In its back-to-school issue, "preLaw" magazine ranked the employment rates of graduates from law schools across the country and named Pace Law "Most Improved" among all the schools. In conducting its survey, the magazine weighted the quality of the jobs secured by the graduates and tallied five years of statistics. According to their analysis, Pace improved 5.6 percent for each of the five years.

A delegation of faculty, staff, students and alumni represented Pace Law at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's 2016 World Conservation Congress in Honolulu Hawaii in September. The delegation debated and voted on motions concerning controversial conservation and sustainable development issues in the Member's Assembly, IUCN's highest decision-making body.

Dean Emeritus Richard L. Ottinger was honored on November 15th with the Gold Honor Medal from the National Institute of Social Sciences. This medal has been presented since 1913 for "Distinguished Service to Humanity" to a small group of honorees. The honorees represent "outstanding achievement in the social sciences, law, government, education, philanthropy, the arts, medicine, science, and industry."

Law professors Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger, and Bridget J. Crawford announce the release of their book "Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court." Published by Cambridge University Press, "Feminist Judgments" explores how 25 United States Supreme Court cases might have been decided differently if justices had applied feminist methods and perspectives to their decisions.

Jonathan Brown joined the Haub Environmental Law Program as the Director of the Transactional Food and Beverage Law Clinic, which is part of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative, in October 2016. Jon was most recently a clinical lecturer in law at Yale Law School, and prior to that an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, in New York. He received his B.A from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

In early October, ten Pace Law alumni returned to the classroom to speak about their careers in tax law. Nine of these alumni are former students of Professor Bridget Crawford and completed her federal tax class as students; all enjoy successful tax-related careers. The alumni represent a range of tax practice settings – medium-sized law firms, boutique law practices, solo practice, legal publishers, accounting firms, banks and corporations.

Pace Law's highly-ranked Environmental Law Program continues to attract passionate, engaged students, such as Josh and Zach Berliner. The brothers and second-year students took time to reflect on their path to Pace and the opportunities they have pursued here.

Anne Carpenter ('09)graduated from The College of William and Mary in 2002 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Geology. During her final undergraduate year Anne decide to pursue a graduate degree in environmental studies. In January of 2003, Anne enrolled in a master's program at NYU and obtained an M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education, with a focus on policy. Anne then worked for two years as an education and policy coordinator for the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District ("NYCSWCD").

Claudia Lynch ('97) graduated from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1994, though law wasn't always at the forefront of her mind. After high school (where Claudia was designated the first ever student advisor to the principal), she went on to Howard University intent on becoming a Doctor. However, after seriously thinking her future career through and after completing basic gross anatomy, Claudia's drive to become a doctor shifted to law and she enrolled in John Jay earning her degree in legal studies.

The Honorable Francesca E. Connolly ('82) is currently an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department. A question that Justice Connolly is often asked is how she became a judge in the first place. Justice Connolly attributes her success to a combination of factors including: a strong work ethic, commitment to public service, and the education she received at Pace.

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