An Environmental Law Program Focused on the FutureAt Pace Law School, our expertise is unmatched. Since 1978, Pace Law School has provided internationally acclaimed environmental legal education. For decades, our environmental law program has been ranked among the top in the country. Our curriculum trains the lawyers of tomorrow in proven techniques to solve complex environmental, land use, energy, and resource challenges.Pace goes beyond teaching the basics. Not only do you learn the lay of the legal landscape and delve into the statutes, but you also learn about what is on the horizon.- Samuel J. Capasso JD, 2010/LLM, 2011 Land Use Law Center Scholar""
Emphasis on Practical Experience: Pace Law School offers environmental externships, clinics, moot courts, and other hands-on experiences in which students acquire practice-ready skills and knowledge.Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE)BAILE fosters the relationship between the United States and Brazil in their shared goal of environmental protection. Pace students visit one of the unique environmental regions of Brazil and participate in meetings in Rio de Janeiro and other parts of the nation. Environmental Litigation ClinicAt Pace Law School's award-winning Environmental Litigation Clinic students represent public interest groups, primarily Riverkeeper, Inc., in court. Student efforts have led to precedent-setting decisions under federal and state laws. International Externships & StudySeize the opportunity during the summer to work with a law firm, tribunal, or nongovernmental organization outside the U.S., or spend a semester in London through our London program and work with barristers specializing in environmental law. Environmental & Public Interest ExternshipsDuring the academic year and summer, earn credits working at environmental government agencies or at nonprofit organizations. United Nations Environmental Diplomacy PracticumLearn the environmental diplomacy process by participating in meetings and negotiation sessions at the United Nations.Environmental Externship in Washington, D.C.Pace students can gain a unique experience in the type of environmental legal work conducted in Washington, D.C. Placements may include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and non-governmental organizations, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council. Students may also spend a semester at a D.C. law school that collaborates with Pace."The environmental law faculty at Pace is amazing. They use teaching, practical applications of environmental issues, and environmental externships to ensure that Pace students become the best environmental lawyers that they can be."- Meredith E. Bennett JD, 2010"The best thing I learned is that I can be a 'non-conventional' lawyer and still use my legal education in a very useful way."- Elaine Hsiao JD, 2009/LLM, 2010 Fulbright Scholar, Uganda, 2010-2011