Fred Mauhs LLM '21 spent 32 years in the banking industry before deciding to shift his focus to environmental law and completing his LLM at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Fred’s concern about climate change coupled with his love for the outdoors ultimately helped him come to the realization that he desired to use his legal skills to help avert the climate crisis. A day after quitting his banking law position, Fred applied to Haub Law’s LLM program. Learn more about Fred’s career before becoming an environmental lawyer and since becoming one, how many mountain peaks he has climbed, and what he feels is the most pressing concern of environmental law for the next few years, and also for the foreseeable future in this Q&A.

Bryan Conway, a prosecutor in Orange County, NY, and Brendan Conway, a 2L at Haub Law, grew up with several family influences in the field of law. Despite this, law school was not always at the forefront of Bryan's or Brendan’s mind. After spending some time interning with a family court judge Bryan’s mind was made up and he decided to pursue a career in law. For Brendan, it was during his junior year of undergraduate school that he began to think about law as a potential career. Bryan made the decision to attend Pace, in part, based on its excellent academic reputation and location. A few years later, his brother, Brendan, also keen on Haub Law’s location saw his brother’s positive experience at the school and decided to pursue his legal education there. Read more about Bryan and Brendan and their law school journey in this Q&A. READ MORE >
John Rapisardi '82 was honored as a 2022 Dealmaker of the Year by the American Lawyer Magazine.

Grace Hanlon '89 was elected Supreme Court Judge for the 8th Judicial District, the 14 year term started January 1, 2022. Judge Hanlon notes, "I was the first openly gay person elected Supreme Court Justice in the 8th Judicial District."

Christopher B. Fisher '94 has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Westchester County Association.

Anthony B. Gioffre III '94 has been named the next Managing Partner of Cuddy & Feder.

Robert S. Migliorelli '98 and Bart G. Mongelli '89 joined Mandelbaum Barrett PC as partners.

After spending more than 20 years with an Am Law 200 law firm, Philip DeNoia '00 has joined Fullerton Beck LLP, a White Plains-based, women-owned law firm.

W. Paul Alvarez '16 recently opened his own law practice, the Law Office of W. Paul Alvarez PLLC in Pleasantville, NY. Paul is also a trustee in the Village of Pleasantville.

Scott Wenzel '17 recently joined Yankwitt LLP as an associate.


Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law is once again ranked number one in the country for Environmental Law by the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, released today. This is the second year in a row, and the third time in four years, that Haub Law has received the number one ranking for Environmental Law, marking the latest major success for the school’s Environmental Law Program. 
Faculty Focus: Professor Jason J. Czarnezki
Professor Jason J. Czarnezki is the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law and the Associate Dean of Environmental Law Programs and Strategic Initiatives. Professor Czarnezki joined Haub Law in 2013, and teaches Natural Resources Law, Sustainable Business and the Environment, Property, and the Environmental Law Seminar: Current Challenges. Since he joined Haub Law, the environmental law program has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as number one in environmental law for the last two years in a row and for three times in the last four years. A generational environmentalist, learn about Professor Czarnezki’s recent research interests, his family full of outdoor enthusiasts, and more in this Q&A.
Did You Know?
For the first time, Pace will hold a combined ceremony for the 2022 graduates of its campuses in New York City and Pleasantville and from its Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains. Classes of 2020 and 2021, who were not able to have a traditional celebration due to pandemic-related restrictions, will participate in what will be the largest ceremony in the history of the University. LEARN MORE >
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