Haub Law Among Schools with Best Return on Investment

December 13, 2019
Preston Hall


Haub Law’s Debt-to-Earnings Ratio among the Best in New York

WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 2019) – Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Haub Law) provides excellent value for its students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education regarding graduates debt-to-earnings ratio. Pace came in number seven of 15 schools in New York State accredited by the American Bar Association, according to the New York Law Journal, which looked at how the Empire State’s schools faired.

The rankings are based on law graduate debt levels when compared against first-year earnings. The tool is designed to help aspiring lawyers get an idea of which schools will help them get the most bang for their buck by comparing how much debt they will have leaving law school with their probable earning potential. According to the New York Law Journal, the U.S. Department of Education numbers are based on the median amount of money graduates took out in federal loans in 2015 and 2016, as well as their median earnings in their first year of repayment. View the article here.

Pace had a debt to earnings ratio of 1.69. The ratio is based on a median debt of $102,821 compared with median annual starting salary of $60,700.

“Haub Law is proud of our tradition of Opportunitas – providing new opportunities for students who want to pursue the law and legal training,” said Dean Horace Anderson. “Our program not only offers a top-notch education, but one whose value makes law school more accessible to working professionals and others looking to make a difference in the field.”

Earlier this year, Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law was ranked the No. 1 program in the country for environmental law, a signature program at the school, by U.S. News and World Report. Haub Law also established its newest clinic, the Food and Beverage Law Clinic, in 2017 to provide transactional legal services to small- and medium-sized farms, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations seeking to improve food systems across the region, ensuring that Pace’s environmental law program remains top among its peers. Haub Law offers a full array of study areas including criminal, immigration and international law, among other areas.


About the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University: Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Haub Law) offers J.D. 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, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,500 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory.

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978; it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s J.D. 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 visit http://law.pace.edu.

About Pace University: Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.

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