Dean Yassky to Step Down at End of Academic Year, Associate Dean Anderson Named Interim Dean

April 5, 2018 Press release

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University announced today that David Yassky will step down as dean at the end of the academic year. Professor Horace Anderson, assistant dean for academic affairs will serve as interim dean.

“We are grateful to Dean Yassky for his service to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law and to Pace University,” said Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University.  “Dean Yassky came to Pace in 2014 to see the Law School through the post-recession period of transition and challenges in legal education, and he has done so admirably. Pace’s Law School is stronger, it is serving our students better and it is positioned for further initiatives to enhance our program and build upon its strong relationship with the legal community. Associate Dean Anderson is a lawyer’s lawyer and I expect great things under his leadership. Having worked in private practice, served as a faculty member for 14 years and most recently as the law school’s academic dean, Associate Dean Anderson is at the forefront of strengthening the curriculum to prepare and guide our graduates.”

“I am so proud of the work my colleagues have done over the past four years in building a 21st century curriculum designed to meet the evolving challenges of legal practice,” Yassky said. “Our goal has been to successfully launch each and every one of our graduates into the legal profession, and we are now at the top of our peer group in graduate employment outcomes. I believe we will see many law schools following the lead of Haub Law by giving students more skills education and supervised practice, alongside traditional classroom courses.”

After completing a sabbatical, Yassky intends to return to Pace University to teach as a tenured member of the faculty.

Horace E. Anderson Jr. joined the Haub Law faculty in 2004 and has served in his current role since 2011.  Anderson received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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