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Haub Law School's 43rd Annual Commencement 2021

HAUB LAW SCHOOL'S COMMENCEMENT 2021 -- A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION 

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Haub Law celebrates its 2021 graduation virtually on Sunday, May 16, at 1:00 pm. Haub Law’s 43rd Annual Commencement speaker is the Honorable Philip M. Halpern '80, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York. Virtual attendees will also hear from 2021 graduates Ross Keiser and Lauren Schnoebelen, as well as Pace University President Marvin Krislov. Pace University’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mark Besca, will confer degrees virtually. 

Commencement 2021: Elisabeth Haub School of Law
The video includes a virtual yearbook with photos and information about graduating students

See the 2021 graduation celebration program.

This virtual celebration does not take the place of an in-person graduation ceremony, which will be scheduled at a later date when we are able to gather again. 

On-campus processional

On Thursday, May 6, graduates of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law joined together on campus for a traditional processional. This video includes graduates whose last names begin with A-L.

On Thursday, May 6, graduates of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law joined together on campus for a traditional processional. This video includes graduates whose last names begin with M-Z.

 

Congratulations from the Dean for Students

Dear Members of the Graduating Class,

Congratulations on the completion of your legal education. You will be joining a distinguished group of alumni and we hope that you will continue your relationship with the Law School through the alumni association.

I have watched you work hard and persevere to become the best lawyers you can be. You have been given the tools you need to pursue the dreams that brought you here; how you choose to use those tools is now in your hands.

I look forward to celebrating in person when we are able.  Please have your family, friends and significant others join you for the Virtual Law School Ceremony on May 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  We will send out the link in the coming weeks.

Best wishes for your continued success.

Sincerely,

Angela M. D’Agostino, Esq.
Dean for Students

Important Graduate Information

TIME AND PLACE:
Virtual Graduation will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:00PM. 

DISTRIBUTION OF DIPLOMAS:

You will receive a letter from the Registrar’s Office, sometime in mid-June, with instructions about picking up your diploma.

 

REQUIRED EXIT FORM:
All graduates must complete the Required Exit Form from the Center for Professional and Career Development (CCPD).

Academic Attire

Academic attire consisting of a cap, gown and hood will be available to all students from Herff Jones and for the 2021 academic year at no cost.  The Office of the Dean for Students and the Student Bar Association has covered the cost for each graduate.  CAP & GOWN orders were due March 24, 2021.

Guest seating and tickets

Haub Law will celebrate its 2021 graduation virtually on Sunday, May 16 at 1:00PM.

Commencement Speaker

The commencement speaker for the 2021 ceremony will be The Honorable Philip M. Halpern '80, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York.

 

Honorary Degree Recipients

Honorary degrees are awarded to prominent individuals whose accomplishments symbolize Pace's values and serve as inspirations for current students. Recipients become honorary members of the Pace alumni body. In this listing, the position or office indicated for the honorary degree recipient is the one held at the time of the conferring of the degree.

2021
The Honorable Philip M. Halpern '80, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York

Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2019

First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker, New York City Police Department (NYPD) 
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Liliane Haub 
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2018

Judge Robert Keating
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Eric Gonzalez
Distict Attorney, Kings County  
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2017
Roberta Kaplan
Partner, Litigation, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2016
Eric Schneiderman
Attorney General, State of New York 
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2015
Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2014
Honorable Robert A. Katzmann
Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2013
Honorable Malachy E. Mannion
Chief United States Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2012
Andrew L. Carter, Jr.
US District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2011
Jonathan Lippman
State of New York Chief Judge
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2010
Lisa P. Jackson
Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2009
Nina Totenberg
Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2008
Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr.
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2007
Hon. Margaret A. Ryan
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2006
Larry D. Thompson, Esq.
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, PepsiCo Inc.
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2005
Mark Malloch Brown
Chief of Staff to the Secretary General, United Nations (UN)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2004
Raymond W. Kelly
Police Commissioner, City of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2003
Hon. Sonia Sotomayor
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2002
Hon. Mary Jo White
United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

2001
Jay C. Carlisle II
Professor of Law, Pace Law School

2000
Janet Reno
United States Attorney General
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1999
Anthony Kronman
Dean, Yale Law School
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1998
Hon. Guido Calabresi
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1997
Drew S. Days III
Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1997
Peter Basil Carter
QC, Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1996
Derrick A. Bell Jr.
Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1995
The Right Honourable Gordon Slynn, Baron Slynn of Hadley, GBE, PC, QC
Member of the House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1994
Hon. Joseph W. Bellacosa
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1994
John Joseph Cronin
Hudson Riverkeeper
Juris Doctor (JD)

1993
Bernie Grant
Member of the House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1992
Hon. Sol Wachtler
Chief Judge, State of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1991
Hon. Robert Abrams
Attorney General of the State of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1990
Hon. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Senator for New York
Medal of Honor

1990
Oleg Stephanovich Kolbasov
Deputy Director, Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1989
Mario M. Cuomo
Governor of the State of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1988
Elliot L. Richardson
Partner, Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy LLP
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1988
Wolfgang Burhenne
Chairman of the Commission on Environmental Policy, Law, and Administration of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (Bonn)
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1987
Hon. Charles L. Brieant
Chief Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1986
Hon. Fritz W. Alexander III
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1985
Hon. Judith S. Kaye
Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1985
Michael L. Rovello
Supervisor, Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1985
Hon. Edward D. Re
Chief Judge, United States Court of International Trade
Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

1984
Edward J. Mortola
President of Pace University
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1984
John C. Haley
Executive Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank; and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Pace University
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1983
Hon. Warren E. Burger
Chief Justice of the United States
Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)

1982
Orville H. Schell, Jr., Esq.
Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1982
Hon. James D. Hopkins

Acting Dean, Pace Law School
Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division-Second Judicial Deptartment
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1981
Robert B. McKay, Esq.
Director, Institute of Judicial Administration and Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1980
Hon. Lawrence H. Cooke
Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

1979
Hon. William H. Mulligan
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Graduation Eligibility

Students who expect to receive degrees in January, May, and August 2021 are welcome to participate in the May 2021 commencement ceremony. All University “financial obligations” must be removed on or before May 1, 2021. If any academic requirements (with the exception of final grades) or financial obligations have not been met by this date, you will not be eligible to graduate. Inquiries regarding degree completion may be directed to the Registrar’s Office, Aloysia Hall, first floor.

DIPLOMAS

The Registrar’s Office will be notifying degree candidates about the dates for diploma distribution. Candidates must have completed all academic requirements and have no outstanding University “holds” to receive their diplomas. For additional information about diplomas, please contact the Registrar’s Office.