Marie Stefanini Newman

  • Professor of Law Emerita


AB, Smith College
MS, Columbia University
JD, Rutgers University School of Law-Newark

Emerita Professor Marie Newman was the Associate Director of the Pace Law Library from 1993 until 1998, when she became the Acting Director. She was appointed Director of the Law Library in 1999. She taught Advanced Legal Research, an upper-level elective course. She has written in the areas of women and bankruptcy, legal education, and international sales of goods. Her article published in the Law Library Journal concerns quality control procedures for legal databases on the Internet, a subject on which she spoke at the 1998 meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. The article won the Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award in July 2000.

Professor Newman began her career in law librarianship at New York Law School, where she served as head of reference services and as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Advanced Legal Research. Immediately before coming to Haub Law, she served as Associate Director for Public Services at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. As an Adjunct Lecturer there, she taught Research in Federal and State Law.

Professor Newman served as a member of the West Legal Research and Writing Advisory Board, and on the advisory board of LLMC, a consortium of libraries devoted to providing economical access to a wide range of legal and law-related materials in digital form. Professor Newman served as the Database Editor for Haub Law’s award-winning database on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Honors & Awards:

  • Law Library Journal Award for Article of the Year, American Association of Law Libraries, July 2000 
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance, 1997-1998 
  • Pace University Outstanding Contribution Awards, December 1996, September 2006 
  • New York Law School Distinguished Service Award, June 1990

Fellowships & Scholarships:

  • Senior Fellow, Pace Institute of International Commercial Law, 2007-2019





Remedies for Non-Performance: Perspectives from CISG, UNIDROIT Principles and PECL. (Marie Stefanini Newman ed.) (2007).


“CISG Sources and Researching the CISG,” in International Sales Law: A Global Challenge 37 (Larry DiMatteo ed., 2014).

"Albert Kritzer: Pioneer of Open Access to International Private Law," in Sharing International Commercial Law across National Boundaries: Festschrift for Albert H Kritzer on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday 361 (Camilla B. Andersen & Ulrich G. Schroeter eds., 2008).

“Legal Research”, in The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering 56-68 (Lissa Griffin and Bennett L. Gershman eds., 2000).


"LibGuides, Blog Posts, and Articles, Oh My! Library-supported Portfolio Pieces for Law School Students and Graduates," AALL Spectrum, Dec. 2013, at 15 (with Rucinski).

"Lincoln at Pace Law School," 18 LH & RB, Newsletter of the Legal History & Rare Books Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, no. 1, 2012 at 30 (with Rucinski).

"Not the Evil TWEN: How Online Course Management Software Supports Non-Linear Learning in Law Schools," 5 Journal of High Technology Law 182 (2005).

"Memorial: Nicholas Triffin," 92 Law Library Journal 387 (2000).

"Evaluation Criteria and Quality Control for Legal Knowledge Systems on the Internet: A Case Study," 91 Law Library Journal 9 (1999).

"Ladies in Red: Learning from America's First Female Bankrupts," 40 American Journal of Legal History 1 (1996) (with Gross and Campbell).

"A New Orientation for Bankruptcy History:  Looking at Women Debtors," 69 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 1 (1995) (with Gross).

"Community Property After Hisquierdo v. Hisquierdo," 7 Women's Rights Law Reporter 365 (1982).