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 [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
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).”Read more
Professor Michael Mushlin, an expert in prison reform, along with his colleague, Martin Horn, the former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation, submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Convened on February 25, 2014, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, “Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: [...]Read more
An opinion piece in the “Daily News” examines the situation in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office following the departure of six-term Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes and the revelation of questionable practices during his time in office. Examining some of the cases tried during that time, columnist Harry Siegel quotes from a letter submitted by Professor [...]Read more
In Huffington Post column, Prof. Gershman asks if it is prosecutorial “discretion” or “nullification”?
In his latest “Huffington Post” column, Professor Bennett Gershman explores prosecutorial discretion. Focusing on the recent comment made by Attorney General Eric Holder that state attorneys general do not have to defend unjust laws, Professor Gershman examines when such positions have been taken in the past and whether it constitutes prosecutorial “discretion” or “nullification.” “Although [...]Read more
White Plains, NY — February 26, 2014 – Pace University has appointed David Yassky dean of Pace Law School, effective April 1, 2014. He succeeds Michelle S. Simon, who served as dean for the past seven years and will return as a full-time faculty member. “I am delighted with David’s appointment as the new dean [...]Read more
In an article in “The New York Times” that discusses the latest efforts towards implementing the terms of a desegregation settlement between Westchester County and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the reporter spoke with Professor Randolph McLaughlin, an expert on civil rights. The piece focuses on resistance to a proposal to build [...]Read more
Prof. Ann Bartow comments on this year’s recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Ann Bartow commented on the selection of Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon of Michigan Law School, this year’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the American Law Schools’ (AALS) Section on Women in Legal Education. Professor Bartow, an editor and contributor at feministlawprofessors.com, was a peer nominator for the award. “Pace Law School Prof. Ann Bartow, [...]Read more
Don Bosco Workers, Inc., a grassroots community-organizing group that advocates for justice for low-income workers, announced their new partnership with Pace Law School’s Neighborhood Justice Clinic. In a press release they also posted to their website, it states: “The Don Bosco Workers – Neighborhood Justice Clinic Partnership will focus on research to figure out how [...]Read more
In an article about record drought conditions in California, “The Christian Science Monitor” quoted Professor David Cassuto. An expert on water law and environmental theory, Professor Cassuto directs the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), a cooperative endeavor with the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of [...]Read more
Andrea Cerbin, staff attorney for the Pace Energy and Climate Center, was quoted in the industry publication “Energywire.” In an article discussing a recent rate settlement with ConsolidatedEdison Inc., Cerbin commented on another aspect of the agreement intended to help manage the demand for electricity, especially in the event of another storm like Superstorm Sandy. [...]Read more
Professor Bennett Gershman was quoted in a piece distributed via the Associated Press. The article explores a case in Manhattan where the prosecutor is requesting that three witnesses, an undercover police officer and two informants, be allowed to testify anonymously and in a closed courtroom. The defendant, Muhammad Yusuf, is an al-Qaida sympathizer and prosecutors have argued [...]Read more