Elyse Diamond

  • Director, Public Service Careers, PILC/CCPD
  • Environmental Law Programs Career Specialist

Elyse is the Director for Public Service Careers in the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) and heads the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) arm of the CCPD.  She is also Pace Law’s Environmental Law Program Career Specialist and an Adjunct Professor of Law. In the CCPD and PILC, Elyse focuses on setting the career and professional development strategy for and advising students and alumni who are interested in public sector careers, to best assist them in identifying and obtaining internships and post-graduate positions, and building successful careers, in legal not-for-profit public interest advocacy and policy organizations, in federal, state and local government, and in prosecuting and defender offices.  As PILC’s Director, Elyse manages public service programming and counseling, the PILSO/PILC Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program, and the Pro Bono Justice Program.  Elyse also serves as the federal and state judicial clerkship advisor, including serving as the OSCAR administrator, and collaborates closely with all faculty and staff in Pace Law’s criminal justice, environmental law, and public interest programs.  Elyse has created and updated numerous specialized career guides and regularly conducts a wide array of professional development programs.  She also writes and presents about career and professional development issues and serves on several local and national committees and workgroups for NALP and other law school public service and professional development organizations and groups.  Elyse received her JD, cum laude, from Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review. Elyse joined Pace Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law in 2001 and has taught multiple practice and legal writing-oriented courses including Topics in Legal Theory:  Second Circuit, Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Simulation, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and 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.