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Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary degrees are awarded to prominent individuals whose accomplishments symbolize Pace's values and serve as inspirations for current students. Recipients become honorary members of the Pace alumni body. In this listing, the position or office indicated for the honorary degree recipient is the one held at the time of the conferring of the degree.
 

Robert A. Katzmann2014
Honorable Robert A. Katzmann
Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2013
Honorable Malachy E. Mannion
Chief United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2012
Andrew L. Carter, Jr.
US District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2011
Jonathan Lippman
State of New York Chief Judge
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2010
Lisa P. Jackson
Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2009
Nina Totenberg
Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2008
Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr.
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2007
Hon. Margaret A. Ryan
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2006
Larry D. Thompson, Esq.
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, PepsiCo Inc.
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2005
Mark Malloch Brown
Chief of Staff to the Secretary General, United Nations (UN)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2004
Raymond W. Kelly
Police Commissioner, City of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2003
Hon. Sonia Sotomayor
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2002
Hon. Mary Jo White
United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2001
Jay C. Carlisle II
Professor of Law, Pace Law School

2000
Janet Reno
United States Attorney General
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1999
Anthony Kronman
Dean, Yale Law School
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1998
Hon. Guido Calabresi
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1997
Drew S. Days III
Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1997
Peter Basil Carter
QC, Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1996
Derrick A. Bell Jr.
Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1995
The Right Honourable Gordon Slynn, Baron Slynn of Hadley, GBE, PC, QC
Member of the House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1994
Hon. Joseph W. Bellacosa
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1994
John Joseph Cronin
Hudson Riverkeeper
Juris Doctor (JD)

1993
Bernie Grant
Member of the House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1992
Hon. Sol Wachtler
Chief Judge, State of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1991
Hon. Robert Abrams
Attorney General of the State of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1990
Hon. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Senator for New York
Medal of Honor

1990
Oleg Stephanovich Kolbasov
Deputy Director, Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1989
Mario M. Cuomo
Governor of the State of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1988
Elliot L. Richardson
Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy LLP
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1988
Wolfgang Burhenne
Chairman of the Commission on Environmental Policy, Law, and Administration of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (Bonn)
Doctor of Laws (LLD) 

1987
Hon. Charles L. Brieant
Chief Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1986
Hon. Fritz W. Alexander III
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1985
Hon. Judith S. Kaye
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1985
Michael L. Rovello
Supervisor, Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD) 

1985
Hon. Edward D. Re
Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade
Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

1984
Edward J. Mortola
President of Pace University
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

John C. Haley
Executive Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank; and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Pace University
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1983
Hon. Warren E. Burger
Chief Justice of the United States
Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

1982
Orville H. Schell, Jr., Esq.
Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Hon. James D. Hopkins
Acting Dean, Pace Law School
Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division-Second Judicial Deptartment
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1981
Robert B. McKay, Esq.
Director, Institute of Judicial Administration and Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies
Doctor of Laws (LLD) 

1980
Hon. Lawrence H. Cooke
Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1979
Hon. William H. Mulligan
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)