Why Pace Law

Path to Practice

As you consider the law school options available to you, we encourage you to look at Pace Law School 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 Pace Law the ideal choice for many students like yourself.

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Environmental Law

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Pace’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

Moot and Mock Trial Teams Continue Record of Success

Congratulations to our moot court and mock trial teams! Keeping up with their record of success, the teams have recently achieved some great results such as first place in the Puerto Rican Bar Association Moot Court Competition, "Excellence in Negotiation Award", regional round winners in the ABA’s Labor Law Trial Advocacy Competition, and semi-finalists in the Queens County District Attorney Mock Trial Competition.  These are only a handful of the many successes resulting from our stellar advocacy program, led by Professor Lou Fasulo. You can learn more about the program and competitions here.

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Alumni Highlight

Adrienne Arkontaky

Adrienne J. Arkontaky’s (’03) journey to law school was unlike most others.  It was her personal life that inspired Adrienne to pursue a degree in law.  Thirty years ago, Adrienne married her husband, Peter. From there, they had three children, Justine, Jordan, and Jenna.  Now, 23, Adrienne’s daughter, Jordan has severe disabilities and is a young adult with special needs who is living a full life at the Center for Discovery in Harris, New York.  After having Jordan, she encountered issues with obtaining the services that Jordan was entitled to and deserved. At the urging of her friends and family, Adrienne decided to pursue a legal career in order to advocate for persons with disabilities.  She was (and remains) committed to “raising awareness of the unique needs of families with loved ones with disabilities.”

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