REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
In May 2016, Pace Law cemented its longstanding partnership with a wonderful philanthropic family who believe strongly in the law school’s mission. This partnership brings an infusion of resources that will take the Environmental Law Program, and the entire Law School, to new heights. In recognition of the gift and our partnership with the family, we have added their name to ours — the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is fully invested in preparing students for success in the changing legal profession. We were one of the first law schools to emphasize the practical skills that employers seek. We continue to innovate, most recently by creating a “capstone” program for students to spend their final semester in supervised practice. Students learn in a collaborative culture right in the heart of the nation’s most dynamic marketplace. Owing to the range and quality of jobs which our graduates secure, and our generous scholarships and grants, a Pace Law education delivers exceptional value.
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“We understand the ongoing changes in the legal profession, and are committed to helping our students transform into fully prepared professionals who are in demand across a wide variety of fields.”
very important issue in society and the economy is growing in complexity, and solutions almost always have a legal component.
New legal fields are emerging, such as financial compliance, data security, and privacy, and while some established fields are contracting, others are growing. Demand for public interest lawyers is intense. This is an excellent time to consider an education and future in the law, and it’s an exciting and transformative time here at Pace Law. Pace Law students follow a distinctive path to practice which flows directly from the modern legal and commercial marketplace. Our 1L curriculum is
built on a solid and rigorous foundation of traditional legal concepts and the rules of litigation procedure. Afterwards, students quickly transition to a skills-building focus, leading to representing actual clients in our clinics and supervised field placements. Our unique location outside New York City offers valuable access to internship and employment opportunities, and
David Yassky was
draws leaders in the legal community to our campus.
named Dean in 2014. A constitutional scholar, he has also spent time in private practice, as well as varied roles including chief counsel to a Congressional subcommittee and positions in New York City government.
Whether you know precisely what type of law you want to practice, or are open to exploring options, if you join us at Pace Law, you will become part of a vibrant, ambitious, and nurturing community focused on exceptional and practical training and mentoring. —David Yassky, Dean of Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
“PACE LAW IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF LEGAL EDUCATION AND PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING.” Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, 2009–2015
Engaged Learning degrees, curriculum, programs
Pace Law offers outstanding programs in many fields of legal practice. Our world-class Environmental Law program has consistently been ranked among the best nationwide. We’ve earned a preeminent reputation in fields including Public Interest Law and International Law. Students enjoy significant flexibility and breadth — in addition to the traditional J.D., we offer an accelerated two-and-a-half year J.D., certificates in International and Environmental law, eight joint degrees, and Masters of Law degree options. CERTIFICATES, CONCENTRATIONS, AND PROFESSIONAL TRACKS
HEALTH LAW AND POLICY
CIVIL LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW
LAND USE AND REAL ESTATE LAW
TRUSTS AND ESTATES
ACCELERATED J.D. PROGRAM
Students may complete their J.D. in two-and-ahalf years. Students starting in the spring semester complete their first year by pursuing courses in the summer. Students starting in the fall semester may enroll in two consecutive summer sessions.
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Rigorous first-year courses build a strong foundation of traditional legal concepts and procedural rules. Upperclass students move quickly into a distinctive skills-building curriculum. Versed thoroughly in legal theory and practice, our students graduate with the skills and knowledge most valued by employers. 1L COURSES
2L / 3L CURRICULUM
• Professional Responsibility
• Property • Torts • Legal Skills Program • Civil Procedure • Constitutional Law • Criminal Law
“AS A RESULT OF ENGAGED LEARNING, OUR STUDENTS WALK INTO AN INTERVIEW. AND SAY, ‘LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT I’VE DONE, HERE IS MY PORTFOLIO’.” Professor John R. Nolon Founder, Land Use Law Center and Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
• Professional Development Credits • Legislative or Regulatory Course • Upper-Level Writing requirement • Skills Courses: Liveclient clinic, externship or simulation courses
Pace Law students participate in several national and international moot court competitions.
• Specialized courses and seminars • Final semester: opportunity for supervised practice ADVOCACY AND MOOT COURT
Our trial advocacy and moot court programs, which transform students into highly effective advocates, have earned a significant national reputation. Led by outstanding professors who are also successful practitioners, these programs synthesize classroom learning, real world observation, simulated courtroom classes and a strong foundation in legal skills and substantive law. In moot court and simulated trials, students argue cases, provide legal representation to clients in a wide range of practical skills courses, receive professional feedback on their performance by peers, faculty, practicing attorneys, and judges, and gain exposure to areas of law in which they are considering careers.
• Case synthesis • Fact-gathering • Informative and predictive writing • Client interviewing and counseling • Print and electronic legal research • Oral and written appellate advocacy • Negotiation
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Degree and Joint Degree Programs J.D.
Three-year program, accelerated two-and-a-half year program, extended four-year part-time program LAW REVIEWS
Participation in law reviews — managed and edited entirely by students — is an important component of legal education, aiding in the development of essential legal writing skills. PACE LAW REVIEW PACE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW PACE INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW
J.D. / LL.M. IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW J.D. / MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
with Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies J.D. / MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
with Pace University J.D. / MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
with Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College J.D. / M.B.A.
with Pace University Lubin School of Business J.D. / M.P.A.
with Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences J.D. / M.A. IN WOMEN’S HISTORY
with Sarah Lawrence College B.A. / J.D. OR B.S. / J.D.
with Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and other institutions
Graduate Programs 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 S.J.D. IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Certificate Programs and Concentrations
“THE WAY IN WHICH PACE LAW TRAINS PROVIDES EXACTLY THE BALANCE OF THEORY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION SOUGHT BY SOPHISTICATED LEGAL PRACTICES.” Nathan A. Haynes ’98, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Specialized fields of practice within the J.D. program, with credit-hour requirements met simultaneously with the J.D. requirement: BUSINESS LAW — CORPORATE
BUSINESS LAW —
FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE CIVIL LITIGATION / DISPUTE RESOLUTION
INTERNATIONAL LAW REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE PRACTICE
Path to Practice clinics, externships, internships
Learning through real-world experience has been a critical part of our DNA from day one. As one of the first law schools to emphasize practical legal skills
“PROFESSORS PROVIDE CLOSE SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE IN CLINICAL COURSES WHERE STUDENTS LEARN TO USE THEIR LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO SERVE CLIENTS.” Professor Gretchen Flint Executive Director, John Jay Legal Services (pictured at right)
as a complement to theory, we offer a broad portfolio of clinics with a deep history of public service and commitment to social justice — students learn while advocating for clients and groups in need. Under the supervision of professors and under a student practice order, students transition from textbook to practice by acting as attorneys — they interview and counsel clients, mediate and arbitrate disputes, and appear in court and before administrative agencies. ProBono Scholars devote their entire final semester providing legal services in our clinics and other legal service offices after taking the February bar exam.
BARBARA C. SALKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINIC
ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION CLINIC
EQUAL JUSTICE AMERICA DISABILITY RIGHTS / HEALTH LAW CLINIC
FOOD AND BEVERAGE LAW CLINIC
IMMIGRATION JUSTICE CLINIC
INVESTOR RIGHTS CLINIC
NEIGHBORHOOD JUSTICE CLINIC
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“NEGOTIATING A RESOLUTION FOR A CLIENT OF ONE OF OUR CLINICS — HELPING THEM KEEP THEIR HOUSE OR SOLVE AN IMMIGRATION ISSUE — THAT’S A REWARDING AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.” W. Paul Alvarez, B.S., SUNY Oneonta
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“THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE IN THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL HONORS EXTERNSHIP I HAVE GAINED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT MOST YOUNG LAWYERS DON’T HAVE, LET ALONE LAW STUDENTS.”
EXAMPLES OF RECENT STUDENT EMPLOYERS
Credit-bearing externships offer students skills-building opportunities off campus and directly in the workplace. We place 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. Our broad portfolio of externships target a range of interests and practice areas, including prosecution, policymaking, and advocacy.
Eddie Chang, B.S., New York University
Internships Pace Law has one of the most expansive internship programs in the U.S. Off-campus internships allow students to make significant contributions to communities, individuals, and businesses while learning critical lawyering skills and networking in their chosen fields. Our Public Interest Law Scholarship Organization provides funding to students, as does the federal work-study program and other organizations.
STUDENT EXTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
Federal Judicial Honors Externship State Court Judicial Externship Prosecution Externship Family Court Externship Environmental Law Externships (New York and Washington, D.C.) United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Externship EXCLUSIVE Corporate Law Externship International Trade Externship Maryland-Pace Environmental Law Alliance Public Interest/Health Law Externship Real Estate Externship NEW Family Law Externship NEW Summer externships abroad (several European countries, Australia, Korea, Japan, China, India, Argentina, Brazil, and others)
Pace Law has semester and year-long exchange relationships with other law schools including:
Global Experience Summer Externships Abroad give Pace Law students hands-on experience working with international transactions and dispute resolution. They begin with a two-week International Business Seminar at the Manhattan office of a top UK law firm, followed by a six-week externship placement in the country of their choice.
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
FUNDAÇÃO GETULIO VARGAS
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Past placements include:
• Allen & Overy (Hong Kong)
• Baker & McKenzie (Frankfurt)
• Clayton Utz (Sydney)
• Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Milan)
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• CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Madrid)
• Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (Paris)
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARCTIC-TROMSO
• Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels)
• Jones Day (Beijing) • Konrad & Partners (Vienna) • Pinsent Masons (Dubai)
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Belkin Burden LLP Beveridge & Diamond PC Greenberg Traurig LLP Marshall Dennehey LLP Pillsbury LLP Whiteman Osterman LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP GOVERNMENT
New York City Law Department New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission New York State Attorney General’s Office U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WESTCHESTER AND CONNECTICUT FIRMS
Cuddy & Feder LLP Robinson & Cole LLP Traub Lieberman American Civil Liberties Union Bronx District Attorney Children’s Law Center City Bar Justice Center The Door Federal Defenders of New York Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney Legal Aid Society Legal Services New York City Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Manhattan District Attorney Mental Hygiene Legal Services New York State Division of Human Rights Public Advocate’s Office, City of New York Queens District Attorney Riverkeeper Sanctuary for Families United Nations Urban Justice Center, Domestic Violence Project Westchester County Board of Legislators
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NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LAW FIRMS
PUBLIC SERVICE LAW
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
General Electric IBM Corporation LG Electronics Nestle
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CENTERS AND INSTITUTES
Our renowned and distinctive centers and institutes add significantly to the public service mission of Pace Law, contribute to the School’s stature, and provide learning and research opportunities for students.
BRAZIL-AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR LAW AND ENVIRONMENT
CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL STUDIES
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW
INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADJUDICATION LAND USE LAW CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
NEW YORK STATE JUDICIAL INSTITUTE
PACE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CENTER
PACE — NRDC FOOD LAW INITIATIVE
Our primary classroom building, Richard Ottinger Hall, honors our former Dean, longtime professor and founder of our renowned Energy and Climate Center, who also has been a pioneering policymaker as a member of Congress.
PACE WOMEN’S JUSTICE CENTER
PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTER
THEODORE W. KHEEL CENTER ON RESOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INTEREST DISPUTES
“MANY 1L STUDENTS DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WILL PRACTICE. BEING ACTIVE IN CAMPUS ASSOCIATIONS IS A GREAT WAY TO FIND WHERE YOU FIT IN.” Patrick Paul, B.A., Kean University
Alternative Break Club American Bar Association / Law Student Division American Constitution Society Asian American Law Students Association Black Law Students Association Corporate and Commercial Law Society Criminal Justice Society Dispute Resolution Society Education Law and Policy Society Environmental Law Society Federalist Society Food and Beverage Law Society
Gaelic Law Society Hearsay (Student Newspaper) Intellectual Property Student Organization International Law Society Italian-American Law Students Association Jewish Law Students Association LAMBDA Law Students Organization Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Society Latin American Law Students Association Moot Court Honor Board Muslim Law Students Association
National Lawyers Guild Pace Energy and Climate Law Society Pace Environmental Law Review Pace International Law Review Pace Law Review Pace Law School Democrats Pace Law School Republicans Phi Alpha Delta – Adolf Homburger Law School Chapter Public Interest Law Students Organization Sports, Entertainment & Arts Law Society Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Bar Association Women’s Association of Law Students
“NO MATTER HOW SPECIFIC OR ESOTERIC YOUR INTERESTS ARE, PROFESSORS HERE WILL FIND A WAY TO TRAIN, ADVISE, AND ENCOURAGE YOU.”
Leigh Ellis, B.A., American University
Nurturing Leaders scholars, practitioners, mentors
Pace Law’s faculty is comprised of exceptional scholars and practitioners in varied fields of practice. Some have written policy as legislators. Many have been associates and partners at firms, worked in business, and served in government, public interest organizations, and the judiciary. A number are community leaders and advocates for social justice. Others have led entrepreneurial and start-up ventures. The breadth and depth of our faculty enables us to offer hundreds of courses and seminars ranging from foundational issues in jurisprudence to cutting-edge questions that arise in the most sophisticated legal practices. Above all, they are mentors who cultivate a student-centered environment. For students exploring what type of law to practice, our faculty steer them in the direction best fitting their interests and ambitions. Outside of the law, a few study and play music, and enjoy discussing it with students. Others talk sports, growing up in the Midwest or overseas, and raising children. Working relationships with Pace Law faculty truly can be life-altering experiences which define and launch successful and rewarding careers.
Horace E. Anderson, Jr.
teaches courses on intellectual property, communications law, privacy and contracts, and he is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. His J.D. is from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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“PROFESSORS HERE ARE ALL ABOUT THE STUDENTS. THAT GOES BEYOND HAVING AN OPEN DOOR POLICY AND BEING ACCESSIBLE. THE FACULTY IS TRULY INVESTED IN OUR PREPARATION AND SUCCESS, ALL IN.”
is the faculty director of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative and was recently named a 40 under 40 rising star in New York City Food Policy based on her work to transform the food system.
Brian Bendy, B.S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Emily Gold Waldman is the faculty director of the Federal Judicial Honors Program, which places students in externships with federal judges.
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Jason J. Czarnezki is
the Kerlin Professor of Environmental Law and Executive Director of Environmental Programs. He specializes in natural resources, environmental regulation, and food law and policy. His other interests include politics and music. Professor Czarnezki received a J.D. from the University of Chicago. @czarnezki
Randolph M. McLaughlin
specializes in voting rights litigation. In addition to teaching courses in civil procedure and labor law, he involves students in his civil rights caseload. Professor McLaughlin recieved a J.D. from Harvard University.
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Bridget J. Crawford
specializes in taxation, trusts, and estates, and is one of 26 law professors profiled in What the Best L aw Teachers Do (Harvard University Press). @ProfBCrawford
THE REGION BETWEEN AND INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY AND ALBANY IS AN IDEAL PLACE TO PURSUE INTERNSHIPS AND EXTERNSHIPS, AND LAUNCH A JOB SEARCH
Place Matters opportunity, access, lifestyle
Pace Law is ideally located for practice-engaged learning. We are situated just outside New York City, blocks away from federal and state courthouses, major law firms, and corporate headquarters. Our students also have easy access to job and externship opportunities in Albany, Hartford, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Our campus is a vibrant intellectual center for practicing lawyers, policymakers, judges, local and state government officials, and community groups. Environmental lawyers appreciate being near the sprawling Hudson River Valley. International and environmental law students leverage close access to the United Nations, where students pursue unique environmental diplomacy externships.
In Westchester County, Fortune 500 companies operate alongside start-ups and a booming biotech corridor. As the only law school between New York City and Albany, Pace Law enjoys a unique relationship with the law firms, judiciary, and corporations in this thriving regional economy. Being in the heart of the nation’s most dynamic legal marketplace is a powerful advantage for our students — and it’s a terrific place to live and explore.
minute walk to downtown White Plains, home to businesses, law firms, and federal, state, and county courthouses and local agencies.
In addition to being a business, legal, and cultural capital, New York City is home to five Pace University schools and colleges including the Lubin School of Business.
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“GEOGRAPHICAL PROXIMITY TO A MAJOR LEGAL MARKET MAY BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF ‘BIG LAW’ CAREER SUCCESS.” — The New York Times
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OUR LOCATION IS A STRONG ADVANTAGE FOR OUR STUDENTS. MORE THAN HALF OF RECENT PACE LAW GRADUATES WORK IN NEW YORK CITY. 25
Washington, D.C. is home to many Pace Law alumni who work in both the public and private sectors, and is the location of our popular Environmental Law Externship.
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The Best of White Plains and beyond
BEST HAPPY HOUR
57 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains
165 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains
Blockheads 40 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains
minutes to the Hudson Valley
BEST SLICE OF PIZZA
The Hudson Valley offers numerous recreational adventures, including hiking, biking, and kayaking.
Nonna’s 52 Lake Street White Plains
Metro North Railroad, near campus, offers express trains to New York City
A quick walk from campus, Mamaroneck Avenue is lined with cafés, restaurants, and bars and hosts numerous live music festivals. By train, you can easily catch games and events at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Madison Square Garden or the Barclays Center.
1000 Palisades Center Drive West Nyack BEST HIKING
Bear Mountain BEST PLACE TO LIVE
Dannat Residence Hall
189 Main Street White Plains
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BEST MOVIE NIGHT
City Limits Diner
City Center 15: Cinema De Lux
200 Central Avenue White Plains
Victoria Wagnerman, B.A., Brooklyn College
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
BEST RETAIL THERAPY
Palisades Center Mall
Bear Mountain State Park
Mediterraneo of White Plains
“I FOUND A HOME AWAY FROM HOME AT PACE. THE COMMUNITY HERE IS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE.”
175 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains
Dannat Residence Hall
19 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains
CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Center for Career and Professional Development is a critical and growing part of Pace Law. We help students understand the marketplace, position themselves to employers and launch their careers. We counsel alumni at every stage of their varied careers. Contrasted with similar offices at peer law schools, we are externally focused and more actively network and advocate directly on-site at law firms, businesses, and public agencies.
Success Defined citizens, leaders, innovators
Pace Law alumni are succeeding in a range of rewarding private and public sector jobs. They’re an invaluable resource for students — our 8,600+ alumni are committed to networking with, mentoring and advocating for their younger peers who are more recent graduates or still enrolled at the School. Faculty and career development professionals — all experienced attorneys — help students and alumni think beyond traditional practice areas to pursue legal careers in emerging and growing areas. New York State is one of the largest incubators in the country for entrepreneurial and start-up businesses. We show students and alumni how these growing companies need lawyers, we help them make connections, and we advocate aggressively on their behalf. We’re proud to introduce here just a handful of outstanding Pace lawyers who are serving society and the economy.
SEAN DIXON ’09, LL.M. ’10
Riverkeeper, Ossining, NY B.A., Boston University; M.E.M., Yale University
“Before law school, I was a commercial fisherman and had studied marine biology and geology in college. Wanting to apply those experiences to law and policy, I chose Pace because of its diverse environmental law curriculum — including air quality, land use, diplomacy, and international matters. Now I’m a clean water advocate at Riverkeeper, and we’re the chief client of Pace’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.
I encourage new students to take advantage of the multiple learning opportunities outside the classroom. I was particularly involved in moot court competitions and the Pace Environmental Law Society, and attended global conservation and preservation meetings as a delegate and observer. My varied work experience today reflects the comprehensive curriculum I was exposed to at Pace Law.”
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MEGAN M. M C DONALD ’08
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, D.C.
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY
B.S., Fordham University; LL.M., King’s College London
B.A., University of Connecticut
“I work in derivatives at a big, global firm, representing financial institutions, hedge funds, energy and commodity companies, and trade associations in a variety of transactional, regulatory, and enforcement matters. In my course and clinical work, professors took the time to learn about my interests, helped me assess my strengths, and absolutely, pointed out where I needed to improve and grow. As a result of this mentoring, I moved from an environmental concentration to finance. “My advice to prospective students is to avoid following a pre-conceived notion of what the law is. If you come to Pace Law with an open mind and are willing to try on different experiences — or if you do have some firm goals in mind — the faculty will do everything they can to help you tackle any subject and prepare you for the career that best matches your interests and ambitions.”
MEGAN BRILLAULT ’03
“I am very grateful for the practical and relevant skills I learned at Pace Law, and always encourage prospective law students to consider the School.”
PENELOPE BARNETT ’01
Beveridge & Diamond PC, New York, NY
L’Oreal, White Plains, NY
B.S., University of Arizona
B.S., Rutgers University
“When I was a college senior in Arizona, I considered several top law schools, mostly on or near the West Coast, but I found Pace Law to be the best fit. At Pace, Professor Steven Goldberg encouraged me to enroll in the Federal Judicial Honors Externship, which was an important experience in itself, and it also led to a clerkship with Judge Charles L. Brieant, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Currently I’m principal and co-chair of a litigation group at a large practice. “In addition to seeking out faculty mentorships, my advice to prospective and current students is to be active. In addition to the judicial externship, I participated in the Washington, D.C. externship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as in the Environmental Litigation Clinic on campus. I traveled to Brazil with my Comparative Environmental Law class, and I was CoManaging Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review. And after you graduate, there will be many ways to stay involved with alumni and the School. Doing so, I find I ‘get’ as much I give.”
“I spend a fair amount of time in court and one of the biggest requirements is the ability to think quickly on my feet. From day one, I felt confident and prepared in court because of the practical experience I had at Pace Law. One of the most useful skills I learned through trial advocacy courses — in which all of the instructors were practicing attorneys — was the ability to react and respond in court with confidence. I also participated in the Prosecution Externship at the Westchester District Attorney’s Office, which is not far from campus. I gained a tremendous amount of exposure to the criminal justice system. I was also very involved in the Public Interest Law Scholarship Organization (PILSO), which enabled me to take an unpaid internship with a judge during my first summer.
“I work in a rapidly growing legal field, compliance — specifically product compliance — in my role as vice president for a global company. I’m very involved in areas including marketing, intellectual property, regulatory and commercial transactions. Pace Law prepared me for these roles through a solid, diversified curriculum and practical advice from experienced faculty, including adjunct professors who were (and are) active practitioners in many fields of law. The School also encouraged and helped us to pursue externships and internships, which were somewhat unusual and pioneering at the time, and which proved to be invaluable for me in assessing the practical application of the law, as well as evaluating my personal interests and future career goals. “Pace Law is expanding its curriculum in compliance, and I’d encourage prospective students to explore if this growing field is something you might find rewarding and interesting, either as your primary concentration or as part of your course work.”
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SELECT PLACES WHERE OUR ALUMNI WORK
Alumni Success Pace Law alumni work in legal, commercial, and public service positions across the country. Many move across practice, corporate, government, public interest, and judicial roles throughout their careers. Pace lawyers are at small, mid-size and big firms. Firm associates often become partners. Some are in-house counsel, or in other leadership at large, global companies. Many serve at all levels of local, state, and federal government.
Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson, LLP American Transit Insurance AQR Beveridge & Diamond, PC Bronx District Attorney’s Office Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Children’s Law Center Cuddy & Feder LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP Federal District Judges and Magistrates (various locations) Estee Lauder General Electric Google Harris Beach PLCC Hinman Howard & Kattell LLP IBM
Jones Day JPMorgan Chase & Co. Keane & Beane, PC Kings County District Attorney’s Office Legal Aid Society Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP Morgan Stanley Nassau/ Suffolk Legal Services New York City Administration for Children’s Services New York City Department of Environmental Conservation New York City Law Department New York County District Attorney’s Office New York State Appellate Division (clerkships) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
“PACE LAW GRADUATES HAVE A REPUTATION FOR WORKING HARD AND HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING.”
U.S. Attorneys’ Office (various districts) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Universal Studios White House Council on Environmental Quality Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
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WHERE GRADUATES WORK
Christopher Fisher ’94, with Lucia Chiocchio ’01, and Anthony Gioffre iii ’94 Partners, Cuddy & Feder LLP, White Plains, have hired Pace Law alumni as associates
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NEW YORK STATE 74.85% NEW JERSEY 8.77% CONNECTICUT 3.5% OTHER STATES 8.71% Class of 2016 Graduates
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORIES LAW FIRM 49.12% BUSINESS & INDUSTRY 12.86% GOVERNMENT 14.61% PUBLIC INTEREST 7.01% CLERKSHIPS 6.43% EDUCATION 2.33% Class of 2016 Graduates
92 p ercent class of 2016 employment rate
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“PACE OFFERED ME A GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIP. I’M GLAD I CAME HERE FOR MANY REASONS, BUT THE AFFORDABLE COST WAS A HUGE FACTOR.” Briana Costa, B.S., Johns Hopkins University ADMISSIONS + FINANCIAL AID
Investment Realized value, affordability, fit
Pace Law is one of the most affordable private law schools in the New York City area. We’re committed to making a Pace Law education affordable and within reach. Each admitted student automatically is considered for appropriate scholarships and grants. We work individually with students to evaluate their resources and needs.
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
GRANTS (DIVERSITY AND NEEDS-BASED)
Accountants, Activists, Actors, Artists, Community Organizers, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Financial Advisors, Firefighters, IT Professionals, Journalists, Marketers, Musicians, Police Officers, Political Candidates, Public Health Workers, Teachers, Urban Planners, Writers and more — students enroll at Pace Law from many backgrounds and interests.
LOAN PROGRAMS (FEDERAL AND PRIVATE LOANS)
INTERNSHIP SUPPORT: PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SCHOLARSHIPS FEDERAL LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR QUALIFYING GRADUATES IN PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS
FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM
YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM (VETERANS)
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2016/17 STUDENT BODY WOMEN 54% FULL-TIME 485
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“ No matter what type of law you plan to study, you will find at Pace Law exceptional faculty who are committed to your preparation and success. Through our pioneering clinics, externships, and other supervised practice, students learn outside the classroom and build the skills that employers demand. Whatever your ambitions, you can get there from here.” — Cathy M. Alexander Assistant Dean, Admissions PACE LAW ADMISSIONS
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