Get a J-O-B

Hot jobs and coffee, fast pitches, and multi-campus boot camps. I don’t know what you’ve been told, but Career Services is on a roll.

Hot Jobs and Hot Coffee
Monday, November 11 | 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | W614, One Pace Plaza
Join Career Services and the Pace Rotaract Club for coffee and light refreshments as Pace alumnus Colin Cento, from New York Life, shares his insights into both the risk management and start-up worlds.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz

Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

ePortfolio Workshop
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m. | E101, First Floor Library
Hear from Honors students about the benefits of creating and using ePortfolio. Learn about how to showcase research and internship experience and create a 3D resume. Pizza will be served.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

Ascend presents HSBC Bank
Wednesday, November 13 | 12:25 p.m.–1:35 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
Learn about internship opportunities at HSBC and the best way to present yourself to employers. Vadim X. Levkovskiy, head of recruiting from HSBC Bank, will give expert tips on how to get your feet in the banking industry. He will also discuss summer internships and full-time career opportunities at HSBC Bank. Please dress in business attire. Free food will be provided.

Elevator Pitch Challenge
Tuesday, November 19 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
You have one minute to explain yourself, your business, your goals and your passions. Your audience knows none of these. Are your prepared? Can you present your vision smoothly, enticing them to want to know more? Judged by Jason Kesten, Head Campus Recruiter for Ernst and Young LLP, and presented by ASCEND is the Elevator Pitch Challenge. The challenge information session will be held on November 11 from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in W510.

Using LinkedIn and Social Media in Your Job Search
Tuesday, November 19 | 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Room 208, White Plains Grad Center
Learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in your job search! Louis Desforges, president of Castling Group, will take you directly online to explore the world of social media and cover do’s and don’ts, profile tips, how to network online, and help you follow job leads. Open to Pace alumni and graduate students.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers. And check back in for more Career Services events in January!

SEALS the Deal

Powerhouse NFL agent Eugene T. Lee, Esq. is giving you an inside look at business and law in sports on November 5 at the Law School.

Sports, Entertainment & Arts Law Society (S.E.A.L.S.) invites business, sports, and law enthusiasts to stop by their next event: The Dotted Line: An Inside Look at Business and Law in Sports. Eugene T. Lee, Esq., president of ETL Associates, Inc., the most up-and-coming agency in the NFL player representation industry, will visit the Pace Law School Campus on Tuesday, November 5, at 5:45 p.m. in the Tudor Room to share his insider knowledge on the topic.

Lee, who has appeared on ESPN, Fox News, CNN, and starred in the ESPN Documentary The Dotted Line, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Morgan Spurlock, is considered the next “powerhouse” agent and one of the most influential individuals in the sports world.

He picked up his first sports client while playing pickup basketball in law school at Notre Dame and now represents a variety of athletes including Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren, St. Louis Rams linebacker Jonathan Stewart, and Buffalo Bills cornerback Johnny Adams.

Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Jay Vyas at jyvas@law.pace.edu.

Take the Law Into Your Own Hands

Considering applying to law school? Consider Pace. Meet the students and profs at an open house on November 2.


Whether you’re interested in Pace’s Environmental Law LLM, which is consistently ranked among the top three in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the International Law JD, which gives students access to once-in-a-lifetime experiential offerings like the Pace London Law Program and summer internships at war crimes tribunals, or a variety of other programs, Pace is the place to turn your passion into practice.

Pace Law School will host an Open House on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Law School’s White Plains Campus.

Meet Dean Michelle Simon and other Pace Law faculty and students, participate in a mock corporate, criminal, environmental, or intellectual property law class, tour the campus, and even get a free LSAT prep preview and LSAT focus approach law review.

RSVP here and contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 422-4210 or admissions@law.pace.edu with any questions.

Justice Is Served!

Bid on tickets to see Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report, the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Knicks, and more in action, signed memorabilia, and more to benefit the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Plus, Why Diversity Matters week of events. This week, we’re laying down the law school events.

WOMEN’S JUSTICE CENTER
Each year, the Pace Women’s Justice Center provides comprehensive innovative and quality legal services to more than 2,800 victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. And to continue pursing justice for victims of abuse, the PWJC is hosting the 2013 Making a Difference Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, October 16 at the Tappan Hill Mansion, located on the former estate of Mark Twain. While individual tickets run $275, the online auction bids are starting at $30.

Picture yourself in the audience at a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, or Live with Kelly & Michael. Cheer on one of New York’s home teams at Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Yankees games. Meet, greet, and take photos with some of the New York Yankees. Want something you can hold onto? A football autographed by the legendary Joe Namath? An autographed Mariano Rivera or Eli Manning jersey? A basketball signed by Magic Johnson? A hockey stick with King Henrik’s John Hancock on it?  Eat out with a ton of restaurant gift certificates including pizza for a year at CPK. Plus, cooking classes, beauty master classes, massages, museum passes, and much more. The PWJC 2013 online auction will run until October 18, with an additional silent auction showcasing select items to be featured at the dinner. Proceeds go to Pace Women’s Justice Center. View the auction items.


DIVERSITY MATTERS
Pace Law School’s Office of Diversity Initiatives is proud to present Lawyer for Communities: Why Diversity Matters week of events:

Diversity Tipping Points—Discussion and Reception
Monday, October 7
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (Tudor Room)
Join students and faculty for a panel discussion about diversity and inclusion tipping points in our communities, locally, nationally, and internationally. A reception, including a spoken word performance, will follow the discussion.

Film—Freedom Riders
Tuesday, October 8
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (O-02)
Could you get on the bus? See the powerful film about the hundreds of brave young men and women who used non-violent resistance in 1961 to bring racial segregation national attention.

NYSBA—Courtroom Conduct and Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 9
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (Tudor Room)
A panel of practicing attorneys and judges will discuss appropriate courtroom conduct followed by a networking reception. Co-sponsored by the NYSBA.

Know Your Rights
Thursday, October 10
6:00–8:00 p.m. (O-01)
Knowledge is power—A representative from the National Lawyers Guild will present an overview of basic “street law” rights.

Potluck: Pizza and Dessert
Friday, October 11
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Enjoy pizza and bring a dessert to share that represents your culture or family tradition.

New York City Rules

Don’t drink that. Don’t eat that in that. Don’t smoke here. Don’t bike there. Over the last few years, environmental and public health initiatives have been proposed and adopted in NYC. On September 25, explore “New York City Rules” at the Law School’s annual Kerlin Lecture.

Scholars have become increasingly interested in measures facilitating improvements in environmental and public health at the local level. By proposing and adopting numerous environmental and public health initiatives over the last few years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council have provided ample food for thought and prompted an interesting case study for analyzing the development and success (or failure) of various regulatory tools.

On Wednesday, September 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room on the Law School Campus, join the Pace Law School Community for the annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on New York City Rules! Regulatory Tools and the Environment featuring Law School Professor Jason Czarnezki. The lecture explores “New York Rules” including:

  • Bans on foam containers, sugary drinks, smoking in public spaces, trans fat, displaying tobacco products;
  • Mandatory food and menu labeling of calorie counts;
  • Infrastructure (salad bars in schools, public space recycling, bike lanes, tree planting);
  • Recycling and composting mandates;
  • Standard-setting for energy efficient buildings;
  • Economic (dis)incentives such as congestion pricing.

In his inaugural lecture as the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Professor Czarnezki will provide insight into the interesting challenge of finding the proper regulatory tool to solve any environmental and public health problem.

For more information, visit the Kerlin Lecture site.

Ready, Aim, Get Hired!

PLV had their ride in the carriage to the career fair, now it’s time for the fairy jobmother to visit the NYC Campus. Plus, job search bootcamps, careers in psychology, fashion, non-profit, and the environment, and more on all campuses. >>Read More

NYC Campus
Careers in Focus: Psychology

Monday, April 15
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
W613, One Pace Plaza
Network with industry professionals and learn about a variety of career opportunities in psychology. Speakers include: Lea del Rosario, Director, Human Resources – Broadridge Financial, Adrian Tworecke, PsyD Candidate, Pace University, Sean Ryan, Behavioral Analyst, Esperanza Center NYC, and Enmanuel Mercedes, Psychologist, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Presented by Career Services and Psi Chi.

Job Search Bootcamp
Monday, April 15
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Student Union
Career Services wants you… to enlist in an upcoming job search boot camp, where they’ll help you with resume branding, developing power interviewing skills, give social media and networking tips, provide you with useful job search resources, and discuss current hiring trends in various industries.

How to Work the Career Fair
Wednesday, April 18
12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. and 4:00p.m.–5:00 p.m.
E307, One Pace Plaza
You’ve got 30 seconds—how can you use it to make an impression? Learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time at our Spring Career Fair. Come prepared to work on your 30 second pitch.

Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 25
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Union and Gym
Our favorite fairy jobmother is back to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true. Get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field at the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Make sure to bring several copies of your resume! Register today. Those who register by April 22 will be entered to win one of 15 student VIP spots, which includes custom name badges, an invitation to the employer brunch, and early admittance to the fair (30 minutes before the fair officially opens). More information to come, so stay tuned next week.

Careers in Focus: Fashion
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Come learn about various careers paths within the fashion industry. Hear from panelists on the many different career paths available and how to break into this exciting industry. Open to all majors!

WP Campus
Opportunities in the Non-Profit Sector
Tuesday, April 16
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Room 208, Graduate Center
Talk to a recruiter from Professionals for Non Profits (PNP) about how to get a job in the non-profit industry. Learn about job search tips and learn about postings from their non-profit clients. Open to all majors interested in a career in this industry.

PLV Campus
Green Careers Panel
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
This workshop is open to students of all majors who are interested in learning how they can position themselves in the ever-changing green economy. Hear from professionals who have merged their career aspirations with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainability initiatives.

Face the Music

Contracts, copyright laws, trademarks. If you’re thinking about entertainment law and want to rock but avoid the parole, you’re going to want to find out what legal issues artists and the entertainment industry face today at a music entertainment panel discussion at the Law School on April 9.

On Tuesday, April 9, at 5:15 p.m. in the Tudor Room, Pace Law School’s Sports, Entertainment and Art Law Society (SEALS) will host Protecting Your Rights and Legal Trends in the Entertainment Industry, a panel featuring guest speakers who will discuss the current trends and legal issues concerning the music industry and share their industry insights. Panelists include Edward R. Grauer of the Law Office of Edward Grauer P.C. and Cash Money Records; Cynthia Arato of Shapiro, Arato and Isserles LLP; Janel Brown of the Law Office of Edward R. Grauer P.C.; David W. Wheatley of Rothenberg P.C.; and Peter Zizzo, award-winning songwriter and music producer who has authored hits for artists such as Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Jason Mraz, Avril Lavigne, and many more; Pace Law School Intellectual Property Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Horace E. Anderson, Jr., will moderate the event.

A reception with wine and refreshments will follow the panel discussion. All members of the Pace Community are invited to attend and enjoy the event. For more information, e-mail SEALS President Jay M. Vyas at jvyas@law.pace.edu.

Law School Lite

Learn from distinguished professors and attorneys from around the world with real-world experience in Environmental Law and earn one credit in one week with Pace Law School’s Environmental Summer. >>Read More

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

Pace’s Environmental Law program has gained national recognition and is consistently ranked among the top four programs of its kind in the United States. This summer, it is offering an incredible lineup of 27 different one-week courses that focus on cutting-edge environmental law topics ranging from Wildlife Law, to Clean Water Act/Wetlands, to Nuclear Energy and Waste Disposal, to UN and Brazilian Environmental Law. The new program will serve as a pilot project and, if successful, will become an annual program.

Laura Jensen, who joined the University as Assistant Director of Environmental Law Programs in 2012 after graduating magna cum laude from Pace Law School, has helped organize the innovative project.  “We’ve been receiving a lot of interest from practicing attorneys and [internationally] in places like Brazil,” she notes of the newly launched project.

The week-long seminars, with tracks in energy, environmental, land use and natural resources, and international law, are taught by distinguished law professors from across the country. Experts include: Professor Sanford Gaines, who earned his law degree from Harvard University after serving in the Peace Corps in Korea; Professor Gabriel Eckstein, whose past work includes editor for the American University International Law Review; and Professor Rachael Salcido, who has served as the director of the Sustainable Development Institute and whose work has appeared in countless scholarly journals.

Courses like the Renewable Energy Field Course in the Energy Track often go beyond the classroom, allowing students to explore real-world renewable energy project sites while learning more about the laws and policies that apply to them. The Environmental Track also offers hands-on experience with courses like the Brownfields Field Course that introduces students to fieldwork experience while also meeting with city officials, scientists, and construction company officers.

“Our Pace Law professors are very much involved in environmental law and the ABA,” Jensen says. “They put the word out amongst their colleagues and these were the [experts] who reached out and were interested in teaching a specialty course. We have [professors] flying in from Brazil and Denmark…”

Courses are open to law students, attorneys, and college graduates with an interest in the field. Certificates of completion are available as is affordable dorm space for visitors on the White Plains Campus.

The Summer Environmental Program runs from the week of May 27 through the week of July 22. Registration closes on May 1. For more information or to register, visit http://www.law.pace.edu/environmental-summer.


Innovating Access to Justice

Since its launch in September 2012, the Pace Community Law Practice has provided quality, affordable legal services to almost 200 individuals. On April 4, join the Law School in celebrating this one-of-a-kind program.

Join the Pace Law School for “Innovating Access to Justice: A Celebration of the Pace Community Law Practice” on April 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Courtroom on the Law School Campus, featuring the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of New York State, as the keynote speaker, with remarks from the Honorable Noel Brennan, immigration judge, and the Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator and Pace double alumna.

Launched in September 2012, the Pace Community Law Practice (PCLP) is a first-of-its-kind legal residency and incubator program where recent Pace Law School graduates serve as Fellows intensively learning legal practice under the supervision of experienced attorneys and gaining the tools to create solo and small practices. In just six months, the PCLP has provided quality, affordable legal services to almost 200 individuals and families in immigration, employment, benefits, and family law cases in Westchester County and throughout the Hudson Valley, and has provided extensive community education through events held at Pace and at collaborating community based organizations. 

“I want to be part of the force that supports low-income clients…The increasing volume of low-income individuals, coupled with the increasing need for representation and advocacy, fuels my passion to practice this area of law,” says PCLP Fellow and Pace Law School alumna Shari Hochberg ’12.

Keynote speaker Judge Lippman, who was appointed Chief Judge of New York State by former Governor David Paterson in 2009, was awarded an honorary doctor of laws at the Law School’s 2011 Commencement, where he spoke to graduating students about the importance of equal access to justice.

“We all must earn a living, but we cannot define our existence by the billable hour or paychecks alone. Being a lawyer shouldn’t be so empty, parochial, and mechanical. Rather, being a lawyer is all about service, leadership, and compassion. We are at our best, our noblest, when we are serving others, helping clients with their problems, helping to mend broken lives or challenging systemic injustices—whether as lawyers in the private or public sectors, as professionals devoted to serving low-income clients and communities, or as pro bono volunteers who understand the critical role of access to justice in a democracy. Justice has no real meaning without lawyers to give it life—unless you can feel it in the very fiber of your being, and unless it is equally applied and accessible to all,” Lippman said.

RSVP by April 1. Read more about the fellows and program here.

Career Corner

Practice interview day, the inside scoop on internships, careers in editorial and publishing, women in technology, a job search bootcamp, and much more. We don’t know what you’ve been told, but Career Services is on a roll. >>Read More

Nearly a dozen events in one week! Here’s what Career Services is offering up to help you on the path to success:

NYC Events

Federal Resume Writing
Tuesday, March 12
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
W602, One Pace Plaza
Thinking about applying for a job with the federal government? Stop by this workshop to learn how to create these resumes, which are longer and more detailed than your “regular” resume.

Careers in Focus: Editorial and Publishing
Wednesday, March 13
12:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
E304, One Pace Plaza
Hear from editorial and publishing professionals about their companies, the industry, and other questions you may have. Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full-time job.

Speakers include:
-Kristy Zoshak, O Magazine, Integrated Marketing Director
-Michael Mejias, Writers House, Director of Internship Program
-Carolyn Zimatore, Harper Collins, Talent Acquisition Manager
-Eileen Manito, Simon & Schuster, Staffing Coordinator

Panel moderated by: Becca Worthington, Association of American Publishers

Careers in Focus: Hospitality
Thursday, March 14
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
W511, One Pace Plaza
Come hear from professionals to learn more about ways to break into the hospitality industry. Food will be served!

Women in Technology 1.0
Thursday, March 14
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall South
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Career Services Cares
Friday, March 15
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Yorkville Common Pantry
Join Career Services and the Yorkville Common Pantry in helping pack and distribute nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. There will be a pizza party after the event for all participating volunteers. E-mail dmartinez@pace.edu  to sign up—spots are limited!

Internships: The Inside Scoop
Tuesday, March 19
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
W614, One Pace Plaza
SGA and Career Services are teaming up for an ice cream social with an extra scoop of something spcial. Hear about internships directly from fellow students who are interning at DirecTV, Viacom, Adidas, Deloitte, and The Wendy Williams Show. How you doin’?

Also, auditions for Career Fashion Show on April 2 are now open. Students can audition online via Twitter or Instagram using #paceu  and #careerstyle hashtags.

PLV/WP Events

Branded Resume Workshop
Tuesday, March 12
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Room 208, Grad Center
Lisa Rangel, certified professional resume writer and author of The Do-It-Yourself Branded Resume Kit, will show you what a Branded Resume is and why this format will get you better interview results. Get your new job today with attention-grabbing resumes, targeted communications, thorough interview preparation, and an effective job search plan.

Federal Resume Writing
Wednesday, March 13
12:20 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
Birnbaum Room—Mortola Library
Thinking about applying for a job with the federal government? Stop by this workshop to learn how to create these resumes, which are longer and more detailed than your “regular” resume. For more information, contact Carolyn Kleiman at (914) 773-3415 or ckleiman@pace.edu.

Practice Interview Day
Thursday, March 14
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room
Practice your interview skills with a professional, get immediate feedback about your interview style, interact with successful Pace alumni, and network with real recruiters. Participating employers include A&E TV, Hope’s Door, Icon International, and KPMG. Space is limited! Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Internships: The Inside Scoop
Tuesday, March 19
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Birnbaum Room, Mortola Library
What better to have on your scoop of ice cream than a scoop of internship! Enjoy ice cream and learn about internships directly from fellow students. Realize the possibilities and get a jumpstart on your internship search.

Careers in Focus: Marketing
Tuesday, March 19
12:15 p.m.–1:25 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Come hear from professionals to learn more about ways to break into the industry. Panelists will discuss information about currently available internship and full-time opportunities within their organizations as well as general industry specific career paths. Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job!

Job Search Bootcamp
Tuesday, March 19
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Career Services wants you to enlist in an upcoming job search boot camp, where they’ll help you with resume branding, developing power interviewing skills, give social media and networking tips, provide you with useful job search resources, and discuss current hiring trends in various industries.

And that’s just what’s happening over the next two weeks! Coming up in April: job and internship fairs on both campuses, green careers, a career fashion show, careers in psychology, health care, and fashion, and much more. Head to www.pace.edu/career-services for the latest events.

Laying Down the Law…School Events

An inside look into the EPA, a lecture on the ineffective delivery of legal services, and a career fair for law school students. A busy week of legal activity for you!


Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law: Inside EPA
Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.
Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom (immediately following the presentation of the Nicholas A. Robinson Awards for Alumni Achievement)

Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center will discuss “Inside EPA.” Hear an insider’s view of the complex and confounding relationship between the Environmental Protection Agency, which is charged with environmental regulation, and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which has frequently stalled EPA regulations. Professor Heinzerling tells this tale from the dual vantage point of an expert who worked in two administrations. Under the Bush Administration, she critiqued OMB and OIRA and the rise of value-free cost-benefit analysis. She was appointed to the Obama Administration, where she observed the same obstructive dynamics in action while serving in the positions of Senior Climate Policy Counsel to the EPA Administrator and then head of EPA’s Office of Policy and Planning.

Heinzerling, who continues to litigate cases in environmental law at Georgetown, also served as lead author of the winning briefs in Massachusetts v. EPA, in which the Supreme Court held that the Clean Air Act gives EPA the authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Please RSVP to Leslie Crincoli at lcrincoli@law.pace.edu or (914) 422-4413. For more information on the Garrison Lecture and speaker, click here.


Sixth Annual Pace Law Winter Career Fair
Thursday, March 14, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tudor Room and Preston Student Lounge
Pace Law School students are invited to meet with local public, private, and government employers from Westchester, NYC, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Learn about a variety of legal areas and career paths and discuss them with local practitioners.


Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics: Democratizing the Delivery of Legal Services
Monday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.
Room C-202
One of the most significant problems faced by the legal profession in the 21st century is the ineffective delivery of legal services. Millions in need of legal representation are unable to afford a lawyer and thousands of lawyers are unemployed. We are desperate for a solution to democratize access to the law through efficient and affordable delivery of legal services. Law scholars and economists have argued over the years that nonlawyer ownership and investment offer a solution to this problem. Yet professional conduct rules in all 50 states ban this sort of external funding.

In her award-winning article, Democratizing the Delivery of Legal Services, Renée Knake, Michigan State University College of Law Associate Professor, Co-director of the Kelley Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession, and Co-founder of ReInvent Law, a law laboratory devoted to technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in legal services, argues that these professional conduct rules are problematic not only for pragmatic reasons, but also because they compromise important First Amendment interests.

RSVP to Brenda Thornton at bthornton@law.pace.edu or (914) 422-4123. For more information on this year’s Blank lecture and speaker, click here.

4th Annual Nonprofit Forum

Thinking about a career in the nonprofit sector? We think you’ll profit from this nonprofit forum hosted by the Wilson Center and Hitachi on March 6 on the challenges, opportunities, and changes in the sector! >>Read More

Pace University’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Hitachi America Ltd are bringing you the 4th Annual Nonprofit Forum, a free full-morning education program for nonprofit professionals and people interested in the field on March 6 at the Graduate Center in White Plains.

This year’s forum will focus on “Adapting to a Changing Landscape: Nonprofit Operations, Policy Changes and Giving, and Careers” and explores the dramatic shifts that are taking in place within the nonprofit sector, the changing landscape for fundraisers, the ever-increasing competencies needed to succeed professionally, and changes in federal policy and legislation that will impact the way nonprofits operate and raise funds.

Guest speakers include:

Judith Dobrof, DSW, LCSW; Executive Director, Cancer Support Team
Hillary Knepper, PhD; Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Pace University
Robina Schepp, MPA; Vice President for Enrollment Management and Placement, Pace University
Stacy Spencer, PhD; Senior Director of Institutional Giving, Advance NYC

Speakers will discuss challenges and opportunities within their sector; how they are adapting within their role/organization; and skills and experiences essential to careers and leadership in their fields.

Last year nearly 90 nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders attended this forum. Join the Wilson Center for an exclusive networking event with employers after the forum.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served. For more information, or to register, click here. To learn more about Pace’s Wilson Center, visit http://www.pace.edu/wilsoncenter/.

Career Corner

The ABCs of getting connected! From the annual Pace/Hitachi forum addressing dramatic shifts within the nonprofit sector, to bootcamps, to careers in science, check out these career-focused events in NYC, PLV, and WP!

Dyson Humanities Career Workshop
Tuesday, February 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Miller 22 in PLV; Civic W512 in NYC
Looking for an internship to launch your career? Need to learn about job seeking, resumes, and interviewing? Join Career Services counselors and Dyson’s academic advisers to learn about the tools you need to connect with employment/internship opportunities, make career decisions, and plan for your future! For students majoring in American Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science or Undecided.

Job Search Bootcamp
Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, NYC Campus
Still looking for a job or would like to change jobs? Then this is the event for you. The event starts off with Career Services’ famous career coaching clinic and gives graduate students and alumni an opportunity to meet with an experienced career coach for a mini counseling session to discuss job search strategy, resume, networking, or interviewing, followed by presentations by President and Founder of The Castling Group Louis J. Desforges on Fundamentals of a Successful Job Search and President of HellmanConsulting.com Robert Hellmann on Using LinkedIn and Other Social Media for Job Search.

Careers in Science
Monday, February 25, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Career Services, Tri Beta, Forensic Science Student Organization, and the Chemistry Club invite you to partake in an experiment: learning more about career opportunities in the field of science beyond the field of medicine. Panelists, which include criminalists for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, a clinical research manager for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, an associate dean from the Graduate School of Biological Sciences at the ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Pace alumnus and President and Founder of MetaBev, Inc. John Sbordone ’74, will discuss their position and how their background in science helps them succeed in the field. Connect with employers working in the field of science and learn about potential careers and internship opportunities. All majors welcomed!

Careers that Make a Difference
Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Gottesman Room, PLV Campus
From the environment to poverty, turn your philanthropic spirit into a career. Learn about how you can make a difference by working toward the “greater good.” Whether you’re interested in business, investigation/law, education, health care, research, social science, or even if you’re undecided, identify how you can connect your passion into a career at this event. Professionals from the American Cancer Society, Young Adult Institute, the Secret Service, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will discuss their organization, career paths, available opportunities, and answer questions.

International Student Job Search Seminar
Tuesday, February 26, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room TBD, NYC Campus
Are you getting ready to finish your degree? Discover what’s involved in the sponsorship process when conducting a full-time job search in the U.S. Guest speakers including an attorney specializing in immigration law, a Pace alumnus/sponsored student, Career Services, and the International Students and Scholars Office.

Lunch with ESPN
Thursday, February 28, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Boardroom South, NYC Campus
Thinking about a career in sports media?  Hear from Pace alumnus and ESPN Stats and Information Group Director Patrick Caulfield as he shares his experiences in the industry. Space is limited! E-mail hcruz@pace.edu to rsvp by February 21. Co-hosted by IMA Pace University chapter.

Careers in Focus: Hospitality
Wednesday, February 28, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location TBD, NYC Campus

Annual Pace/Hitachi Forum
Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grad Center Room 208, WP Campus
If you’re interested in a career in the nonprofit industry, then check out this educational program sponsored by Hitachi America, Ltd. and the Pace University Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship on “Adapting to a Changing Landscape: Nonprofit Operations, Policy Changes and Giving and Careers.” The session will explore the dramatic shifts that are taking in place within the nonprofit sector, the changing landscape for fundraisers, the ever-increasing competencies needed to succeed professionally, and changes in federal policy and legislation that will impact the way nonprofits operate and raise funds. Speakers including Judith Dobrof, Executive Director, Cancer Support Team; Hillary Knepper, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Pace University; Robina Schepp, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Placement, Pace University; and Stacy Spencer, PhD,  Senior Director of Institutional Giving, Advance NYC, will discuss the challenges and opportunities in their sector, how they are adapting within their role/organization, and highlight skills and experiences they see as essential to careers and leadership in their field. Network with more than 100 employers at this annual event! For more information or to register, click here.

Upcoming March events include  federal resume writing workshops, Practice Interview Day, editorial and publishing panel, women in technology, careers in marketing, and much more!

Binders Full of Women?

Is adopting quotas for women’s representation on corporate boards discriminatory to both men and women? Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Governance, a Law School symposium on February 8, will examine and explore these corporate board quotas.

Norway’s leadership in adopting quotas for women’s representation on corporate boards has inspired several other countries, a move which represents a major shift in corporate governance norms and in efforts to attain sex equality in the workplace. But at what cost?

On February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., join the Pace International Law Review at the Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Governance  Symposiumwhich will examine corporate board quotas through various lenses to explore questions such as: Are these measures designed to achieve good governance, women’s empowerment, or gender balance? Are quotas, which depend on the sex binary, an effective tool to realize those objectives? If not, how might boards circumnavigate around them? What are possible unintended consequences of quotas? Will corporate governance change once capital has been (partly) feminized? Is the French differentiation between diversity and mixité (gender diversity) relevant? This symposium will bring together thinkers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to analyze and comprehend the meaning and impact, both deliberate and unintended, of such quotas.

Participants include:

  • Anne L. Alstott, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation, Yale Law School
  • Ann Bartow, Professor, Pace Law School
  • Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School
  • Bridget J. Crawford, Professor, Pace Law School
  • Dan Danielsen, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Aaron A. Dhir, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Amy Dittmar, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow, Associate Professor of  Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Martin Gelter, Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law
  • Kimberly D. Krawiec, Katherine Everett Professor Law, Duke Law School
  • Andrew C.W. Lund, Professor, Pace Law School
  • Horatia Muir Watt, Professor, Sciences Po, École de Droit
  • Fernanda Nicola, Associate Professor, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Darren Rosenblum, Professor, Pace Law School
  • Julie C. Suk, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Tom R. Tyler, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School
  • Cheryl L. Wade, Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor, St. John’s Law School

E-mail Taylor Piscionere at tpiscionere@gmail.com for more information.

Green Governors?

Patricia Salkin, dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, takes a look at the last five New York Governors and their environmental practices at the Law School’s annual Kerlin Lecture on November 29.

On January 29, Pace Law School will welcome Patricia E. Salkin, dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center to give the annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law at 6:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room on the Law School’s White Plains Campus.

A nationally recognized scholar on land use and zoning law, Salkin was appointed Dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in July 2012, is also an appointed member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Planning Federation.

Salkin has been active in land use reform, including membership on the Land Use Advisory Committee of the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. She is a reporter for the American Planning Association’s Planning & Environmental Law, and on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Urban Lawyer.

Salkin has substantial political involvement in New York, having served on the transition teams for attorneys general-elect Eric Schneiderman, Andrew Cuomo, and Eliot Spitzer (as both governor and attorney general) and will lecture on “The Executive and the Environment: A Look at the Last Five Governors in New York.”

Salkin is also author of more than a hundred law review articles and other publications on land use and sustainable development law and the popular Law of the Land blog on land use law and zoning.

The annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law, established more than ten years ago, brings top scholars and attorneys to Pace Law School to speak on key environmental legal topics.

For more information, click here.

Chemistry with Career Services

Would your perfect match be a career in the sciences? Want to get linked in to a job with LinkedIn? Check out the last three Career Services events of the semester.

Career Opportunities in the Sciences
Wednesday, December 5, 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m, Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, PLV
Network with industry professionals and learn about a variety of career opportunities in the sciences. Free pizza will be served.

Interview Tips and Traps 
Friday, December 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Career Services-Gannett House, PLV
Don’t fall into the trap. Learn interviewing tips for your internship and full-time  job search to make sure you ace the interview.

Job Search Tips Directly from Recruiters: Meet Them, Learn, and Connect with Opportunity
Tuesday, December 11, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., White Plains Grad Center, Room 208
Bring your resume and ask your questions to a few of the top recruiters and staffing firms on LinkedIn.

For more info or to get started on your future, visit the Career Services website.

Take the Law Into Your Hands

Considering applying to law school? Consider Pace. Meet the students and profs at an open house on December 8.

Whether you’re interested in Pace’s Environmental Law LLM, which is consistently ranked among the top three in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the International Law JD, which gives students access to once-in-a-lifetime experiential offerings like the Pace London Law Program and summer internships at war crimes tribunals, or a variety of other programs, Pace is the place to turn your passion into practice.

Pace Law School will host an Open House on December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Law School’s White Plains Campus.

Meet Dean Michelle Simon and other Pace Law faculty and students, hear from Pace Law alumna and Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Office of the Bronx District Attorney Odalys Alonso, Esq. ’85, tour the campus, and even get a free LSAT prep preview presented by Peter Gormanly, founder of LSAT Focus Approach Law Review.

RSVP here or contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 422-4210 or admissions@law.pace.edu.

Are You In or Are You Out?

With 175 million members and counting, could LinkedIn be your link in to a job or internship? Find out at three events in NYC, PLV, and WP.

Forget the campus divide. Career Services is bringing you three events on three campuses to help get you connected to your next job using social media.

LinkedIn: Professional Networking (PLV)
Tuesday, October 16 | Butcher Suite | 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Pace alumnus and LinkedIn strategic account executive Brian Tietje will teach you how to maximize your professional online identity and connect with job opportunities using LinkedIn. Open to all majors. Register by calling (914) 773-3415.

Job Search Using Social Media (NYC)
Wednesday, October 17 | E305, One Pace Plaza | 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Did you know that 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn when hiring, compared to only 66% on Facebook and 54% on Twitter? Join Career Services as they review the different ways that social media can be used to help you identify, apply for, and obtain job and internship positions. The primary focus will be on LinkedIn, but will also look at how social media in general can be used to market yourself and help you connect with leaders in your industry.

How to Use LinkedIn (WP)
Tuesday, October 23 |  Room 208, Graduate Center  | 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pace alumnus and LinkedIn strategic account executive Brian Tietje heads to the WP Campus to talk about building your profile, networking using LinkedIn’s features, and tips to get noticed by recruiters and employers.

So what are you waiting for? Career Services’ invitation is awaiting your response…

Seeking Serenity in Sudan

Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari discusses how peacemakers deal with the conflict in Darfur at the Blain Sloan Lecture on International Law.

The Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law honors former Professor Emeritus Blaine Sloan for his significant contribution to private and public international law, including developing the international law studies program at Pace. Professor Sloan’s UN service involved him in several organizations’ work on Vietnam, relief for Palestinian refugees, and peacekeeping in the Middle East.

This year’s Sloan Lecture, titled “Making Peace in Darfur (Sudan): Stubborn Reality and the Audacity of Hope,” focuses on international law as it pertains to the Darfur conflict–a civil war that has resulted in thousands dead, displaced, and starving.

The lecture will be given by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur. His diplomatic work includes serving as an Ambassador under the Secretary General on the Iraq Compact as well as many other prestigious positions.

Sure to be a fascinating speaker, come listen to Ambassador Gambari’s take on the Darfurian conflict and what can be expected in the future for the Sudan.

October 3, 4:00 p.m.
Robert M. Fleming Moot Courtroom
White Plains Campus

If you are interested in attending the lecture, please RSVP to Brenda Thornton at bthornton@law.pace.edu.

Work It

Job and internship fairs, 30-second pitches, resume workshops, internships and work-study positions, and so much more. While you’ve been working on your tan this summer, Pace has been working on your future. Find out what’s coming soon!

Career Services Events
Want to learn how to shmooze with recruiters, market yourself most effectively, and make the most of your time during the upcoming Career Fair? Well, you’re in luck because on September 12, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room E310 at One Pace Plaza, Career Services brings you the How to Work a Career Fair and 30-Second Pitch workshop. Learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time.

Want to lead, learn, and, earn? The NYPD Cadet Corps will be tabling from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the first floor kiosk at One Pace Plaza on September 13. Speak with a recruiter to find out how you can join the NYPD Cadet Corps, experience the challenges and personal rewards of a career in the NYPD, and earn a great hourly wage ($14.16).

On September 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 at the WP Grad Center, learn what goes into a resume that stands out from the competition, markets your ‘personal brand’, and lands the interview,  as Marie Riffel-Founder of CareerWorks, professional talent and career coaching firm, presents The Professional “Branded” Resume Cover Letter.

Your favorite Fairy Jobmother returns on Thursday, September 20 as employers head to the NYC Campus from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. looking to hire you at the Fall 2012 Job and Internship Fair. Meet with representatives from media, financial services, consumer products, not-for-profits, government, accounting, banking, healthcare, computer science, technology, hospitality, retail, and many more. Bring several copies of your resume and dress professionally. Open to Pace University students and alumni only. Your future is waiting in the Gym. Where will you be?

Career Services will also be hosting Open Houses on September 13, 14, 18, and 19, so stop by to learn more about the department that helped Pace land a spot on the U.S. News Short List top 10 list of universities placing undergraduates in internships.

Looking for Career Services in PLV events? Their first set of events kick off on September 27, so check back here for more info on those in the coming weeks!

Looking for Internships?
Would a co-op gig with EMI Music or Rolling Stone rock your socks off? Banking on an internship in corporate tax with Morgan Stanley? Is the “write” thing for you an editorial internship with Star magazine? Want to make your “Marc” with an accessories internship at Marc Jacobs? Pace’s eRecruiting database available to Pace students and alumni has hundreds of internships, jobs, and co-op opportunities waiting for you. Visit Career Services’ eRecruiting site to browse through 500+ listings.

Work While You Study!
If you’re looking for work-study positions, there are also dozens of positions available at Pace, including for the Office of Special Events, Career Services, the Helpdesk, Human Resources, Mortola Library, SDCA, and more here. Act fast!

If you’re a full-time graduate student  ideally in publishing, marketing, media and communications, or a related field, the Marketing and Communications Department is looking for you! The Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant will assist the Creative Director and editorial and design teams with developing marketing and editorial materials (print and online) for the University. Learn more here and e-mail malderton@pace.edu if interested in the position.

Bad Mom?

Are mothers hazardous to their children’s health? Law, culture, and the framing of risk is discussed this week, as we lay down the Law School’s Hopkins lecture.

On September 12, at 4:00 p.m., Pace Law School will host its annual James D. Hopkins Professor of Law Memorial Lecture in the Judicial Institute Lecture Hall on the WP Campus.

Law School Professor Linda C. Fentiman, who was named the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law for the 2011-2013 academic years, will give a thought-provoking lecture on “Are Mothers Hazardous to their Children’s Health: Law, Culture, and the Framing of Risk.”

Contrary to their self-image as the ultimate loving nurturers, mothers today find themselves cast in an unlikely role. The media, government, and healthcare professionals are putting a spotlight on mothers as a danger to their children’s health. Professor Fentiman will examine why this is happening and debunks the thinking that underlies it, specifically considering the social and psychological forces that shape our understanding of risk and exploring how American law is reinforcing prevailing stereotypes about what mothers must do to assure that their children are healthy. Professor Fentiman asserts that the current obsession with the ways in which mothers can affect their children’s health is misguided. It distorts government policy decisions, denies individuals important medical and child-rearing choice, and ignores the other powerful sources of harm to children, both human and environmental. This in turn diverts public attention, and resources, away from the many serious threats of harm to children. It prevents the government from taking meaningful public health actions which would limit harm to children in the future, as well as holding accountable those who have harmed children in the past.

RSVP to Brenda Thornton at bthornton@law.pace.edu or (914) 422-4123.

And We’re Off…

You’re not the only ones taking off for summer break. This will be the last weekly issue of The Pulse until the fall semester. We’ll be going monthly this summer with our themed issues, so stay tuned as we teach you how Pace breaks down the alphabet on Monday, June 11.

You’re not the only ones taking off for summer break. This will be the last weekly issue of The Pulse until the fall semester. We’ll be going monthly this summer with our themed issues, so stay tuned as we teach you how Pace breaks down the alphabet on Monday, June 11.

Kicking Off Commencement

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at upcoming Commencement ceremonies in NYC, PLV, and WP. Find out everything you need to know about the big day, award ceremonies and receptions, the graduation pledge, and more! >>Read More

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at upcoming Commencement ceremonies in NYC, PLV, and WP. Find out everything you need to know about the big day, award ceremonies and receptions, the graduation pledge, and more! >>Read More

Look Who’s Talking…at Commencement 2012

A film and education visionary; a restaurant icon; a distinguished federal judge; the longest serving HHS Secretary in history. Announcing Pace’s Honorary Degree Recipients for 2012 Commencement ceremonies. >>Read More

Honorary Degree Recipients at Pace’s Commencement 2012 ceremonies will be as follows:

Stephen Apkon, Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab
Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony: Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
As Founder and Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, Stephen Apkon has combined a lifelong passion for film with his desire to revitalize Pleasantville, NY.  His vision and leadership of the Jacob Burns Film Center has brought national and international acclaim to Pleasantville and the Media Arts Lab, which opened under Apkon’s leadership in 2009, has served as a creative and educational community for storytellers in the digital age, offering one-time workshops, intensive courses, and weekend programs.

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman said: “Steve Apkon is a former Wall Street merchant banker who left the world of finance to follow his passion for film and education and brought leadership, vision, and direction to a burgeoning arts organization. In the past ten years, over one million people have seen more than 4,000 films at the JBFC, whose mission is to bring a diversity of film and educational programs to Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The JBFC is recognized nationally as a model for effective arts and education programming and management. Steve’s story is a powerful example to our graduates that one can achieve great things by following one’s passions.”

Read more about Apkon here.

Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group
New York Undergraduate Ceremony: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Danny Meyer is a restaurant industry icon. As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, Meyer oversees some of the most successful and lauded restaurants in NYC, including Union Square Café (voted Zagat Survey’s Most Popular Restaurant in New York City an unprecedented nine times), Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient, a learning and consulting business. Meyer, his restaurants, and chefs have earned an unprecedented 24 James Beard Awards, including: Outstanding Restaurant of the Year; Outstanding Service; Outstanding Wine Service; Humanitarian of the Year; Who’s Who of Food & Beverage; Best Restaurant Design; and Best Restaurant Graphic Design. Four of USHG’s restaurants have earned three stars from The New York Times and in 2009, Eleven Madison Park was upgraded to four stars.

An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Meyer has long served on the boards of Share Our Strength and City Harvest.

Read more about Meyer here.

Donna E. Shalala, President of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Graduate Level Ceremony: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Donna E. Shalala has more than 30 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher, and  administrator. She served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Clinton from 1993-2001, becoming the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. Shalala became Professor of Political Science and President of the University of Miami on June 1, 2001 and during her tenure, has led U of Miami to solidify its position among top U.S. research universities and successfully executed Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami, one of the first billion-dollar capital campaigns completed in the United States, which raised $1.4 billion in private support for the university’s endowment, academic, and research programs and facilities.

She was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report in 2005; was handpicked in 2007 by President George W. Bush to co-chair with Senator Bob Dole the Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors, to evaluate how wounded service members transition from active duty to civilian society; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008, the nation’s highest civilian award; and received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights in 2010, which recognizes individuals for outstanding dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally.

Read more about Shalala here.

The Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
Law School Ceremony: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2011, the Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr. is the youngest sitting judge in the Southern District of New York and has also served as United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He began his career as a public defender representing those who could not afford legal counsel, and worked as a staff and supervising attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York and with the Legal Aid Society in the criminal defense and federal defenders division.

As a student at Harvard Law School, Carter co-founded the BELL Foundation, an organization that provides educational summer and after school activities for students from low-income communities. He continues to serve on the Foundation’s board of directors.

Read more about Carter here.