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

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law Launches Food and Beverage Law Clinic

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law has received a generous grant of $400,000 from alumnus Rob Sands, and from Constellation Brands, where Mr. Sands is CEO and President. The gift will sponsor a two-year pilot of a new Food and Beverage Law Clinic that will provide transactional legal services to farmers, community and grassroots groups, and mission-oriented food and beverage entrepreneurs.

The Clinic is part of a broader collaboration between Pace Law and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to expand the capacity of the legal community to provide direct services to individuals and organizations seeking to build a more sustainable and healthy regional food system. In order to implement innovative practices, farmers, food entrepreneurs, micro brewers and distillers, and other activists must navigate a complicated legal landscape governing everything from labelling to estate planning.

“Many businesses in the growing ‘farm to table’ economy start out in someone’s kitchen, backyard or even roof garden,” said David Yassky, Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. “When these business grow, new legal issues emerge and often these entrepreneurs can’t afford the legal help they need. Our clinic will fill that gap. We are enormously grateful to our alumnus, Rob Sands, for his support and vision for this project.”

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Alumni Highlight

Stephanie VulloStephanie Vullo ('94) never thought of becoming an attorney while growing up. The only attorneys she knew were on "L.A. Law" and "Law and Order." She graduated from Cornell with a degree in government and history. From there, she landed a position as a congressional aide with the late Bill Green (R., NY). It was while she was helping constituents navigate the government system that she realized she was using the skills that are crucial to lawyering: legal research, analysis of situations, problem solving, and advocacy. "All I needed was the law degree to make it official."

Stephanie applied to masters programs and law schools and decided to accept offers from NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Pace Law. Taking an unorthodox approach because the two schools did not offer joint degrees, Stephanie completed her first year of law school at Pace, completed an MPA in Finance and Management at NYU, where she attended NYU Law School as a visiting student, and returned to Pace to earn her law degree. "This was a unique situation which could not have been accomplished without the generous help and understanding of former Dean Barbara Black and Registrar Nilda Rodriguez. I have never forgotten the opportunity they created for me to earn two professional degrees. I worked almost full-time while attending Pace full-time and it was quite a load to manage and I don’t know where I got the energy, but Pace helped make it easier." Despite Stephanie's work commitments, she also made the time to stay involved with her academics. She was a senior member on the Law Review and a ranking scholar. She also was actively involved in various student organizations, founding the Pace Latin Law Students Association (now "LALSA").

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