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New York Law Journal: "Law School 'Boot Camp' for Disadvantaged Students Is Revived"

07/13/2016

New York Law Journal: "Law School 'Boot Camp' for Disadvantaged Students Is Revived"

More than three years after Judge Jenny Rivera exchanged a tenured professorship at the City University of New York School of Law for a seat on the state Court of Appeals, she has been able this summer to use her teaching skills again.

And she said she is glad to have returned to the classroom for an effort that both challenges and nurtures future attorneys.

Rivera is a faculty member for New York Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY-LEO), an intensive preparatory course that helps minority, low-income or educationally disadvantaged participants to acquire the practical skills they need to succeed in law school.

LEO is being offered for the first time since 2010 at the state courts' Judicial Institute, in cooperation with the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in White Plains.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202762233826/Law-School-Boot-Camp-f...

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WPIX: "Navy vet finds himself in the military -- and sets a course to college"

07/12/2016

WPIX: "Navy vet finds himself in the military -- and sets a course to college"

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/07/05/new-pix11-partnership-aims-to-help-vets-pay-their-college-education/

NEW YORK — For many returning veterans, getting a college education is a priority.  But paying for it isn’t always easy.

That’s why PIX11 has partnered with the Veterans Education Challenge (VEC).   It’s an organization dedicated to sending U.S. military vets to college, and provides them with needed scholarships that the GI Bill does not cover.

VEC founders, Avis and Bruce Richards, started the “Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge” to help fund higher education for returning veterans.  Every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to one million dollars.

We share the story of U.S. Navy Veteran Raphael Harry who got high marks for his military service before pursuing a college degree.

His friends didn’t think he’d make it in the military. In fact they even laughed at him. But Raphael Harry proved them all wrong.

Soon after joining the U.S. Navy in 2008, the logistics specialist from Nigeria caught the attention of his boss.

“One day I came to work and my boss just told me, ‘you’re going to take charge,’ and I was put in charge of the people in the Navy longer than myself, and with time I got to realize somebody sees something in me, and is encouraging me.”

He spent the last 16 months of his active duty in Bahrain, where members of the now famous Seal Team Six trained for their mission to capture Osama Bin Laden.

“It kind of made me feel special,“ Harry said. We all knew somehow we all contributed to assisting them.”

After proudly completing his service in 2012, Raphael struggled to find his place in civilian life.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as I had planned.  I ended up losing all my savings.  I was at my lowest then.  I was on my own, no support,” he said.

Fortunately a friend steered him to vet friendly Pace University in Manhattan.  Taking advantage of being 100 percent covered by the post 9/11 GI Bill, Raphael, now 34, pursued a BA in business administration. He graduated in May.

“Pace has helped me with networking, has been able to expand my opportunities I see myself as qualified for,” Harry said.

 

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NBC New York: "Second Amazon Prime Day Aims to Better Last Year's Reviews"

07/12/2016

NBC New York: "Second Amazon Prime Day Aims to Better Last Year's Reviews"

. . . Amazon faced a backlash on social media during last year's Prime Day event — with the hashtag #PrimeDayFail trending — after many members complained about a lack of in-demand deals and items selling out too quickly.

Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor at Pace University, told The Associated Press after the sale that if people get disillusioned with Amazon's sales announcements they won't trust future sales. "They haven't damaged the trust people have in the overall Amazon brand, but they have done major damage to the credibility of sales announcements going forward," he said. "People are going to get numb to sale announcements and they'll no longer provide the traffic kick start they're designed to."

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FiOS1 News: "Pace University students write Elephant Protection Act; bill passes NY Senate in 62-0 vote"

06/30/2016

FiOS1 News: "Pace University students write Elephant Protection Act; bill passes NY Senate in 62-0 vote"

Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

A college course has led to the creation of a bill banning elephants from performing at the circus or shows within New York State borders.

“We got several emails from students that said they actually cried when they got the news,” said Pace University Professor John Cronin.

Eight of his own students wrote the bill, the Elephant Protection Act, that was passed by the New York State Senate 62-0.

"We had a team that researched the life history of the elephants; we had a team that researched other state laws around the country; we had a team that researched the treatment and training of elephants, and we had a team that worked with legislators that built support,” Cronin explained.

This included Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Sen. Terrance Murphy, who was the chief sponsor of the bill in the senate.

Watch the video: http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/elephant-protection-act-pace-university-ny#.V3RaEfT3anM

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Journal News: "Housing, assisted care planned for Good Counsel site"

06/29/2016

Journal News: "Housing, assisted care planned for Good Counsel site"

. . . On the north portion of the site, near Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law, plans call for construction of 60 dorm-type units in a three-story building that would be rented to Pace law students.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/white-plains/2016/06/2...

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Westchester County Business Journal: "What could Brexit mean for New York, U.S.?"

06/24/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "What could Brexit mean for New York, U.S.?"

Photo: Supporters of the “Leave” campaign celebrating today near Parliament in London. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times

British voters opted to cut ties with the European Union Thursday, a historic decision that caused turmoil in the markets and forced the resignation of its prime minister.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to step down early Friday morning after leading the campaign to stay in the EU, saying the country would need “fresh leadership” for its transition. Meanwhile, the announcement sent the British pound plunging to its lowest level since 1985. The S&P 500 Index opened down 3 percent Friday in the U.S.

But what further impacts Britain’s decision, coined Brexit, could have in the United States and in New York are not yet clear, according to Larry Bridwell, professor of International Business and chair of the Undergraduate Management Program at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

“This is a classic example of a big-picture story,” Bridwell said.

He noted the trouble on Wall Street in the U.S. and the declining pound as the immediate impacts on the global economy.

“But as far as the American economy as a whole, a lot of activity are exports, imports and that I don’t think is going to be affected that much,” he said.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/80325/what-could-brexit-mean-for-new-york-u-s/

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Huffington Post: "The Orlando Tragedy, 'Terror Gap' & Assault Weapon Ban: An Interview With David Yassky"

06/22/2016

Huffington Post: "The Orlando Tragedy, 'Terror Gap' & Assault Weapon Ban: An Interview With David Yassky"

David Yassky, currently Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, has served as an elected and appointed official in NYC government.

In the aftermath of the June 12, 2016 Orlando mass shooting and public outcry about self-identified terrorists obtaining assault-style weapons, the Huffington Post caught up with David Yassky, who served as chief counsel to US House Subcommittee on Crime when Congress passed the Brady Law (1993) and the Assault Weapons Ban ( 1994). Enacted under the Clinton Administration, the Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) expired in 2004 under Bush due to lack of Congressional action to renew it. Yassky has a 20-plus-year perspective on the issue:

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-freudenheim/terror-gap-and-an-assault_b_10527926.html

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Law.com: "Law Students Get a ‘Fresh’ Start at Pace Clinic This Fall"

06/22/2016

Law.com: "Law Students Get a ‘Fresh’ Start at Pace Clinic This Fall"

The farm-to-table movement is coming to law school.

Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law in the fall will launch a pilot Food and Beverage Law Clinic—a first-of-its-kind program where law students will help sustainable farmers, food entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations dedicated to sustainability and ensuring everyone has access to food. The program, funded with a $400,000 donation from Pace law alumnus and Constellation Brands Inc. chief executive officer Rob Sands, is a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Counsel.

Read more: http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2016/06/21/law-students-get-a-fresh-start-at-pace-clinic-this-fall/

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Norwich Bulletin: "Blaming parents"

06/21/2016

Norwich Bulletin: "Blaming parents"

. . . Linda Fentiman, a professor of law at Pace University, has written a fascinating book to be published this fall showing how blaming mothers has been incorporated into the law in basic legal concepts.

Read more: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20160621/dr-elaine-heffner-blaming-parents

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace appoints new computer science dean"

06/21/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace appoints new computer science dean"

The new dean of Pace University’s computer science school says Westchester and Fairfield counties are poised to become a significant technology hub, and the college intends to be a part of that.

Pace named Jonathan H. Hill as dean of Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, effective July 1, after a lengthy national search. He had been serving as interim dean since September and was previously the associate dean.

Hill said there has been a lot of talk about the loss of technology jobs as Fortune 500 companies have moved out of the region. But there is a counter-trend. Many technology jobs are unfilled here, and young professionals, for example, are moving out of Brooklyn to places like Tarrytown and Mount Kisco to work for technology companies.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/80169/pace-appoints-new-computer-science-dean/

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