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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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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Washington Post speaks with Prof. McLaughlin and Prof. Cohen about police shootings

A reporter for the “Washington Post” who investigated a police shooting of a suspect and asked why a dash-cam video might not be enough to prosecute the police officer, spoke with Professor Randolph McLaughlin, an expert in civil rights law, as well as Debra Cohen, an adjunct professor at Pace Law School. “The political climate […]

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Washington Post talks with Prof. Cassuto about “personhood” and legal rights

In an article exploring the meaning and definition of “personhood,” especially as it pertains to legal rights, a reporter for “The Washington Post” spoke with Professor David Cassuto. Professor Cassuto is an expert on both animal rights and cultural studies. A passage in the article reads: “‘Personhood is simply an amorphous concept,’ said Prof. David […]

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Wide press coverage of Prof. Mushlin’s testimony before NYS Assembly Correction Committee

Wide press coverage of Prof. Mushlin’s testimony before NYS Assembly Correction Committee

Professor Michael Mushlin, an expert in prison reform, testified before the New York State Assembly Correction Committee. Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell convened the hearings after the escape of two prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Professor Mushlin spoke especially about the need for independent oversight within the state prison […]

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Wall Street Journal seeks Prof. Carlisle’s perspective on Cuomo’s nomination of DiFiore to be top judge

Wall Street Journal seeks Prof. Carlisle’s perspective on Cuomo’s nomination of DiFiore to be top judge

In its coverage of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to be New York State’s next top judge, “The Wall Street Journal” spoke with Professor Jay Carlisle. Professor Carlisle is an expert in New York State law and has been appointed to statewide commissions and committees by three New York […]

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“Westchester Hispano” reports on the Law School-Si Se Puede program

“Westchester Hispano” shared news of the Westchester County kick-off of the new program, Law School-Si Se Puede. The program was created by the Hispanic National Bar Association and sponsored in Westchester by Pace Law School and the local branch of the HNBA. As reported in “Westchester Hispano”: “El programa apunta a que los estudiantes de […]

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Prof. Coplan quoted in Westfair Communications article about sturgeon kills near TZB construction

Prof. Coplan quoted in Westfair Communications article about sturgeon kills near TZB construction

Professor Karl Coplan was quoted in an article about the sharp increase in the number of sturgeon killed in the area of the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction. Professor Coplan is the co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. The clinic represents the environmental organization Riverkeeper which has been calling for greater scrutiny of the […]

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