WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.- On January 21, 2003 Pace Law School will hold a reception to honor Professor Emeritus Eric Bergsten, Developer and Administrator of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He is the recipient of the 2003 Award for Distinction in International Law and Affairs awarded by the New York State Bar Association International Law and Practice Section. This award will be given at International Law and Practice Section’s annual meeting, which will take place at New York’s Marriott Marquis on January 22, 2002. The purpose of this award is to honor outstanding efforts in the area of International Law and Affairs. Previous Award Recipents have included: Arthur C. Helton, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies (2002), Alice H. Henkin, Director, Justice and Society Program at The Aspen Institute (2001), and Albert Kritzer, Pace University School of Law (1998).
Pace Law School will also be honoring Professors Albert Kritzer and Marie Stefanini Newman who, with others, conceived of and developed the Pace Website on the Vienna Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods (CISG). On December 3, 2002, Pace Law School was presented the 2002 Award for Non-Commercial Legal Information Websites, given by The International Association of Law Libraries. This honor was given in recognition of the Pace’s outstanding CISG database, a joint offering of the International Institute of Commercial Law at Pace Law School and the Pace School of Law library.
The CISG is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the Uniform International Sales Law of Countries that account foe two-thirds of all world trade. Pace Law School was lauded for its commitment to making available extensive primary and secondary legal materials on the topic through its CISG database. The database has over 1,000 judicial and arbitral case presentations and 5,000 case annotations are being assembled. Also, with the collaboration of the Queen Mary Case Translation Programme, University of London, it now has over 300 cases translated into English with more in progress. This database receives over three million “hits” per year from researches in over 144 countries and is linked to approximately 1,000 other websites.
Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time, and part-time day, and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in Environmental Law and an LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs and its Clinical Education Program also is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, securities arbitration, criminal justice, and disability rights.