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Environmental Law Faculty and Staff

Pace Law School’s environmental faculty, center and clinic directors and administrators are leaders in their fields both nationally and internationally. Our adjunct professors are practicing lawyers who are experts in their areas of instruction.

As a student-centered law school, Pace provides students with abundant opportunities to interact with our outstanding faculty in our many courses, in our award-winning environmental law clinic, and in our centers’ exciting research projects.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS

Jason J. Czarnezki
Executive Director and Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
BA, University of Chicago
JD, University of Chicago

Laura Jensen
Associate Director, Environmental Law Programs
BA, Fordham University
JD, LLM Pace University School of Law

Leslie Crincoli
Senior Program Coordinator, Environmental Law Programs
BA, University of Mary Washington

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FACULTY

Nadia B. Ahmad
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Law
BA, University of Calidornia, Berkeley
JD, University of Florida
LLM, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

David N. Cassuto
Professor of Law and Director, Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE)
BA, Wesleyan University
MA, PhD Indiana University
JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Karl S. Coplan
Co-Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Professor of Law
BA, Middlebury College
JD, Columbia University School of Law

Shelby D. Green
Associate Professor of Law
BS, Towson State University
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
Alexander K. A. Greenawalt
Professor of Law
AB, PrincetonUniversity
MA, Yale University
JD, Columbia Law School
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Co-Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Professor of Environmental Law
AB, Harvard University
JD, University of Virginia
LLM, Pace University School of Law
Jeffrey G. Miller
Professor of Law Emeritus
BA, Princeton University
LLB, Harvard University School of Law

John R. Nolon
Counsel and Faculty Liaison of the Land Use Law Center and Professor of Law 
BA, University of Nebraska
JD, University of Michigan School of Law

Richard L. Ottinger
Dean Emeritus; Co-Director, Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies; and Faculty Supervisor of the Pace Energy and Climate Center
BA, Cornell University
LLB, Harvard University School of Law

Ann Powers
Associate Professor of Law Emeritus
BA, Indiana University
JD, Georgetown University School of Law

Karl R. Rábago
Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center and Professor of Law
BA, Texas A&M University
JD, University of Texas Law School
LLM, Judge Advocate General's School
LLM, Pace University School of Law
Nicholas A. Robinson 
Co-Director, Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies, University Professor for the Environment, and Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Emeritus
BA, Brown University
JD, Columbia University School of Law

 

CENTER AND CLINIC DIRECTORS

Jessica A. Bacher
Executive Director of the Land Use Law Center and Adjunct Professor of Law
BA, University of Florida
JD, Pace University School of Law
Thomas G. Bourgeois
Deputy Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center
MRP, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Daniel E. Estrin
Supervising Attorney of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Adjunct Professor of Law
BA, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
JD, Pace University School of Law
Jeffrey P. LeJava
Managing Director of the Land Use Law Center and Adjunct Professor of Law
BA, College of the Holy Cross
JD, Pace University School of Law
Jennie Nolon Blanchard
Managing Director of the Land Use Law Center and Adjunct Professor of Law
BS, Cornell University
JD/MEM, Pace University School of Law/Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ADJUNCT FACULTY

Stan Alpert, Partner, Constantine Cannon
Hazardous Waste

Seth A. Davis, Elias Group
Environmental Commercial Transactions

Adeeb Fadil, Senior Counsel, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP
International Human Rights & the Environment

Robert J. Goldstein, Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point
Conservation Law

Robyn Hanson, Trial Attorney, Department of Justice (ENRD)
Environmental Externship - DC

Carrie E. Hilpert, Attorney, Shamberg, Marwell & Hollis PC
Land Use Law

Megan Joplin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Region II)
Environmental Externship - New York

Narinder Kakar, Permanent Mission of the IUCN to the United Nations
United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum

Amy Mehta, Permanent Mission of the IUCN to the United Nations
Introduction to International Environmental Law; Introduction to Environmental Issues at the UN

John G. Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick PC
Climate and Insurance

Gary Nurkin, Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 2
Hazardous Waste

Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway, U.S. Court of International Trade
Disaster Law & Emergency Preparedness

Taryn Rucinski, Environmental Law Librarian
Advanced Research Skills - Environmental Law

Kathy Robb, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
International Human Rights & the Environment

Joel H. Sachs, Principal Member, Keane & Beane PC
Legal Management of Urban Environments

Paula Schauwecker, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Environmental Litigation & Toxic Torts

Joseph A. Siegel, Senior Attorney, US Environmental Protection Agency
Climate Change Seminar, Climate Adaptive Management

Steven P. Solow, Partner and Chair of the Environmental Litigation Practice, Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP
Environmental Externship-Washington, DC

Hon. Robert A. Spolzino, Partner, Wilson Elser
NEPA/SEQRA

Victor Tafur, Law Office of Victor Tafur, Esq. and Visiting Professor of Environmental Law, Bard College
UN Environmental Diplomacy Practicum

Robert Van Lierop, Of Counsel, Cowan, DaBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard
UN Environmental Diplomacy Program

Stacy Wallach
Sustainable Development in the Practice of Real Estate Law

Phil Weinberg, Professor Emeritus, St. John's University School of Law
Environmental Law Survey