE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FACULTY
U.S. Leader in Energy and Environmental Law
One of the first environmentalists in Congress in 1965, Dean Emeritus Richard L. Ottinger, authored a substantial body of energy and environmental laws during his tenure at the House of Representatives. As Chairman of the Energy Conservation and Power Subcommittee, Energy & Commerce Committee, he was instrumental in adopting key energy and environmental legislation. Dean Ottinger co-directs the Center for Environmental Legal Studies and is founder and faculty supervisor of the Pace Energy & Climate Center, which advocates for clean energy and climate change remediation.
Visionary Expert in International Environmental Law
As the Gilbert & Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, and Co-Director of the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Professor Nicholas A. Robinson has developed legal concepts that now shape nations. He has advised U.S. presidents, governments and universities around the world, created prestigious environmental organizations, and written the definitive casebook on climate change. Recent book: Climate Change Law: Mitigation and Adaptation. Law Course: Comparative Environmental Law
Renowned River Warrior
Professor of Environmental Law, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. co-founded the world’s first Riverkeeper organization and was named one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. He is President of the Board of the Waterkeeper Alliance and Co-Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. Professor Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper Fund and Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, directing its Estuary Enforcement Project. Professor Kennedy received his LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace Law School. Recent book: The Riverkeepers. Law Course: Environmental Litigation Clinic
Navigating Ocean Law
Professor Ann Powers, an expert in national and international ocean issues and water pollution trading programs, works with the United Nations Environmental Program, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Environmental Law and its Academy of Environmental Law, and the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Recent book: Cases And Materials On Water Pollution Control. Law Course: Law of Oceans and Coasts 26
Leading Land Use & Sustainable Development
Professor John Nolon founded and continues to lead Pace’s Land Use Law Center, a national leader in green development, sea level rise, climate change, and land use dispute resolution. He directs Pace’s Theodore W. Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes, and is also a visiting professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Recent book: Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell. Law Course: The Lawyer’s Role in Green Development and Urban Revitalization
Energizing International Law
Professor David Cassuto, an internationally acclaimed Animal Law scholar, teaches water resources law and is the director of the BrazilAmerican Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE). He is editor of Animal Blawg, and was honored as a world leader in the animal law field at the Third World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights. Recent book: Animal Law and the Courts. Law Course: The Law of Water
Professor Elizabeth Burleson has been a UN delegate to the climate negotiations and a participant in the drafting process for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Agenda 21. She has served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Brazil and is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Principles Relating to Climate Change, and the National Wildlife Federation President’s Advisory Council. Recent book: Comparative Environmental Law and Regulation. Law Course: Human Rights and Environment
Counseling on Energy & Climate
Protecting Animals & the Environment
Professor Karl Coplan, co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, is an expert on environmental citizen suits and constitutional law. He clerked for Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court, and then practiced for eight years in New York. Recent article: Climate Change, Political Truth, and the Marketplace of Ideas. Law Course: Environmental Skills
Readying Future Regulators
Professor Jeff Miller, former head of the EPA’s water pollution permitting and enforcement program, launched and directed its hazardous waste enforcement program. His articles on enforcement of environmental statutes have been cited by courts across the country. Each year he devises the challenge for Pace’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Recent book: Cases and Materials on Water Pollution Control. Law Course: Hazardous Waste
Professor Franz Litz, Executive Director of the Pace Energy & Climate Center, has advised more than 30 states and provinces in North America on climate change and energy policy matters. He was a principal architect of the highly successful Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and is the primary facilitator for North America 2050 (NA2050), a continent-wide collaboration on energy and climate matters. Law Course: Eco-Markets and Trading
Directing a Dynamic Program
Professor Harmon, the Assistant Dean and Director of the Environmental Law Programs, has taught and lectured in the United States, Brazil, China, India, Nepal, and South Korea. Her focus is on environmental dispute resolution, administrative law for resource agencies, the constitutional and administrative foundations of US environmental laws, and comparative environmental law from a global resources perspective. Law Course: Comparative Environmental Law from a Global Resources Perspective 27
CENTERS AND INSTITUTES Learning and research are enriched by many centers, institutes and academic programs. They range from a focus on public interest to specific areas of the law such as domestic violence, criminal justice and international commercial law.
Public Interest Law Center: centralizes the
Law Schoolâ€™s many public interest components and provides counseling, resources and opportunities for students and alumni interested in public interest work.
Pace Womenâ€™s Justice Center: provides
free legal services to more than 2,800 victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse.
New York State Judicial Institute: serves as a statewide center for education, training, and research for all judges and justices of the unified court system.
Institute of International Commercial Law Institute: promotes teaching, scholarship
and provides resources in international commercial law and international arbitration.
Criminal Justice Center: supports
research, teaching, and dialogue on the theory and practice of criminal law through symposia, colloquia and conferences.
The Center for Environmental Legal Studies: oversees the Law Schoolâ€™s environmental curriculum, projects, and research centers. The Center anchors student and faculty projects on a wide range of environmental issues.
Pace Energy and Climate Center: provides research and policy analysis engaging policy makers and stakeholders. The Center has helped to achieve market and regulatory reforms supportive of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean distributed generation.
Theodore W. Kheel Center on Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes: focuses on environmental dispute resolution and the conflicts best resolved outside traditional litigation and adjudication forums.
Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment: builds and fosters
the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil in environmental protection and sustainable development. The Institute is a non-profit research, teaching and policy center.
Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development: fosters the development of
sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques.
Land Use Law Center
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The Land Use Law Center fosters the development of sustainable communities through innovative land use strategies and collaborative decision-making techniques. Working with law students, the Center offers several programs to municipalities and land use legal assistance to achieve land development and conservation goals. The Land Use Law Center projects include local environmental law and natural resource conservation, historic building and agricultural land preservation, transit-oriented development, green buildings, local wind and solar energy, sea level rise and climate change mitigation.
The reason our students succeed is
interview and say, ‘Let me tell you
that Pace Law has an engaged learning
about what I’ve done, here is my
environment, whether your interest is
portfolio.’ That is what convinces
intellectual property, criminal law or
employers to hire our graduates –
prosecution, or family law. As a result of
they can work at a level of depth
engaged learning, you can walk into an
to serve client needs.
John Nolon, Founder, Land Use
Law Center and Professor of Law 29
ACADEMICS AND CURRICULUM The law school’s curriculum reflects a philosophy that the best approach to legal education is to provide practical experience in law to complement substantive legal theory discussed in the classroom. The Juris Doctor is a three-year or four-year commitment to develop requisite academic, procedural, and lawyering skills. Students must complete both required courses and a wide choice of electives. Students will learn how to frame legal arguments, as both advocates and litigators – knowledge that is critical to success as a lawyer in any law firm or business. Pace Law School is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical education, legal writing and research, and environmental law. The school’s programs are continually reshaped to ensure that they meet the needs of a diverse student body. New requirements effective January 2015 mandate that all applicants to the New York State Bar perform 50 hours of pro bono services. The numerous clinics, externships and internships offered at Pace Law School provide students with excellent opportunities to satisfy the New York State Bar requirements.
Editors of Pace Law Review
JOINT DEGREES, PROGRAM CERTIFICATES AND GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Structure your course of study to attain certificates for specialized fields of practice, with 12-credit hours which also apply to the J.D. requirement.
Upon completion of the J.D. degree, Pace Law offers several Master of Laws degrees and a Doctor of Juridical Science degree:
◆ Environmental Law ◆ International Law
Pace Law Joint Degree Programs Pace Law offers several joint degree programs that can be completed in shorter time commitments than if studied separately. Students must apply separately – and be admitted – to both Pace Law School and the partner school.
◆ J.D./LL.M. in Environmental Law at Pace Law
School ◆ J.D./Master of Environmental Management – Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies ◆ J.D./Master of Science in Environmental Policy with Bard College – Bard Center for Environmental Policy ◆ J.D./Master of Business Administration – Pace University Lubin School of Business ◆ J.D./Master of Public Administration – Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences ◆ J.D./Master of Arts in Women’s History – Sarah Lawrence College ◆ J.D./Bachelor of Arts or J.D./Bachelor of Science – Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
◆ LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies ◆ LL.M. in Environmental Law (with optional
tracks in Climate Change Law or Land Use and Sustainable Development Law) ◆ Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) in Environmental Law
Academic Success Program The Academic Success Program provides services throughout each year of law school. The first year program focuses on the skills students need to adjust to the new style of learning and writing in law school through workshops, academic counseling, legal writing assistance and individual skills development. In the upper level program, students continue to develop analytical and writing skills that are vital for success in law school and on the Bar exam. The upper level program has supplemental Bar Exam preparation programs for students during their third year and post-graduation.
LAW MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICE Post Graduation: The Pace Community Law Practice Pace Law School has many programs to offer even after graduation from law school â€“ from continuing legal education to moot courts and campus lectures. The Law Schoolâ€™s latest innovative program is the Pace Community Law Practice which hires recent Pace Law graduates as Fellows to work under the supervision of experienced attorneys representing Hudson Valley residents in legal matters. The Practice provides Fellows with substantive legal training, case supervision and the tools necessary to create and maintain a private practice that will serve local communities in need of affordable legal services. As one of the first of its kind in the country, the Pace Community Law Practice is considered to be similar to a post-graduate legal residency program that trains the next generation of community-based lawyers.
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CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Pace Law School graduates are attractive to employers in the New York region due to their extensive practical experience and strong professional network even before their first job. At the Center for Career and Professional Development, counselors are experienced lawyers with expertise on the New York metropolitan area job market and other regions around the country and world. The Center will provide expert career guidance on:
counseling ◆ Mock interviews ◆ Career workshops, panels and lectures ◆ Coaching in career options, job search and professional skills ◆ Resume and cover letter review
with alumni and prospective employers ◆ Inside tips through proprietary career guides ◆ Recruiting events and career fairs on and off campus
Mayo Bartlett, ’92, Partner, Young & Bartlett, LLP
My experience at Pace Law School provided me with the tools to practice law with confidence. It was both challenging and rewarding. I learned to view things in a more complete way; and in the process, I learned a great deal about myself. I found Pace Law to be a haven for outstanding
faculty and students, and more than twenty years since my graduation, I am fortunate to have many strong friendships that would not have existed but for my time there. The saying goes “You can get there from here,” and no words could have been more true of Pace Law School.
Spend a day at Pace Law School ◆ Meet editors at law review offices to discuss articles
◆ Have lunch with
professors and students to learn about externships, institutes, and centers
◆ View a moot court competition
◆ Watch students in a legal clinic defend a client in New York Supreme Court
◆ Meet with
counselors about your career goals at the Center for Career and Professional Development
The Office of Student Assistance–Financial Aid branch assists students in receiving a comprehensive financial aid package that includes a combination of need-based aid and meritbased awards.
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