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Centers and Research Opportunities
Faculty and students at Pace Law School have access to a variety of research centers, including:
- The Center for Environmental Legal Studies - CELS provides research on a wide range of environmental issues, including energy conservation, international environmental law, and sustainable development.
Brazilian-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE) - A unique combination of classroom and field training, BAILE takes Pace students to Brazil where they experience and compare local environmental law first hand.
Kheel Center for the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes - The Kheel Center educates practitioners and Pace law students in alternative dispute resolution techniques in order to resolve environmental interest disputes that cannot be resolved by litigation, such as those surrounding climate change.
Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development - Dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities through innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques, the Center leads the nation in educating local land use leaders in land use law and community decision-making. We have graduated thousands of leaders from our four-day intensive Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) training program and garnered over one-hundred formal resolutions of support from local governments and businesses. Pace students work closely with our attorneys, conducting research, writing articles, advising clients, and assessing land use conflicts.
Pace Energy and Climate Center - A major public interest leader in energy conservation and renewable energy advocacy, the Center is one of a small group that regularly meets to advise environmental NGOs on the national agenda of energy issues. Our staff and Pace students use research, education, and advocacy to promote sustainable energy as a means of reducing the global burden of pollution from electrical energy production. We serve the national and international environmental community using restructured electricity markets, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and distributed power in the Northeast as a laboratory for policy innovation.
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies - An interdisciplinary, university-wide program, the Academy works to advance the understanding of the symbiotic relationship between nature and society. We are known for our regional leadership in spearheading the formation of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities and launching the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries.