You are here

Message from Dean Yassky

Welcome to Pace Law School, a student-centered academic community committed to excellence in legal education. Pace's intellectually stimulating environment helps students to develop judgment; read and analyze carefully; hone their writing, advocacy, and counseling skills; and think broadly and critically about legal problems. Students leave Pace with a solid foundation that enables them to join the legal profession as effective attorneys. Our graduates work in large law firms; small law firms; public-interest organizations; local, state, and federal government; business; the judiciary; and educational institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Pace Law School students enjoy the process of learning and they work hard. Our core curriculum, clinics, externships, law reviews, moot court programs, simulation courses, and student organizations reflect our passion for developing a well-rounded student. We are proud of our innovative programs in environmental law, land use and real estate, women's justice, criminal law, intellectual property, international law, and clinical education. We work hard to keep these programs at the vanguard of legal education. Pace Law School takes an individualized approach to student needs and concerns. Staff members in the Office of Student Services, Office of Admissions, Registrar, and Center for Career and Professional Development make an effort to know each student by name.

Pace's faculty members are teachers, scholars, and public servants. The faculty pride themselves on their accessibility, practical experience, scholarly endeavors, and service to the community and legal profession. Our faculty include the leaders of today, and the future, in various fields.

As the only law school between New York City and Albany, Pace occupies a unique role in the community. We are an intellectual center for practicing lawyers, policy-makers, judges, local and state government officials, and community groups. Our alumni are among our greatest assets. We encourage both former and current students to take advantage of the opportunities at Pace - which also supports a strong professional network.

The decision to attend law school is life-changing. The study of law provides insights and opportunities that are unmatched by any other profession. Please visit us and experience Pace Law School for yourself.

David Yassky
Dean, Pace Law School