Debra Moss Vollweiler To Join Haub Law as Visiting Professor, Bringing Expertise in Secured Transactions, Corporations and Partnerships

October 14, 2021

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Debra Moss Vollweiler will join its law faculty as a visiting professor in the spring of 2022. While at Haub Law, she will be teaching Secured Transactions and Corporations and Partnerships.

“Both Secured Transactions and Corporations and Partnerships are two of the most complex courses in a law student’s curricular journey. The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is extremely fortunate to have Dean Debra Moss Vollweiler joining us for a semester to share her expertise in these areas with our students. Haub Law students who have the opportunity to learn from her in the spring will benefit greatly from that experience,” said Jill I. Gross, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law.

Debra Moss Vollweiler currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a tenured Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and is the former Interim Dean of the College of Law. At NSU Law, Dean Vollweiler teaches Contracts, UCC: Secured Transactions, UCC: Sales, and other business and commercial law courses. A frequently published scholar, her works have focused on professionalism, teaching, learning, and attorney discipline. Dean Vollweiler’s latest works, entitled, If you Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em (Virtually): Institutionally Managing Law Students as Consumers in a COVID World and If you Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Institutionally Managing Law Students as Consumers, are both published in the Pace Law Review.

In 2016, Dean Vollweiler was named a fellow for the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, presenting on the inclusion of professional identity and other professionalism learning outcomes in the law school curriculum. An expert on the law school curriculum, she is also the co-author of "Legal Education at a Crossroads," a book examining curricular change in law schools nationwide and advocating for data based curriculum development. In 2017, she was also recognized by the Florida Bar with the statewide Law Faculty Professionalism award.

Very well-regarded by the students at NSU Law, in 2017, Dean Vollweiler also received NSU’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award for the College of Law. She was also named "Professor of the Year" by the College of Law Student Bar Association in 2007, 2014, and 2015. In both 2019 and 2021, she was the NSU College of Law Executive of the Year.

Further, Dean Vollweiler is a member of two executive committees of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), both the Teaching Methods section and the Section on Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research. She serves as a site inspector for the ABA accreditation process and has spoken nationally on teaching, learning, and professionalism at the AALS, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and ABA Conferences, among others. She also has forthcoming articles on Syllabus Out, “Skillabus” In: A New Kind of Academic Road Map for Legal Education and The COVID Crisis Impact on Legal Education.

Horace E. Anderson, Jr., Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, said, “We are grateful to have the opportunity to welcome Dean Debra Moss Vollweiler to Haub Law for a semester this upcoming spring. Dean Vollweiler has experience as a practitioner, a scholar, a professor, and as an expert on the law school curriculum. We were honored to publish her work in the Pace Law Review and we are now honored to have her teaching as a visiting professor at our law school.”

Debra Moss Vollweiler is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Tufts University and began her work in legal education by establishing the Public Interest Law Center at the NSU College of Law in 1995.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit

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