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  • Robert Maccarone 1984 | Pace Law School
    probation officers All this Maccarone says is directed toward one goal making New York State safer It s a refrain he returns to constantly the touchstone of his career In order to improve and protect public safety Maccarone s office focuses on what he calls the drivers of criminal activity criminal attitudes and thinking criminal associates drug and alcohol dependency and family dysfunction This approach makes sense when you consider that Maccarone s undergraduate degree was in psychology his graduate degree in criminal justice He is also a former prosecutor and director of criminal justice in Westchester County Maccarone decided to pursue the law because he saw it as having a huge influence on public policy he always intended to use his law degree to drive public policy to improve public safety There have been many successes For example Maccarone says New York is the safest large state in the country now with crime at its lowest level in 40 years and recidivism at its lowest level in a decade The state prison population is also down from a high of 72 000 ten years ago to 56 000 today this is partly because of the reductions in crime and recidivism and partly because the state has reduced its reliance on incarceration meaning that probation is playing a larger role in the state s sentencing structure Maccarone also cites Leandra s Law as a success The law which makes driving while intoxicated with a child in the car an automatic felony took effect in December 2009 in the first year of enforcement the state racked up 658 arrests under the new law Convicted offenders are required to install an ignition interlock device that tests their blood alcohol level before the car will start Maccarone who oversaw the implementation of the

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  • Justin Romano 2011 | Pace Law School
    working hard to improve the criminal justice system from the inside You go to the South Bronx and it s another world Criminal justice here he says is a big machine that moves ever so slowly and not always justly You see a line of defendants waiting to get into court and they process these people all day every day Makes you think about it what you can do to make reforms The system definitely needs change Prior to attending Pace Law School Justin worked for a New York City councilman to observe how to craft laws and create a better system Having seen how the machine lives and breathes from the outside Justin headed to law school to learn how to change it from within Once here he couldn t pass on the opportunity to get out of school and into a courtroom He enrolled in the Barbara Salken Criminal Justice Clinic to learn the fundamentals of taking a case from beginning to end in a real world setting The program allows him to interview clients go to arraignment and care for our clients It s real life lawyering he says of his clinic work The best thing about

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  • Genavieve Shingle 2012 | Pace Law School
    law school panel for prospective students I had always wanted a job where I could help people and studying criminal law appealed to me I had never heard of Pace but the student rep really impressed me I visited the beautiful campus and loved the dual city and suburban feel As a varsity gymnast I never had a chance to participate in anything else during high school or college but within four days of coming here I made sure I was very involved The experiences at Pace Law School so far have been extremely rewarding and because of it I ve made lifelong friends Since Pace Law is such a small tight knit community everyone students and professors are so willing to help because they really want the best for you About the photo This summer I interned at the legal department of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service NCIS which was the inspiration for the CBS TV hit NCIS I m very interested in counter intelligence and counter terrorism which is what I love about the show and was part of the appeal of the internship During the summer program NCIS had several intern activity groups which included a day at the gun range and tactical entry training with the federal agents On a more academic note this fall I was selected to be on the Willem C Vis Vis Moot Court Team and will be competing in Vienna in April I m really looking forward to my schedule this year because I am able to tailor my course load to further my interests and at the same time explore other areas of law Since I have a passion for criminal law when I graduate I hope to become a prosecutor My advice to anyone contemplating law school is to

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  • Jaime Treviño 2012 | Pace Law School
    law school to be an adjustment but it was the culture shock that proved to be most difficult Jaime grew up in a suburb of Dallas but he wanted to live in the northeast He chose Pace Law because of its ample programs and its proximity to New York City It s so very different here the 3L said It s still a bit shocking After his first year Jaime interned in the Immigration Justice Clinic part of John Jay Legal Services JJLS Clinic students handle their own cases assisting immigrants with issues such as status adjustments and detention and guardianships proceedings The clinic assists many Spanish speaking clients but that wasn t a problem for Jaime He was a double major in Spanish and Business from Southern Methodist University Jaime s experience at the clinic was the first time he realized the abstract ideas that he had discussed in class had real world applications He also recognized the impact he could have by applying his knowledge of the law and how it could be used for good in peoples lives I still treasure that experience he said Jaime took advantage of the many opportunities that Pace Law provides to learn outside of the classroom and acquire practical experience He externed through the International Trade Externship program at a boutique firm that specializes in aviation law He also spent his third year in the JJLS Investor Rights Clinic assisting investors with disputes against their brokers and broker dealers This spring after networking with a Pace alumnus he interned at a prominent Westchester firm in its product liability department Additionally because of his contacts with JJLS Jaime volunteered with the Empire Justice Center Jaime s clinical experiences at JJLS along with his externships internships and time as a volunteer have prepared

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  • 1906 Society | Pace Law School
    Pace Law School every calendar year without interruption Loyalty Matters The newly established 1906 Society named for Pace s founding year celebrates loyal members of our community whose annual gifts serve as the foundation for Pace s growth Gifts of any amount to any area of Pace Law School given for two or more consecutive calendar years count toward 1906 Society participation and are greatly appreciated How to Become a Participant When you give any amount to any area of Pace Law School for two calendar years in a row you will be recognized for your generosity by the 1906 Society In order to sustain participation and achieve new recognition levels simply make a gift every calendar year without interruption You can make your gift to Pace University to any area of Pace Law School you choose here The 1906 Society is a vital community of Pace Law supporters and we are proud to acknowledge participants at the following qualifying levels Recognition Levels Charter Member 2 4 years of consecutive giving Milestone Member 5 9 years of consecutive giving Founder Member 10 24 years of consecutive giving Lifetime Member 25 years of consecutive giving Perfect Member Recognizes alumni who made

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  • President’s Society | Pace Law School
    of leaders Levels and Benefits 10 000 Level Gifts at this premier level present donors with the opportunity to name a one time scholarship award of 5 000 for an individual student Two complimentary tickets to the Annual President s Scholarship and Benefactor Dinner Two complimentary tickets to our annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Exclusive invitations to a taping of Inside the Actors Studio or an InsideTrack of your choice Two annual insider communications from the President s desk Listing on the University s and Pace Law School s website 5 000 to 9 999 Two complimentary tickets to the Annual President s Scholarship and Benefactor Dinner Two complimentary tickets to our annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Exclusive invitations to a taping of Inside the Actors Studio or an InsideTrack of your choice Two annual insider communications from the President s desk Listing on the University s and Pace Law School s website 2 500 to 4 999 Level Two complimentary tickets to the Annual President s Scholarship and Benefactor Dinner Discounted tickets to our annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Exclusive invitations to a taping of Inside the Actors Studio or an InsideTrack of your choice Two

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  • Alumni Highlights Archive | Pace Law School
    January 2016 Alumni Highlight December 2015 Alumni Highlight November 2015 Alumni Highlight October 2015 Alumni Highlight September 2015 Alumni Highlight August 2015 Alumni Highlight July 2015 Alumni Highlight June 2015 Alumni Highlight May 2015 Alumni Highlight April 2015 Alumni Highlight March 2015 Alumni Highlight February 2015 Alumni Highlight January 2015 Alumni Highlight December 2014 Alumni Highlight November 2014 Alumni Highlight October 2014 Alumni Highlight September 2014 Alumni Highlight August 2014

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  • Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar | Pace Law School
    Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search Environmental Law You are here Home Events Colloquia Symposia Special Events Previous Colloquia Symposia Special Events Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar 2015 Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Sarah E Light Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania September 30 2015 Arctic Drilling and Wrongful Benefit ABOUT THE RECIPIENT Sarah Light is currently an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Environmental Law and Policy and Negotiation Previously Light served for ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Civil Division and for four years as the Chief of the Office s Environmental Protection Unit In that capacity Light represented federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency the Department of Defense the Army Corps of Engineers and others in affirmative and defensive environmental litigation While serving as an AUSA Light taught Environmental Law and Policy at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and served as a pro bono mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York She has also previously taught at Fordham Law School and Brooklyn Law School Light s scholarly articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal the Tulane Law Review the UCLA Law Review and the Boston College Law Review Light earned her JD from Yale Law School an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and an AB in Social Studies magna cum laude from Harvard College ABOUT THE AWARD The Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award is presented annually to an emerging junior environmental law professor who exhibits scholarly excellence and promise

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