Criminal law

David Dorfman

Professor David Dorfman teaches courses in Criminal Law/ Legal Analysis and Interviewing/ Counseling/ Negotiating.  Prior to joining the Pace Law faculty in 1995, Prof. Dorfman practiced as a criminal defense trial lawyer with the Legal Aid Society, where he brought cases to jury and bench verdicts, defended clients throughout the entire proceedings and wrote various motions, briefs and memoranda.

Prof. Dorfman has published articles regarding police credibility in trial and jury nullification. He also worked as a freelance writer prior to his time at Pace, writing on art criticism and aesthetic theory topics.

Areas of expertise: criminal law, trials, policing, ethics and professional responsibility

Louis Fasulo

Professor Louis Fasulo directs Pace Law School’s Trial Advocacy and Client Counseling program. A highly respected and aggressive courtroom advocate with more than 25 years of experience in trial work, he is a partner in the law firm of Fasulo, Shalley and DiMaggio. The firm specializes in real estate, employment discrimination, family law, banking and securities compliance work and civil and criminal litigation.

Prof. Fasulo has litigated more than 100 cases. He has tried cases to verdict in federal, state and municipal courts. He has also advocated in Arbitrations and Mediations, and has appeared in front of various state, federal, city and regulatory agencies.

Areas of expertise: trial, sentencing, criminal law

Linda Fentiman

Professor Fentiman practiced criminal law as a defense attorney in California and has written extensively on the intersection of criminal law and mental disability, focusing on addiction, the insanity defense, and competency to stand trial.  She is also an expert on white collar crime, particular where it connects with health care fraud and abuse.

Areas of expertise: contract law, health law, white-collar crime, trial, criminal law

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


Bennett Gershman

Professor Ben Gershman is among the country’s leading authorities on prosecutorial misconduct. He is frequently quoted in the national media as an expert on a wide range of legal topics. At Pace Law School, Prof. Gershman teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Evidence.

Prior to joining Pace Law as one of the original faculty members, Prof. Gershman was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense litigation. He previously worked as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, and served as the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the justice system for four years. He is also active on several Bar Association committees, and is a frequent pro bono litigator.

Prof. Gershman has written two books, The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering and Prosecutorial Misconduct, and has published countless articles on prosecutorial and judicial ethics.

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, criminal law, prosecutorial misconduct, trial, evidence

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

Audrey Rogers

Prof. Audrey Rogers teaches Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Family Law and Computer Law.  She has written and lectured in the areas of family, Internet and criminal law.

Prior to joining the Pace faculty, Professor Rogers was an associate at Siff, Newman, Rosen & Parker, P.C., where she specialized in appellate practice. She is actively involved in a number of community service organizations, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program and the Westchester/Rockland chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.

Areas of expertise: criminal law, family law, Internet law

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