Constitutional law

Bennett Gershman

Professor Ben Gershman is among the country’s leading authorities on prosecutorial misconduct. He is frequently quoted in the national media as an expert on a wide range of legal topics. At Pace Law School, Prof. Gershman teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Evidence.

Prior to joining Pace Law as one of the original faculty members, Prof. Gershman was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense litigation. He previously worked as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, and served as the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the justice system for four years. He is also active on several Bar Association committees, and is a frequent pro bono litigator.

Prof. Gershman has written two books, The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering and Prosecutorial Misconduct, and has published countless articles on prosecutorial and judicial ethics.

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, criminal law, prosecutorial misconduct, trial, evidence


Steven Goldberg

Formerly the dean of Pace Law School, Professor Steven Goldberg now teaches Evidence, Torts and Constitutional Law. Prof. Goldberg served for a decade on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Criminal Justice Standards, chaired an ABA Task Force on Commitment of Non-responsibility Acquittees, was a member of the Standards Review Committee of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and served as co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Committee on Lawyer Ethics from 1991 to 2002. He is also a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Goldberg is the author of a trial advocacy book, The First Trial (Where Do I Sit? What Do I Say?), and is the co-author, with Park, Leonard and Orenstein, of a treatise in the West Hornbook Series, Evidence Law: A Student’s Guide to the Law of Evidence as Applied in American Trials.

Prof. Goldberg has also published numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy, in addition to works on legal ethics.

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, tort law, evidence, trial

John Humbach

Professor John Humbach teaches Property, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and the First Amendment Seminar. He has authored numerous articles in the areas of First Amendment law, property law and professional responsibility, as well as computer-assisted instruction programs for first-year property students.  He has also published two books, Whose Monet? and Landlord and Tenant: Cases and Text.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Humbach practiced corporate/securities law for five years on Wall Street. He serves as chairman of his community Architectural Review Board, and was active in the preservation of the 22,000 acre Sterling Forest, at the edge of the NYC metropolitan area.

Areas of expertise: property law, free speech, professional responsibility, eminent domain


Randolph McLaughlin

Professor Randy McLaughlin teaches Civil Procedure, Labor Law and New York Practice.  He is a voting rights specialist. He represented the plaintiffs at the trial and appellate levels in Goosby v. Town of Hempstead, the landmark case in the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that set the standard for voting rights challenges to at-large election systems. McLaughlin also represented plaintiffs in voting rights cases against the City of New Rochelle and the Village of Port Chester.

Before joining the Pace faculty in 1998, Prof. McLaughlin was an attorney with Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, where his work focused on litigation and labor law. He also previously worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights, as well as with civil rights attorney William Kunstler, fighting for the rights of activists and communities across the country.

Prof. McLaughlin has worked extensively to protect civil rights, and has won a variety of high-profile civil and voting rights cases.  He pioneered the development of a legal strategy to redress incidents of racially motivated violence in a published book, and has written numerous articles on voting and civil rights issues.

Areas of expertise: labor law, civil rights law, class action lawsuits, Constitutional law

Emily Waldman

Professor Emily Waldman joined the Pace Law faculty in 2006 and teaches Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Employment Law Survey, and Law and Education. Prof. Waldman previously clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also practiced in the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, focusing on employment litigation, general litigation, and internal investigations.

Professor Waldman is currently chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Education Law. She has published in the areas of education and constitutional law, focusing especially on student speech.

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, education law, employment law, student speech