Setter Success: March 2020
Two different organizations at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law are impressing at regional and national competitions; plus, Professor Darren Hayes, DPS, was recognized for his continued work in addressing cybercrime vulnerabilities.
A Winning Trial
Beating out some of the top law schools in the country for the second year in a row, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has captured first place in the regional competition of the prestigious Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition.
The team competed in the regional mock trial run by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) on January 25. They will now move to the national competition in Cincinnati, Ohio during the first week in March.
"I want to congratulate the team on a stellar performance,'' said Elisabeth Haub School of Law Dean Horace Anderson. "Not only is this the second first-place win we have had in this rigorous competition, but it is the third time we've taken first place in the last four years. Clearly, we are preparing our students to succeed.''
Seidenberg Professor Darren Hayes, DPS, was honored at a reception in February by the Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and was the recipient of HSI’s 2020 New York Private Sector Partnership Award.
Hayes was recognized for “extraordinary efforts to identify systemic vulnerabilities in finance, trade, and travel, and help address those vulnerabilities.”
A Home Run for Law Students
A team of talented students from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law participated in The Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Competition, a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). Competing against 40 teams from law schools across the country, Pace’s team finished in an impressive second place—and were narrowly defeated in the final round by a score of 6-5, meaning the team was just one point away from winning the entire competition.
“We are very proud of our students for their performance going against more than 40 teams who competed in this final national competition,” said Dean Anderson. “The Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition is widely known for its difficulty in that it involves analyzing statistics and using the numbers to build a persuasive argument. Congratulations to Coach Dan Masi, the Pace Advocacy Program, and our team members Kelly Garrison, Jake Goldstein, and Megan Clancy.”
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