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WEEK OF 9/6/2021

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Faculty, Staff, & School News

Symposium Marseille
Haub Law students, alumni, and faculty were featured panelists in a two-day symposium entitled Peace with Nature: Laws for Ecological Resilience
which was held on September 2 and 3 in Marseille, France and virtually. Professor Nicholas Robinson and Professor Victor Tafur helped organize the symposium and participated in various panels throughout the event. Haub Law students Carly Hopkins and John Notoris presented on the urgency of ending fossil fuel subsidies, alongside Dean Emeritus and Professor Richard OttingerMadison Shaff and Christopher Sudol presented on the need to prevent further zoonotic diseases and the need to renounce the colonial Doctrine of Discovery, respectively. Cassandra Jurenci ’21 and Nick Sioufas ’19 presented on the critical links between upholding food sovereignty and protecting biodiversity, alongside Professor Smita Narula. Former Environmental Law Program LLM Fellow Umair Saleem ’21 presented on Lahore’s Judicial Commissions while Haub Law alum and 2020 Haub Visiting Scholar Professor James May spoke to actualizing the rights of nature. The symposium was organized as a side event in the lead up to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in which many Haub Law community members are also taking part.  

Professor Noa Ben-Asher was awarded the 2021 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship for their article, “Trauma-Centered Social Justice,” published by Tulane Law Review (95 Tul. L. Rev. 95 (2020)). The Goettel Prize was created in 2004 to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship by members of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University faculty.  Each year, members of the tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to submit their work for consideration (on an anonymous basis) by a selection committee of outside reviewers. Congratulations, Professor Ben-Asher!

Professor Bridget Crawford has been named as the winner of the 2021 Ottinger Award for Faculty Achievement. 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. Congratulations, Professor Crawford!

Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer will co-chair the new lawyers and law students group for the New York State Bar Association’s newly formed task force formed to study the lessons of the COVID-19 crisis and make recommendations for "new ways of doing business that would benefit the entire legal community."

Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of John Jay Legal Services and Director of the Investor Rights Clinic, Elissa Germaine, moderated a panel hosted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee called “Reimagining Investor Protection in a Digital World: the Behavioral Design of Online Trading Platforms.”

Professor Tom McDonnell spoke on a panel last month on “Armenian Prisoners of War Held by Azerbaijan” in apparent violation of the agreement to end the armed conflict between the two nations. The panel was sponsored by the Peace-Building and Rights Institute for the Study of Human Rights, at Columbia University. Adjunct Professor Van Krikorian also spoke on the panel.

Kenneth Chamberlain
The movie, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, will be in theaters on September 17. Professors Randolph McLaughlin and Debra Cohen have represented Kenneth Chamberlain’s son for the last ten years, with a case currently pending in federal district court in White Plains.

Adjunct Professor Morghan Richardson was quoted in the article Can parents lose custody of children if they don't get the COVID-19 vaccine?.

Professor Nicholas Robinson and Professor Emeritus of the University for Peace, and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies at Haub Law, Narinder Kakar, had their article How Sustainable is Westchester? Assessing the Sustainable Development Goals published in Westchester Lawyer, The Westchester County Bar Association’s Monthly Magazine.

The Harvard Journal of Law and Gender will publish Working Through Menopause, the most recent article by Professor Emily Waldman and Professor Bridget Crawford (co-authored with Naomi Cahn of the University of Virginia). The article is a practical and theoretical exploration of menopause’s location in U.S. equality jurisprudence broadly and employment law generally.


Áine Dillon’s paper, "Human Pandemics Can Kill #Animals Too: Depopulation Methods Used Throughout the #COVID-19 #Pandemic" won third place in the 2021 Student Writing Competition for the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law. The paper will be published in the Committee’s Laws & Paws publication. Congratulations, Áine!