E-mail from Law School Dean Stephen J. Friedman to Cari Rincker, January 26, 2007

From: Mr. Stephen J. Friedman [mailto:SFriedman@law.pace.edu]

Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 9:22 AM

To: Rincker, Cari

Cc: Ms. Angie D’Agostino

Subject: RE: response to CLSA

I expect to issue a decision today – or Monday at the latest. I do not intend to respond to FIRE.  I believe that this is an internal matter. I am happy to discuss my decision with anyone, including FIRE if they want to come here. As for your specific questions, I believe that requiring a statement of beliefs as a precondition to voting is inconsistent with the University policy of open membership and`, if your application were approved, inconsistent with the constitution that you have submitted. With respect to the other issues, I would have to first consult University Counsel as to the application of University policies, but I would only do so in the context of a specific draft proposal. After that, the review of the proposal would, of course, be made in the first instance by the SBA,
Stephen J. Friedman
Dean and Professor of Law
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

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