Professor Vanessa Merton on immigration issues

Professor Vanessa Merton on immigration issues

Professor Vanessa Merton is available to speak to the press about immigration issues. In addition to teaching, Prof. Merton is the faculty supervisor of Pace Law’s Immigration Justice Clinic. Prof. Merton has been especially active in responding to undocumented youths eligible under President Obama’s DREAM decision. “There is a grave risk that many, many DREAMers […]

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Professor Michael Mushlin on prison reform

Pace Law Professor Michael Mushlin is available to speak to the press about prison reform and the recent Congressional hearings. Prof. Mushlin, an expert on the use of solitary confinement, presented testimony at the hearings entitled, “Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences.” “Currently, tens of thousands of prisoner in the […]

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Professor David Cassuto on bobcat sightings in Westchester

Professor David Cassuto on bobcat sightings in Westchester

David N. Cassuto, JD, PhD, is expert in animal law, board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and founder of the Animal Blawg (animalblawg.wordpress.com), a blog focusing on animal law, policy and ethics.

Said Cassuto, “While it’s understandable that some people find it unnerving, the appearance of this cat is a victory for biodiversity. Any actions taken should account for both the opportunity and the risks that such animals embody. Those actions should also comply with the law. It bears remembering that car travel presents a far greater danger to people than this cat ever will. So, if there is indeed a mountain lion in our midst, we should celebrate nature’s resilience even as we take common sense measures to safeguard both people and the cat(s).”

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We welcome our newest class!

Pace Law School welcomes 180 1L’s today. The class of 159 fulltime and 21 part time students is made up of many New Yorkers– 60 percent—as well as students from 16 other states including California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Ranging in age from 20 to 56, they have been educated at 96 different colleges […]

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Pace Law School Library hosts delegation from the Republic of Georgia

The Pace Law Library will be hosting a delegation from the High School of Justice, located in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. “They have shared that their goal is to ‘enrich and modernize’ their library,” said Professor Marie Newman, director of the Pace Law Library. The group of visitors will include the Director of the High […]

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Prof. Estrin comments on Army Corps of Engineers settlement for the WSJ

Prof. Estrin comments on Army Corps of Engineers settlement for the WSJ

In a story distributed by the Associated Press that appeared in “The Wall Street Journal,” the supervising attorney for the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Dan Estrin, commented on the new requirement that the Army Corps of Engineers disclose the levels of pollutants discharged over dams controlled by the Corps. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed […]

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Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Gershman regarding actions of Cuomo Administration

Wall Street Journal quotes Prof. Gershman regarding actions of Cuomo Administration

In an article in “The Wall Street Journal,” Professor Bennett Gershman commented on the possibility of legal action against the Cuomo administration stemming from its contact with members of the Moreland Commission, a group convened by the Governor to investigate public corruption. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said contacts with people on the Moreland Commission […]

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Karl Rábago, director of PECL, comments on CL&P rate increase request

Karl Rábago, director of PECL, comments on CL&P rate increase request

Karl R. Rábago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, commented on the request made by Connecticut Light & Power to restructure the way it bills customers. Prompted by such industry changes as greater use of renewables as well as increased conservation, the utility company is seeking to raise its fixed fee to […]

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Prof. McLaughlin quoted in NPR story re: NYC apartment building with “Poor Door”

Prof. McLaughlin quoted in NPR story re: NYC apartment building with “Poor Door”

A recent story on NPR discussed the New York City apartment building under construction that will include what has been dubbed “the poor door”– a separate entrance for residents occupying affordable units within the skyscraper. Professor Randolph McLaughlin weighed in on the legality of the plan. “To permit developers or encourage them to create separate […]

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Christian Science Monitor interviews Prof. McLaughlin about civil rights case

Christian Science Monitor interviews Prof. McLaughlin about civil rights case

In its coverage of the recent story of a California highway patrol officer beating a woman, an event that was captured on video and shared via the internet, “The Christian Science Monitor” interviewed Professor Randolph McLaughlin. The reporter asked if this story could become a second Rodney King case, referring to the California motorist beaten […]

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Director Karl Rábago interviewed for CNBC article on utility rates

Director Karl Rábago interviewed for CNBC article on utility rates

Karl Rábago, the new Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, was interviewed for an article posted to the CNBC website. The writer asks why utility bills are not getting cheaper and explores the issues of regulation, security, and advances in technology. “At a progressive utility, they may say, ‘We’re willing to take the […]

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Prof. Gershman explores SCOTUS decision regarding cell phone searches

Prof. Gershman explores SCOTUS decision regarding cell phone searches

In his regular column on Huffington Post, Professor Bennett Gershman explores the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision that requires the government to obtain a search warrant before accessing a cell phone. Professor Gershman notes that the vast advances in technology call into question the simple application of stare decisis in such cases. “Technology changes everything, […]

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Prof. David Cassuto comments on hazardous waste spills in Ohio

Prof. David Cassuto comments on hazardous waste spills in Ohio

Professor David Cassuto was interviewed by a reporter for the “Cincinnati Enquirer.” An investigation conducted by the Ohio newspaper revealed that the Cincinnati area leads the country in hazardous material transportation accidents and that the number of spills is rising. “The regulatory environment has become primarily reactionary…. They only act after a disaster happens,” Professor […]

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