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News from the Schools: February 2019

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The Elisabeth Haub School of Law has kicked off 2019 with some major achievements. Plus, news from Seidenberg, SOE, and Dyson.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Alumni Secure Major Immigration Rights Victory

Pace Law graduates Craig Relles ’12 and Steven Haskos ’11 have won a path-breaking decision challenging indefinite detention of asylum-seekers without a hearing. This recent victory is only one of several that highlight the outstanding work of students and alumni of the Pace Immigration Justice Clinic. For more than a dozen years, the Immigration Justice Clinic has provided free representation to indigent immigrants who are facing deportation or seeking to regularize their legal status.

Popular Pace Law Podcast Celebrates One Year

Pace Law Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer’s podcast, “Law to Fact,” recently celebrated its first anniversary and has been downloaded nearly 35,000 times. She describes the podcast as “the go to podcast for students in law school, going to law school, or studying for the bar.” 

New Part-Time Law School Options!

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law recently announced an expansion of its current part-time program, making the Law School more accessible to working professionals and others. The new scheduling option allows part-time law students to take all of their required classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as on Saturday mornings, as they pursue their JD degrees.

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Hey, New York Times! Still Looking for a Seat in a Computer Science Class?

The New York Times published an article on January 24, 2019, stating that the toughest part about getting a degree in computer science was getting a seat in class. According to journalist Natasha Singer, the degree program is so popular that demand far exceeds the capacity of many universities around the country to accommodate them.

Well, we at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University wanted to let you know that we have seats available for you! While it’s true that our “little” school has been growing steadily over the past five years, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that there are classes at decent times, with great faculty, and in the hottest topics in tech, for our students to take.

>> Read the full article.

School of Education

Welcome Back, Joan Walker!

Please join us in wishing Joan Walker, PhD, a warm welcome on her return to Pace and the School of Education. Walker has been working for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the past three years, serving as a program officer in the Education and Human Resources Directorate.

Leveraging her experiences at NSF, Walker will take on two leadership roles at the university level. First, she will serve as Assistant Provost for Research, working with Sally Dickerson, PhD, to support faculty's capacity to pursue external research support. In this role, part of Joan's work involves one-on-one faculty consultation regarding funding opportunities and proposal development. Second, Walker will serve as co-director of the Faculty Center, working with Jim Stenerson, PhD, to provide faculty development leadership and professional development sessions and workshops.

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences