David Cassuto

Professor Cassuto teaches in the areas of property, professional responsibility, animal law, water law, international comparative law, and legal and environmental theory. He directs the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), a cooperative endeavor with the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Professor Cassuto is a Fulbright fellow. He’s an ongoing visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He’s the Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at Williams College.

Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty in 2003, he practiced complex civil litigation at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco; was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco and served on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Environmental Law Practice Group.

Areas of expertise: animal law, water law, environmental law, property law, ethics, comparative environmental law, international environmental law


Lissa Griffin

Professor Lissa Griffin helped design Pace Law School’s second-year skills course, and teaches courses in Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Interviewing/Counseling/Negotiation and Comparative Criminal Procedure Seminar.  Prior to coming to Pace, Professor Griffin was involved in criminal and civil appellate litigation privately and with the Legal Aid Society.

Prof. Griffin is the author of two treatises, Federal Criminal Appeals and Multidefendant Criminal Cases: Federal Law and Procedure, and has written extensively on criminal law, wrongful convictions and comparative criminal procedure issues.

Areas of expertise: criminal law, comparative law, wrongful convictions

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