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What distinguishes the Center for Continuing Legal Education? Our commitment to educating lawyers

Continuing legal education may be mandatory in New York State but where to get the required credits is a choice, and there are many programs out there. What distinguishes Pace Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education is that we are first and foremost a law school. We offer a program founded on the school’s primary mission-- to educate lawyers. Our CLEs are regularly taught by Pace Law faculty who are experts in teaching as well as the law.  

“We are a law school and training lawyers is what we do,” says Kathleen Carlisle, director of the Center for Continuing Legal Education. “With our world-renowned environmental law program, we have the preeminent leaders in the field right here. Our university affiliation lets us collaborate easily with other Pace schools including the Lubin School of Business, for example.  Having the NYS Judicial Institute on campus provides access to every judge in New York.”

Newer attorneys may choose to take advantage of the new Essential CLE Series that provides fundamental training in key areas. Experienced attorneys have an opportunity to widen their fields of practice while learning from top law professors or they may wish to explore a newsworthy, hot topic in an academic setting.

The Essential CLE Series, which launched this spring, offers an array of one- and two-day courses in basics such as real estate law, business law, and elder law. These programs are designed to expand a lawyer’s knowledge and skills in ways that will be immediately applicable to their day-to-day work. Certificates of completion will be available to those who meet the requirements.

Additional programs scheduled for this spring include Survey of Local Food Law; International Law; and Interstate Custody Issues, co-sponsored with the Women’s Justice Center, another resource available through Pace Law School.

For those unable to travel to our White Plains campus, the Center for Continuing Legal Education maintains an extensive library of CLE programs that can be accessed remotely. Utilizing the substantial resources of Pace University’s IT department, the Center makes its programs available via live-streaming, webinar, or teleconferencing.

“Every format possible—we’re doing it,” said Ms. Carlisle.

Learn more about the many courses offered through Pace Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education and add your name to the mailing list to receive future updates.