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Jeffrey P. LeJava

Jeffrey P. LeJava
Jeffrey P. LeJava

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

Jeff LeJava is a Senior Staff Attorney at Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development where he conducts research and publishes on a variety of land use topics, including local food production, transit-oriented development, and the interplay between land use and climate change. He also provides technical assistance to communities in the Hudson Valley and beyond concerning the integration of sustainability in their land use practices. At Pace, Jeff is an Adjunct Law Professor teaching Land Use Law, Environmental Dispute Resolution and Sustainable Development Law. He has also served as a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School.

Previously, Jeff 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, he 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.

Jeff is qualified to practice before the New Jersey and New York bars and the US District Court for the District of New Jersey. Jeff received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 1998 along with a Certificate in Environmental Law, and his B.A., cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross in 1994.

Contact:
jlejava@law.pace.edu
(914) 422-4698
Office: 31 Crane Avenue

Courses: 
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • Sustainable Development Law Survey
  • Land Use Law