Pace Law Professor Jay C. Carlisle Appointed to New York State Law Review Commission

WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 3, 2009) – Professor Jay C. Carlisle II has been appointed a member of the New York State Law Review Commission by Governor David A. Paterson effective March 18, 2009, for a term to expire on December 31, 2012. The commission is the oldest continuous agency devoted to law reform through legislation.

An expert in New York civil practice and civil litigation, Carlisle will examine and consequently suggest needed reforms to the common law and statutes of New York State, which contain “defects and anachronisms.”

Legislative proposals resulting from the commission’s recommendations are introduced in the New York State Legislature by ex officio members.

In addition to its own recommendations, the commission considers proposed changes put forth by, among others, the state legislature, the governor’s office, the American Law Institute, bar associations, judges, public officials, lawyers and the public.

“Over the course of his near 40-year legal career, Professor Jay Carlisle has devoted himself to the advancement of the legal profession,” said Dean Michelle S. Simon. “We in the Pace Law School community are extremely proud of Professor Carlisle and know that his invaluable experience and insight, which we have come to rely on here at Pace, will only further enhance his work as part of the commission.”

A Pace professor since 1978, Professor Carlisle has published extensively in the area of civil litigation, procedure and professional responsibility and is an elected life fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Professor Carlisle previously was appointed by the former Chief Judge of the State of New York, Judith Kaye, to the Task Force on Women and the Courts. Governor Mario Cuomo appointed him chairperson of the Temporary State Commission on Local Government Ethics Public Advisory Council, and Governor George Pataki named him to a Select Committee on Cameras in the Courts. Since 1999 Carlisle has served as a referee for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and since 1980 he has been a special master for the Supreme Court of New York.  Carlisle also is the recipient of several Bar Association awards for his pro bono service.

He received his AB in 1965 from the University of California at Los Angeles and his JD in 1969 from the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,700 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, Real Estate 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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