Faculty Designations and Awards

On this page, you can learn about a variety of appointments and awards that encourage and recognize faculty achievement in teaching, scholarship and service.

Barbara C. Salken Outstanding Professor of the Year Award

The Barbara C. Salken Outstanding Professor of the Year Award is presented every year at the commencement ceremony to a faculty member selected by vote of the graduating class. In some years, two faculty members are chosen: a full-time professor and an adjunct professor.

The Barbara C. Salken Outstanding Professor of the Year Award honors the memory of Professor Barbara C. Salken, who served at the Law School for 13 years teaching criminal law and procedure. Professor Salken was voted as outstanding professor of the year by the graduating classes of 1989, 1991, and 1996; she received this last award just months before her tragic death on October 17, 1996, at the age of 49. The Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic, under the auspices of John Jay Legal Services, is also named in her honor.

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Robin Frankel

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Jared Hatcliffe

2019-2021 No prize awarded

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Professor Carol Barry

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Professor Carol Barry

Professor Bennett L. Gershman and Adjunct Professor Carol Barry

Professor Bennett L. Gershman and Adjunct Professor Louis Fasulo

Professor John R. Nolon and Adjunct Professor Eylan Schulman

Professor Leslie Y.G. Tenzer and Adjunct Professor Louis V. Fasulo

Professor Jay C. Carlisle II

Professor Bridget J. Crawford

Professor Bridget J. Crawford

Professor Don Doernberg

Professor Horace E. Anderson, Jr.

Professor Steven H. Goldberg and Adjunct Professor Louis Fasulo

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Professor Joel Seidemann

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Professor Kathy N. Rosenthal

Professor Bridget J. Crawford and Adjunct Professor Kathy N. Rosenthal

Professor Bennet L. Gershman and Adjunct Professor Kathy N. Rosenthal

Professor Bennet L. Gershman and Adjunct Professor Kathy N. Rosenthal

Professor Bennet L. Gershman and Adjunct Professor Kathy N. Rosenthal

Professor Bennet L. Gershman and Adjunct Professor Louis Fasulo

Professor Bennet L. Gershman

Professor Joseph Olivenbaum

Professor Bennet L. Gershman

Professor Jay C. Carlisle II

Professor Barbara C. Salken

Professor Vanessa H. Merton

Professor Michael B. Mushlin

Professor Jeffrey G. Miller

Professor Randolph M. McLaughlin

Professor Barbara C. Salken and Professor Irene D. Johnson

Professor Jay C.Carlisle II

Professor Barbara C. Salken

Professor Norman B. Lichtenstein

Professor Blaine Sloan

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes that outstanding pedagogy occurs in a variety of settings at the Law School—it can be found in courses of all sizes and types, in teachers with diverse styles, and across subject matters.

Each spring, the Faculty Development Committee selects as a recipient of the award a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty or a visiting professor with a contract longer than one year in duration. The award typically is based on the faculty member’s teaching during the current academic year.

Prior recipients to date are:

2011     Margaret M. Flint

2012     Vanessa H. Merton

2013     (no recipient)

2014     Bridget J. Crawford 

2015     Jason Parkin

2016     Don Doernberg

2017     (no recipient)

2018     Jill I. Gross

2019     Michael Mushlin

2020     Bridget J. Crawford

2021     Karl S. Coplan

2022     Smita Narula

The Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship

The Goettel Prize was established in 2004 to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship by members of the tenured and tenure-track faculty of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Each year, members of the faculty are invited to submit their work for consideration (on an anonymous basis) by a committee chosen by the Dean of the School of Law or the Dean’s representative (typically, the Associate Dean for Faculty Development).

The winner of the Goettel Prize is selected by a committee of external reviewers, who evaluate the submissions anonymously. The work chosen to receive the Goettel Prize should make a substantial contribution to legal literature and reflect original research or major developments in previously reported research.

Selection Committee

The selection committee is comprised of at least two members of the full-time faculty at an ABA- accredited law school, and one other faculty member, judge or practitioner as shall be appointed by the Dean. The Dean of the School of Law or the Dean’s representative serves as an ex officio member of the selection committee, to provide advice and guidance as necessary.

Prior Winners

Previous recipients of the Goettel Prize are:


Donald L. Doernberg

Sovereign Immunity or the Rule of Law: The New Federalism’s Choice (2005)


John R. Nolon

"Champions of Change: Reinventing Democracy Through Land Law Reform," 30 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. (2006)


Bridget J. Crawford

"Toward a Third-Wave Feminist Legal Theory: Young Women, Pornography and the Praxis of Pleasure," 14 Mich. J. of Gender & L. 99 (2007)


Emily Gold Waldman

"Returning to Hazelwood's Core: A New Approach to Restrictions on School-Sponsored Speech," 60 Fla. L. Rev. 63 (2008)


Luís E. Chiesa

"Why is it a Crime to Stomp on a Goldfish? - Harm, Victimhood and the Structure of Anti-Cruelty Offenses," 78 Miss. L.J. 1 (2008)


Bridget J. Crawford

"Taxation, Pregnancy and Privacy," 16 Wm. & Mary J. of Women & the Law 327 (2010)


and John A. Humbach

"'Sexting' and the First Amendment," 37 Hastings Const. L. Q. 433 (2010)


Karl S. Coplan

"Public Trust Limits on Greenhouse Gas Trading Schemes: A Sustainable Middle Ground? "35 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 287 (2010)


Leslie Y.G. Tenzer

"The Death of Slander," 35 Colum. J. L. & Arts 17 (2012)


Noa Ben-Asher

"The Lawmaking Family," 90 Wash U. L. Rev. 363 (2012)


Andrew C.W. Lund

"Pay as Risk Regulation," 41 Fla. Sta. U. L. Rev. 609 (2014)


Jason Parkin

"Due Process Disaggregation," 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 283 (2014)


Alexander K.A. Greenawalt

"Foreign Assistance Complicity," 54 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 531 (2016)


Noa Ben-Asher

"The Two Laws of Sex Stereotyping," 57 B. C. L. Rev. 1187 (2016)


Alexander K.A. Greenawalt

"Targeted Capture," 59 Harv. Int’l L. J. 1  (2018)


Darren Rosenblum

"When Does Board Diversity Benefit Firms?,"20 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 429 (2017)


Leslie Y.G. Tenzer

"Social Media, Venue, and the Right to a Fair Trial," 71 Baylor L. Rev. 420 (2019)

2021 Noa Ben-Asher "Trauma-Centered Social Justice,” Tulane Law Review (95 Tul. L. Rev. 95 (2020)
2022 Margot Pollans "Eaters, Powerless by Design," Michigan Law Review (120 Mich. L. Rev. 643 (2022)

Previous Judges

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has been honored to have the following judges, lawyers and academics serve as judges for the Goettel Prize:

  • Professor Miriam Baer, Brooklyn Law School
  • Professor Richard Bales, Ohio Northern University Law School
  • Professor Vera Bergelson, Rutgers-Newark School of Law
  • Professor Anita Bernstein, Brooklyn Law School
  • Professor Brooke Coleman, Seattle University School of Law
  • Professor Ronald Colombo, Hofstra Law School
  • Professor Michele DeStefano, University of Miami School of Law
  • Professor A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law
  • Professor Michael Higdon, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Professor Joan W. Howarth, University of Las Vegas-Nevada William S. Boyd College of Law (formerly Dean, Michigan State College of Law)
  • Professor Linda Jellum, Mercer Law
  • Professor Laura T. Kessler, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • Professor Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law
  • Professor Tom Lininger, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Professor Jacqueline D. Lipton, University of Pittsburgh College of Law (formerly Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law)
  • Professor Orly Lobel, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Professor William V. Luneberg, Jr., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Professor Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Professor Bill McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Professor Troy McKenzie, New York University School of Law
  • Professor Colin Miller, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • The Honorable Sondra M. Miller, McCarthy Fingar LLP (White Plains, NY)
  • John T. O’Connor, Esq., White Plains, NY
  • Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Professor John Parry, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Professor Eloise Pasachoff, Georgetown Law School
  • Professor Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Professor Nancy D. Polikoff, American University Washington College of Law
  • Professor Lisa R. Pruitt, University of California, Davis
  • Professor Nancy B. Rapoport, University of Las Vegas-Nevada William S. Boyd College of Law
  • Dean Laura Rosenbury, University of Florida Levin College of Law (formerly Professor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law)
  • Professor Jim Rossi, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Professor Michael Sant’Ambrogio, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Professor Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Professor Michael R. Siebecker, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Judd Sneirson, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
  • Professor Sandra Sperino, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Professor Carla Spivak, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • The Honorable Alex Stein, Supreme Court of Israel (formerly Professor, Brooklyn Law School)
  • C. Evan Stewart, Esq., Zuckerman Spaeder LLP (New York, NY)
  • Professor John Taylor, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Professor Lee-ford Tritt, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Professor Deborah A. Widiss, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

About Judge Goettel

Gerard L. Goettel (August 5, 1928 – December 19, 2011) served as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1971 to 1976. Beginning in 1976, he was a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He took senior status starting in 1993 and served in that capacity until his death. Goettel held a variety of positions in the private and public sectors before taking the bench. Goettel was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1955 to 1958 and deputy chief of the United States Attorney General's Special Group on Organized Crime from 1958 to 1959. He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1953.

One of the most well-known jury trials over which Judge Goettel presided resulted in the 1982 conviction of Reverend Sun Myung Moon for conspiracy and willfully filing false income tax returns. The convictions were upheld. See United States v. Moon, 718 F.2d 1210 (2d Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 466. U.S. 971 (1984). In arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the government was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Jo Ann Harris, later affiliated with Pace Law School.

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Judge Gerard L. Goettel During the Trial of Rev. Sun Myung Moon for Tax Evasion (1982)
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The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove, University of Virginia Law Library

Richard Ottinger Faculty Achievement Award

Richard Ottinger

The Richard Ottinger Faculty Achievement Award is awarded annually by the Faculty Development Committee, in consultation with the Dean, in recognition of a full-time professor’s outstanding service to the law school, the legal profession, or both. The award generally is based on the faculty member’s outstanding service during the previous academic year.

The award is named in honor of Richard L. Ottinger, who served in the United States House of Representatives for eight terms, from 1965 to 1971 and from 1975 to 1985. Ottinger was Dean of the Law School from 1994 to 1999 and is the founder of the Pace Energy Project, now known as the Pace Energy and Climate Center.

Prior recipients of the Ottinger Faculty Achievement award are:

1999     John R. Nolon

2000     Michelle S. Simon

2001     Bennett L. Gershman

2002     John A. Humbach

2003     Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer

2004     Vanessa H. Merton

2005     Gayl S. Westerman

2006     Michelle S. Simon

2007     Bridget J. Crawford

2008     Audrey Rogers

2009     Andrew C.W. Lund

2010     Darren Rosenblum & Adele Bernhard

2011     Gary A. Munneke

2012     Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer

2013     Karl S. Coplan

2014     Michelle S. Simon & Jill Gross

2015     Emily Gold Waldman

2016     Jay Carlisle & Nicholas A. Robinson

2017     Alexander K.A. Greenawalt

2018     John Nolon, Michelle Simon, Jason Czarnezki, Horace Anderson & Emily Gold Waldman

2019     Margaret M. Flint

2020     Katrina Fischer Kuh

2021     Bridget J. Crawford

2022     Jonathan Brown

University Distinguished Professors at Haub Law

The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest honor Pace University bestows upon a faculty member. The professor must demonstrate a sustained record of extensive, extraordinary contributions in research, teaching, and service. An appointment to the rank of Distinguished Professor is made only when it is clearly established that the individual is committed to sustaining a record of exemplary intellectual/creative accomplishments.

Appointment as University Distinguished Professor is made by the Trustees of Pace University, upon the recommendation of the University’s President, Provost, the University Distinguished Professor Advisory Committee, and the faculty member’s dean, taking into account multiple factors, including letters of support from Pace faculty, the professor’s scholarly publications, student course evaluations, and reports from external referees who are experts in the faculty member’s disciplinary area and who can evaluate scholarly impact.

Haub Law is proud to have among its ranks three professors who have received the University’s highest honor:

Bridget J. Crawford (named in 2021)

Bennett L. Gershman (named in 2020)

John R. Nolon (named in 2014)

The James D. Hopkins Professor of Law

The title of James D. Hopkins Professor of Law is awarded to a member of the faculty for a two-year term in recognition of outstanding scholarship and teaching. The designation is considered to be among the Law School’s most significant faculty honors. The Hopkins Professor is selected by the Dean in consultation with the former holders of the Hopkins Chair. During the holder’s term, the James D. Hopkins Professor delivers a lecture that is open to the entire law school community and members of the public.

This endowed chair was established with contributions from alumni/ae of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and members of the legal community in honor of Judge James D. Hopkins, Interim Dean of the Law School in 1982–1983.


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Leslie Y. Garfield TenzerAugust 1, 2019-July 31, 2021
Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer
"Social Media and The Common Law"
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Bridget CrawfordAugust 1, 2017-July 31, 2019
Bridget J. Crawford
"Democracy, Termites and Trust(s)"
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Lissa GriffinAugust 1, 2015-July 31, 2017
Lissa Griffin
"Wrongful Convictions: A Comparative Perspective"

Jill GrossAugust 1, 2013-July 31, 2015
Jill I. Gross
"Setting the Record Straight: The Supreme Court and 21st Century Arbitration"

Linda FentimanAugust 1, 2011-July 31, 2013
Linda C. Fentiman
"Are Mothers Hazardous to their Children’s Health: Law, Culture, and the Framing of Risk"

John R. NolonAugust 1, 2009–July 31, 2011
John R. Nolon
"Sustainable Development Law: Keeping Pace"

Bennett L. GershmanAugust 1, 2007–July 31, 2009
Bennett L. Gershman
"The Most Dangerous Power of the Prosecutor"

Michael B. MushlinAugust 1, 2005–July 31, 2007
Michael B. Mushlin
"The Prison Crucible: Race and the American Penal System"

Barbara BlackAugust 1, 2003–July 31, 2005
Barbara Black
"Is Securities Arbitration Fair to Investors?"

Donald DoernbergAugust 1, 2001–July 31, 2003
Donald Doernberg
"The New Federalism: Sovereign Immunity or the Rule of Law."

Jeffrey G. MillerAugust 1, 1999–July 31, 2001
Jeffrey G. Miller
"Evolutionary Statutory Interpretation or Mr. Justice Scalia Meets Darwin, Dean Ottinger, and Various Theories of Memes, Ecology, Complexity, and the Common Law"

James J. FishmanAugust 1, 1997–July 31, 1999
James J. Fishman
"Tenure and Its Discontents"

Stuart MaddenAugust 1, 1995–July 31, 1997
M. Stuart Madden
"The Vital Common Law: Its Role in a Statutory Age"

John A. HumbachAugust 1, 1993–July 31, 1995
John A. Humbach
"Property Rights, Takings and Justice in a Democracy"

Nicholas A. RobinsonAugust 1, 1991–July 31, 1993
Nicholas A. Robinson
"Emerging Earth Law"

Maurice RosenbergAugust 1, 1989–July 31, 1991
Maurice Rosenberg

Judge James D. Hopkins
Justice James D. Hopkins
Interim Dean (1982–1983),
Pace Law School

About James D. Hopkins

Judge James D. Hopkins was the interim Dean of the Law School in 1982-1983. Judge Hopkins' service to society and to the legal community was a shining example of the life one should live in the law. At the time of his retirement from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court in December, 1981, he had served with distinction at the highest level of all three branches of the Westchester County Government: legislative, executive and judicial.

A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Judge Hopkins began his legal career as an associate with Strang & Taylor and later became partner of Bleakley, Platt and Walker, now known as Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP. In 1954, Hopkins became County Executive of Westchester County, after a one-year term as majority leader of the Westchester County Board of Supervisors, of which he also served as Chairman from 1952-1953. Judge Hopkins was Councilman and later Town Supervisor of the Town of North Castle. On appointment by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Judge Hopkins served on the New York State Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District, a post to which he was subsequently elected, in 1960, for a 14-year term. He joined the Appellate Division, Second Department, in 1962.

Judge Hopkins passed away at the age of 84 in 1996. The Law School owes a special debt to Judge Hopkins. He served as Interim Dean at a critical time in its development, from 1982-1983, and served as Honorary Chair of its Board of Visitors. The school is honored to have its first endowed chair bear his name.

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Faculty Scholar Designations

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Faculty Scholar designations are appointments that recognize achievement in scholarship by members of the tenured or tenure-track faculty.

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The Michael A. Calandra, Jr. ’05 Faculty Scholar

With a gift from an alumnus donor, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law is honored to designate a full-time faculty member as the Michael A. Calandra, Jr. ‘05 Faculty Scholar for a two-year period beginning January 1, 2022.  Michael Calandra is a graduate of Fordham University (BA) and Pace University School of Law (JD ’05). He has served in leadership positions in the Law School Alumni Association for over ten years, including two terms as Vice President.  He presently is an Executive Director in the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley. He previously was a partner at Alston & Bird LLP and was associated with Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP and Dentons US LLP.  Mike is pleased to make this gift in honor of his parents, his wife Kristin, his children, Emily and Lucas, and in recognition of the lifelong friends and connections made through Pace Law School.

The inaugural Michael A. Calandra, Jr. ’05 Faculty Scholar is Professor David N. Cassuto