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United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum (LAW 602)

In this course, students study the decision-making process and negotiation of environmental treaties in the United Nations (UN) system.  Students in the Diplomacy Practicum provide assistance to UN country Missions by attending meetings on behalf of the Missions and by preparing memoranda and/or research papers on a range of issues such as climate change, renewable energy, fisheries protection, and forest management.  Students meet weekly at Pace Law School in a seminar, and then spend two days per week working at UN Missions.  UN assignments are made in consultation with the Instructor, and close supervision is provided.  Prerequisites: International Environmental Law or International Law [or similar background], Application, Interview, and Permission of the Instructor.

Typically 4 credit hours (2 academic, 2 experiential)

Faculty: Ann Powers, Robert Van Lierop, Adjunct