Pace Law School to Hold Commencement Ceremonies, May 19

Pace Law School’s commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 19, on the Chapel Green in White Plains. More than 200 degrees including, Doctor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor will be conferred. Mary Jo White, U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will offer the Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws. A special certificate of recognition for academic achievement will also be awarded during the ceremony to the parents of Tom Wilson, a fourth year Dean’s List student who passed away this past year after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy (5 weeks after his younger brother died from the same disease).

Commencement Speaker U. S. Attorney Mary Jo White to Receive Honorary Degree at Pace Law School

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -Pace Law School’s commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 19, on the Chapel Green in White Plains. More than 200 degrees including, Doctor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor will be conferred. Mary Jo White, U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will offer the Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws. A special certificate of recognition for academic achievement will also be awarded during the ceremony to the parents of Tom Wilson, a fourth year Dean’s List student who passed away this past year after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy (5 weeks after his younger brother died from the same disease).

Commencement speaker, Mary Jo White was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, which covers Manhattan, the Bronx and New York City suburbs.

White was the prosecutor in charge of the investigation of President Clinton’s last-day-in-office pardon of billionaire financier Marc Rich. She has handled cases that include Wall Street crime, international art theft, organized crime racketeering, drug trafficking, police corruption and terrorism. She presided over the successful prosecutions in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing cases and the terror conspiracy cases against Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and others who plotted to blow up various New York City landmarks.

White’s office has devoted considerable resources to the embassy bombings case, indicating Saudi exile, Osama bin Laden and 20 others in an alleged worldwide plot to kill Americans and destroy U.S. government property. After the embassy bombings in East Africa in August 1998, White’s office worked alongside the FBI’s anti-terrorism task force to gather evidence in the crime that killed 224 people.

Graduating student, Jason Pensky was one of Tom Wilson’s closest friends and will present the Certificate of Recognition of Academic Achievement to Tom’s parents. As was Tom, Pensky is also wheelchair bound. He was paralyzed as a result of a diving accident in high school.

“Tom was an inspiration to me,” said Pensky, who was recently hired by the Miami Public Defender’s Office. “He knew he was going to die but he lived life to the fullest each day. This is what I try to do, like Tom, I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me.” In addition to becoming a lawyer, Pensky is also a professional actor and has appeared on As the World Turns and Law & Order.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, New York, 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time and part-time day and evening, students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in environmental Law and the 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, poverty law, environmental litigation, securities arbitration, and disability law. Pace Law School is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor.

The Pepsi Bottling Group Corporate Legal Internship Program for Pace Law Students

The Pepsi Bottling Group in cooperation with Pace Law School has developed the PBG Corporate Summer Internship Program. PBG offers a paid, full-time summer corporate legal internship at its Somers, NY headquarters to a Pace Law students interested in pursuing a career in a corporate law.

White Plains, N.Y.- The Pepsi Bottling Group in cooperation with Pace Law School has developed the PBG Corporate Summer Internship Program. PBG offers a paid, full-time summer corporate legal internship at its Somers, NY headquarters to a Pace Law students interested in pursuing a career in a corporate law. This program is open to current Pace Law School day students entering their second or third year, and evening law students entering their third or fourth year after the summer of 2002. Through this internship Pace Law students will work directly for the Pepsi Bottling Group’s Law Department and will be matched with a mentor in the department who will provide ongoing guidance.

This unique program serves law students that have been traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. PBG recognizes the value of creating and maintaining a diverse workplace where every employee is respected and valued. To further these goals, PBG will give particular consideration to applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity through their personal or work experiences.

The Pepsi Bottling Group Law Department is made up of eight attorneys and five paralegals who are responsible for a broad range of corporate legal work, including contracts, environmental, regulatory, securities, acquisitions, labor and employment, benefits, compensation, real estate, bankruptcy, litigation, general corporate and general operations.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time, and part-time day, and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Environmental Law and the 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, securities arbitration, criminal justice, and disability rights.

Pace Law School Faculty to Address Legal Issues Related to the Terrorist Attacks on America

Pace law School will host two faculty panel discussions where faculty members specializing in various areas of law will address legal issues related to the terrorist attacks. This event is free to attend and is open to the public. Faculty experts will discuss laws that relate to the terrorist attacks and then open up the panel for questions for the public. Topics to be addressed include international law, laws related to terrorism, acts of war, civil liberties, racial profiling, and national security.

Contact:
Jennifer Vinci
(914) 422-4128
jvinci@law.pace.edu
www.law.pace.edu

Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace law School will host two faculty panel discussions where faculty members specializing in various areas of law will address legal issues related to the terrorist attacks. This event is free to attend and is open to the public. Faculty experts will discuss laws that relate to the terrorist attacks and then open up the panel for questions for the public. Topics to be addressed include international law, laws related to terrorism, acts of war, civil liberties, racial profiling, and national security.

What: Pace law School will host a two part discussion series on legal issues related to the terrorist attacks on America.

Who: Professor Randolph McLaughlin, Civil Rights; Professor Gayle Westerman, International Law; Professor Ralph Stein, National Security Law; Professor Thomas McDonnell, International Human Rights; Professor Bennett Gershman, Constitutional Law.

When: Thursday, October 18th (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Thursday, October 25th (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY
The Robert B. Fleming Moot Court Room
Reception Immediately following

Pace Law School Hosts Seminar About New York State’s First Environmental Court

Pace University’s Law School will host a seminar event, Environmental and Land Use Dispute Resolution – Westchester County’s Environmental Court and The Consensus Building Alliance, on Thursday, April 19th. The Honorable Francis A. Nicolai, who is the Administrative Judge for the Ninth Judicial District of the New York State Supreme Court, will speak at the Pace Law School event.

Contact: Anna L. Georgiou
(914) 422-4034
ageorgiou@law.pace.edu

WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. — Pace University’s Law School will host a seminar event, Environmental and Land Use Dispute Resolution – Westchester County’s Environmental Court and The Consensus Building Alliance, on Thursday, April 19th. The Honorable Francis A. Nicolai, who is the Administrative Judge for the Ninth Judicial District of the New York State Supreme Court, will speak at the Pace Law School event.

Westchester is now the location of one of the nation’s first environmental courts. This greatly needed and highly innovative court deals with land use controversies, smart growth, border wars, and open space preservation – all critical issues in the region. Westchester County also boasts the nation’s first program dedicated to mediating land use disputes, an effort to prevent litigation and achieve smarter solutions. Both of these ground-breaking initiatives will be discussed at the Pace event.

Judge Nicolai, who presides over the new Environmental Claims Part, will speak about the efficiencies of a court dedicated to hearing cases involving complex land use and environmental issues and new court procedures. Professor John Nolon, Director of the Law School’s Land Use Law Center will report on what experienced mediators can do in specific cases to avoid litigation.

The seminar is sponsored by the School’s Land Use Law Center and will be held at the Pace Law School campus, 78 North Broadway in White Plains. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. The seminar program and reception are open to the public free of charge. Contact for registration is Ann Marie McCoy who can be reached at (914) 422-4262 or amccoy@law.pace.edu.

Judge Nicolai was elected in 1990 as a Justice of the Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, and was appointed the Administrative Judge for the district in 1998. Although the Ninth Judicial District encompasses the five counties situated north of New York City, the Environmental Claims Part is established only in Westchester County.

The mediation of land use disputes as an alternative to costly and time-consuming litigation will also be examined. The Land Use Law Center’s Consensus Building Alliance is a consensus-based program designed to resolve divisive land use conflicts in ways that help local leaders build sustainable communities.

The Land Use Law Center at Pace is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities in New York State through training and research projects in the field of land use law. The academic, training, and research activities of the Land Use Law Center engage over forty-five Pace Law students each year.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Pace Law School to Honor Two Outstanding Lawyers During Sixth Annual Alumni Leadership Awards Dinner

Pace Law School will honor John P. Cahill, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Lucille Fontana, partner at the law firm of Clark, Gagliardi & Miller, during the sixth annual Alumni Leadership Awards Dinner at 6 p.m., November 16 at the Rye Town Hilton. The honorees will receive the Distinguished Service Award for their commitment and dedication to Pace Law School, the community and the legal profession. For more information or for reservations, call David Montanye at (914) 422-4072.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Contact: Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace Law School will honor John P. Cahill, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Lucille Fontana, partner at the law firm of Clark, Gagliardi & Miller, during the sixth annual Alumni Leadership Awards Dinner at 6 p.m., November 16 at the Rye Town Hilton. The honorees will receive the Distinguished Service Award for their commitment and dedication to Pace Law School, the community and the legal profession. For more information or for reservations, call David Montanye at (914) 422-4072.

John P. Cahill was nominated by Governor George Pataki to the position of Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate. As Commissioner, he oversees an agency of 3,900 employees dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the state’s natural resources.

In 1995, at the Governor’s request, Cahill joined the DEC as general counsel. In that capacity, he advised the commissioner on legal issues and oversaw the Divisions of Legal Affairs and Environmental Enforcement and the department’s regional attorneys. Cahill was appointed by Governor Pataki in 1995 to serve as vice chairman for the NYS Emergency Financial Control Board for the City of Yonkers. Prior to joining DEC, Cahill was a partner in the New York City law firm of Plunkett & Jaffee, P.C., where his practice focused on environmental and municipal issues.

Cahill earned both his J.D. and LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace Law School, and he graduated from Fordham with a B.A. in Economics.

Lucille Fontana is a partner at the law firm of Clark, Gagliardi & Miller, one of the oldest personal injury firms in New York State. She is a highly respected attorney, known for her skill as a trial lawyer and her professional and civic involvement.

Fontana serves on the prestigious Advisory Committee on Civil Practice, State of New York, and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation. She has held numerous bar leadership positions, including president of the Westchester County Bar Institute, vice president of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, and co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association and chair of the Tort Reparations Committee of the New York State Bar Association. She is a panel attorney for Westchester Legal Services and a member of the Mediation Panel, Southern District of New York. In addition, Fontana is a member of the Pace Law School Board of Visitors and volunteers her expertise to the moots, clinics, and as a Pace CCLE panelist and presenter. She is a frequent CLE lecturer for the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Institute and the bar associations.

Fontana graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School in 1981, earned an M.S.W. from Fordham University in 1970, and a B.A. from Wheeling College.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time, and part-time day and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in environmental Law and the 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, securities arbitration, environmental litigation, appellate advocacy and disability law.
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Pace Law School to Offer Distance Learning in Health Law and Policy, Fall 1999

Pace University School of Law will launch a distance learning initiative in Health
Law and Policy for J.D. students and lawyers in the Fall Semester of 1999. Pace will
offer two courses via distance learning: Food and Drug Law, and Introduction to
Health Law. Food and Drug Law will be taught on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m., and is available in “real -time” at the Law School’s White Plains campus and
at Pace’s distance learning centers in Midtown Manhattan and Pleasantville.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128

Pace University School of Law will launch a distance learning initiative in Health
Law and Policy for J.D. students and lawyers in the Fall Semester of 1999. Pace will
offer two courses via distance learning: Food and Drug Law, and Introduction to
Health Law. Food and Drug Law will be taught on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m., and is available in “real -time” at the Law School’s White Plains campus and
at Pace’s distance learning centers in Midtown Manhattan and Pleasantville.
Introduction to Health Law (covering licensing, antitrust, tax, fraud and abuse,
reimbursement and ERISA issues) will be taught on Monday evenings from 8:00 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m., and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Mondays the class may
be taken in White Plains and at Pace’s midtown Manhattan distance learning center,
and on Wednesdays students may attend in White Plains and the Pace Plaza distance
learning center in lower Manhattan. Other distance learning courses will be offered
in the Spring Semester of 2000.

Pace University School of Law currently offers more than twenty specialized courses
in Health Law and Policy, available to J.D. students and practicing lawyers. The
Health Law and Policy Program provides both breadth and depth in health law, with
courses addressing the regulation and licensing of health care institutions and
individuals, organization of health care entities, health care, antitrust, bioethics
and quality of care, public health, financing, fraud and abuse, and tax issues
affecting care organizations. Individuals who take fifteen credits (five courses)
in health law will be able to receive a Certificate in Health Law and Policy,
attesting to their expertise in this area.

Professor Linda C. Fentiman, who is Chair of the Health Law Committee of the
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and directs the Health Law and
Policy Program at Pace, observed, “This is the first distance learning initiative
in health law in the nation. By using an interactive, real-time format, practicing
lawyers who want to get up to speed in health law can gain the practical knowledge
and skills they need to handle client problems. These courses offer much more
depth than one could ever obtain through a continuing legal education program.”

“Distance learning will ensure that practicing professionals can access the
particular specialized skills and knowledge they serve clients, at a time and
place convenient for them,” continues Fentiman.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 5,000 alumni/ae
throughout the country, including several hundred alumni practicing health care
law. Pace offers full and part- time day and evening J. D. programs on its White
Plains, New York campus. For more information about the Health Law and Policy
Program and the distance learning courses, please contact Professor Linda
Fentiman at (914) 422-4422.

Pace Law School to Honor Two Outstanding Citizens During Annual Leadership Awards Dinner, Nov. 19

Pace University School of Law will honor two people who are well known for their commitment and dedication to the School, the community, and the legal profession, at the fourth annual Leadership Awards
Dinner on November 19 at the Rye Town Hilton. Law School Dean and former Congressman Richard L. Ottinger, and Law School Board of Visitors Chairman William F. Harrington, managing partner of Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, will receive the School’s Distinguished Service Award.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace University School of Law will honor two people
who are well known for their commitment and dedication to the School, the
community, and the legal profession, at the fourth annual Leadership Awards
Dinner on November 19 at the Rye Town Hilton. Law School Dean and former
Congressman Richard L. Ottinger, and Law School Board of Visitors Chairman
William F. Harrington, managing partner of Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, will
receive the School’s Distinguished Service Award.

Ottinger is being honored for his lifelong dedication to public service and
for his highly accomplished tenure as dean, which has culminated in the
construction of a new $10 million classroom building. Through his outreach
efforts, including the reconstitution of the School’s Board of Visitors,
expanded internship opportunities for students, and the School’s first
comprehensive capital campaign, Ottinger has galvanized support for the
School of Law among the legal, business, and philanthropic communities.

Ottinger served for 16 years as U.S. Congressman from Westchester County.
In 1965, he became the first Westchester Democrat in modern history to be
elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the first member of
Congress to run on an environmental issue – saving the Hudson River – a cause
in which he still passionately believes. He was the first Congressman to pass
a bill in his own name during his first term – the Hudson River Compact Act.

After leaving Congress, Ottinger joined the Pace Law School faculty, teaching
in the environmental law program. As co-director of the Center for Environmental
Legal Studies, he established the Pace Energy Project pursuing a major utility
reform project. He became dean of the Law School in 1994.

“Dick Ottinger’s commitment to the legal profession, the community and the environment
has been extraordinary,” said Alexander D. Forger, honorary co-chair of the event, of
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City.

William F. Harrington has served his profession for 40 years, exemplifying in his practice
and by volunteering his talent and time to more than 14 charitable organizations. He has
distinguished himself as a specialist in the field of trusts and estates and is the managing
partner of Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, the oldest continuously operated law firm in Westchester County.

His extraordinary record of public service began soon after graduation from Fordham Law School when
he served for 10 years as Legislative Counsel to then Lt. Gov. Malcolm Wilson. In the 1980s, he served
as Town Justice and Town Attorney for his home community of Pound Ridge. Today, he serves on the boards
of some of Westchester’s most distinguished institutions. He is chairman of the board of St. Agnes
Hospital, vice-chairman of the board of trustees of St. Joseph’s Health Fund, and chairman of the board
of stewards of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County. His leadership on
interfaith matters has been recognized by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He is a member
of the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity and received the Cardinal’s Award in 1997.

Harrington has been an outstanding contributor to Pace’s rising stature. In partnership with Pace’s current
Dean, Dick Ottinger, he has attracted to the School’s Board of Visitors a roster of eminent jurists,
practitioners, public officials, and business leaders, building for Pace a solid base of support within
Westchester’s legal and business community.

“From the first day of the Pace Law School, Bill Harrington has been a major driving force in enabling the
School to achieve its success as a highly regarded institution,” Forger said.

From Law Enforcer to Litigator: Officers Enroll in Pace Law School

Police officers and other law enforcement officials
are one of the fastest-growing segments of the diverse student body at Pace
University School of Law. Eleven students entering the fall class have
served in the law enforcement community.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Pace University to Host “Law Enforcement Recruitment Day,” Oct. 3

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Police officers and other law enforcement officials
are one of the fastest-growing segments of the diverse student body at Pace
University School of Law. Eleven students entering the fall class have
served in the law enforcement community.

“It’s a natural course of study for many officers,” says Angie D’Agostino,
assistant dean for admissions of Pace Law School. “They already have a
firm understanding of the law from an enforcement standpoint, but now they
want to learn about litigation. These students add a unique perspective
to classroom discussions.”

On Saturday, October 3, Pace University School of Law will sponsor its fifth
annual open house specifically for law enforcement personnel. The program
will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 78 North Broadway, White Plains. For more
information or registration, call the Admissions Office at (914) 422-4210.

“Pace graduates who have left law enforcement are represented in private and
government practice in all areas of the law,” said Professor Ralph Stein, who
helps organize the special open house program. “A number of Pace graduates who
remain in police or allied agencies have received law-related assignments, and
many maintain part-time private practices.”

“Law Enforcement Recruitment Day” provides a unique venue for prospective students
to learn about the degree programs at Pace University School of Law, and to talk
with other law enforcement officials who are attending the School or have graduated
from the program.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the country. It
offers full- and part-time day and evening programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus.
The School has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, and is part
of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County.

$100,000 Gift to Establish Henry H. Korn Fund for Criminal Justice at Pace

Pace University School of Law received a
$100,000 pledge from the Lapkin Foundation to establish the Henry H.
Korn Fund for Criminal Justice benefiting the students in the Barbara
Salken Criminal Justice Clinic, under the auspices of John Jay Legal
Services.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University School of Law received a
$100,000 pledge from the Lapkin Foundation to establish the Henry H.
Korn Fund for Criminal Justice benefiting the students in the Barbara
Salken Criminal Justice Clinic, under the auspices of John Jay Legal
Services.

Earlier this spring, the Lapkin Foundation granted $15,000 to the
Salken Clinic through Mr. Korn for the purchase of computers and
other office equipment for the Clinic.

The Lapkin Foundation has requested that the fund be named for Henry
H. Korn, Esq., a partner in the Manhattan-based law firm, Kensington
& Ressler, L.L.C. Mr. Korn has served as legal counsel for the
Lapkin family and foundation. Mr. Korn is an adjunct professor at the
Pace University School of Law, teaching trial advocacy.

Students in the Salken Clinic learn from the experience of working
as prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The
Clinic focuses primarily on charges involving issues of domestic
violence, child neglect and abuse, elder abuse and other kinds of
intimate conflict.

Founded in 1976, the School of Law now has nearly 4,000 alumni and
offers day and evening classes on its White Plains campus. It is
recognized as having outstanding specialized law programs, such as
the environmental law program, is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified university with 14,000 students enrolled
in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Pace’s Dyson
College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science
and Information Systems, School of Education, and Lienhard School of
Nursing. The Salken Clinic is recognized as being at the forefront
of law school clinical programs.