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

Anne CarpenterAnne Carpenter ('09) graduated from The College of William and Mary in 2002 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Geology. During her final undergraduate year Anne decide to pursue a graduate degree in environmental studies. In January of 2003, Anne enrolled in a master's program at NYU and obtained an M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education, with a focus on policy. Anne then worked for two years as an education and policy coordinator for the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District ("NYCSWCD"). At the NYCSWCD, Anne developed environmental education programs, which she taught to local elementary and high school students. She also worked with agencies such as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection regarding ways to protect and provide access to the City's natural resources. "I got my feet wet with local environmental initiatives in this position, and I learned what goes into implementing and managing environmentally focused education and public access programs. Ultimately, I decided that I wanted to pursue my law degree and focus on the environment from a legal aspect."

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