ABA Journal – The Immune Response

Pace Law School’s assistant dean Alexandra Dunn was quoted in a thoughtful article in the American Bar Association Journal on the disappointing record of the federal “vaccine court” set up to adjudicate disputes about diseases related to vaccines, including autism.

Click “The Immune Response” to read the full article.

Vaccine Problems? The Hazelhurst Family

Former Mayor Ed Koch to Keynote ABA Law Student Division Annual Spring Meeting at Pace Law Saturday

The American Bar Association Law Student Division (2nd Circuit) will convene its annual Spring Meeting at Pace Law School on Saturday, February 27. The meeting will bring together students, legal professionals and representatives from government for a full day of panel discussions and information sessions on the Law School’s campus in White Plains.

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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION LAW STUDENT DIVISION TO HOLD SPRING MEETING AT PACE LAW SCHOOL

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch will deliver keynote address

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The American Bar Association Law Student Division (2nd Circuit) will convene its annual Spring Meeting at Pace Law School on Saturday, February 27. The meeting will bring together students, legal professionals and representatives from government for a full day of panel discussions and information sessions on the Law School’s campus in White Plains.

The highlight of the event will be the keynote address, delivered by Edward Koch, former Mayor of New York City, who is expected to discuss his many years of public service and the challenges and opportunities for recent law school graduates.

Additionally, the meeting will feature an exciting presentation by Above the Law editor, Elie Ying Mystal, whose no-holds-barred musings on the current state of the legal profession have garnered the self-described “legal tabloid” mainstream media attention. The Washington Post called Above the Law “a must-read legal blog,” while the American Bar Association’s Journal listed Above the Law in its “Blawg 100: The 100 best web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.”

WHO: Edward Koch, Former New York City Mayor; Elie Ying Mystal, Editor, Above the Law; Brian Kolb, New York State Senate Minority Leader; Law professionals from the NY-Metro area

WHAT: American Bar Association Law Student Division (2nd Circuit) Spring Meeting

WHERE: Pace Law School (Preston Hall – Tudor Room) 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2010; sessions begin at 9:30am and continue through 4:30pm; Keynote Address by Mayor Koch at 11:00am

Media admission by press pass. Check-in required.

For more information on the ABA Student Division spring meeting, including registration instructions, please visit the ABA Student Division website.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has over 7,000 alumni throughout the country and the world and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top three programs in environmental law. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus and offers the Master of Laws degree in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and Comparative Legal Studies, and a Doctor of Laws in environmental law. The School of Law is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

Pace Law School Wins ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition

Pace Law School’s competitive negotiation team, fresh from beating 180 other law schools in the annual Negotiation Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association’s student division, will represent the ABA and the United States in the international negotiating competition in Paris on July 7 through 10.

PACE LAW SCHOOL TEAM TO COMPETE IN PARIS.
NO, NOT IN SPORTS — IN NEGOTIATION.

STUDENT GROUP QUALIFIES BY BEATING 180 OTHER LAW SCHOOLS
TO WIN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCATION TITLE

White Plains, NY, March 17, 2004 —Pace Law School’s competitive negotiation team, fresh from beating 180 other law schools in the annual Negotiation Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association’s student division, will represent the ABA and the United States in the international negotiating competition in Paris on July 7 through 10.

The announcement was made by David Cohen, dean of the school, after the team’s victory in the final U.S. rounds held February 7 and 8 during the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Antonio. This is the second time in two years that a Pace Law team has won an ABA competition.

The competition emphasized the importance of negotiation in resolving disputes and structuring transactions. Opposing teams of students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a client problem or transaction and reach a mutually accepted resolution. Teams are judged by appellate and Supreme Court judges on their style, strategy, outcome, and a self-assessment by the students.

The theme of this year’s competition was “Sports Law.” Students negotiated such issues as employment contracts, endorsement agreements, television broadcasting rights, and liability related to a fictional student injury at a training camp sponsored by a professional sports team.

Pace Law School’s winning team was composed of third year student Michael Maggi of Astoria, New York and second year student Robert Stout of Congers, New York. Their faculty advisor was professor Louis Fasulo, a 1983 graduate who directs the Trial Advocacy Program.

Maggi said, “I feel extremely proud to represent the ABA and the United States in the International competition and look forward to another successful experience.” Cohen attributed the win to the team’s “hard work and professional performance” and the “dedication and teaching prowess of Fasulo.”

With more than 50,000 members, the ABA Law Student Division is the largest professional student organization in the United States. The division provides students with opportunities for legal education, professional skills development and career counsel. Each year the division sponsors three competitions: the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the Client Counseling Competition and the Negotiation Competition.

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is a New York law school with a suburban campus in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. Part of Pace University, the school offers the J.D. program for full-time and part-time day and evening students. Its postgraduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Environmental Law and an LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated Environmental Law programs and its Clinical Education program also is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, environmental law, securities arbitration, criminal justice and disability rights. www.law.pace.edu