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About the Center for Career and Professional Development
The Center for Career and Professional Development is located on the second floor of Aloysia Hall in suite 207, right above the Registrar's Office. The Public Interest Law Center is located one floor above us. The Center maintains two computers dedicated for student use and provides access to a laser printer, telephone, fax machine, copier and scanner for job search needs. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The Assistant Dean and counselors are available outside those hours by appointment. We also host regular evening and lunchtime counseling drop-by tables outside the cafeteria twice a month during the academic year.
Stephanie Golden, Esq.
Private Sector & Judicial Clerkships Advisor
Stephanie received her BA in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Michigan and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as a legal research & writing course teaching assistant. Stephanie was previously a litigation associate with the law firms of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, and a summer intern with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Stephanie serves as the Chair of the Junior Advisory Board of inMotion, a New York City-based non-profit organization that provides low-income, under-served and abused women with free legal services; she is a 2003 recipient of inMotion’s Commitment to Justice Award. Stephanie is a member of NALP and the New York City Bar Association. Stephanie provides counseling services regarding opportunities with all types of legal employers, and specialized programming and advice to students regarding internship opportunities with corporations, summer and permanent associate opportunities with law firms, and judicial internship and clerkship opportunities at the federal, state and local levels. Stephanie coordinates the law school's ABCNY Fellowship interview and nomination process.
Jennifer C. Friedman, Esq.
Associate Director, Public Interest and Director of the Public Interest Law Center
Jennifer is Pace Law School's first Director of the Public Interst Law Center, formed in 2008. She oversees all funding for public interest summer internships and manages the Pro Bono Justice Program. She counsels students on public interest opportunities, including pos-graduate fellowships. Prior to joining Pace Jennifer was the founder and Director of the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP) a pioneering model legal services initiative at Sanctuary for Families that offers pro bono advocacy to domestic violence victims petitioning for orders of protection in New York City's Family Courts. Since Jennifer launched the program in 1997, CAP has recruited and trained over 6,200 law students from ten New York City-area law schools and summer associates from over 45 city law firms who have advocated for nearly 5,500 battered women. Jennifer is also a litigator, having supervised a staff of attorneys who represent domestic violence victims in order of protection, custody, visitation, support, and matrimonial cases and in appellate litigation. Jennifer is a 1993 graduate of Columbia College, and a 1998 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone and Kent Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Jennifer was awarded the New York City Bar Association's Katherine McDonald Award for Service to the Family Courts. In 1998, Jennifer received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and the New York State Bar Association's President's pro bono award. She is also the 2003 recipient of the Columbia Alumna Association's Alumna Achievement Award.
Nicole Moncayo, Esq.
Director, Employer and External Relations
Strategic Professional Development Initiatives
Nicole holds a BA in Political Science and Speech Communication from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a 2003 graduate of Pace Law School. Nicole joined the Center for Career Development in June 2006 after working at a White Plains real estate and estates law firm. Nicole is responsible for developing and managing an employer recruitment plan, working with alumni and recruiting partners to provide career opportunities and programs for students, organizing our fall and spring recruitment programs and Winter Career Fair, overseeing the collection of the NALP Employment Survey, administering our online database management system and handling the human resources and financial functions of the CCPD. Additionally, Nicole works on strategic professional development initiatives focusing on technology at the law school. Nicole is a member of NALP, the American Bar Association, and SafeZone a program dedicated to promoting a safe and inclusive campus environment for GLBT individuals.
Elyse Moskowitz, Esq.
Associate Director, Counseling and Professional Development
Elyse is the Assistant Director, for Counseling and Professional Development, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches an upper level course entitled Topics in Legal Theory: The Second Circuit related to the ABA Media Alerts program. to upper level students. In the Center for Career Development, Elyse provides counseling to students and alumni on opportunities in the public and private sector and assists them in identifying internships and post-graduate positions in federal, state and local government, at private firms and in corporate settings. Elyse also creates and updates specialized career guides including Pace’s Guide to Legal Careers in Government, maintains their fellowship calendars, and coordinates career panels and programs including the Presidential Management Fellowship Program nomination process. Elyse also writes frequently about career and professional development issues. Elyse received her JD, cum laude, from Fordham Law School, where she served as an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review. Elyse joined Pace Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law in 2001 teaching Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Simulation and, later, Criminal Law and Legal Writing and Analysis. Prior to joining Pace, Elyse spent three years as a full-time faculty member at Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts where she taught Legal Practice Skills. Elyse started her legal career as a litigation associate at large law firms in New York and Boston.
Antoinette Pugliese received her BA in English and Sociology from Stony Brook University and her JD from Hofstra University School of Law where she served as Senior Editor for the Family Court Review. After law school Antoinette worked as a litigation associate at two boutique Manhattan based firms. Antoinette then became the Director of Business Development and Legal Recruitment for a premier executive search firm. Prior to joining Pace Law School, Antoinette worked at St. John’s Law School where she counseled law students, LL.M.students and alumni on all aspects of the career development process. She also implemented and assisted in legal practice and professional development programs educating students on career options and skills, including workshops, presentations, panels, mock interviews, mentoring, job fairs, and on-campus interviews. Antoinette is a member of National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) and the New York City Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Assistant Director, Public Interest Law Center
Andrea works with Jennifer Friedman in the Public Interest Law Center, managing projects like the PILSO fundraising auction, and counseling students. Andrea received her BS from Boston University’s College of Communication and her JD from Emory Law School. Andrea was previously a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the King’s County District Attorney’s Office. Upon moving to Westchester County, NY, she worked at the Northern Westchester Shelter providing legal services for victims of domestic violence as the Director of the Domestic Violence Legal Project. While spending several years at home raising her children, Andrea volunteered as a Patient Advocate at Northern Westchester Hospital Center and did outreach work for the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program.
Christopher holds a BA in African American Studies from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and is a graduate student at Columbia University. Christopher joined the Center for Career and Professional Development in 2011 after working for Citizens Financial Group. Christopher creates systems to effectively and efficiently manage internal and external processes involving employer communications, law school recruiting, and office management. In addition, he is the interface between students, alumni and employers and ensures timely communication of employment opportunities and programs to all constituents. Christopher is a recipient of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Scholarship, former President of the Morehouse College Honor Society, and a former fellow at the University of Iowa College of Law.