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Pace Law School Archives

Pace Law School was envisioned in 1974 by Edward J. Mortola, President of Pace University.  Robert Fleming was chosen as the founding dean and the Law School accepted its first class of 250 students in 1976.  Since this beginning, the Law School has grown and matured as an educational institution.

The Law School has added two Masters of Law (LL.M.) programs and a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) in Environmental Law to the curriculum.  Student educational opportunities have been enhanced by the Environmental Litigation Clinic and clinical programs offered through John Jay Legal Services, including the Criminal Defense Clinic, Equal Justice America Disability Rights/Health Law Clinic, the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Clinic, and the Securities Arbitration Clinic.

In addition, the creation of a number of centers has expanded student activities outside the classroom. These include the Energy Project, the Pace Institute of International Commercial Law, the Pace Women's Justice Center, the Land Use Law Center, the Center for Environmental Legal Studies, and the Center for Judicial Studies.  

Student life has been enriched by the the addition of lecture programs such as the Blank Lecture on Attorney Ethics, the Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law, the Dyson Distinguished Lecture Series, the Hopkins Lecture, the Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law, and the Sloan Lecture on International Law. 

The Law School campus at White Plains has grown over the years with the addition of the Glass Building, the Classroom Building, and the New York State Judicial Institute. 

The purpose of the archive is to gather, organize, and make available the rich public history of the Law School.  The Pace Law School Archive's mission is to gather information, documents, artifacts, and photographs that chronicle the rich and varied activities of the Law School.  Particular items to be found in the archives include faculty publications, Law School catalogs, commencement brochures and photographs, and copies of Pace Law School publications.

The Law School Archives is actively seeking additional materials in this area.

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