Path to Practice

Considering Law School?

As you consider the law school options available to you, we encourage you to look at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York.

Our unique "Path to Practice" curriculum, our superb location in the heart of the nation's most dynamic legal marketplace, our commitment to providing exceptional value to students, and our nationally recognized centers of excellence – all of these make Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University the ideal choice for many students like yourself.

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Environmental Law

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The Elisabeth Haub School of Law’s world-class Environmental Law Program is the training ground for lawyers who will help solve the world’s complex environmental, climate, land use, energy and resource problems.

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International Law

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Pace Law School is well known for being at the vanguard of International Law, identifying emerging areas, teaching them and then establishing centers and institutes to advance the body of law. 

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Criminal Justice

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The Pace Criminal Justice Institute generates educational opportunities for Pace Law students and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars, policymakers and practitioners in and outside the Pace community.

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Public Interest

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Pace Law School is renowned for the depth and breadth of public interest programs and the support it provides students interested in pursuing this area. Offering a range of scholarships and fellowships, the Public Interest Law Center also provides career counseling, and helps arrange summer placements and funding. 

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Clinical Training & Skills

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Long stressing the importance of experiencing the law beyond the classroom setting, the Clinical Skills and Training curriculum introduces foundational lawyering skills early in the first year through its First Year Legal Skills Program. In the upper level, clinics, externships and simulation courses are offered in varied practice areas, including environmental litigation, criminal law, immigration justice, investor rights and disability health law.

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Business Law

Pace’s Business Law program provides students with a range of scholastic and employment opportunities. Our dual JD/MBA degree, in partnership with Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, allows students to focus their interests while Pace’s centralized location enables them to network within the dynamic business and legal communities of the NY Metropolitan area.

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Intellectual Property

Offering more than 18 elective courses in the field of Intellectual Property Law, Pace allows students to pursue their passions while our ideal location provides them access to companies across the NY Metropolitan region including IBM, a top ten recipient of patents in the U.S..

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On Campus

Immigration Justice Clinic traveled to Dilley Texas to volunteer with the CARA Pro Bono Project

Over spring break, six law school students, along with Professors Vanessa Merton, Tom McDonnell and Vikki Rogers, and Miguel Sanchez-Robles from Pace Law’s Immigration Justice Clinic, traveled to Dilley, Texas to volunteer with the CARA Pro Bono Project and provide volunteer representation to women seeking asylum in the United States.

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Alumni Highlight

Stephen J. Brown on the steps of the Supreme CourtHanz Chiappetta (’01) graduated from the University of Milan in 1999 with the United States equivalent of a Juris Doctor. He then went on to receive his Master of Laws in Comparative Legal Studies at Pace in 2001. How he arrived at the decision to attend Pace Law for his LLM was a well-thought out and practical decision. The nature of Hanz's business would require that he regularly advise clients on their investments in the United States. As a result, and in order to provide the best counsel to his clients in Italy and throughout Europe, Hanz researched American law schools that had the best LLM programs in Comparative Law. At the top of his list was Pace. "Pace has a reputation both in Europe and more broadly as an institution that provides not only a great learning experience for international students, but allows you to graduate with a practical education that you can actually put to use immediately upon graduating from the program."

After graduating from Pace, Hanz studied for the New York bar exam. "I studied extremely hard and prepared every day leading up to the exam, but Pace gave me the tools to pass that exam." After passing the bar exam, Hanz worked for a year in the United States and then returned to Italy. He is now joining Girardi LLP. The firm has offices in Italy and Hanz is leading the effort at their office in New York. Hanz's practice in particular focuses on providing contractual and corporate advice to his clients in Italy and Europe about their investments in the United States. He has a special focus on international commercial agreements, corporate transactions, real estate and IP. "One of the most interesting parts of my practice as an attorney is the varied type of companies I provide counsel. I work with IT companies, fashion companies, e-commerce companies. The list goes on. And with each one, I use the tools I learned at Pace to provide sound advice and properly advocate for my clients."

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