Environmental Law Faculty BARBARA L. ATWELL
JASON J. CZARNEZKI
Associate Professor of Law BA, Smith; JD, Columbia. Clerked for Judge Nathaniel Jones on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Practiced at Arnold & Porter. Teaches Bioethics and Medical Malpractice, Intro to Health Law, and Public Health Law.
Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law; Associate Dean and Executive Director, Environmental Law Programs BA, University of Chicago; JD, University of Chicago. Specializes in natural resources, environmental regulation, and food law. Previously director of US-China Partnership for Environmental Law, Fulbright Scholar in China, and Visiting Fellow in Sweden.
JESSICA A. BACHER Executive Director, Land Use Law Center; Adjunct Professor of Law BS, University of Florida; JD, Pace. Provides assistance to municipalities on land use, distressed property remediation, transit-oriented development, and sea level rise. Teaches Land Use Law, Advanced Land Use Law, and Sustainable Development Law.
DAVID N. CASSUTO Professor of Law; Director, BrazilAmerican Institute for Law & Environment BA, Wesleyan; MA, Indiana University; PhD, Indiana University; JD, Berkeley. Former professor of English literature. Specializes in animal, water, and comparative law. Visiting professor of environmental law at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil and Williams College.
KARL S. COPLAN Professor of Law; Co-Director, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic BA, Middlebury; JD, Columbia. Expert on constitutional and environmental law. Clerked for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. Has litigated many successful public interest environmental lawsuits with the Environmental Litigation Clinic.
ALIX COTUMACCIO Associate Director, Environmental Law Programs BA, UMass Amherst; MA, International Policy, Monterey Institute; MSEd, Lehman College; JD, Pace. Comes to Pace with over 15 years experience in environmental policy, natural resource management, and education. Previously worked with the American Museum of Natural History, NOAA, and the Peace Corps (Ecuador).
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JEFFREY G. MILLER
Professor Emeritus of Law BA, Princeton; LLB, Harvard. Joined the faculty in 1987 after heading the US EPA’s national enforcement program and beginning the agency’s hazardous waste enforcement program.
Professor Emerita of Law BA, Indiana University; JD, Georgetown. Specializes in ocean and coastal law and international environmental law. Previously VP and General Counsel at Chesapeake Bay Foundation and senior trial attorney in the US Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section.
JENNIE NOLON BLANCHARD Senior Staff Attorney, Land Use Law Center; Adjunct Professor of Law BS, Cornell; JD/MEM, Pace/Yale. Focuses on the growth of urban centers, working closely with cities to address obstacles to redevelopment and sustainability. Manages the Center’s student research program.
JOHN R. NOLON
Professor of Environmental Studies and Science BA, Radcliffe; PhD, Cornell. Joined Pace from UC Santa Cruz to chair the Department of Environmental Studies and Science. Specializes in food systems and agriculture.
Distinguished Professor of Law; Founder, Land Use Law Center BA, University of Nebraska; JD, University of Michigan. Expert on land use, property, and sustainable development law. Co-author of “Land Use and Sustainable Development Law: Cases and Materials,” among other texts.
SHELBY D. GREEN
E. MELANIE DUPUIS
Associate Professor of Law BS, Towson; JD, Georgetown. Specializes in real estate and property law. Teaches Historic Preservation Law. Sits on the board of the Jay Heritage Center—an important historic site in New York.
ALEXANDER K. A. GREENAWALT Professor of Law BA, Princeton; MA, Yale; JD, Columbia. Previously at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he focused on international disputes. Teaches international and administrative law. Researches international humanitarian law.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. Professor of Law; Co-Director, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic AB, Harvard; JD, University of Virginia; LLM, Pace. President of Waterkeeper Alliance. Serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper Fund and Senior Attorney for NRDC’s Estuary Enforcement Project.
MICHELLE LAND Director, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies BS, University of Guelph; JD, Pace. Specializes in environmental law and policy, wildlife biology, interdisciplinary education, and campus sustainability. Leads the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities.
Supervising Attorney, Environmental Litigation Clinic; Adjunct Professor of Law BA, Tulane; JD, Villanova. Joined Pace in 2016 after serving as Assistant Attorney General for New York State and a litigator at a prominent plaintiff-side toxic torts firm, among other positions.
RICHARD L. OTTINGER Dean Emeritus; Co-Director, Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies; Founder, Faculty Supervisor, Pace Energy and Climate Center BA, Cornell; LLB, Harvard. Previously a US Congressman (chaired Energy Conservation & Power Subcommittee) and a founding member of the Peace Corps. Chairs the Energy and Climate Group, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.
KARL R. RÁBAGO Professor of Law; Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center BS, Texas A&M; JD, University of Texas; LLM, US Army Judge Advocate General’s School; LLM, Pace. Has decades of experience in energy and climate policy markets. Held leading roles at the Texas Public Utility Commission; US Department of Energy; Austin Energy; AES Corp.; and the Rocky Mountain Institute.
NICHOLAS A. ROBINSON University Professor for the Environment; Co-Director, Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies BA, Brown; JD, Columbia. Has developed the field of environmental law since 1969. Served as legal advisor, White House Council on Environmental Quality; general counsel, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; and legal advisor and chairman, Commission on Environmental Law, IUCN.
ALYSSA ROSEN Environmental Law Librarian; Adjunct Professor of Law BA, Vassar; JD, NYU; MLS, Rutgers; MFA, Goddard College. Specializes in environmental legal research. Practiced law for seven years before becoming an English teacher and law librarian.
DARREN ROSENBLUM Professor of Law BA, UPenn; JD, UPenn; MIA, Columbia. Directs the international law programs at Pace. Teaches and researches in the areas of corporate, international, and comparative law.
MARGOT J. POLLANS
Assistant Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative BA, Columbia; JD, NYU; LLM, Georgetown. Clerked for Judge David Tatel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Previously Teaching Fellow at UCLA’s Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy. Focuses on environmental, food, and administrative law.
Deputy Director, Land Use Law Center; Adjunct Professor of Law BS, Tulane; JD, Pace. Primary trainer of local officials, environmentalists, and planners for the Center. Coordinates the national Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program. Teaches environmental dispute resolution.
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