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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New York Law Journal profiles Dean David Yassky

“The New York Law Journal” published a profile of Pace Law School’s new Dean David Yassky. Reporter Tania Karas interviewed Dean Yassky and asked him about his vision for the school and his plans going forward. “The mandate of someone becoming a law school dean in 2014 is: what should legal education look like in […]

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson delivers Dyson Lecture

“Westchester Magazine” reported on the visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, who delivered the 2014 Dyson Distinguished Lecture. Following the lecture, Secretary Johnson met with students. alums, and local dignitaries. “Johnson addressed a classroom of law students and professors, hitting topics like the need to strike a balance between security and liberty, preparedness […]

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Students’ efforts strike down EPA’s “Water Transfers Rule”

Law students active in the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic scored a major victory in federal court when the Hon. Kenneth Karas, S.D.N.Y., granted a summary judgment in a case where the P.E.L.C. served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs. The judgment in the case, Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. U.S. EPA, invalidated […]

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Students honor Judge Jenny Rivera

Pace Law students presented two awards to the Honorable Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Judge Rivera received the 2014 Pioneer of Justice and Equality for Women in the Law Award, given by the Women’s Association of Law Students, and the 2014 Adelante Award, given by the Latin American Law […]

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Students in the Investor Rights Clinic file amicus brief

Students active in Pace Law School’s Investor Rights Clinic filed an amicus brief in support of a an investor who is seeking to have his case heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. As reported in the Pittsburgh “Post-Gazette,” the Pace Law students joined with law students from the University of Pittsburgh in […]

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Prof. Crawford shares tax advice with CBS-NY

Prof. Crawford shares tax advice with CBS-NY

In anticipation of the April 15 tax deadline, CBS-NY interviewed Professor Bridget Crawford, an expert in tax law. Professor Crawford was asked what changes people can make now to put them in a better position for next year’s tax filing. “The biggest mistake people make is thinking they’re not going to get old or that […]

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Prof. Cassuto interviewed in The Christian Science Monitor about California drought

Prof. Cassuto interviewed in The Christian Science Monitor about California drought

An article in “The Christian Science Monitor” explores the ramifications of the ongoing drought in California, including severe water restrictions and strikes as a result of decades-old water contracts. The reporter interviewed Professor David Cassuto, an expert in water law. “Will this drought emergency bring about more significant changes?” Professor Cassuto is quoted as asking. […]

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to visit Pace Law School

For immediate release                                  Contact: Joan Gaylord, Manager of Media Relations March 19, 2014                                                            JGaylord@law.pace.edu, 914-422-4389    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to visit Pace Law School  (White Plains, NY)—Jeh Johnson, the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, will visit Pace Law School on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. Secretary Johnson will deliver the […]

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Alum Pete Harrison calls Duke Energy’s practices in North Carolina “a federal crime”

Pace Law School alum Pete Harrison has been in the news as he fights to expose the practices of Duke Energy which discharged toxic wastewater into rivers in North Carolina. The utility company has said the release of the water, which contains heavy metals and other pollutants, was part of its “routine maintenance” plan. Harrison, […]

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New York Times spotlights Pace Law’s New Directions for Attorneys program

“The New York Times” published an article about steps taken by women seeking to re-enter the work force after years away and highlighted Pace Law School’s New Directions for Attorneys program. The article includes the experiences of attorneys who have completed the New Directions program, which is open to men as well as women. The […]

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