"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""
On-Campus Research and Externship Opportunities for StudentsThe Center for Environmental Legal Studies anchors projects addressing energy, water quality, conservation, international environmental law, green urbanism, and sustainable development, and also runs GreenLaw, the blog of the Environmental Law Program. The Center is a voting member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the home of our Brazil program, BAILE, and our China program, the Sino-American Center for Law and the Environment.The Land Use Law Center facilitates sustainable development and resolves land use conflicts by teaching local and regional officials how to address climate change, sea level rise, and promote smart growth. Students conduct research, write articles, and assess land use conflicts.The Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Sciences is a University-wide program of interdisciplinary pedagogy, scholarship, and policy development. Through the Academy, students work with technology and science leaders in the Hudson River Valley to form policy recommendations. Our primary research partner in the Academy is the cutting-edge Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. The Pace Energy and Climate Center is a nationally recognized leader and advocate for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Staff and students use research, education, and advocacy to promote sustainable energy as a means of reducing the global burden of pollution from electrical energy production. The Theodore W. Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes provides educational programs for law students and lawyers on the techniques of discovery, fact-finding, and other means of alternative dispute resolution to resolve environmental interest disputes. "The Pace Energy and Climate Center continues to set the standard for practical and cost-effective approaches to climate change innovation, standing at the forefront of energy-related developments throughout the state and the greater Northeast Region."- Christopher J. RitiJD, 2010/LLM, 2011 Center for Environmental Legal Studies Fellow