Clinics, Centers, and Experiential Learning
The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, hosted by Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law and run by its students, draws hundreds of competitors and judges to this premier environmental moot court each year.
Housed jointly at Pace and the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE) advances environmental protection and sustainable development in the US and Brazil.
Projects and News
• In February, over 350 students, advisors, attorneys and judges participated in the 2016 Competition, which addressed Clean Air Act regulation of greenhouse gases.
• BAILE hosted a successful summer executive education program for the “Escola Judicial do Tribunal Regional do Trabalho da 9ª Região” (Summer Course in Law and Economics of Labor Law) — a five-day intensive seminar held at Pace’s NYC campus for Brazilian judges.
• Of 50 participating teams, the University of Mississippi took first place, edging out finalists from The University of Alabama School of Law and University of Houston Law Center in an intense final round. • Andrew Revkin (New York Times) and Professor Daniel Esty (Yale) led a discussion with professors and coaches about the repercussions of COP21 in Paris.
• Professors David Cassuto and Rômulo Sampaio brought students in Pace’s Brazil Comparative Environmental Law course to Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande to explore water allocation and other environmental challenges over Spring Break. @PaceBAILE
students participated in NELMCC since its inception
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educational and nonprofit partners working with our faculty and students
The United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum—a program unique to Haub—places students in internships with Permanent Missions to the United Nations for small island developing states. 2016 Highlights • The Practicum placed student interns at the UN Missions of Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Dominican Republic, and the Marshall Islands as well as with the Permanent Observer Mission of IUCN, among others. • It hosted guest lecturers Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the UN and Chair of AOSIS (Association of Small Island States) and Ms. Inger Andersen, IUCN DirectorGeneral. • Ambassador Narinder Kakar, immediate past Permanent Observer to the UN for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Professor Victor Tafur (SJD ’06) co-taught the Practicum seminar.
The Washington, DC and New York Environmental Externship Programs give students the chance to gain crucial skills and knowledge while studying with experienced, dedicated practicing professors. Recent Placements • Washington: Animal Welfare Institute; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals; Sierra Club; US Department of Justice (Environment and Natural Resources Division); US EPA (various offices); and the White House Council on Environmental Quality • New York: Earthjustice; Environmental Defense Fund; US EPA (Region 2); NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; New York Environmental Law & Justice Project; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Super Law Group; and Waterkeeper Alliance
years ranked in the top environmental law programs by U.S. News & World Report
environmental faculty publications since 2013
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