Evidence

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

Steven Goldberg

Formerly the dean of Pace Law School, Professor Steven Goldberg now teaches Evidence, Torts and Constitutional Law. Prof. Goldberg served for a decade on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Criminal Justice Standards, chaired an ABA Task Force on Commitment of Non-responsibility Acquittees, was a member of the Standards Review Committee of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and served as co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Committee on Lawyer Ethics from 1991 to 2002. He is also a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Goldberg is the author of a trial advocacy book, The First Trial (Where Do I Sit? What Do I Say?), and is the co-author, with Park, Leonard and Orenstein, of a treatise in the West Hornbook Series, Evidence Law: A Student’s Guide to the Law of Evidence as Applied in American Trials.

Prof. Goldberg has also published numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy, in addition to works on legal ethics.

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, tort law, evidence, trial


Michael Mushlin

Prof. Michael Mushlin is one of the country’s leading authorities on prisons and prisoners’ rights, and the author of a four-volume treatise, The Rights of Prisoners (West Publishing Company). He serves as vice-chair, and formerly as chair, of the Board of Directors of the Correctional Association of New York. Prior to entering academia, he spent seven years litigating on behalf of prisoners, including class action cases dealing with all New York City jails including the infamous “Tombs” jail in lower Manhattan. Prof. Mushlin organized and co-organized two major conferences in recent years on prison reform and prison oversight—held at Pace Law School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas

He is the former chair of the Committee on Corrections of the New York City Bar Association and current co-chair of the American Bar Association subcommittee on Prison Oversight. He has written law review articles and lectured widely on prison reform, evidence, solitary confinement, and rethinking race and prisoners’ rights.

Prior to joining the Pace Law School faculty, Prof. Michael Mushlin served as a public interest and civil rights lawyer for 15 years as staff attorney with Harlem Assertion of Rights, Inc.; as a staff attorney and Project Director of the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society; and as Associate Director of the Children’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. Prof. Mushlin teaches courses in Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Prisoners’ Rights.

Areas of expertise:  prisons and prisoners’ rights, evidence, trial, civil litigation

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