Horace Anderson Jr. Appointed Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law

December 17, 2019
Horace Anderson





WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 17) – Horace E. Anderson Jr. has been appointed the ninth dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, President Marvin Krislov announced today.

Prior to this appointment, Anderson had been serving as Haub Law’s interim dean. The school has been thriving under his leadership, with increased enrollment and application numbers and successful new programs, such as the expansion of its part-time J.D. program to include an evening and weekend option. This year, for the first time, U.S. News & World Report recognized Haub Law as having the No. 1 environmental law program in the country.   

“Horace is the right person to lead Haub Law to a strong and successful future," said Marvin Krislov, Pace's president. “His vision for Haub Law has brought great successes during his time as interim dean, including our new U.S. News ranking as the No. 1 environmental law program in the country. I know the faculty, staff, and students join me in congratulating him on this well-deserved new role.”

Anderson joined the Haub Law faculty in 2004, and served as the school’s academic dean from 2011 until his appointment last year as interim dean. He received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BS in Economics (with a concentration in finance) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of legal expertise include intellectual property, internet privacy, law and technology, and communications law.

“There is no better job than inspiring the future lawyers and leaders of tomorrow, and it all goes back to Pace’s mission of Opportunitas,” said Anderson. “My parents immigrated to this country from Jamaica 50 years ago. I was the first person in my family born in the United States, and the first to attend law school. Thankfully, I had role models and mentors who inspired and supported me. Every day I am honored to educate and guide our law students. A Haub Law degree transforms lives and families and prepares our students to make change in the world.’’

Anderson has a strong commitment to supporting underrepresented minorities in law and serves as the faculty advisor to the Black Law Student Association. During his time as dean and associate dean, he has also focused on students’ professional development and emotional health, emphasizing the importance of their cultivating a professional identity and learning to manage stress as they prepare to enter the legal profession.

Prior to joining Haub Law, Anderson worked at White & Case LLP. His practice there focused on intellectual property, privacy and data protection, the internet, and media and technology law. In addition to his law practice experience, Anderson advised companies in business strategy as a consultant at Monitor Group, and he worked as a systems integration consultant in the Financial Markets Division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).


About the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University: Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Haub Law) offers J.D. and Master 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 more than 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 the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains.

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