Criminal Justice Society at Pace (CJS)

The purpose of CJS is to raise awareness among students about criminal law and criminal justice. The society makes sure that Pace students are aware of all the criminal law offerings at Pace, including the doctrinal courses as well as criminal law clinics, simulations, externships, and experiential courses. Members of CJS are involved in current criminal law issues and help shape the criminal justice system.

The Society also is involved in educating the Pace community and beyond about the criminal law and criminal justice system. CJS members organize a number of annual events including:

  • DA Panel
  • Defense Panel
  • Discussions About Prevalent Legal Issues in the Criminal Field
  • Networking Event
  • Movie Night

CJS maintains ties with local community and closely cooperates with Pace Criminal Justice Institute. CJS members participate in an online discussion of important, current issues in criminal law and procedure by contributing to the Pace Criminal Justice Blog. Here the Pace Criminal Justice Institute also announces upcoming programs and discusses cases, legislative initiatives, and policy changes. This blog provides a vehicle for encouraging creative law reform to promote a fair and ethical criminal process.

For more information about the Society and how to get involved, add the Pace Criminal Justice Society course to your list of courses on TWEN.