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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Pollans

Professor Margot Pollans Joins Pace Law School’s Nationally Recognized Environmental Law Program Top environmental scholar brings food law expertise to Pace’s esteemed environmental law program (White Plains, NY)  Pace Law School is proud to announce the hiring of Professor Margot Pollans to its nationally-ranked environmental law program. Professor Pollans joins Pace’s faculty most recently from […]

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Prof. Gershman calls for release of transcripts in Staten Island grand jury case

Prof. Gershman calls for release of transcripts in Staten Island grand jury case

Many people were surprised when the Staten Island grand jury did not indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the killing of Eric Garner. Among them are former prosecutors Joel Cohen and Bennett Gershman, who is also a Pace Law School professor. The two wrote an article for slate.com where they cite their […]

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Dean Yassky discusses the value of a legal education

Dean Yassky discusses the value of a legal education

Dean David Yassky is the focus of a feature article that appears in the “Westchester Business Journal.” Among the questions the writer asks is whether Dean Yassky thinks a legal education makes sense in the current economy and market place. “There are a lot of jobs in addition to traditional law firm associate jobs, where […]

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Prof. Estrin comments on actions of law firm representing fracking company

Prof. Estrin comments on actions of law firm representing fracking company

Professor Dan Estrin, supervising attorney for the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, commented on a situation where a law firm is pressuring landowners to sell the rights to their land or risk losing those rights by eminent domain. The landowners received letters from the law firm that is representing a developer trying to build $750 million […]

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Prof. David Cassuto comments on legal case brought by Nonhuman Rights Project

Prof. David Cassuto comments on legal case brought by Nonhuman Rights Project

The website wired.com wrote about a legal case in New York State where lawyers for the Nonhuman Rights Project sued to win the release of a chimpanzee who is currently held in a cage. In what is considered to be a landmark case, they argued that the chimp possesses the “essential qualities of personhood” and […]

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Appearing on Huff Post Live, Prof. Lissa Griffin questions the role of grand juries

Professor Lissa Griffin appeared on “Huff Post Live,” a news program on the Huffington Post website. The topic of discussion was the role of grand juries. Professor Griffin, an expert in comparative criminal law, commented on how the American court system compares with those in other countries. The discussion was prompted by the actions of […]

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Prof. Mushlin’s innovative course spotlighted on legal blog

Prof. Mushlin’s innovative course spotlighted on legal blog

Pace Law Professor Michael Mushlin co-teaches a 1L civil procedure course with Federal Magistrate Lisa Margaret Smith. The two wrote an article about their practice-oriented approach that caught the attention of the “Legal Skills Prof Blog.” “As the authors point out, while practical skills training is all the rage these days, most of the attention […]

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Prof. Randolph McLaughlin comments on Ferguson case

Prof. Randolph McLaughlin comments on Ferguson case

Professor Randolph McLaughlin responded to multiple press requests in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the “St. Louis Post-Dispatch,” Professor McLaughlin comments on the federal law that could be applied should the Department of Justice bring charges against […]

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Albany “Times Union” quotes Prof. Estrin regarding the TZB funding

Albany “Times Union” quotes Prof. Estrin regarding the TZB funding

In its continuing coverage of New York State’s efforts to finance the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge with money from a federally funded clean water program, the Albany “Times Union” quoted Professor Dan Estrin. Professor Estrin is one of the Pace Law professors affiliated with the Environmental Litigation Clinic. The Clinic represents several of […]

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Environmental Litigation Clinic challenges pipeline project

Environmental Litigation Clinic challenges pipeline project

The actions of Pace Law School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic featured prominently in the press coverage of a legal challenge to a proposed pipeline project in upstate New York. The Clinic is representing “Stop the Pipeline,” a collection of environmentalists and landowners who are challenging a plan to construct a pipeline intended to transport natural gas […]

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