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Nicholas Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund

Nicholas Triffin grew up in France and New Haven, Connecticut.  Nick attended the Università di Roma and received his undergraduate degree from Yale before going on to graduate from Yale Law School.  Nick practiced law and worked in academic administration before settling into his chosen career.  He received his M.L.S. from Rutgers University.

Nick began his career in law librarianship as Assistant Law Librarian at the University of Connecticut.  He moved on to the directorship of the Hamline Law School Library.  In 1984, Nick accepted the position of director of the Pace Law School Law Library.  Professor Triffin created the Law Library's environmental law research collection at a time when few would have appreciated its significance.. Nick also directed the Criminal Law Program in its early stages, and was Director of the Institute of International Commercial Law.

He retired as Library Director in 1998, and taught international law and advanced legal research until his death.  In 2000, Nick succumbed to Lou Gehrig’s disease.  He set an example of Courage, Resolution, and Honor in the face of great adversity

About the Fund

Pace Law Library’s renowned Environmental Law collection supports the research of the Law School's J.D., LL.M, and S.J.D. students, as well as the research of Pace faculty and visiting scholars from around the world.

The Triffin Environmental Research Fund was created to honor the memory of Professor Nicholas Triffin, Pace Law Library Director, 1984-1998, who originally developed the Environmental Law collection.

Contributions to the Triffin Environmental Research Fund are used to purchase new materials that enhance the Environmental Law collection and maintain the Law Library’s position at the forefront of Environmental Law research.

Donations are acknowledged by a permanent book plate affixed to materials stating that the material was purchased with contributions to the Nicholas Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund.

Click here to make a secure donation.  Select "Other" from the select a designation menu. Specify that the donation is for Pace Law Library's Nicholas Triffin Environmental Law Research Fund. Contributions will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.  Your contribution is fully tax deductible.