Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University In May of 2016, Pace Law School was renamed the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in honor of a tireless environmental advocate and philanthropist and in recognition of the school’s longstanding partnership with the Haub family. The Haubs’ transformational gift, the largest in Pace University’s history, creates a substantial endowment for our Environmental Law Program, supporting: • Two new endowed environmental faculty chairs • A new visiting scholars program • A scholarship program for top law students with environmental interests • Our environmental law clinics, including our renowned Environmental Litigation Clinic and United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Program • Environmental law experiential and externship programs for our students • An “innovation fund” to tackle emerging environmental issues in new and creative ways This generous gift reinforces our Environmental Law Program’s status as a leader in educating highly-qualified environmental lawyers and aiding in the development of environmental law. It will allow us to build our innovative partnerships and programs and to better support our students and alumni in their education and career goals. Born in 1899 in Germany, Elisabeth Haub devoted much of her life to the stewardship of sustainability, forming the first foundation dedicated to establishing laws for nature conservation and environmental protection. Farsighted in her work, she recognized the global nature of environmental issues and the importance of a balanced approach to sustainable growth long before many of her generation. She played an important part in the creation of the United Nations World Charter for Nature and supported extensive legal groundwork for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (1973). Elisabeth’s organization continued in her footsteps by supporting the research that formed the foundation for the Convention on Migratory Species (1979), the Convention on Biological Diversity (1992), and the revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (2004). Since her death in 1977, Elisabeth Haub’s children and grandchildren have continued her environmental work through the family business and by founding the Elisabeth Haub Foundations for Environmental Law and Policy. In 1997, Pace University and the International Council of Environmental Law, in collaboration with the Haub family, created the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environment Diplomacy. Bestowed annually, the prestigious award recognizes the innovation, skill and accomplishments of diplomats, international civil servants, and other negotiators who work to shape the world environmental order. Our program is proud to be part of Elisabeth’s extraordinary legacy of promoting the progress of environmental law and policy. 4 Haub School of Law • Environmental Law Program
Collaborations and Partnerships IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Secretariat Through the Maryland-Pace Environmental Law Alliance, the Haub Environmental Law Program has become the joint home of the Secretariat for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. The organization connects thousands of environmental law professors and students, boasting individual and institutional members in every region of the world. Through collaborative annual colloquia, training programs, publications, and more, the Academy aims to build environmental law education capacity and to promote the conceptual development of environmental law around the globe. Both Pace and Maryland have been intimately involved in the Academy’s work since its founding in 2003, and we are excited to work closely with the Academy Board and its members moving forward. Food and Beverage Law Clinic With a generous grant from alumnus Rob Sands and Constellation Brands, where Mr. Sands is CEO and President, the Haub Environmental Law Program recently launched a new Food and Beverage Law Clinic that will provide transactional legal services to farmers, community and grassroots groups, and mission-oriented food and beverage entrepreneurs. The Clinic is part of a broader collaboration between the Program and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in expanding the capacity of the legal community to serve individuals and organizations that seek to build a more sustainable and healthy regional food system. Clinic students will work directly with innovative farmers, food entrepreneurs, micro brewers and distillers, and other activists who must navigate a complicated legal landscape governing everything from labelling to estate planning. Environmental Graduate Research Fellows Program The Haub Environmental Law Program is pleased to welcome four graduate research fellows to its staff and LLM program in the 2016-17 academic year: Renner Walker (Environmental Fellow), Jullee Kim (Global Environmental Fellow), Sheryl Musgrove (Equal Access to Sustainable Energy Fellow), and Dan DePasquale (Land Use and Sustainable Development Fellow). Each fellow works part-time in one of our programs or centers while earning an LLM in Environmental Law. Hailing from Arizona, Iowa, and New York, the fellows bring varied interests and life experience to their work with our faculty and staff on innovative projects throughout the year. Past fellows have gone on to work at Riverkeeper, NRDC, and FEMA, to name a few. Applications for 2017-18 will open in January 2017. Please keep an eye on our website for information.
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