NEWS RELEASE: Immigration: A Right or a Privilege? Discussion Sept. 14

As the mosque controversy fuels the debate over immigration policy reforms, Muzaffar A. Chishti, a lawyer and director of Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University School of Law, will discuss “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” on Tuesday, September 14 at Pace University’s Constitution Day celebration on its downtown New York City campus in the Student Union, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to the public.

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Pace University Public Information:  Bill Caldwell, (212) 346-1597 or wcaldwell@pace.edu

“Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?”  – A discussion at Pace University’s Constitution Day celebration Tuesday, September 14

As the mosque controversy fuels the debate over immigration policy reforms, Muzaffar A. Chishti, a lawyer and director of Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University School of Law, will discuss “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” on Tuesday, September 14 at Pace University’s Constitution Day celebration on its downtown New York City campus in the Student Union, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Sen. Oppenheimer and Advocacy Groups Urge Gov. Paterson to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door, and Legal Services for the Hudson Valley, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will call on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

News from STATE SENATOR Suzi Oppenheimer, New York State Senate, 37th District

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Debra Lagapa; lagapa@senate.state.ny.us; (914) 934-5250 (w); (914) 715-3125 (m)

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SENATOR SUZI OPPENHEIMER STANDS WITH LEADING ADVOCACY GROUPS TO URGE GOVERNOR PATERSON TO ENACT NEW PROTECTIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  New York’s Domestic Violence Courts handled more than 31,000 cases in 2008, an increase of nearly 7,000 from 2007.  More than 400,000 incidents of domestic violence are reported to police departments in New York every year, while 300,000 calls are received by domestic violence hotlines throughout the state.  Indeed, 20 percent of all assaults occurring outside New York City are committed by “intimate partners.”

Joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door, and Legal Services for the Hudson Valley, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will call on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

WHO: State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck)

Jane Aoyama-Martin, Exec. Dir., Pace Women’s Justice Center

My Sisters’ Place

Carla Horton, Exec. Dir., Hope’s Door

Robin Stiebel, Managing Atty, Yonkers office, Legal Services for the Hudson Valley

WHEN: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

WHERE: Pace Law School

Tudor Room, Preston Hall

78 North Broadway

White Plains, NY 10603

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

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

Environmental Law Experts to Discuss Outcomes of 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, Tuesday, January 26

Environmental law experts will discuss the successes and shortcomings of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference during a January 26, 2010, Copenhagen Roundtable at Pace Law School. The panel of experts, which will include former New York Times science journalist Andrew Revkin, is unique for its diversity of professional backgrounds.

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

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

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PACE LAW SCHOOL HOSTS ROUNDTABLE ON COPENHAGEN SUMMIT

Hear from the experts who attended the climate negotiations on Tuesday, January 26

WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 22, 2010 – Environmental law experts will discuss the successes and shortcomings of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference during a January 26, 2010, Copenhagen Roundtable at Pace Law School. The panel of experts, which will include former New York Times science journalist Andrew Revkin, is unique for its diversity of professional backgrounds.

Many of the panel participants attended the Copenhagen Summit in capacities as representatives from media, government and NGOs. Each attended different events and returned with varying perspectives. The roundtable will bring these myriad experiences and points of view together in one place for a stimulating discussion about where the world is headed post-Copenhagen, and what challenges and opportunities lay ahead.

WHO (including, but not limited to):

• Nicholas A. Robinson, Pace University Professor on the Environment and Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law

• James Van Nostrand, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center

• Richard L. Ottinger, Dean Emeritus of Pace Law School, COP15 Delegate for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

• Andrew C. Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, New York Times COP15 reporter

WHAT: Copenhagen (COP15) Roundtable

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

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 2009, at 4:45 pm; reception to follow

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 Law School Named by EPA to China Environmental Law Initiative

The Environmental Protection Agency has added Pace Law School to its impressive roster of collaborating organizations working on the China Environmental Law Initiative.

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

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

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Environmental Protection Agency Names Pace Law School to China Environmental Law Initiative

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has added Pace Law School to its impressive roster of collaborating organizations working on the China Environmental Law Initiative.

Launched by the EPA in 2007, the China Environmental Law Initiative has established a dialogue between the U.S. and China with regard to environmental law standards and practices. Collaborating organizations, including Pace Law School, were chosen to share with the Chinese government and other stakeholders best practices on topics ranging from climate change to pollution control to engaging public support for environmentally sustainable programs.

“We at Pace Law are thrilled to see our relationships, both with the EPA and with groups in China, formalized in such a prominent way,” said Assistant Dean for Environmental Law Programs Alexandra Dunn. “This is the result of several years of hard work on all sides.”

In this new role, Pace Law School faculty and students will work with the EPA and other collaborating organizations in making environmental law information both accessible and current. This will include maintaining information on the EPA China Initiative Web site, as well as conducting additional research. The goal is to ensure that both China and the U.S. are able to take advantage of all available environmental law developments.

The EPA appointment is the most recent linkage between Pace Law School and environmental law programs in China. Since 2005, Pace Law School has also participated in a number of environmental law conferences and programs with law schools in China, including Wuhan University School of Law (in Hubei Province) and Jiao Tong University (in Shanghai).

“This new collaboration furthers Pace Law School’s long history of working with EPA attorneys and Chinese scholars on comparative U.S.-China environmental law, of which we are so proud,” said Assistant Dean Dunn.

Pace joins law schools from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, as well as Vermont Law School, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and the American Chamber of Commerce of Shanghai as collaborators in the Initiative.

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

Pace expert praises overdue due diligence in Galleon investigation

John Alan James is an adjunct management professor at Pace and is an expert on corporate governance and regulatory issues. He is available for comment on the spreading Galleon Group insider-trading scandal.

October 20, 2009

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: The spreading Galleon Group insider-trading scandal: At last, due diligence

“In the Galleon debacle, in contrast to Madoff, Stanford, Satyam, et.al., finally someone with responsibility did their due diligence. The reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission by the New York Stock Exchange of ‘unusual’ intra-day trading in both Hilton Hotels and Google shares resulted in the SEC taking actions so lacking in the other cases.

“We can pass the most comprehensive regulations and staff compliance agencies up to the gills with experts, but, unless Boards of Directors instill and oversee ‘internal governance,’ scoundrels will find loopholes.”

So says John Alan James, the expert on corporate governance and regulatory issues who created the first texts in English on laws governing companies in key European countries. He is an adjunct management professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. At Lubin three years ago he was the first to introduce into an MBA curriculum anywhere in the world a course covering corporate governance systems in the leading world economies.

James is available to comment on the spreading Galleon Group insider-trading scandal. He recently appeared on Bloomberg Radio and Television to discuss the Madoff scandal and among other media appearances was quoted on CFO.com about the Satyam scandal.

Email jjames@pace.edu; phone: (203) 979-3611 (cell).

BACKGROUND: As a professional management consultant, James and his Brussels-based staff created, edited and published the first texts in English on company law, corporate governance and industrial relations law in the 12 key countries of Western Europe. He has served as an advisor to the top managements of multinational companies with headquarters in the US, Europe, Japan, Asia and Latin America.

He was an early contributor to the multinational business and economic seminars at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He co-chaired the first global conference on Multinational Companies and Multinational Unions at the U.N. International Labour Organization center in Geneva, Switzerland.

James received his bachelor’s in political science from Northwestern University and graduate degrees in business economics at the Booth Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He has lectured at the World Economic Forum in Davos; INSEAD at Fontainbleau, France; CEI/IMEDE in Switzerland, the Northwestern and Harvard European Executive Programs; the IBM Management Development Centre in Brussels; the United Nations Management Training Centre in Torino, Italy; the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; and the Cornell University School of Industrial Relations.

The Lubin School of Business recently has earned a preeminent position in thought leadership on the issues surrounding the world’s move to International Financial Reporting Standards, and has hosted three major conferences on the subject which have received extensive industry coverage, including two special sections of the CPA Journal. The school is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than three percent of business schools worldwide. It is one of the largest four-year, private undergraduate and graduate business programs in the nation. Its dean, Joseph Baczko, is a former COO of Blockbuster.

With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, Lubin has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S.News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester County. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Marie Toulantis, former-CEO of Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO of Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

About Pace. For 103 years Pace 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, it 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

Pace Energy and Climate Center to Study Impacts of Long 2006 Power Outage in Western Queens, NY

Pace Energy and Climate Center to study impacts of long 2006 power outage in western Queens, NY Will partner with LaGuardia Community College on research mandated by Public Service Commission settlement When the lights stay out, findings to shed light on issues that may face other cities

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Contact: Jennifer Riekert (914) 422-4128 jriekert@law.pace.edu

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Pace Energy and Climate Center to study impacts of long 2006 power outage in western Queens, NY Will partner with LaGuardia Community College on research mandated by Public Service Commission settlement When the lights stay out, findings to shed light on issues that may face other cities

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 20, 2009 – In the summer of 2006, power was out for several days in the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria and Long Island City in New York City’s borough of Queens. This meant no air conditioning during a heat wave, no lights, no elevators, gridlock from no traffic lights, limited subways, lost sales for closed businesses, lost wages for workers, health problems, and no rest for weary utility workers. Concerned citizens formed a group called “Western Queens Power for the People” and demanded that the utility, Consolidated Edison, pay residents back for losses, expenses and lost wages over and above the items covered by Con Edison’s claim form for spoiled food. The group also wanted to know what measures the utility would take if a blackout happened again. To measure the damage and losses, the group sought an economic and public health impact study, done by a third party and paid for by Con Edison. Last spring, Con Edison agreed such a study should go forward.

Now the Pace Law School’s Energy and Climate Center has been chosen to perform the research, which is expected to be finished by the end of August. The center has done pioneering studies on the role of law at the contentious intersections of energy and the environment for two decades, and is part of the school’s nationally-known environmental law program. Though the study is focused on the geographical area of Con Edison’s Long Island City (LIC) network, its findings should provide knowledge about how a long-term outage affects any wide, metropolitan area. Legal settlement. The study is coming about because Con Edison entered into a settlement proposal in a “prudence investigation” conducted by the New York State Public Service Commission. That required, among other things, that Con Edison “provide payment of up to $500,000 to a research entity for the completion of a study of the impact, including the economic and health impacts, of the July 2006 outage on the affected communities.”

The Pace Center recently executed the project agreements with Con Edison and the New York State Department of Public Service. LaGuardia partnership. The Center will do the work in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, which has deep ties to the businesses and residents of the neighborhoods in the LIC grid area. LaGuardia will conduct the customer surveys and gather other data, which will be done more by face-to-face contacts in the neighborhoods than by impersonal telephone surveys. The committee cited this approach as an important factor in its decision to award the research work to Pace. The Center also is working with an experienced bio-statistician and econometrician, Dr. Haftan Eckholdt, to guide the design of the customer survey and develop the sampling methodology so the study is statistically valid and can be cited and relied upon by the PSC and the parties to the prudence investigation. Summer deadline. James Van Nostrand, the lawyer and energy expert who is executive director of the center, will head up the project team in conjunction with Dana Hall, the center’s energy policy coordinator. The center also expects to involve law-student interns in gathering data, working with LaGuardia, and writing the research report. Additional staff at the center will support the project as necessary. Most of the data will be gathered by the end of April, and the center has until the end of the summer to complete the research. The Energy and Climate Center is an integral part of Pace Law School’s environmental law program, which is consistently ranked among the top three environmental law programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

For over 20 years, the Center has been a leading multi-disciplinary organization in the areas of environmental research and advocacy on energy issues in New York and throughout the Northeast, while training law students in these areas. Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,500 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. 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. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent, and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

Advisory: Minneapolis bridge collapse — legal analysis available

Available to comment on this issue is Pace Law School’s Professor John A. Humbach. Author of the recent article “The Humane Principle and the Biology of Blame (Evolutionary Origins of the Imperative to Inflict).”

Contact:
Frank Lentini
M Booth & Associates
T: 212.481.7000 ext. 3223
F: 212.481.9440
E: frankl@mbooth.com

Advisory:
Legal Analysis Available Re: Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
August 3, 2007

As rescue workers continue digging through the wreckage of the Interstate 35-West bridge over the Minneapolis River, government agencies and private contractors are beginning to consider the legal implications of this tragedy. The ongoing investigation to determine who was at fault has the potential to implicate state agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the federal government, and the two private companies responsible for building the bridge. However, who will be ultimately held responsible? And will lawsuits be barred by the State of Minnesota’s statute of limitations?

Available to comment on this issue is Pace Law School’s Professor John A. Humbach. Author of the recent article “The Humane Principle and the Biology of Blame (Evolutionary Origins of the Imperative to Inflict),” in the proceedings of 3d Annual Global Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (2003), he is a former corporate/securities lawyer who also has authored a number of articles in the areas of property law and professional responsibility. He also serves as chairman of his community Architectural Review Board, at the edge of the NYC metropolitan area. Professor Humbach teaches Property, Professional Responsibility, and Criminal Law Analysis.

He can be reached for comment this weekend at the following numbers:
Friday: 914.422.4239
Saturday: 914.667.6269
Sunday: 505.266.6034

Same Sex Marriage Debate at Pace Law

Pace Law is bringing together two diametrically opposed experts – David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values, and Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry – to debate the issue of same sex marriage at public event.

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Contact: Regina Pappalardo, 914.422.4268, rpappalardo@law.pace.edu
Frank Lentini, 212-481-7000, frankl@mbooth.com

SHOULD STATE LEGISLATURES APPROVE SAME SEX MARRIAGE?
Pace Law’s Public Policy Lecture Series Brings Together Opposing Experts to Debate the Issue

Pace Law is bringing together two diametrically opposed experts – David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values, and Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry – to debate the issue of same sex marriage at public event.

Who: Speakers:
David Blankenhorn
Founder and president of the Institute for American Values
Evan Wolfson
Executive Director of Freedom to Marry

Moderated by:
Stephen J. Friedman
Dean, Pace Law School

When/Where:
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007
NYS Judicial Institute Lecture Hall
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York
FREE to the public

RSVP by calling (914) 422-4123. Reserved seating is available by request when you register.

For directions and more information, please visit: http://www.law.pace.edu/News/ppls/200703.html

Massachusetts has legalized gay marriages and civil unions are becoming more prevalent including recent legislative action in New Jersey and Vermont. Meanwhile, states like North Carolina are passing laws defining “marriage” only as a union between a man and a woman. We are at the tipping point in an extremely polarized battle that cuts to the heart of the meaning of marriage and family in America.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located a suburban campus in White Plains, N.Y., twenty miles north of New York City. Part of Pace University, the school offers the JD program for full-time and part-time day and evening students. Its postgraduate program includes the LLM and SJD degrees in Environmental Law and an LLM in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, environmental law, securities arbitration, criminal justice, and disability rights. www.law.pace.edu.

Pace Law School Names New Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Pace Law School has appointed Chauncey L. Walker Associate Dean for Finance and Administration. Walker, who will begin on November 1, comes to Pace Law School from the law firm of Cuddy & Feder LLP in White Plains, New York, where he has been a partner since 1990 and was a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to that, he was a partner at the New York City law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren where he served as a member of the Management Committee.

Contact
Jennifer Riekert, Director of Communications, Pace Law School
Office: 914-422-4128, Jriekert@law.pace.edu

Cara Halstead Cea
Public Information Officer, Pace University
Office: 914-773-3312, Cell: 914-906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu

PACE LAW SCHOOL NAMES NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

WHITE PLAINS, NY, October 19, 2006– Pace Law School has appointed Chauncey L. Walker Associate Dean for Finance and Administration. Walker, who will begin on November 1, comes to Pace Law School from the law firm of Cuddy & Feder LLP in White Plains, New York, where he has been a partner since 1990 and was a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to that, he was a partner at the New York City law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren where he served as a member of the Management Committee.

Walker earned his AB cum laude from Harvard College and his LLB from Columbia Law School.

A leading real estate lawyer, Walker has represented numerous commercial and nonprofit organizations. Walker is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and has extensive experience representing participants in historic preservation controversies. He has been an adjunct professor at Pace Law School since 1999 and on January 1, 2005, became the first Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence in Real Estate Law at Pace Law School.

Dean Stephen J. Friedman said, “I am delighted that Chauncey Walker will be coming to Pace Law School. He will play an important role in bringing our financial and administrative systems to a higher level of effectiveness and in making sure that the Law School’s physical and organizational infrastructure supports the exciting changes that are in process here.”

He is the chair of the American Lung Association of New York State and president of the White Plains Performing Arts Center. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of White Plains and vice president of the White Plains YMCA.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,500 alumni/ae throughout the country. 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 and in Comparative Legal Studies. The School, which has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, also offers the SJD program in that field. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent, and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu