Pace Law School Student Selected as One of 20 Ms. JD Fellows

Pace Law School student Rachel Schwartzman was selected as one of 20 Ms. JD fellows for 2010, joining other rising law students from top law schools like Harvard, Yale and Columbia. The fellows were chosen from over 300 applicants representing 75 schools, among them law review editors-in-chief, published scholars and future judicial clerks.

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PACE LAW SCHOOL STUDENT RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF NATION’S MOST PROMISING THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENTS

One of 20 fellows chosen by Ms. JD online community

WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 16, 2010 – Pace Law School student Rachel Schwartzman was selected as one of 20 Ms. JD fellows for 2010, joining other rising law students from top law schools like Harvard, Yale and Columbia. The fellows were chosen from over 300 applicants representing 75 schools, among them law review editors-in-chief, published scholars and future judicial clerks.

Ms. JD is an influential online community for women lawyers and law students. Fellows are selected based on academic performance, leadership and dedication to advancing the status of women in law. The winners include women planning to pursue careers in public interest, academia, and the private sector in every region of the country.

Ms. JD pairs each fellow with a distinguished female mentor. Schwartzman’s will be Lynn Hecht Schafran, senior vice president at Legal Momentum and director of Legal Momentum’s National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (NJEP). Fellows participate in activities with their mentors, attend conferences and events, host an event at their law school, and are expected to mentor other young women during their career.

The opt-out rate

Schwartzman was drawn to the Ms. JD fellowship because of the mission of the organization, which focuses on the opt-out rate for women in law and the paucity of female leadership at the highest levels of the legal profession, topics on which she wrote a paper this past fall, “Gender Disparity in Law and Finance: Improving the Balance between Motherhood and High-level Careers.” She is currently seeking opportunities for publication.

By becoming involved with Ms. JD, Schwartzman hopes to “learn how to combat these problems head on by learning from women far more experienced than I am.”

“This award is an impressive tribute to the caliber of the students who attend Pace Law School,” said Michelle Simon, dean of Pace Law School. “Rachel is poised for a successful career as a lawyer and a champion of women, fitting with Pace Law’s long standing commitment to women’s issues. Our Women’s Justice Center is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. Professor Bridget Crawford, who blogs for the Feminist Law Professors blog http://www.feministlawprofessors.com,, is among the many professors and students working to further the cause of women in and out of the workplace.”

Multiple honors

Schwartzman is working as a summer associate at Cohen & Wolf, P.C. in Bridgeport, CT. At Pace she is a student editor on the Journal on Court Innovation and president of the Women’s Association of Law Students (WALS). She worked as an intern for the Honorable Joan G. Margolis, United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court in Connecticut, and as a paralegal in the Appeals Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Government.

This summer Schwartzman also received the Josephine and Anthony DiFiore Scholarship award, sponsored by the DiFiore Family, the Columbian Lawyers Association and Pace Law School. She also received the Justice Sandra Miller Scholarship from the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association (MAWSA) writing prize for Excellence in Graduate Studies.

All Ms. JD mentors are recipients of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. This award was established by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession in 1991 and recognizes the accomplishments of female lawyers who have paved the way to success for other women in law.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first chair of the ABA Commission, issued a groundbreaking report in 1988 showing that women lawyers were not advancing at a satisfactory rate. The current chair, Roberta D. Liebenberg, spoke at the Pace Law School/Women’s Association of Law Students (WALS)/WWBA program on Women in the Profession in March.

About MSJD and Pace Law

Since its creation in 2006 by female law students from UC Berkeley, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Stanford, UCLA, UT Austin, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, and Yale the fellowship has been awarded annually to 20 of the “most promising third-year law students in the country.” The Ms. JD site is administered by an advisory board of female law students from top law schools nationwide. Three Pace Law School alumni attended the Ms. JD launch and alumnus Carly Grant served on its editorial board from 2007-2008. Schwartzman is the first Pace Law student to receive the honor.

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 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, including the nation’s first graduate level programs in Climate Change and Land Use and Sustainable Development, 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

Findings of One-Year Study of Greenhouse Gas Reduction of 30 Municipalities to be Announced

Findings will be detailed from a year-long study, that Pace Law was asked to help facilitate, of local and county government greenhouse gas reduction programs. Two-thirds of the 45 municipalities – or 30 municipalities with a total population of over half a million – in Westchester County responded to the voluntary survey, which was conducted jointly by Pace Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies Research Assistants with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

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NEWS CONFERENCE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 AT 12:00 NOON, PACE LAW SCHOOL, WHITE PLAINS

FINDINGS FROM A ONE-YEAR STUDY OF 30 LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION PROGRAMS

“MOVING INTO ACTION” RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW WESTCHESTER CAN BECOME MORE ENVIROMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE AND CONSERVE RESOURCES FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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Pace Law School and NY League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

WHAT: News conference to present “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Westchester Responds to the Changing Future” findings from 30 municipalities.

Findings will be detailed from a year-long study, that Pace Law was asked to help facilitate, of local and county government greenhouse gas reduction programs. Two-thirds of the 45 municipalities – or 30 municipalities with a total population of over half a million – in Westchester County responded to the voluntary survey, which was conducted jointly by Pace Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies Research Assistants with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

The survey centered on seven areas of environmental goals set forth in the Westchester Action Plan for Climate Change and Sustainable Development: (1) greenhouse gas footprints; (2) energy; (3) transportation; (4) land use; (5) funding resources; (6) water resources/stormwater runoff; and (7) waste reduction and recycling.

WHO: The Pace Law School Center for Environmental Legal Studies and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will host the news conference to announce the release of the co-authored report “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Westchester Responds to the Changing Future.” Senior environmental law experts from Pace Law School and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund who will outline the report’s findings and put the results into context for Westchester’s future are:

• Marcia Bystryn, President of New York League of Conservation Voters

• Michelle S. Simon, Dean of Pace Law School

• Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Dean of Environmental Law Programs, Pace Law School

WHEN: Wednesday, March 17 at 12 noon

WHERE: Pace Law School (Preston Hall, Tudor Room),

78 North Broadway,

White Plains, NY

Media admission by press pass. Check-in required.

Media contacts:

Crista Scaturro, (914) 422-4389, cscaturro@law.pace.edu

Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) educates New Yorkers about environmental issues and the environmental decision-making process on the local, state and federal levels. Established in 1993 as the educational affiliate of the New York League of Conservation Voters, NYLCVEF fosters open, nonpartisan discussion on environmental policy, and empowers New Yorkers to participate in environmental protection efforts in their communities. www.nylcv.org

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 Alumnus and Newly Elected Mayor of White Plains to be Honored in Ceremony and Reception

Pace Law School will host a ceremony and reception in honor of its alumnus Adam Bradley, newly-elected Mayor of White Plains at the Pace University Law School.

Contact: Crista Scaturro, (914) 422-4389, cscaturro@law.pace.edu

Contact: Cara Cea, (914) 773-3312, ccea@pace.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY WHITE PLAINS MAYOR ADAM BRADLEY TO BE HONORED BY PACE LAW SCHOOL Ceremony and cocktail reception to be held Wednesday, February 3 WHITE PLAINS, NY, February 2, 2010 – Pace Law School will host a ceremony and reception in honor of its alumnus Adam Bradley, newly-elected Mayor of White Plains. WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm; reception to follow WHERE: Pace Law School (Preston Hall, Tudor Room) 78 North Broadway White Plains, NY WHO: Adam Bradley, Mayor of White Plains Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University Michelle S. Simon, Dean of Pace Law School Bradley is the seventeenth mayor of White Plains and the first alumnus of the 34-year-old school to hold this office in a major metropolitan area. A brief ceremony will include remarks by Pace University President Stephen Friedman and Pace Law Dean Michelle Simon. Mayor Bradley is also expected to speak about his time at Pace and his plans for the future of White Plains. Bradley graduated from Pace University in 1985 and from Pace Law School in 1989. Before winning election as mayor, Bradley had represented White Plains in Albany since 2003 as Assemblyman for the 89th District. He has been an advocate for families, for protection of the environment and for preservation of open and natural spaces. In one of his first acts as mayor Bradley initiated the “Haiti: White Plains Cares” program, which will coordinate the efforts of the White Plains community to assist the victims of the devastating earthquake. Media admission by press pass. Check-in required. 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’s Solar Panel Workshop Popularity a Testament to National Trend

Unusual mix of professionals to install rooftop solar cells Thursday and Friday at Pace University workshop in White Plains.

Chris Cory, Pace Public Information, 212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Robert Strong, instructor, 917-971-9443, rstrong@pace.edu

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–Members of the media are welcome to cover the workshop and installation of solar panels. –A list of students and their backgrounds is below.

List of students, staff and others available for interview available upon request. Photos will be posted at www.pclc.pace.edu

Unusual mix of professionals to install rooftop solar cells Thursday and Friday at Pace University workshop in White Plains

A case study of solar energy outlook in current job market

WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 12, 2010 – What do a former Peace Corps worker, a Harvard undergraduate, an MBA student, a culinary manager, an electrician, a teacher of mathematics and an architectural technician have in

common? This week, they all are learning to design and install solar roof panel arrays, a growing US activity.

Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 they will install actual panels on a simulated roof on the campus of Pace University Law School at 78 North Broadway in White Plains, NY.

Their class is the first workshop in the subject to be offered by Pace University’s Computer Learning Center under the University’s new “Career Forward” initiative for adults.

Stimulus funds and do-it-yourself

The use of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the United States is growing. In December, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory had compiled over 60,000 PV installations in its Open PV Project database (http://openpv.nrel.gov/). Hailing from Westchester County, Yonkers, Queens, and the Bronx, the students, with a wide range of ages, have goals that range from starting solar businesses and expanding current ones to starting new careers.

Federal stimulus funds are paying the way of several, via vouchers from the New York State Department of Labor’s Workforce New York program. The program uses stimulus and other monies to develop and promote a skilled workforce and foster economic growth.

The instructor is Robert W. Strong, an architect who recently discussed photovoltaics on CNBC. He has been a practicing architect for over 20 years, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to traditional instruction, Strong invites professionals in the field to bring their perspectives to students. They heard over lunch from a marketing executive in a solar panel firm and are visiting an installation now under way in Westchester. The 40 hour, five-day course, which will be repeated, is designed for homeowners as well as contractors, electricians, and those contemplating a career in Solar PV. It also covers the benefits and pitfalls of ‘do-it-yourself’ solar panel installation with the panels that recently have appeared in stores.

Strong told CNBC.com that installing panels could be tricky, and problems such as a leaky roof could arise if the installation isn’t done correctly. A professional electrician is necessary in order to connect the panels to the grid. But he says having panels easily available in stores “is creating public awareness, and that’s wonderful.”

Growth trend

To meet growing interest, additional classes are scheduled for five Saturdays between Feb. 20 and Mar. 20 in White Plains and during the weeks of March 8 to12 (NYC) and April 19 to 23 (White Plains).

This workshop is the first step required toward becoming a NYSERDA-eligible (New York State Energy Research and Development Agency) installer and obtaining certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Providers. Students will have the option of taking the NABCEP entry level certification exam, which should be helpful in finding employment in the growing field. Pace is a registered provider of this exam for NABCEP.

Building on experience

Over the years Pace has become well known for environmental education, including the work of the new, interdisciplinary Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Pace Law School’s environmental program, regularly ranked among the top three in the US, this fall launched the first curriculum in the nation entirely dedicated to climate change, offered within the school’s Masters of Environmental Law (LLM) program. Pace University’s science curriculum is especially strong in issues underlying environmental assessment, policy, and communication.

The solar course covers the basics of designing and installing both a grid-tied system and an off-grid system with battery backup.

Core competencies will include: •Working safety with PV systems •Site assessment •Sizing and designing a system •Adapting a mechanical, electrical & structural design to a specific site •Installing sub-systems and components on site •System review, inspection, commissioning •Maintaining & troubleshooting systems. The course also covers overall system costs, NYSERDA, State and Federal incentives and rebates, net metering, all system components including thin-film sheets and crystal panels, inverters, wiring, connections, roof and ground mounting options and hardware, battery backup and chargers, and output monitoring devices.

By the end of the course, students will be able to: •Analyze site potential, sun exposure, user demand, budget and site constraints •Understand the design and installation of solar PV systems and their components •Understand the National Electric Code requirements & wiring sizing

Prerequisite Courses/Skills Needed: Students are assumed to have a basic knowledge of electricity and possess basic mechanical skills with hand tools.

About Pace University

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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Pace Representatives in Copenhagen Share Observations on Climate Summit

One of the best blogs from the environmental summit in Copenhagen is likely to be that of Richard Ottinger, the former US Congressman who is Dean Emeritus of Pace University’s Law School, a leader in environmental law.

COPENHAGEN ADVISORY

Savvy, warm Copenhagen blog begins from former US Congressman at Pace Law School

Richard Ottinger’s early dispatches find “race for the top,” “unsatisfactory” role of US Congress, new ideas and technologies

WHITE PLAINS, NY, December 9, 2009 — One of the best blogs from the environmental summit in Copenhagen is likely to be that of Richard Ottinger, the former US Congressman who is Dean Emeritus of Pace University’s Law School, a leader in environmental law.

Ottinger’s concise writing is savvy about law, environmental science, and politics. He’s also endearingly human, admitting on the second day that “I didn’t sleep well last night, so I slept through some of it.”

His dispatches are posted at www.law.pace.edu/copenhagen and at the site of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and are linked via Twitter http://twitter.com/Paceenergy.

Excerpts so far: Race to the top. “The conference is a mob scene… attributable to the excitement at the prospect of success and [the chance to] demonstrate the enormous importance that most governments and NGOs attribute to addressing climate change. There literally is a race to the top, with one government after another seeking to up the ante of their commitments … and the NGOs and academics … out in force to demonstrate the popular support for a meaningful agreement.” (Day 1)

“Unsatisfactory” role of US Congress.” “[The United States wants an agreement in which] the countries would each just pledge what they will undertake…. This … is totally unsatisfactory because those who don’t agree to much, as represented by the House and Senate legislation, gain an economic advantage by making a smaller or much delayed effort.” (Day 2)

New ideas. “Many of the best energy and climate experts are conducting outstanding ‘side event’ presentations, where I will be spending most of my time. There are a lot of new ideas being aired and a lot of new technologies explored, by no means all environmentally benign….” (Day 2)

Ottinger is a delegate for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), one of the world’s largest and most influential environmental NGOs. Pace Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies is a voting member of the IUCN.

Two Pace Law School students are delegates to the conference: SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) candidate Shakeel Kazmi, a member of Pakistan’s delegation, and Joanne Kalas, a third year student and participant in the school’s prestigious U.N. Diplomacy program, a delegate for the Marshall Islands. Matthew Jokajtys, a third year law student and master’s degree candidate in the school’s joint degree program with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, is participating as an observer. All are reachable through contact below.

First US climate change curriculum concentration. Climate action is nothing new for Pace. Earlier this month The New York Times cited, as the first at a U.S. University, a new Pace Law School curriculum concentration in climate change that Ottinger helped plan within the school’s prestigious Masters of Environmental Law (LLM) program. Pace’s new interdisciplinary Academy for Applied Environmental Studies this fall announced three top environmental priorities – among them, climate change.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has over 7,500 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

Media contacts: Crista Scaturro, 914-422-4389, cscaturro@law.pace.edu; Regina Pappalardo, Pace Law School, 914-422-4268, rpappalardo@law.pace.edu.

Pace Law School: 15th Annual Leadership Dinner to Honor Three Outstanding Members of Legal Community

Pace Law School’s 15th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at the Rye Town Hilton, 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, New York. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to three outstanding members of the legal community: Delores Scott Brathwaite, Commissioner of Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Thomas R. Lalla, Jr., General Counsel and Senior VP of Pernod Ricard USA, and John J. Rapisardi, Partner and Financial Restructuring Department Co-Chair of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Contact: Regina Pappalardo,(914) 422-4268, rpappalardo@law.pace.edu

Protector of Victims of Domestic Violence, Leader in Westchester business and U.S. spirits and wine industry, And “Restructuring Advisor of the Year” Who Served the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Presidential Task Force for Restructuring of Automotive Industry and CIT To be honored at Pace Law School’s 15th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner, November 18

WHITE PLAINS, NY (November 17, 2009) – Pace Law School’s 15th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at the Rye Town Hilton, 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, New York. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to three outstanding members of the legal community: Delores Scott Brathwaite, Commissioner of Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Thomas R. Lalla, Jr., General Counsel and Senior VP of Pernod Ricard USA, and John J. Rapisardi, Partner and Financial Restructuring Department Co-Chair of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Information about attending is available from Katie Taormina, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, (914) 422-4079 or ctaormina@law.pace.edu.

Background on the honorees: Delores Scott Brathwaite, Esq., Commissioner of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, is responsible for the administration, implementation and enforcement of the Westchester County Human Rights Law, the Fair Housing Law and the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws. She assisted in obtaining protection under the Human Rights Law for victims of domestic violence; successfully obtained significant expansion of the remedies and penalties provided under the law and, under her leadership, the Commission’s authority was increased from limited to countywide jurisdiction in order to handle human rights cases.

In 2007, Brathwaite spearheaded the creation of the county’s first Fair Housing Law and in 2008 formed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Commission now has a Fair Housing Department which handles complaints of discrimination in housing in Westchester County. Delores heads the county’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, handling internal issues of alleged discrimination in employment.

A graduate of Pace University, Pace Law School, and New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, Delores is a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator. She also lectures and speaks on human and civil rights issues and employment law topics. Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the U.S. Federal District Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court she is a member of several bar associations and is currently President of the Westchester Black Bar Association. In the past, she has also been named to the board of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Purchase, N.Y. and the vice president of human resources and legal affairs for North America at Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Thomas R. Lalla, Jr. is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Pernod Ricard USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, the world’s co-leader in the spirits and wine industry. Lalla supervises legal matters involving the brands produced and imported by Pernod Ricard USA, including Absolut vodka, Chivas Regal Scotch whisky, Malibu flavored rum, The Glenlivet Scotch whisky, Jameson Irish whisky, Kahlua coffee liqueur, Perrier-Jouet and Mumm champagnes, and Jacob’s Creek Australian wines.

Lalla is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Westchester Business Council. He has served as director of the Westchester-Fairfield Division of the American Corporate Counsel Association and as Chairman of the Legal and Judicial Affairs Committee, National Association of Beverage Importers. He contributes to the “Inside Perspective” column of Inside Counsel magazine and has spoken at legal seminars on the topics of advertising in regulated industries, and developing or acquiring famous marks for the International Trademark Association.

Before joining Pernod Ricard USA, Lalla was a managing partner at the firm of Buchman & O’Brien. Prior to that he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Westchester County, where he was a member of the Superior Court Trial Division. A graduate of Temple University School of Law and Fordham University, he is an Adjunct Professor at Pace Law School and a member of the School’s Board of Visitors.

John J. Rapisardi, Co-Chair of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s Financial Restructuring Department, has more than 27 years of domestic and international restructuring experience across a variety of industries, including automotive, casinos, chemical, healthcare, retail, real estate, satellite, sports franchises, textile, and telecommunications companies. He served as outside counsel to the United States Department of Treasury and the Presidential Task Force with respect to the restructuring of Chrysler, General Motors and Delphi.

Co author of The PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law: The People’s Work in Progress, for the past ten years, he has been a regular bankruptcy columnist for the New York Law Journal. Most recently, he was chosen by the United States Department of Treasury to represent the government in the restructuring of CIT, the distressed bank holding company.

Rapisardi was recently recognized by the Global M&A Network as “Restructuring Advisor of the Year” and received a Turnaround Atlas Award in this category for his work in 2008/2009. He has been named as a highly recommended international restructuring counsel in the PLC Cross-border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook, recognized as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the U.S. by Chambers USA, and included in Best Lawyers in America. He is a graduate of Pace Law School and currently serves as a member of the School’s Board of Visitors.

About Pace Law School Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,700 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

Graduate of Pace Law & Yale’s Joint Program 1st Fellow of Center for Environmental Legal Studies

Pace Law School Center for Environmental Legal Studies (CELS) announces the first Center Fellowship and Sean T. Dixon ’09 as the first Research Fellow. The CELS is the heart of Pace Law School’s environmental programs, housing the core of the environmental faculty and many of Pace Law School’s academic and research programs, such as the Pace Energy and Climate Center and the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Regina Pappalardo, Paw Law School, (914) 422-4268, rpappalardo@pace.edu

CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL STUDIES ANNOUNCES 2009 PACE LAW GRAD FOR FIRST CENTER FELLOWSHIP

WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 18, 2009 – Pace Law School Center for Environmental Legal Studies (CELS) announces the first Center Fellowship and Sean T. Dixon ’09 as the first Research Fellow. The CELS is the heart of Pace Law School’s environmental programs, housing the core of the environmental faculty and many of Pace Law School’s academic and research programs, such as the Pace Energy and Climate Center and the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment.

A 2009 graduate of Pace Law School’s joint-degree program with the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Dixon received his Juris Doctor (JD) from Pace, with a certificate in Environmental Law, and his Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) in climate change policy from Yale. As part of the Fellowship, Dixon is currently enrolled in the new Master of Laws (LLM) program in Climate Change Law at the Law School. He is working as a CELS researcher. Dixon is also assisting in the development of the National Environmental Moot Court problem for Pace Law School’s popular annual moot court competition. Also, in conjunction with several JD candidates, he is working on grant proposals and publications in the field of international environmental courts and the need for centralized resources for the burgeoning environmental judiciary. The newly launched Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies is collaborating with Dixon on several interdisciplinary projects and conferences such as the development of a comprehensive water policy for New York State and the development of a graduate-level environmental policy degree at Pace University. This spring, Dixon will also be working as a lecturer at Yale University teaching a course on ocean and marine resource management.

Before enrolling in the Pace Law/Yale University joint-degree program, Dixon received a BA from Boston University, double majoring in marine biology and earth sciences. Dixon spent time working at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, and as fisheries observer on commercial fishing vessels in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. While in law school, he interned at Oceana, Inc., NRDC, and Trustees for Alaska. Dixon attended the 2007 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, and the 2008 4th Quadrennial International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain where he worked in several resolution contact groups and where he developed a resolution (in conjunction with two fellow students) on the need for stable conservation finance in an era of unstable economic markets. His Yale University master’s thesis was on the ability of US fisheries law to adapt to climate change, and his law school research focus is on the intersection of law, policy, and climate change in the field of coastal and marine resource management.

“We are proud of what Sean has accomplished in his career to date, and are delighted to have his expertise and talent in the CELS,” said Assistant Dean Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, director of CELS and Pace Law School’s environmental law programs. “Sean is the type of student who truly will change the world with his vision and capabilities.”

The Center for Environmental Legal Studies is the world-renowned leader of Pace Law School’s environmental law programs. Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has over 7,500 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. With its environmental law program consistently ranked among the top three in the nation (US News & World Report), the school also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and in Comparative Legal Studies and an SJD in Environmental Law. Pace is also the first law school in the nation to offer a course of study focused on Climate Change Law, which is included as a specialty “track” as part of its Master of Laws in Environmental Law. The Law School is part of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

Pace Law School Experts Available for Comment on Environmental Topics Including Energy and Climate

Energy topics are making headlines with Obama saying time had run out to secure a climate deal at the Copenhagen environmental summit and his appointment of Washington-based venture capitalist Jonathan Silver to the Department of Energy to speed federal funding for alternative-energy companies and car makers. Experts in energy, climate and the environment at Pace Law School are available for comment.

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PACE ENERGY AND CLIMATE EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT

Among them: • Delegate to the Copenhagen summit from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, an organization of 75 countries, 106 governmental agencies, and over 850 non-governmental organizations.;

• Pioneer of international environmental law;

• Executive Director and Deputy Director of a major force for the “greening” of the power sector, the Pace Energy and Climate Center

WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 18, 2009 – Energy topics are making headlines with Obama saying time had run out to secure a climate deal at the Copenhagen environmental summit and his appointment of Washington-based venture capitalist Jonathan Silver to the Department of Energy to speed federal funding for alternative-energy companies and car makers. Experts in energy, climate and the environment at Pace Law School are available for comment.

Richard L. Ottinger, Dean Emeritus, founded the Pace Energy Project in 1987, the predecessor to the Pace Energy and Climate Center (PECC). Ottinger, a retired member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) delegate to the Copenhagen environmental summit in December. He taught in the Pace environmental law program, which is consistently ranked among the top three in the nation by US News and World Report; Pace is the first law school in the country to offer a course of study focused on climate change law as part of its Masters in Environmental Law. In his 16 years as a member of the House of Representatives, he authored a substantial body of energy and environmental laws and was one of the earliest environmentalists in Congress.

The renowned environmentalist Hunter Lovins considers Ottinger responsible for most of the legislation that now lets environmentalists do their work.

The Energy Project’s groundbreaking research from the early 1990s, The Environmental Cost of Electricity, highlighted the environmental and human health costs associated with its production and delivery from fossil- and nuclear-powered plants. This study led to the development of policies that placed non-emitting and renewable power alternatives on more equal footing with conventional energy options.

Ottinger can be reached at (914) 422-4121 or rottinger@law.pace.edu.

Nicholas A. Robinson, the first University Professor at Pace University, is an internationally-recognized architect of international environmental law, a founder of the highly-ranked environmental law program at Pace Law School and an innovator in training thousands of environmental lawyers around the world. Early in his career he served on the first legal advisory committee to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality under Nixon, advising on the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act. He also drafted New York State’s Tidal Wetlands and Freshwater Wetlands Acts and the state’s Wild Bird Law. During the Cold War, he was appointed by five US presidents as a delegate to USA-USSR environmental law negotiations. He played a key role in creating the UN Charter for Nature.

Robinson founded the International Program of the Sierra Club after being elected to its Board of Directors and served as International Vice President. He was later named an Honorary Vice President of the Sierra Club. Robinson has long been a leader of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an organization headquartered in Switzerland with members including 75 countries, 106 governmental agencies, and over 850 non-governmental organizations. In 2003 he founded the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, a consortium that now includes more than 100 universities around the world that have environmental law programs (www.iucnael.org). His books have been translated and published in Chinese, Farsi, Portuguese, and Russian, and he has lectured by invitation at universities in 75 nations. With the Pace environmental law program’s first Master’s degree student, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and the first Hudson Riverkeeper, John Cronin, Robinson organized Pace Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.

In the worlds of business and economics Robinson long served on the Board of Directors and chaired the World Environment Center (www.wec.org), an organization of 45 of the world’s major multinational corporations, and today he serves as an environmental advisor to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Robinson can be reached at (914) 422-4244 or nrobinson@law.pace.edu.

James M. Van Nostrand, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, PECC, came to Pace Law School with 22 years of experience in private practice representing energy clients in state regulatory proceedings in eight western states, as well as proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His practice emphasized electricity and gas regulation, utility mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications, and administrative law. He was recognized by the Energy Bar Association as its 2007 State Regulatory Practitioner of the Year, and has been included for the last several years in “The Best Lawyers in America.” He has published and lectured widely on energy policy and renewable energy, along with capacity markets, utility rates, and utility mergers and acquisitions. Van Nostrand can be reached at (914)-442-4082 or jvannostrand@law.pace.edu.

Thomas G. Bourgeois, Deputy Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, has provided economic, financial analysis and database services to the center for more than 10 years. He is Co-Managing Director of the Northeast Regional Combined Heat and Power Applications Center (NERAC), a project of the US Department of Energy. Bourgeois has authored reports on issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy policy and regional economic development. He has supplied testimony as an expert witness on behalf of the Energy Project in proceedings before the Public Service Commission in New York and the Department of Public Utilities in New Jersey. Bourgeois can be reached at (914)-442-4013 or tbourgeois@law.pace.edu.

About The Pace Energy and Climate Center: Known throughout the region as “pragmatic environmentalists,” PECC during its twenty-two year history has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s leading sustainable energy research and advocacy organizations and a major force for the “greening” of the power sector. Its staff of twelve includes attorneys, economists, planners and scientists. Its mission is to reduce the environmental, social, and human health burdens of electricity production and consumption and to promote climate change solutions.

PECC offers legal assistance to individuals, institutions, organizations and governmental agencies involved in energy decisions. It provides analysis of the social and environmental costs and benefits of electricity and fuel production alternatives, including their impact on climate change; proposes market mechanisms and regulatory structures to stimulate investment in clean energy; and explores ways to break down regulatory and market barriers that add costs and delay implementation of clean energy technologies.

The Center was instrumental in the development and design of a potential model for a federal carbon reduction program, the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first mandatory program to cap power sector greenhouse gas emissions, which serves as The Center also has extensive experience with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Distributed Generation (DG) and liquid biofuels for transportation and heating.

About Pace Law: Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 6,700 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and in Comparative Legal Studies and an SJD in Environmental Law. www.law.pace.edu

About Pace University: Widely known for its diverse environmental teaching and research, for 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Contributing Editor of Harper’s Magazine to Speak at Pace International Law Review Symposium Friday

This fall the Obama administration is expected to unveil its long anticipated proposals for preventive detention. Scott Horton, contributing editor of Harper’s magazine and the No Comment blog (www.harpers.org/subjects/NoComment) will explore Obama’s challenges in a talk at Pace Law School Friday at 4:00pm titled “After Gitmo: Obama Grapples with Preventive Detention.”

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HARPER’S MAGAZINE EDITOR, AUTHOR AND LAWYER SCOTT HORTON TO LECTURE AT PACE LAW SCHOOL FRIDAY ON OBAMA AND GUANTANAMO BAY

Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law is part of Pace International Law Review Symposium

Scott Horton, contributing editor, Harper’s Magazine: “After Gitmo: Obama Grapples with Preventive Detention”

Friday, November 13, 2009, 4:00 PM at Pace Law School, Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom, Joseph & Bessie Gerber Glass Law Center, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY, 10603. Phone: (914) 422-4205.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 11, 2009 – This fall the Obama administration is expected to unveil its long anticipated proposals for preventive detention. Scott Horton, contributing editor of Harper’s magazine and the No Comment blog (www.harpers.org/subjects/NoComment) will explore Obama’s challenges in a talk at Pace Law School Friday at 4:00pm titled “After Gitmo: Obama Grapples with Preventive Detention.”

“The Cheney thesis that moving Gitmo prisoners to maximum security facilities in the United States, from which no one has ever escaped, would put the country at risk is a real test of the capacity of the American media to absorb idiocies,” wrote Horton on October 1. “It also serves to highlight the spinelessness of many Democrats on Capitol Hill, who quake in the face of such absurdities when they should be laughing.”

Horton will put the anticipated proposal to the test first, against the stance adopted by the prior administration (to what extent does this reflect an evolution of the Bush era views, in light particularly of Obama’s own criticism of those views). Second, he will test it against international human rights standards – which impose limits on preventive detention but have never incorporated an outright prohibition of them. His third test will be against American constitutional standards.

The talk is part of the 2009 symposium presented by the Pace International Law Review, “Comparative Constitutional Law: National Security Across the Globe,” a day long discussion on the legal issues faced by various nations and the challenges of balancing constitutional and civil rights with national security needs.

The symposium will offer a series of panel discussions and short lectures throughout the day. The sessions are free and open to the public. Advance registration required for continuing legal education credits. For more information contact Symposia & Submissions Editor, Michelle Ross, at mross@law.pace.edu or pilr@law.pace.edu.

About Scott Horton: Scott Horton is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine where he writes the “No Comment” column on legal and national security issues. A New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict, Horton lectures at Columbia Law School.

A lifelong human rights advocate, Horton served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union. He is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region.

Horton recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He recently completed a study of the accountability of private security contractors in the war on terror, published as “Private Security Contractors at War,” and appeared and testified five times before Congress on this and related subjects. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the Eurasia Group, and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

What: Pace International Law Review Symposium, a discussion on legal issues of nations and the need for balance between national security and civil rights. The symposium will be comprised of a series of panel discussions and short lectures throughout the day.

Where: Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom, Joseph & Bessie Gerber Glass Law Center, Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603

When: Friday November 13, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Who: Speakers at the symposium include: James Benjamin, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP Maureen Duffy, McGill University Toon Moonen, Universiteit Hasselt Mindia Vashakmadze, European University Institute Colin Murray, Newcastle Law School Sudha Setty, Western New England College of Law Melissa Martins-Casagrande, McGill University Brian Farrell, University of Iowa

Working papers:

James Benjamin — “In Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in the Federal Courts, 2009 Updates and Recent Developments”

Maureen Duffy – “The Slow Creep of Complacency: Ongoing Challenges for Democracies Seeking to Detain Terrorism Suspects”

Mindia Vashakmadze — “The Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to ‘Transitional’ Armed Conflicts”

Sudha Setty — “National Security Without Secret Laws: How Other Nations Balance National Security Interests and Transparency of the Law”

Toon Moonen — “How private is your privacy?: About the constitutionality of “special investigation techniques”

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

9:00AM — 9:30AM Welcome Breakfast and Registration: Jury Room, Gerber Glass Library Building.

Welcome comments by Nonna Akopyan, Editor-In-Chief of Pace International Law Review

9:30AM— 10:55AM Detaining and Prosecuting Accused Terrorists I: Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom.

Chair, Thomas McDonnell, Pace Law School

Toon Moonen, Universiteit Hasselt

Mindia Vashakmadze, European University Institute

11:00AM— 12:15PM Detaining and Prosecuting Accused Terrorists II

Chair, Mark R. Shulman, Pace Law School

James Benjamin, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Maureen Duffy, McGill University

12:15PM— 1:10PM Lunch: Tudor Room

1:10PM— 2:30PM Secrecy and Privacy: Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom

Chair, Ralph Stein, Pace Law School

Prescription of Membership, Colin Murray, Newcastle Law School

Secret Laws, Sudha Setty, Western New England College of Law

2:30PM— 3:50PM Comparative Approaches to National Security

Chair, Noa Ben-Asher, Pace Law School

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and National Security in Latin America, Melissa Martins-Casagrande, McGill University

Habeas Corpus History and Comparison, Brian Farrell, University of Iowa

4:00PM— 5:30PM Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law: Introduced by Dean Michelle Simon.

Scott Horton, Harper’s Magazine

5:30PM— 6:30PM – Closing reception: Tudor Room