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Criminal Justice Institute

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. The Pace Criminal Justice Institute provides an environment that supports and encourages creative research, teaching, and discussion concerning the theory and practice of Criminal Law through symposia, colloquia and conferences. The Institute will provide a forum in which community members can become involved in criminal justice discussions, and will make legal resources available for those interested in advancing criminal law reforms and promoting the fair and ethical prosecution of criminal defendants.

We invite you to become part of our online forum, Pace Criminal Justice Blog, where you can join our discussions of important current issues in criminal law and procedure, or learn about our upcoming programs, recent decisions, legislative initiatives, and policy changes. 

Past Events

On Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., the PCJI held an event titled Legal, Ethical and Practical Issues: A Panel Discussion on the Netflix Documentary Series 'Making a Murder' in the Pace Law School Moot Court Room. Click here for more information

On November 5, 2015, at 5:15 p.m., the CJI held its annual Networking Cocktail Reception in the Student Lounge, Preston Hall, Pace Law School. Click for more information.

The Pace Criminal Justice Institute hosted an event titled Representing the Young Adult: Science, Practice, and Ethics on October 15, 2015 at 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Pace Law School Moot Court Room. This also a CLE opportunity explored the steps in handling a young adult case in the family and criminal courts, sentencing alternatives, relevant Supreme Court case law, the science of the teenage brain, and ethical and practical issues invovled in representing young adults. 

On February 3, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. Pace Law School held a showing of the HBO documentary The Newburgh Sting, presented by the director, David Heilbroner, which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. The screening was followed-up by a discussion with the director and the attorneys involved in the case. Read the Review by a Law Student.

Faculty Contributions

Prof. Bennett Gershman blogs in the Huffington Post - Receive updates from Prof. Gershman's Huffington Post blog via email or subsribe via RSS feed.

Lissa Griffin, More on Grand Juries and the US Justice SystemPace Criminal Justice Blog (Dec. 9, 2014) (featuring video of HuffPost live interview with Professors Lissa Griffin and Roger Fairfax moderated by Josh Zepps). 

Pace Law Faculty Publications: Criminal Justice and Criminal Law Experts

Pace Law School Newswire: The Criminal Law Experts