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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 a computer 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.

Crystal M. Barrow, Esq.
Assistant Dean, Center for Career and Professional Development
(914) 422-4218

Crystal Barrow ‘04 is the Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development. She is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Center for Career and Professional Development and the Public Interest Law Center; establishing and maintaining employer relationships with legal employers; and fostering and preserving links to the legal community, locally and nationally, in order to create internships, jobs and career development opportunities for students and alumni. Since graduating from Pace Law School in 2004, Crystal practiced law as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, an Agency Attorney at the New York City Department of Education and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the New York State Office of the Attorney General. While a student at Pace Law School, Crystal participated in the Federal Judicial Extern Honors Program and was a member of the Pace Environmental Law Review. She also served as the President of the Black Law Students Association and at graduation received the Dean’s Award and the Pace Law School Alumni Association Award. Crystal is a cum laude graduate of St. John’s University where she received her B.S. in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the National Association for Law Placement, the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

Nicole Moncayo, Esq.
Director, Employer and External Relations
Strategic Professional Development Initiatives
(914) 422-4607

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
(914) 422-4219

Elyse is the Associate Director, for Counseling and Professional Development, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Topics in Legal Theory: The Second Circuit each fall and spring semester. In the Center for Career & Professional Development, Elyse provides counseling to students and alumni who are interested in careers in the public and private sector and assists them in identifying internships and post-graduate positions in federal, state and local government, in prosecuting offices, at private firms and in corporate settings. Elyse also creates and updates specialized career guides including Pace’s Guide to Legal Careers in Government, conducts professional development programs and career panels, handles administrative responsibilities in the CCPD, and writes about career and professional development issues. Elyse received her JD, cum laude, from Fordham Law School, where she was a member 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, for several years, Criminal Law and Legal Writing and Analysis. Prior to joining Pace, Elyse spent three years as a full-time faculty (non-tenured) 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, Esq.
Assistant Director, Career Development and Programming
(914) 422-4499

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 for Law Placement (NALP) and the New York City Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Robye Margolius, Esq.
Career Counselor
(914) 422-4605

Robye Margolius received her BA in Law & Society and Philosophy from Binghamton University and her JD from Fordham University School of Law. At Fordham, she was an Associate Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal, a research assistant and a teaching assistant, earning academic and public service honors. After law school, Robye worked as a corporate associate at a mid-sized New York law firm and then in Baltimore, MD and New York for a top-tier, large firm specializing in corporate law. At this firm, she also served as Co-Director of Professional Development, working with practice group leaders and firm management to develop and execute training and educational activities for individual practice groups and across the firm. She participated in associate reviews and counseled associates on their progress in the firm and the legal profession. Prior to joining Pace Law School, Robye worked at a small non-profit where she was responsible for designing and implementing networking and mentoring programs for professionals and college students as well as development and constituent outreach. Robye is a member of National Association for Law Placement (NALP). She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Lauren Vaccianna-Gordon
Recruitment Coordinator
(914) 422-4613

Lauren’s responsibilities include assisting with recruitment programs, job postings and employer communications; serving as intake advisor for students, alumni, and employers; scheduling counseling appointments; and ensuring timely communications with to students, alumni and employers regarding Career Development services and programs. Prior to assuming this role, Lauren worked in development and alumni relations at two Westchester area Universities. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Manhattanville College in May 2010.
 

The Public Interest Law Center

Jennifer C. Friedman, Esq.
Associate Director, Public Interest and Director of the Public Interest Law Center
(914) 422-4265

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 post-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.