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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. 


Upcoming Fall 2014 Events

The Pace Criminal Justice Society and the Alumni Relations office invite you to a symposium on Know Your Rights that will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:30-5:30 PM in the Preston Hall Tudor Room, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY. Please join our Criminal Justice Clinic students under the leadership of Prof. David Dorfman as they explore appropriate citizen responses to police car stops, street stops, cell phone searches, and more.

Immediately following the Know Your Rights event, also on November 18, 2014, the Pace Criminal Justice Institute, the Criminal Justice Society, and the Alumni Relations office will hold their Annual Criminal Practice Networking Reception from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Student Lounge, directly across the hall from the Symposium. Please join us. Learn the resources of the Criminal Justice Institute, meet with other criminal practitioners, and get to know and talk with students interested in pursuing a career in criminal practice.  


SCOTUS decision regarding cell phone searches
Professor Bennett Gershman and A.D.A. Thomas Kapp
July 1, 2014 (full discussion available in CLE archives)

Fall 2014 Events

Pace Criminal Justice Institute co-sponsored a CLE on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm titled Cell Phone Searches after Riley: Investigative and Evidentiary, in the Law Library Moot Court Room, at Pace Law School, White Plains, NY. A panel of professionals including Prof. B. Gershman and A.D.A. Thomas Kapp deliverd an exciting discussion. 

Visit the CLE website to register and find more information about the panel of speakers. 


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.

Pace Law Faculty Publications: Criminal Justice and Criminal Law Experts

Pace Law School Newswire: The Criminal Law Experts