Our Faculty

Robert Wiener

Associate Professor

Lubin School of Business

Legal Studies and Taxation

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W-485

Education


JD , New York University , New York, NY , 1981
Law

BA , Brooklyn College , Brooklyn, NY , 1976
Philosophy

Awards and Honors

  • Lubin, 2015 - LS&T Research
  • Pace University, 2015
  • Pace University, 2005

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • New York State, - "Bar" (license to practice law)

Publications


Wiener, R. What Good is Book Learning?: Business Ethics Education and the People of the Book. Journal Of Legal Studies Education.

Wiener, R. Peer Pressure: A Jewish Business Ethics Analysis of Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Wiener, R. WHAT WOULD DE GEORGE and THE RABBIS SAY ABOUT SNOWDEN?: A COMPARATIVE BUSINESS ETHICS WHISTLE-BLOWING CASE STUDY. Business Ethics Quarterly.

Wiener, R. TEACHING CONTRACTS and AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Wiener, R. Whom Can You Trust?.

Wiener, R. DAIMLER AG v. BAUMAN: FOREIGN GENERAL PERSONAL JURISDICTION POST-KIOBEL. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Wiener, R. (2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Foreign Jurisdictional Algebra and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Foreign Cubed and Foreign Squared Cases. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Cahn, E. & Wiener, R. (2012, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Creating Ethical Work Climates: Some Institutional Factors.

Wiener, R. A Picture is Worth Ten Thousand Legal Words: The Use of Graphic Organizers in the Teaching of Business Law. Journal Of Legal Studies Education.

Wiener, R. Academic Integrity: Fundamental Principles. Journal Of Legal Studies Education.

Wiener, R. Ethics in the Academy: Fundamental Principles and Business Education. Journal Of Legal Studies Education.

Wiener, R. & LaDue, D. Worse Than Nothing At All: Business Ethics as Taught in Business Schools. Journal Of Legal Studies Education.

Wiener, R. & Kraus, R. Topic: Whistle Blowing in US Law. .

PRESENTATIONS


Wiener, R. (2016, April 8). MAALSB Business Law & Society Conference. TEACHING CONTRACTS and AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT. Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business , New York, NY

Wiener, R. (2015, August 8). ALSB Annual Conference. WHAT WOULD DE GEORGE and THE RABBIS SAY ABOUT SNOWDEN?: A COMPARATIVE BUSINESS ETHICS WHISTLE-BLOWING CASE STUDY. Academy of Legal Studies in Busines, Philadelphia, PA

Wiener, R. (2015, April 26). NEALSB Annual Conference. SEX AND CONTRACT LAW: A CASE STUDY ‹ USING THE SUNY DEFINITION of AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT TO TEACH CONTRACT LAW. The North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Princeton, NJ

Wiener, R. (2015, April 22). 3rd Annual Research Day. SEX AND CONTRACT LAW: A CASE STUDY — USING THE SUNY DEFINITION of AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT TO TEACH CONTRACT LAW. Pace University, New York, NY

Wiener, R. (2015, February 6). Zicklin Center Normative Business Ethics Workshop. Blowing the Shofar: A Jewish Business Ethics Analysis of Whistle-Blowing. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Wiener, R. (2014, August 05). ALSB Annual Conference. Whom Can You Trust?. Academy of Legal Studies, Seattle, Washington

Wiener, R. (2014, April 27). NEALSB Annual Meeting. North East Academy of Legal Studies, Lenox, MA

Wiener, R. (2013, August 07). ALSB Annual Conference. Foreign Jurisdictional Algebra and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Foreign Cubed and Foreign Squared Cases. Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Boston, MA

Wiener, R. (2013, June 05). Symposium on Robotic Weapons Control. "Responsibility, Robotics, and Jewish Law". Pace University , Pace NYC

Cahn, E. & Wiener, R. (2013, April 25). Research Day. Creating Ethical Work Climates: Some Institutional Factors. Pace University, Pleasantville

Wiener, R. (2013, April 21). NEALSB Annual Meeting . Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Can A Foreign National Sue A Foreign Company For Acts In A Foreign County In A U.S. Court?. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Westbrook, CT

Wiener, R. (2012, August 11). Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference. What Good Is Book Learning?: Business Ethics Education and the People of the Book. Academy of Legal Studies, Kansas City, MO

RESEARCH INTEREST ---


International business law -- human rights and jurisdictional issues. Comparative/Jewish business ethics. Pedagogy of legal studies: using graphic organizers and schema theory; teaching contract law through the SUNY affirmative (sexual) consent policy. Academic integrity. Constitutional law and business.

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Wiener, R. (2015, June 01). Lubin Summer Research Grant.
Pace University , $2,500.00 . Funded,Citizenfour and De George's Pinto Test: An Analysis of Whistleblowing from a Jewish Perspective “What should a good person (Jew) do when they see wrongdoing?” In this paper, the third of a series of three, workshopped in the Zicklin Normative Business Ethics Workshop at Wharton, I will investigate three thousand years of Jewish wisdom literature to discover Judaism's position(s) on whistleblowing as a response to perceived wrongdoing and, using Snowden as a case study, compare that analysis to that of De George in his classic Pinto article. The goal of this paper is to submit it to one of the very top international business ethics journal, and I don't think that it is quite ready. Perhaps this summer.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of University Professors
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Employment Law, Environment and Sustainability Law, Ethics, International Law) , July 01 , 1990
    Leading international organization of legal studies professors in school other than professional law schools and specialized sections.
  • Society for Business Ethics , January 1 , 2013
    Leading international organization of Business Ethics.

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Lubin Policy, Planning, and Budget Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: December 16, 2015 Policy, Planning, and Budget Committee. This committee shall: a. Review periodically the mission of the School to determine whether it is appropriate and whether the School is adequately fulfilling that mission. b. Identify internal and external goals and objectives for the School and formulate plans and priorities for their achievement. c. Advise the Dean and the Council on opportunities or problems facing the School or the University. d. Review with the Dean the School's administrative policies and operational guidelines, including the use or deployment of facilities and the provision of all other support services. e. Advise the Dean and report to the Council on the adequacy of existing resources and the capital and operating budgets available to the school. f. Recommend allocations of the resources of the School consistent with the School's mission and strategic plan. g. Provide a liaison to University committees on planning and budgeting. Lubin Faculty Council Constitution First meeting as committee member. Time including preparation. Suggested review of Lubin faculty compensation as compared to our benchmark institutions.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Debriefing on the AACSB visit. Status of the Lubin and University budgets.
  • Lubin Undergraduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Monday, Oct 5, 2015 Monday, November 23, 2015 Thursday, December 2, 2105 Undergraduate Admission Committee ... For degree programs... these committees shall: a. Establish policy and criteria for admission of all students applying to degree programs of the School. b. Advise the offices of admissions of the University on admissions procedures and practices. c. Analyze application, acceptance, conversion, and admission statistics and report findings to the Council. d. Review the programs, processes, and contents of marketing, recruitment, and conversion activities. e. Advise the Dean regarding the content of the Catalog for each degree program. f. Establish standards for offering scholarships to new students. Spoke in favor of current credit business school requirements to maintain our competitive edge. (Time includes preparation.)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Reviewed and approved Lubin Professional Experience as a voluntary program for both campuses. Voted not to change our 128 credit graduation requirement. Topic open for further consideration.
  • Freshman Orientation Program [Other]
    Desc: Luncheon with Pace Faculty: June 18, 2015 June 25, 2015 July 16, 2015 (Recorded time spent does not include special travel time)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Oriented (primarily Lubin) freshmen -- and their parents -- to the idea of being students at Pace.
  • Lubin Faculty Council [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Attended and actively participated in all four meetings: March 6, 2015 May 1, 2015 October 9, 2015 December 11, 2015 (plus travel time)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Fulfilled its responsibilities under the Lubin Faculty Council Constitution: Authority. The range of specific Faculty Council authority and responsibilities includes but is not limited to the following areas: 1. The Council determines what educational programs the School offers and what degrees it confers. 2. The Council establishes the academic requirements and standards for all its degrees and defines the curriculum for all its educational programs. 3. The Council establishes student recruitment policy, admissions criteria, scholarship requirements, advising practices, academic standards, and retention procedures for all its degree programs. 4. The Council identifies students who have satisfactorily completed degree program requirements and recommends conferral of their degrees. 5. The Council establishes policies governing teaching, scholarship, and service to the University, the business community, and society. 6. The Council establishes procedures for the evaluation of faculty performance and for Lubin the settlement of faculty grievances.
  • Lubin Holiday Party [Other]
    Desc: Glad to celebrate the end of the Fall semester with Lubin colleagues.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Promotes a spirit of cooperation.
  • Lubin Tenure and Promotion Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: 11/06/15 9:30AM - 1:00PM Elected to serve on TAP committee committee. Reviewed portfolios in advance. Participated in discussion and took "minutes" for one candidate.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Promotion and Tenure Committee. This committee shall: a. Advise the Dean on faculty appointments and reappointments. b. Review all faculty applications for and make recommendations on tenure and promotion decisions to the Dean and the University administration. c. Notify all members of the Council, promptly at the conclusion of its deliberations, of the recommendation for tenure or promotion it made for each faculty member it considered. d. Provide each Council member considered for tenure or promotion with a detailed written evaluation that supports its recommendation. e. Maintain for the remainder of the academic year a complete set of the dossiers considered by the committee. f. Permit each Council member who was not recommended for tenure or promotion to review the dossiers of all Council members who were considered for the same decision. g. Exercise authority delegated to it by the Faculty Handbook or the regulations governing tenure, promotion, and reappointment. Lubin Faculty Council Constitution
  • Lubin Undergraduate Academic Standards, NYC Subcommittee [Committee Member]
    Desc: semi-annual academic review meetings. January 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 1:05 p.m Analysis of student records, personal comments on students who were in my class. The members of this committee have been a role model of collaboration in the best interest of our students.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The Committee is charged with reviewing the academic records of Lubin undergraduate students on the NYC campus who were on Final Academic Probation for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters and making decisions as to their academic future as business students at Pace University . (plus travel time)
  • Lubin Faculty Council [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Active participant: attended all spring meetings; attended fall meeting at PNY (taught on Fridays during the fall, so unable to attend elsewhere)
  • Lubin Faculty Council (LFC) []
    Desc: Participation as member by asking questions, making proposals, and voting, etc. September 13 (Graduate Center). (I may have attended other meetings and spent more time)
  • Annual Lubin Undergraduate Student Leaders Luncheon [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Attended Annual Lubin Undergraduate Student Leaders Luncheon to honor Lubin's undergraduate student leaders, including several of my own students.
  • LFC - Academic Standards - Undergraduate [Committee Member]
    Desc: NYC Subcommittee of the Lubin Undergraduate Academic Standards: See Lubin Faculty Council Constitution: participation by asking questions and giving information and voting: 01/09/13: semi-annual academic review meeting (3 ½ hours) 03/20/13: joint Lubin Undergraduate Academic Standards and Undergraduate Student Relations Committees (2 hours) 06/12/13: semi-annual academic review meeting (3 1/2 hours) The Committee is charged with reviewing the academic records of Lubin undergraduate students on the NYC campus who were on Final Academic Probation for the Spring 2013 semester and making decisions as to their academic future as business students at Pace University.  (Time includes travel for non-teaching dates)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Maintain Lubin's academic standards by recommending awarding exceptional students and encouraging (and, when necessary, removing) poorly-performing students.
  • LFC - Faculty Scholarship [Committee Member]
    Desc: Chiefly in 2013, recommendation and ranking of journals for assessment of faculty scholarly research. With Susanna Cahn, I assumed the responsibility for recommending and ranking cross-discipline and business ethics journals. 2/21/13; 3/7/13; 4/4/13; 6/26/13; 7/31/13; 8/28/13 (time includes travel time on non-teaching dates and e-mails before and after meetings and preparation time with Susanna Cahn and legal studies journal research)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Creation of journal list.
  • Summer New Student/Freshman Orientation [Other]
    Desc: Host table for Summer New Student/Freshman Orientation Lunch: June 27, July 11, July 18 2013 (hours spent includes round-trip travel time)
  • Lunch with Dean Braun [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Discussion of Lubin matters with Dean Braun: 4/29/13
  • LFC - Academic Standards - Undergraduate [Committee Member]

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • University's Calendar and Scheduling Task Force [Committee Member]
    Desc: (Description?) My first academic year as an NYFC elected member of this Task Force. August 26, 2015 November 10, 2015 Time includes preparation and outside meeting discussion. This meeting is doing very important work that will affect everyone in the community -- and the time it spends does not reflect its contribution.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Consideration of celebrating our community's diversity by observance (or non-observance) of Asian, Hindu, and Islamic holidays. At my suggestion (in 2015), we may propose a weeklong Fall Break to recognize the importance of a week off and the reality of students and teachers not showing up for class during the Monday and Tuesday of that week as it is.
  • New York Faculty Council [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Regular and active participant. Questions and contributions averaging once per session (as reflected by minutes). February 4, 2015, 12:00-2:00PM (e.g., asked 3 questions) March 4, 2015, 12:00-2:00PM April 1, 2015, 12:00-2:00PM April 29, 2015, 12:00-2:00PM October 7, 2015 - noon to 2 pm November 4, 2015 - noon to 2 pm December 2, 2015 - noon to 2 pm
  • UNV 101 Faculty Advisory Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: One of 5 members elected by NYFC to position. Only Lubin faculty member elected -- of 6 Lubin candidates. Plan to coordinate Lubin UNV section activities.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Meetings: February 25, 2015 April 7, 2015 August 3, 2015 September 8, 2015 October 1, 2015 October 14, 2015 November 19, 2015 Preparation time in addition to meeting time. "Papers" assigned to members. Mine was to determine what "extra-curricular" activities UNV 101 instructors teach and (in 2016) to enable them to "share notes" and coordinate with one another. Our committee reversed a decision to stop advisement by faculty who volunteer to become qualified to give advisement, modified the pay of instructors and the class time... I provided links to expert advice on teaching in UNV 101: sexual assault, note taking, sleep strategies, health maintenance.
  • NYFC Faculty Affairs [Committee Member]
    Desc: Active member: preparation and participation. Meetings. January 26, 2015 April 15, 2015 April 29, 2015 Time includes preparation and discussion outside meetings.
  • NY Commencement [Attendee, Graduation]
    Desc: Attended graduation as robed faculty.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Promoted Pace to students/alumni and family/friends.
  • 3rd Annual Research Day [Poster presentation]
    Desc: Poster and in person presentation. (time includes poster preparation)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: SEX AND CONTRACT LAW: A CASE STUDY — USING THE SUNY DEFINITION of AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT TO TEACH CONTRACT LAW
  • NYFC Faculty Affairs Committee [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Broad faculty governance.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Background checks; sexual assault policy; faculty governance.
  • New York Hillel (Jewish student association) [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Selected by student executive committee.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Desc: Chad Harper: enrollment in an officer training Program of the Marine Corps (4/8/14)
  • New York Faculty Council [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Active participant -- average 1 to 2 questions per meeting. Meeting 12:30 - 2 pm New York Faculty Council Wed, Feb 05 2014; Wed, Mar 05 2014; Wed, Apr 02 2014; Wed, Apr 30 2014. Discussions before and after meetings
  • Pace Hillel [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Attended Pace Hillel events such as its Chanuka party.
  • New York Faculty Council [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Attended and participated (including asking questions, proposing proposals, and voting) at regular meetings: 1/30/13; 2/27/13; 4/3/13; 5/1/13; 10/2/13; 11/06/13; 12/04/13. E-mails in preparation for and as follow-up of meetings
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Faculty governance
  • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs: Adelia Williams [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Associate Provost for Academic Affairs position. Each candidate's cover letter and CV are attached along with the position description and evaluation form. Students, faculty, and staff are invited and strongly encouraged to meet with each finalist by attending the open forums on both campuses. Finalist: Adelia Williams Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Open Forum Meeting with Faculty, Staff and Students - Downtown New York City Campus Location: Schimmel Lobby, One Pace Plaza Attended, asked question, gave written feedback.
  • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs: Brian Evans [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Associate Provost for Academic Affairs position. Each candidate's cover letter and CV are attached along with the position description and evaluation form. Students, faculty, and staff are invited and strongly encouraged to meet with each finalist by attending the open forums on both campuses. Finalist: Brian Evans Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:10 p.m.-- 1:10 p.m. Open Forum Meeting with Faculty, Staff, and Students - Downtown New York City Campus Location: Schimmel Lobby, One Pace Plaza Attended, asked question, gave written feedback.
  • SYRIA: A Common Hour Conversation [Attendee, Program]
    Desc: SYRIA: A Common Hour Conversation Join Professor Matthew Bolton and the Center for Community Action & Research in an open community discussion about the events and issues surrounding Syria's civil war and the possibility of U.S. intervention. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Email ccarny@pace.edu with questions or for more information. Date: Thursday, September 26th
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Join Professor Matthew Bolton and the Center for Community Action & Research in an open community discussion about the events and issues surrounding Syria's civil war and the possibility of U.S. intervention. Date: Thursday, September 26th. I brought my UNV 101 section.
  • Lubin Legal Studies and Taxation department meeting [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Participation in department meetings, including asking questions: 2/13/13; 3/18/13; 4/10/13; 6/3/13 (attempted phone participation); 6-24-13, 8/12/13 (time includes travel time on non-teaching days and e-mails before and after meetings)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Faculty governance, including department affairs and legal studies and taxation journal lists.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshop [Attendee, Orientation]
    Desc: Clarification of Pace University and Lubin School Tenure and Promotion requirements (PNY Midtown): 4/26/13
  • NY Faculty Council Faculty Affairs Committee [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Participation as member by asking questions, making proposals, and voting, etc., 2/25/13, 3/18/13, 4/22/13
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Faculty governance
  • Provost: Tea time with Provost Sukhatme [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Impromptu tea and talk with Provost Sukhatme and colleagues: 2/2/13; 4/3/13
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