PACE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

PACE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

78 NORTH BROADWAY

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK 10603

Telephone: (914) 422-4205

Fax: (914) 422-4015

URL: http://www.law.pace.edu


 

ABA Approved Since 1978


 

Founded in 1976 and located in White Plains, New York, about 30 minutes from New York City, Pace University School of Law offers both a full‑time (three year) and part‑time day and evening (four  year) J.D. program, the LL.M. and S.J.D. in Environmental Law, and the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Enrollment in the School totals 738.

 

The curriculum and quality of the full‑time and part‑time programs do not differ except in scheduling. Of the 84 credits required for graduation, 31 are in required courses, including  the entire first‑year curriculum. Legal research, analysis and writing skills are taught by integrating them into the basic criminal law course. Federal Income Taxation is an upper‑level required course and there is an upper‑level writing requirement. Approximately 55 elective courses are offered each semester, allowing students to build their own program of legal study on the foundation of basic legal principles and  skills, sampling from a variety of areas, or focusing in an area  of particular interest. J.D. candidates may earn certificates  demonstrating their proficiency in two specialized areas of law:  Environmental Law and  International Law. In addition, J.D. students may enroll in joint degree programs with the Pace University Lubin School of Business  (M.B.A.), the Department of Public Administration of the  University's Graduate Division of the College of Arts and  Sciences (M.P.A.),  the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (M.E.M), the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (J.D./M.S.), the New York Medical College School of Public Health (J.D./M.P.H.), and Sarah Lawrence College ‑ Master of Arts in Women's History (J.D./M.W.S.).

 

The LL.M. program in Environmental Law is designed to meet the needs of practicing lawyers seeking a greater depth of knowledge in this expanding field. Enrollment in the LL.M. program averages ten students per year, on either a full‑time or part‑time  basis.

 

The LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies is designed for students who have a law degree from a foreign law institution.

 

The Law School has 45 full‑time faculty members and approximately 60 adjunct professors. The majority of the  full‑time faculty has had significant careers in legal practice  prior to becoming legal educators and use their experience to add important perspectives to the theoretical principles of law. They maintain high standards of productivity and quality in legal scholarship and take active roles in service to the bar and bench. The adjunct faculty consists of leading practitioners, judges, and government officials.

 

The Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar  Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

 


Dean:

Stephen J. Friedman (914) 422‑4407

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs:

Jeffrey Miller (914) 422‑4014

Director of Admissions:

Cathy Alexander (914) 422‑4210

Library Director:

Marie Newman (914) 422‑4169

Associate Dean for Career Development:

Maja Hazell (914) 422‑4218

Director of Communications:

Jennifer Riekert (914) 422‑4128


FULL TIME FACULTY

 

STEPHEN J. FRIEDMAN, (Dean), born New York, March 19, 1938; admitted to bar, New York, 1963; District of Columbia, 1982. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1959); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1962).


HORACE ANDERSON, (Associate Professor of Law), born Brooklyn, New York, August 15, 1970; admitted to bar, New York, 1997. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.Sc., 1991); University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Survey of Intellectual Property.

 

BARBARA ATWELL, (Associate Professor of Law and Director of Health Law Program), born Brooklyn, New York, October 4, 1956; admitted to bar, 1984, New York; 1985, District of Columbia. Education: Queens College; Smith College (B.A., 1977); Columbia Law School (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Health Law, Torts, Contracts, Elder Law.

 

ADELE BERNHARD, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York, New York; admitted to bar, 1977, New York. Education: Reed College; New York University, Washington Square College (B.A., 1972); New York University (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Criminal, Clinical.

 

JAY C. CARLISLE, (Professor of Law), born Washington, D.C., April 8, 1942; admitted to bar, 1970, New York; 1972, New Mexico. Education: University of California at Los Angeles (A.B., 1965); Columbia University; Exeter, England; University of California at Davis (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Civil Procedure, New York Civil Practice, Professional Responsibility, Negotiations, Criminal Procedure.

 

DAVID CASSUTO, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York City, New York, October 31, 1963; admitted to bar, 1999, California & Eleventh Circuit. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1985); Indiana University (PhD., 1994); University of California, Berkeley (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Criminal Law, Health Law, and a legal and environmental theory.

 

DAVID COHEN, (Professor of Law), born Ottawa, Canada, August 8, 1950. Education: McGill University (B.Sc., 1971); University of Toronto (LL.B., 1975); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1979). COURSES: Contracts.

 

KARL STEPHEN COPLAN, (Associate Professor of Law and Co‑director of the Environmental Litigation Clinic), born New York, New York, April 12, 1958; admitted to bar, 1985, New York. Education: Middlebury College (B.A., 1980); Columbia University (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Environmental Litigation Clinic.

 

BRIDGET J. CRAWFORD, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Cleveland, Ohio, May 1, 1969; admitted to bar, 1996, New Jersey; 1997, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1991); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Federal Income Taxation, Feminist Legal Theory, Estate and Gift Tax, Tax Policy, Wills, Trusts & Estates.

 

DON DOERNBERG, (Professor of Law), born Chicago, Illinois, May 21, 1945; admitted to bar, 1969, New York; 1985, California. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1966); Columbia University (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Criminal Law.

 

DAVID DORFMAN, (Assistant Professor of Law), Education: Queens College, CUNY (B.A., 1977); University of Chicago (M.A., 1980); Chicago/Kent College of Law (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal Analysis and Writing, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation.

 

LINDA C. FENTIMAN, (Professor of Law), born Washington, D.C., February 15, 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, California; 1985, Massachusetts; 1995, District of Columbia and New York. Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1970); State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 1975); Harvard University Law School (LL.M., 1983). COURSES: Health Law, Mental Disability and the Law, Bioethics, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Public Health Law.

 

JAMES J. FISHMAN, (Professor of Law), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1942; admitted to bar, 1969, New York. Education: University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1964; A.M., 1965); New York University (J.D., 1968; Ph.D., 1979). COURSES: Contracts, Corporations, Corporate Finance, Nonprofit Organizations.

 

LESLIE YALOF GARFIELD, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York, New York, June 5, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Florida and New York. Education: University of Florida (B.A., 1982; J.D., 1985). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal Research and Writing, Commercial Law Sales.

 

BENNETT L. GERSHMAN, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, January 21, 1942; admitted to bar, 1966, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1963); New York University (J.D., 1966). COURSES: Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law.

 

STEVEN H. GOLDBERG, (Professor of Law), born Winona, Minnesota, March 16, 1941; admitted to bar, 1968, Minnesota; 1991, New York. Education: Northwestern University (B.A., 1963); University of Minnesota (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Trial Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, Dispute Resolution, Evidence.

 

SHELBY D. GREEN, (Associate Professor of Law), born Georgetown, South Carolina, September 18, 1955; admitted to bar, 1981, New York; 1982, District of Columbia. Education: Towson State College (B.S., 1976); Georgetown University (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Corporations, Property, Communications and Entertainment Law.

 

ALEXANDER U. A. GREENAWALT, (Associate Professor), born Washington, D.C., May 5, 1972; admitted to bar, 2002, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1994); Yale University (M.A., 1998); Columbia Law School (J.D., 2000). COURSES: International Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, U.S. Foreign Affairs Law. Email: agreenawalt@law.pace.edu

 

LISSA GRIFFIN, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, May 31, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1972). COURSES: Clinical Education, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Advocacy, Lawyering, Criminal Law.

 

JILL I. GROSS, (Associate Professor of Law), born Queens, New York, November 18, 1965; admitted to bar, New York, 1991; Massachusetts, 1992; Southern District of New York, 1992; Eastern District of New York, 1996. Education: Cornell University (A.B., 1987); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Securities, Arbitration, Clinic & Seminar.

 

JO ANN HARRIS, (Scholar in Residence), born 1933. Education: State University of Iowa (B.A., 1955); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1972).

 

JOHN A. HUMBACH, (Professor of Law), born Hamilton, Ohio, December 2, 1943; admitted to bar, 1966, Ohio; 1967, New York. Education: Miami University (B.A., 1963); Ohio State University (J.D., 1966). COURSES: Property, Land Use, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Corporations.

 

RONALD H. JENSEN, (Professor of Law), born Oakland, California, August 2, 1939; admitted to bar, 1964, New York. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1961); Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1964). COURSES: Income Taxation, Federal Corporate Tax, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Partnership Taxation,.

 

IRENE DEAVILLE JOHNSON, (Professor of Law), born Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 1947; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: Knox College (B.A., 1969); Teachers College, Columbia University (M.A., 1970); Columbia University (LL.M., 1977). COURSES: Commercial Law, Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy, Wills and Trusts.

 

JANET A. JOHNSON, (Professor of Law), born Adair County, Iowa, March 10, 1940; admitted to bar, 1972, Iowa. Education: University of Illinois (A.B., 1968); Drake University (J.D., 1972); University of Virginia (LL.M., 1984). COURSES: Family Law, Remedies, Torts, Women and the Law.

 

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR., (Professor of Law for Environmental Law & Co‑Director of Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic), born January 17, 1954; admitted to bar, 1985, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1977); University of Virginia (J.D., 1982); Pace University School of Law (LL.M., 1987). COURSES: Environmental Law Litigation Clinic.

 

JOSEPHINE Y. KING, (Professor of Law Emerita in Residence), born Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 1965, New York. Education: University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1942); Bryn Mawr College (A.M., 1943; Ph.D., 1950); State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., 1965). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, Health Law, Jurisprudence.

 

NORMAN B. LICHTENSTEIN, (Professor of Law), born Paterson, New Jersey, October 20, 1934; admitted to bar, 1960, New York. Education: Rutgers University (B.A., 1956); Yale Law School (J.D., 1959). COURSES: Family Law, Administrative Law, Law and Education, Professional Responsibility.

 

M. STUART MADDEN, (Distinguished Professor of Law), born Washington, D.C., December 1, 1948; admitted to bar, 1976, District of Columbia. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1971); London School of Economics and Political Science (M.A., 1972); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Torts, Environmental and Toxic Torts, Products Liability.

 

THOMAS MCDONNELL, (Professor of Law), born Brooklyn, New York, June 9, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, New York; 1979, California. Education: Fordham University (B.A., 1972; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing and Legal Research, International Law.

 

RANDOLPH M. MCLAUGHLIN, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, June 9, 1953; admitted to bar, 1979, New York. Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1971); Harvard University (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Labor Law, Civil Rights Litigation.

 

VANESSA MERTON, (Associate Dean for Clinical Education & Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1973, New York. Education: Radcliffe College (B.A., 1970); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Lawyering, Health Law, Litigation, Professional Responsibility, Torts, Evidence, Criminal Law, Poverty Law, Clinical Education, Women's Rights, Family Violence.

 

JEFFREY MILLER, (Professor of Law), born Muncie, Indiana, August 15, 1941; admitted to bar, 1968, Massachusetts; 1982, District of Columbia. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1963); Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1967). COURSES: Environmental Law, Torts, Water Law, Hazardous Waste, Constitutional Law.

 

GARY A. MUNNEKE, (Professor of Law), born Cedar Rapids, Iowa, December 29, 1947; admitted to bar, 1973, Texas; 1987, Pennsylvania. Education: University of Texas (B.S., 1970); University of Texas Law School (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Torts, Professional Responsibility, Law Office Management, Legal Malpractice.

 

MICHAEL B. MUSHLIN, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York, New York, February 11, 1944; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1966); Northwestern University (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Evidence, Criminal Procedure.

 

MARIE STEFANINI NEWMAN, (Library Director and Associate Professor of Law), born Boston, Massachusetts, August 30, 1951; admitted to bar, 1984, New York. Education: Smith College (A.B., 1973); Columbia University (M.S.. 1974); Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Legal Research.

 

JOHN R. NOLON, (Professor of Law), born Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 1, 1941; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: University of Nebraska (B.A., 1963); University of Michigan (J.D., 1966). COURSES: Property, Land Use, Real Estate Transactions and Finance, Local Environmental Law.

 

RICHARD L. OTTINGER, (Dean Emeritus), born New York, New York, January 27, 1929; admitted to bar, 1955, New York; 1960, District of Columbia. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1950); Harvard University (LL.B., 1953).

 

ANN POWERS, (Associate Professor of Law), born Durant, Oklahoma, January 12, 1946; admitted to bar, 1975, District of Columbia; 1986, Maryland. Education: Indiana University (B.A., 1967); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Environmental Law.

 

NICHOLAS A. ROBINSON, (Prof. of Law; Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distin. Prof of Law and Co‑Dir., Ctr. for Envir. Lgl. Stud.), born New York, New York, January 20, 1945; admitted to bar, 1971, New York. Education: Brown University (A.B., 1967); Columbia University (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Environmental Law, International and Comparative Environmental Law, Historic Preservation, State and Local Environmental Law.

 

AUDREY ROGERS, (Associate Professor of Law), born Bronx, New York, May 18, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, New York. Education: State University of New York at Albany (B.S., 1977); St. John's University (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal Analysis and Writing, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Health Law.

 

DARREN ROSENBLUM, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York, August 2, 1969; admitted to bar, New Jersey, 1995; New York, 1996; District of Columbia, 1998. Education: University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences (B.A., 1991); University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal Analysis & Writing.

 

MICHELLE S. SIMON, (Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law), born New York, New York, September 1, 1956; admitted to bar, 1982, New York. Education: State University of New York at Albany (B.A., 1977); Syracuse University (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal Writing, Civil Procedure, Advanced Appellate Practice.

 

MERRIL SOBIE, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, May 22, 1939; admitted to bar, 1965, New York. Education: Brooklyn College (B.A., 1961); New York University (J.D., 1964). COURSES: Family Law, Juvenile Justice, Children and the Law, Jurisprudence.

 

RALPH MICHAEL STEIN, (Professor of Law), born Far Rockaway, New York, July 14, 1943; admitted to bar, 1980, Pennsylvania. Education: New School for Social Research (B.A., 1971); Hofstra University (J.D., 1974). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Legal History, Criminal Law, Remedies, Defamation and Privacy, Torts, National Security.

 

EMILY GOLD WALDMAN, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York, New York, March 18, 1977; admitted to bar, 2003, New York; 2004, Southern District of New York; 2005, Eastern District of New York; Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1999); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Employment Law, Law and Education, Legal Writing, Criminal Law. Email: ewaldman@law.pace.edu

 

GAYL S. WESTERMAN, (Professor of Law), born New Mexico, July 17, 1939; admitted to bar, 1986, Connecticut. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1961); University of Pennsylvania (M.S., 1965); Pace University School of Law (J.D., 1981); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1982; J.S.D., 1984). COURSES: Admiralty, Antitrust, Contracts, Commercial Law: Domestic and International, International Law, Law of the Sea.