Horace E. Anderson, Jr.

  • Dean
  • Professor of Law
Preston Hall 323
(914) 422-4407
Assistant: Jennifer Chin
Preston Hall Dean's Suite
(914) 422-4263


BS, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School

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Horace E. Anderson Jr. is the ninth dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, appointed in December 2019. Prior to this appointment, Dean Anderson had been serving as Haub Law’s interim dean. The law school has been thriving under his leadership, with increased enrollment and application numbers and successful new programs, including the expansion of its part-time J.D. program to include an evening and weekend option.

Under Dean Anderson’s leadership, Haub Law garnered its first U.S. News & World Report ranking as the No. 1 environmental law program in the country. He also strengthened the law school’s social justice initiatives and oversaw the launch of the new Pace Access to Justice Project, which directs the combined legal knowledge, skill and energy among Pace faculty, staff and students to close gaps in access to justice in our communities. A key component of this project, the Pace Access to Justice Lab (A2J), brings together students from across Pace University to apply human-centered design-thinking and legal training to create innovative technology tools to address real-world gaps in access to justice.

Dean Anderson has a strong commitment to supporting underrepresented communities in the law and serves as the faculty advisor to the Black Law Student Association and Latin American Law Student Association. During his time as dean and associate dean, he has also focused on students’ professional development and emotional health, emphasizing the importance of their cultivating a professional identity and learning to practice self-care as they prepare to enter the legal profession.

During his tenure as dean, Dean Anderson directed the expansion of the Haub Law Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy program, including the launch of the first fully virtual program in Health Law and Policy, to meet the increasing demand for legal education in the health care sector, spurred by industry growth and by an ever-evolving legal, regulatory, and financial environment for healthcare professionals.

He also spearheaded the establishment of the Haub Sustainable Business Law Hub, which serves as an incubator space, student-training program, research endeavor, and think tank devoted to addressing global sustainability challenges through the lens of business systems and practices.  The Hub engages the business and nonprofit community on the legal side of the ESG movement, via both policy and research projects and capacity building in private environmental governance. Dean Anderson has served on New York and New Jersey committees formed to review police practices and recommend improvements in the wake of the 2020 murder of George Floyd. He has recruited new full-time and visiting faculty and helped boost law school scholarships, grants and donations.

Dean Anderson joined the Haub Law faculty in 2004, and served as the school’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2011 until his appointment as interim dean in 2018. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.S. in Economics, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of legal expertise include intellectual property, internet privacy, law and technology, and communications law.

Prior to joining Haub Law, Dean Anderson worked at White & Case LLP. His law practice there focused on intellectual property, privacy and data protection, the internet, and media and technology law. In addition to his law practice experience, Dean Anderson advised companies in business strategy as a consultant at Monitor Group, and he worked as a systems integration consultant in the Financial Markets Division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).




“HIP HOP AND THE LAW: THE KEY WRITINGS THAT FORMED THE MOVEMENT,” Contributor (Carolina Academic Press) (Forthcoming 2014).

"No Bitin Allowed: A Hip-Hop Copying Paradigm for All of Us," 20 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 115 (2011).

"We Can Work it Out: Co-Op Compulsory Licensing as the Way Forward in Improving Access to Anti-Retroviral Drugs," 16 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 167 (2010)

"Criminal Minded?: Mixtape DJs, The Piracy Paradox, and Lessons for the Recording Industry," 76" Tennessee Law Review 111 (2008).

"The Privacy Gambit: Toward a Game Theoretic Approach to International Data Protection," 9 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 1 (2006).

"Ramifications of the Tasini Decision," presented at American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Mid-Winter Institute, February 2002 (with David Bender).

"Copyright, Computers, and Competition: A Copyright Primer for the Antitrust Practitioner," presented at meeting of American Bar Association Antitrust Section, April 1999 (with David Bender).