Elyse Diamond

  • Director, Public Sector Careers

Elyse is the Director for Public Sector Careers in the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) and heads the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) arm of the CCPD.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law, supervising student contributors for the Second Circuit for the ABA Media Alerts Project. In the CCPD and PILC, Elyse focuses on advising students and alumni who are interested in public sector careers and assists them in identifying internships and post-graduate positions in legal not-for-profit public interest advocacy and policy organizations, in federal, state and local government, and in prosecuting and defender offices.  Elyse also serves as the federal and state judicial clerkship advisor, including serving as the OSCAR administrator, and is the Career Development counseling liaison to Pace Law’s criminal justice, environmental law, and public interest programs.  Elyse has created or updated numerous specialized career guides, regularly conducts a wide array of professional development programs, and writes about career and professional development issues. Along with the PILC Project Coordinator, Elyse manages the PILSO/PILC Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program and Pro Bono Justice Program.  Elyse received her JD, cum laude, from Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review. Elyse joined Pace Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law in 2001 teaching Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Simulation and, for several years, Criminal Law and Legal Writing and Analysis. Prior to joining Pace, Elyse spent three years as a full-time legal practice skills faculty member at Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Elyse started her legal career as a litigation associate at large law firms in New York and Boston.