Pace Honors Prof. Dorothy Marie Miner

On December 3, 2008, the State of New York conferred its top Individual Achievement Historic Preservation Award on Prof. Dorothy Marie Miner. Her citation recited:

Preservation law pioneer, advocate, educator and mentor, Miner was a powerful force for civic good, a fearless voice for the rule of law and the built environment. Ms. Miner was instrumental in the development, implementation and defense of preservation laws at local and statewide levels, and her pioneering work was significant in establishing preservation law at the national level. She was informed of her award before her death on October 21, 2008.

Also, on December 3, 2008, the City of New York Law Department renamed its award for outstanding service as counsel to an agency after its first recipient, Dorothy Marie Miner. This annual award, now titled “The Dorothy Marie Miner Award for Outstanding Service as Counsel to an Agency” was conferred on Phyllis Arnold yesterday evening.

Prof. Dorothy Marie Miner’s family has agreed to provide her personal legal archives on preservation law to Pace Law Library for its original archive collection. Prof. Marie Newman, the Director of Pace Law Library, is in process of arranging the deed of gift of some 65 boxes of important preservation law materials.

Today Pace’s Seminar in Historic Preservation Law will honor Dorothy Marie Miner, and continue her work, through the students’ presentations at the class’ annual research symposium. Students present abstracts of their research findings and papers. Please join Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson, the Pace’s Seminar in Historic Preservation Law, and the Pace Law School today, December 4, at noon in Preston Hall Room 403.

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