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H. Justin Pace

H. Justin Pace

Assistant Professor

College of Business

School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Business Law

Contact Information

Office: 230 Forsyth Building


An alumnus of WCU and a WNC-native, Professor H. Justin Pace returned home to teach at WCU starting in the fall 2020 semester. In between, he worked for the world's largest business consultancy, graduated with honors from Northwestern Law, clerked for two federal judges, practiced in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation space for a Texas-based boutique, and taught at the law school level. Professor Pace is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Texas and enjoys reading, spending time with family, and exploring the great outdoors in his spare time.


  • JD, Northwestern University
  • MAcc, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • BSBA, Western Carolina University

Teaching Interests

Professor Pace teaches Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (LAW230), Business Organization (LAW275), Contracts and Sales (LAW331) Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility (LAW412), and Labor and Employment Law (LAW440). He has previously taught Legal Environment, Marketing and Sales Law, and Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level; Legal, Political, and Regulatory Aspects of Business and Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility at the MBA level, and Securities Regulation, Corporation, and Secured Transactions at the law school level.

Research Interests

Professor Pace's research focuses on fiduciary obligation law, corporation and LLC law, and comparative state law. He has been cited by the Nevada Supreme Court and the leading LLC treatise. His work has been published in the Wisconsin Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, among others.

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