Trial

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 Linda Fentiman joined the Pace Law School faculty in 1996 and teaches courses in Contracts and Public Health. Professor Fentiman is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

Professor Fentiman recently completed a term as a Fulbright Scholar in Poland, where she was a professor at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law, teaching American Criminal Law and Comparative Health Law and Bioethics.

Professor Fentiman has researched and written extensively on issues relating to health care access (focusing on Internet pharmacies, telemedicine, and women’s health issues), the insanity defense, competency to stand trial, and bioethics (including organ transplantation and substitute medical decision making for incompetent individuals).

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


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


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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