Pace Law Professor Marie Newman Named Commercial Law Institute Senior Fellow

White Plains, NY, November 12, 2007 – Pace Law School’s Law Library Director and Professor of Law Marie Stefanini Newman was recently named senior fellow by the Pace Institute of International Commercial Law. The honor was in recognition of her outstanding work in developing the database on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and for her other scholarly contributions to the field.

Among her scholarly contributions is the new book, Remedies in International Sales, which Professor Newman edited. Chengwei Liu of Renmin University in China wrote the book, which was published by Juris. It is the first work to compare remedies from the perspectives of the CISG, the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, the Principles of European Contract Law, and case law from courts and arbitral tribunals from around the world.

As database manager for Pace’s Institute of International Commercial Law, Professor Newman directs the work involved in producing a database devoted to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Serving international lawyers and law students, the Pace Institute of International Commercial Law works to facilitate the success of international business transactions by sharing knowledge of international commercial laws and practices through programs that interest and inform the legal profession. These programs emphasize practical steps to avoid problems and improve responses to foreign customers and environments, competitive practices and government requirements.

Professor Newman began her career in law librarianship at New York Law School, where she served as head of reference services and as an adjunct professor of law teaching Advanced Legal Research. Immediately before coming to Pace, she served as associate director for public services at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law; as an adjunct lecturer there, she taught Research in Federal and State Law. Professor Newman was the associate director of the Pace Law Library from 1993 until 1998, when she became the acting director; she was appointed the director of the Law Library in 1999. She has taught Advanced Legal Research, an upper-level elective course, at Pace since 1995. She received her AB from Smith College, MS from Columbia University, and her JD from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,500 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and in Comparative Legal Studies and an SJD in environmental law. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent, and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

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