Commercial

Leslie Garfield

Professor Leslie Garfield teaches Commercial Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Torts.  Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty, Professor Garfield was a legislative attorney in the Legal Division of the Council of the City of New York. Professor Garfield frequently works with recent law graduates, court administrators, judges, lawyers, educators, and legislative and executive branch officials on projects to improve the communication and administration of justice. She is also the faculty editor of the Journal of Court Innovation, a joint project of the New York State Judicial Institute and Pace Law School to promote innovation in the courts.

Professor Garfield has co-authored a book, Teaching Skills through Substantive Law: Integration of the Principles.  She also writes and lectures nationally on the topics of criminal law, criminal procedure, and the impact of the Internet on law.

Areas of expertise: commercial law, criminal law, tort law, entertainment law, Internet law, trial

Irene Johnson

Professor Irene Johnson teaches Commercial Law: Payment Sections, Secured Transactions and Wills, Trusts and Estates. Her comprehensive article on personal jurisdiction in federal question suits received the Dean’s Prize for faculty publications in 1984. In recent years, she has devoted herself to helping students in academic difficulty improve performances on law school examinations.

Prior to coming to Pace in 1978, Professor Johnson was a law clerk for The Honorable Paul R. Hays of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Professor Johnson also served as advisor to Pace’s Moot Court Board.

Areas of expertise: commercial; estates, trusts and wills

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