The Law School inaugurated its Leadership Award in 1995. The purpose of this accolade is to honor individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the legal community. The Annual Dinner provides the setting for the presentation of the Leadership Awards. Through sponsorships and a journal produced especially for the event, funds are raised that help to underwrite the Law School’s outstanding academic programs, our faculty and students.
During the Leadership Dinner, the Dean also awards the Richard Ottinger Faculty Achievement Award. The Ottinger Award is given annually by the Pace Law School faculty to recognize a fulltime professor’s outstanding service to the Law School, the legal profession, or both. The award is based on the faculty member’s outstanding service during the previous academic year.