FeministLawProf Michelle Simon Named Dean at Pace Law School

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From the University’s press release:

Pace Law School has appointed Michelle S. Simon interim dean of the school, effective June 4, 2007. She succeeds Stephen J. Friedman, who became president of Pace University on that day.

When Friedman accepted the presidency of Pace, his consideration of a successor included asking the law school faculty for its recommendation. The faculty named Simon, and Friedman accepted that recommendation.

“The faculty’s enthusiasm for Michelle Simon is a strong confirmation of her breadth in scholarship, teaching, and administration, all areas in which she sets high goals and earns the respect of colleagues, students, and the profession,”said Friedman. ***

Simon has been a member of the Pace law faculty since 1985 and full professor since 2003. She is an expert in criminal law, civil procedure, and legal writing, all of which she teaches, and in which she has authored or co-authored 17 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from instructions to juries in criminal cases, guilty-plea negotiations, sex offenses, legal issues in AIDS, search and seizure procedures, and the legal autonomy of cities in urban planning.

The Legal Writing Prof Blog adds here that one of Dean Simon’s early career accomplishments was “persuading the Pace faculty to approve moving all legal writing instructors to the tenure track.”

-Bridget Crawford

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