Pace Law School’s 35th Commencement
United States District Judge Malachy E. Mannion to be honored at Pace Law School Commencement
Distinguished Pace Law alumnus will address the largest graduating class in the school’s history
(White Plains, NY)– At its 35th Commencement ceremonies to be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., Pace Law School will confer an honorary degree on The Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. This year’s graduating class of 339 students includes 299 new Juris Doctor (JD) recipients and 40 Master of Laws (LLM) conferees– 29 in Comparative Legal Studies and 11 in Environmental Law.
This will be the second degree Judge Mannion receives from Pace Law School. He was a member of the school’s first graduating class in 1979. Judge Mannion, who was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 21, 2012, received a unanimous “well qualified” rating by the American Bar Association, the highest possible rating a prospective judicial candidate can receive.
After his graduation from Pace Law School, Judge Mannion worked as an associate with the White Plains law firm of Bartels, Pykett & Aronwald, Esqs. From 1980-1986, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, NY, as a senior trial attorney. From 1986-1993 and from 1997-2001, Judge Mannion was an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. During that time, he tried many noteworthy and high-profile cases including “Examscam.” He also served as the District’s Security Manager, possessing a top-secret United States Government security clearance.
Prior to his most recent appointment, Judge Mannion was serving his second eight-year term as United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania where, in 2011, he became the Chief United States Magistrate Judge.