Path to Practice

Considering Law School?

As you consider the law school options available to you, we encourage you to look at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York.

Our unique "Path to Practice" curriculum, our superb location in the heart of the nation's most dynamic legal marketplace, our commitment to providing exceptional value to students, and our nationally recognized centers of excellence – all of these make Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University the ideal choice for many students like yourself.

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Environmental Law

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The Elisabeth Haub School of Law’s world-class Environmental Law Program is the training ground for lawyers who will help solve the world’s complex environmental, climate, land use, energy and resource problems.

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International Law

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Pace Law School is well known for being at the vanguard of International Law, identifying emerging areas, teaching them and then establishing centers and institutes to advance the body of law. 

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Criminal Justice

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The Pace Criminal Justice Institute generates educational opportunities for Pace Law students and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars, policymakers and practitioners in and outside the Pace community.

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Public Interest

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Pace Law School is renowned for the depth and breadth of public interest programs and the support it provides students interested in pursuing this area. Offering a range of scholarships and fellowships, the Public Interest Law Center also provides career counseling, and helps arrange summer placements and funding. 

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Clinical Training & Skills

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Long stressing the importance of experiencing the law beyond the classroom setting, the Clinical Skills and Training curriculum introduces foundational lawyering skills early in the first year through its First Year Legal Skills Program. In the upper level, clinics, externships and simulation courses are offered in varied practice areas, including environmental litigation, criminal law, immigration justice, investor rights and disability health law.

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Business Law

Pace’s Business Law program provides students with a range of scholastic and employment opportunities. Our dual JD/MBA degree, in partnership with Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, allows students to focus their interests while Pace’s centralized location enables them to network within the dynamic business and legal communities of the NY Metropolitan area.

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Intellectual Property

Offering more than 18 elective courses in the field of Intellectual Property Law, Pace allows students to pursue their passions while our ideal location provides them access to companies across the NY Metropolitan region including IBM, a top ten recipient of patents in the U.S..

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On Campus

Tax Alumni Come Back to the Classroom

In early October, ten Pace Law alumni returned to the classroom to speak about their careers in tax law. Nine of these alumni are former students of Professor Bridget Crawford and completed her federal tax class as students; all enjoy successful tax-related careers.  The alumni represent a range of tax practice settings – medium-sized law firms, boutique law practices, solo practice, legal publishers, accounting firms, banks and corporations.  Additionally, several of the alums have robust tax-related pro bono practices that were discussed as well.

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Alumni Highlight

Melissa Kucinski Melissa Kucinski ('06) knew that she wanted to practice international family law since college. "Long before I began law school, I had decided that I wanted to practice in an area of law where I could have daily interactions with people with different backgrounds and needs. From there, I pursued that end goal in every way I could." Prior to attending Pace, Melissa received her Bachelors Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Rochester. She then went on to receive her Masters from American University's School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Melissa chose law school after she realized that her masters degree alone would not allow her to pursue a career path that was as dynamic as which she wished.

At Pace, which Melissa chose primarily due to location, she did well in the required courses. Naturally, she was particularly interested in the family law course and the matrimonial law course. Her favorite course, although, was Conflicts of Laws with Professor Don Doerberg. She also had the opportunity to draft a paper on New York’s recognition of same sex marriage, with the help of the school’s faculty, that was ultimately published in a law journal, the Family Law Quarterly. Melissa also took advantage of Pace’s connections within the local legal community, and clerked for a Special Referee in the Matrimonial Part of the New York Supreme Court.

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