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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

The Honorable Francesca E. ConnollyThe Honorable Francesca E. Connolly ('82) is currently an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department. A question that Justice Connolly is often asked is how she became a judge in the first place. Justice Connolly attributes her success to a combination of factors including: a strong work ethic, commitment to public service, and the education she received at Pace.

After graduating from SUNY Albany in 1979, in just three years, Justice Connolly immediately enrolled in law school. "It was never really a question in my mind. I wanted to gain a legal education, have a career in litigation, and, hopefully, eventually, become a judge." While at Pace, Justice Connolly was very involved, especially in moot court competitions. "Some of my fondest memories at Pace involve the moot court competitions, from winning the Advanced Moot Court Competition to receiving the award for best oral argument." Not one to limit herself to one challenge at a time, Justice Connolly also actively represented the law school as its American Bar Association Representative at regional and national conferences. During law school, Justice Connolly worked as a law intern with the New York City Department of Probation, Office of the General Counsel.

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