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Dean, School of Law
White Plains, New York
Pace Law School seeks a dean with the creativity, passion, drive, and stature to build on the Law School’s success to date. The new Dean of the School of Law will combine exemplary achievements in the field of law with strategic leadership ability; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; collaborative and creative energy; and a passion for the unique missions of both the School and the University. In collaboration with the faculty of the School, s/he will articulate a vision and strategic plan that will advance the School’s national and international reputation and recognition.
Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is a student-centered academic community committed to excellence in legal education. The Law School’s relatively small size, along with the faculty’s historical focus on teaching and culture of mentorship, have fostered an intimate and supportive learning environment. Pace’s history is rooted in a culture of student-centeredness, emphasis on teaching, practice-experienced faculty, and student mentoring. 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. As the only law school between New York City and Albany, Pace occupies a unique role in the community. The school serves as an intellectual center for practicing lawyers, policy-makers, judges, local and state government officials, and community groups. Pace Law School alumni are among the school's greatest assets.
The school's core curriculum, clinics, externships, law reviews, moot court programs, simulation courses, and student organizations reflect a strong passion for developing well-rounded students. The school prides itself on innovative programs in environmental law, land use and real estate, women's justice, criminal law, intellectual property, international law, and clinical education. Great effort is dedicated by the faculty and staff to keep these programs innovative and exciting. The law school faculty is known for its accessibility, practical experience, scholarly endeavors, and service to the community and legal profession. Faculty includes the leaders of today and the future in several fields.
The Dean of Pace Law School will be an energetic, self-assured leader of stature with a track record of distinguished contributions to the field of law, preferably in legal education. The Dean will be a capable executive with skills in fiscal and human resource management and in fund raising and development. He or she must have the social acumen, powers of persuasion, and authentic personal leadership style necessary to advance the School and inspire its faculty and students. Candidates must have a JD, be eligible for tenure as a Professor of Law, and have demonstrated administrative and leadership skills, experience managing change, and a deep commitment to student success and faculty development.
A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, applications, expressions of interest, and requests for the complete leadership profile should be sent electronically to Manny Berger or Werner Boel, the Witt/Kieffer consultants for the Pace University School of Law Dean search, at PaceLawDean@wittkieffer.com. All inquiries, applications, and nominations will be kept strictly confidential absent permission to proceed otherwise.
Pace University is committed to achieving full equal opportunity in all aspects of University life. Pursuant to this commitment, the University does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived sex, gender or gender identity; race; color; national origin; religion; creed; age; disability; citizenship; marital or domestic partnership status; sexual orientation or affectional status; genetic predisposition or carrier status; military or veteran status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.