Professor Salihah Denman, Family Law Expert and Advocate, One of Four New Faculty Members Joining the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

June 7, 2023
Professor Denman

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Salihah Denman will join its faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. Previously, Professor Denman served as an Assistant Professor at New York Law School, teaching Legal Practice and Family Law. Professor Denman also serves as the Director of Student Diversity Initiatives for the New York State Judicial Institute and Director of the Institute’s New York Legal Educational Opportunity (“NY LEO”) program. Professor Denman is one of four new faculty members who will be joining Haub Law this fall.

“Family Law is something that I am passionate about, and I am excited to bring my experience and knowledge in this arena to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law,” said Professor Denman. “I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed a relationship with Haub Law in my capacity as Director of the New York State Judicial Institute’s New York Legal Educational Opportunity and I am eager to join Haub Law in this new capacity as a Visiting Professor.”

Prior to entering academia, Professor Denman was a private practitioner and focused her practice on Appellate Advocacy. Her professional experience also includes serving as an Assistant County Attorney for the Westchester County Attorney’s Office, Family Court Bureau and as an Agency Attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services. She is also the State Coordinator for the National Association of Counsel for Children. She is the founder and Co-Chair of the Children and the Law Section for the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. This section is the first and only affinity bar association section focused on the rights of children in New York State.

Professor Denman is certified as an Attorney for Children in the First, Second, and Third Departments, as well as an Attorney for Minor Children in Connecticut Professor Denman serves on the Office of Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee in the Third Judicial Department. She is a guest lecturer for the Second Department, Office of Attorneys for Children and assists in developing Continuing Legal Education programming on a volunteer basis. She mentors law students through the Appellate Project and has co-coached the Black Law Student Association’s Moot Court Team at New York Law School.

At Haub Law, Professor Denman will teach Family Law and Children and the Law. “Professor Denman’s ability to bring her practical experience and expertise into the classroom is something our students at Haub Law will benefit tremendously from,” said Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr. “Professor Denman is a change-maker in the area of Family Law and we are thrilled to have her join Haub Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor.”

Professor Denman is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Incorporated, the first legal sorority dedicated to the advancement of black women She is a first-generation immigrant from Suriname, South America and is fluent in Dutch. Professor Denman is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and earned an LL.M. from American University, Washington College of Law.

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