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Jeffrey P. LeJava

B.S., College of the Holy Cross
J.D., Pace University School of Law

Professor LeJava is Managing Director of Innovation at Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development where he oversees and edits the Center's newest publication, the TOD Line, the transit-oriented development newsletter for the southern New York and western Connecticut region. He also conducts research and publishes on a variety of land use topics, including TOD, urban agriculture, sustainability, and the interplay between land use and climate change.

At Pace, Professor LeJava teaches Land Use Law and Environmental Dispute Resolution.

Previously, he was Administrator of the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program for the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection & Planning Council, a state land use agency that manages the protection and development of an 860,000-acre region of northern New Jersey.  In that capacity, Professor LeJava developed and was implementing one of the nation’s largest TDR programs. He also served as Staff Attorney for the Council where his responsibilities included litigation coordination and overseeing the agency’s open space and farmland preservation activities.  Before joining the Highlands Council in 2005, he practiced environmental law for seven years with White & Case LLP and then Latham & Watkins LLP.

Professor LeJava is qualified to practice before the New Jersey and New York bars and the US District Court for the District of New Jersey.