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
"Working at the UN is unlike anything else. It's fascinating to partake in the General Assembly meetings and to observe representatives from all the regions of the world coming together in one place. Through the externship, I gained an in-depth understanding of pressing environmental issues and the way in which the diplomatic process is utilized to achieve a goal."- Alokananda Dutta JD, 2010/LLM, 2011 Center for Environmental Legal Studies FellowThe Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic was by far my best experience in law school. It brought faculty, attorneys, and students together in an exciting setting where everyone tackled real-world problems.- Gabriel L. Riggle JD, 2010""