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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Professor Pollans says healthy food production is more than just deciding on a label

Professor Pollans says healthy food production is more than just deciding on a label

In an article that she wrote for slate.com, Professor Margot Pollans argues that both the current debate about food labeling and the effort on the part of the FDA to define the term “natural” approach an important issue from the wrong perspectives. An expert in the field of food law, Professor Pollans calls for a […]

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Professor Czarnezki calls for the FDA to define “natural” when speaking of food

Professor Jason Czarnezki, executive director of the environmental law program, addressed the need for a clear definition of “natural” when referring to food and food production. In “Time” magazine, Professor Czarnezki and author Paul Greenberg published an article calling on the FDA to standardize the term. “For anyone with a deep, enduring faith in the […]

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Extensive press coverage of Haub gift to the law school

The announcement that Pace University would rename the law school in honor of Elisabeth Haub and in recognition of the historic gift given to the school by the Elisabeth Haub Foundation prompted extensive press coverage. First reported in the “Wall Street Journal”, the story was also carried in both law publications as well as general […]

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Dean Yassky appears on NY1 to discuss Clinton Crime Bill

Dean Yassky appears on NY1 to discuss Clinton Crime Bill

The 1994 crime bill has become a recurring topic in this year’s presidential campaign. Dean David Yassky, who helped draft the bill when he was counsel to the House Committee on Crime, appeared on NY1 to discuss the legislation, why he believes it made sense at that time, as well as the consequences of the […]

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U.S. News & World Report interviews Professor Leslie Garfield about potential lawsuit against Trump

Michelle Fields, the journalist who accused Donald Trump’s campaign manager of grabbing her arm at a recent campaign rally, could have grounds for a defamation suit against both the candidate and his staffer. Professor Leslie Garfield, one of the lawyers interviewed for an article published in “U.S. News & World Report,” is quoted as saying […]

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Salon.com talks with Prof. Garfield about privacy protection with social media

Professor Leslie Garfield discussed the legal issues of a recent situation where school officials pressured a teacher to resign after a student accessed and distributed personal photos from the teacher’s cell phone. The incident, which occurred at a high school in South Carolina, raises questions of privacy and Fourth Amendment protection. “This is an unfortunate […]

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Pace Law School ranked #3 for careers in public service law

The magazine “preLaw” named Pace Law School one of the country’s best schools for preparing students for careers in public service. In its honor roll of the top 20 schools, the magazine ranked Pace Law School #3, six points higher than its last survey conducted two years ago. To determine the rankings, the editors examined […]

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Prof. Mushlin writes editorial for NYT calling for prison reform

Pace Law School Professor Michael Mushlin and Michele Deitch, a lecturer at the University of Texas, Austin, published an op-ed in “The New York Times” calling for independent oversight of New York State prisons. They cite the deplorable conditions in the prisons and note that situations are not much better in other areas of the […]

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Prof. Kennedy comments on TransCanada lawsuits for the “National Observer”

Prof. Kennedy comments on TransCanada lawsuits for the “National Observer”

Professor Robert Kennedy commented in the “National Observer” about the recent TransCanada lawsuits against the U.S. government. The suits are in reaction to President Obama’s rejection this past November of the Keystone pipeline project. Professor Kennedy is co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. “The federal lawsuit is frivolous and the NAFTA lawsuit is a […]

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Prof. Jay Carlisle asked about practice of municipalities outsourcing legal work

Prof. Jay Carlisle asked about practice of municipalities outsourcing legal work

Professor Jay Carlisle, an expert in legal ethics, was quoted in the “Journal News” about the common practice of several local county governments outsourcing their legal work, running up significant bills in the process. “It is a necessary evil,” Professor Carlisle is quoted as saying. “Unfortunately, municipalities don’t have, on occasion, the expertise, or lawyers […]

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