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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Pace Law shows largest increase in grads finding jobs

Graduates from Pace Law School showed the biggest jump in employment among all New York law schools. An article in the “New York Law Journal” that addresses the improved hiring rates among 2014 law graduates– jobs secured the first year after graduation and that require a JD degree– notes Pace Law School’s numbers. “The school […]

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Prof. Kennedy calls NYS fracking ban a “substantial milestone”

Pace Law Professor Robert F. Kennedy participated in a Q&A with senior correspondent Jon Lentz from “City & State.” The two discussed environmental issues, especially as they relate to New York State. Professor Kennedy is co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, an on-campus environmental law practice where students represent public interest groups. “There are […]

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Jill Backer challenges the tradition of rating jobs as “Bar passage required”

With both law schools and the legal field evolving in response to changing times, why are law regulators and reviewers not keeping up with the changes? This is the question that Assistant Dean Jill Backer explores in an opinion piece featured in the “New York Law Journal.” “It seems that in these changing times, our […]

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NYS challenges lawsuit brought by Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

The New York State Thruway Authority has approved an additional $300,000 for legal expenses to defend itself against a lawsuit brought by the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. The suit addresses the state’s efforts to use clean water funds for the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. “They got caught with their hand in the […]

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Prof. McLaughlin comments on cases involving police and excessive force

Prof. McLaughlin comments on cases involving police and excessive force

Multiple news outlets have tapped Professor Randolph McLaughlin, a civil rights expert, for comment on cases involving municipal police and incidents of excessive force. In an article that has received international distribution, Professor McLaughlin commented on the Walter Scott case in South Carolina where a white police officer shot and killed Mr. Scott when he […]

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Pace Law School Launches First-in-the-Nation Tuition Matching Program

Pace Law School Launches First-in-the-Nation Tuition Matching Program

Initiative makes legal education more affordable and expands Pace Law’s national recruitment Pace Law also announces tuition freeze for 2015/16 academic year White Plains, NY – Pace Law School today unveiled a first-in-the-nation tuition matching program designed to make legal education more accessible to students across the country. The program, which will save students tens […]

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WAMC public radio consults Prof. McLaughlin regarding new police policy announced in Orange County, NY

WAMC public radio consults Prof. McLaughlin regarding new police policy announced in Orange County, NY

WAMC, the northeast public radio station, reported on a new police protocol for officers in Orange County, New York who are involved in deadly-force encounters. Announced by the Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, the action is in response to recent incidents including the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold incident in Staten Island, […]

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Hartford Courant reports on newly formed Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition

Pace Law School is one of two university members of the newly formed Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition. As reported in the “Hartford Courant”, they join solar business representatives and universities from nine states that are combining forces to push for uniform clean energy policies across the Northeast. The Coalition has received $600,000 from the […]

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20th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner will honor Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Andrew V. Tung ’95

Pace Law School will host the 20th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 26th, at the Westchester Country Club. This year’s honorees are The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, and 1995 Pace Law alumnus Andrew V. Tung, a partner in the land planning firm Divney Tung Schwalbe, LLP. […]

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Dean Yassky speaks with NPR about new partnership with College of St. Rose

Dean Yassky speaks with NPR about new partnership with College of St. Rose

Dean David Yassky spoke with NPR reporter Allison Dunne about Pace Law School’s new partnership with the College of Saint Rose that will allow qualified students to enter law school after their junior year in college. Among the many advantages, the program will save students a year’s study as well as a year’s tuition. “I […]

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