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Future Environmental Law Professors Workshop


Friday, September 16, 2016
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York


Designed for visiting assistant professors, fellows, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are, or plan to go, on the academic teaching market in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, food and agricultural law, animal law, energy law, land use planning, or ocean and coastal resources law.

  • Receive advice on the environmental law teaching market
  • Obtain an insider’s view of the appointments process from faculty with extensive hiring experience
  • Learn about the history and future of environmental law in law schools
  • Participate in a mock AALS interview and gain feedback from environmental law professors
  • Present your work to future colleagues in the environmental law academy
  • Hear a Keynote Address by Vermont Law Professor Pat Parenteau about environmental legal scholarship
9:00 am Introductory remarks by Professor Jason Czarnezki (Pace/Haub) and continental breakfast
9:30 am Panel discussion with Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota), Joseph MacDougald (UConn), and Margot Pollans (Pace/Haub) —“How To Be Successful on the Environmental Law Professor Job Market”
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Mock interviews
12:00 pm Keynote lunch address by Professor Pat Parenteau (Vermont), "Nature Deficit Disorder: A Reply to the Eco-Pragmatists"
1:15 pm Job talk presentations with feedback provided
(Selected participants will be asked to present their job talks.)
4:45 pm Reception

Confirmed faculty attending to date:

  • Rebecca Bratspies (CUNY)
  • Jason Czarnezki (Pace/Haub)
  • Alexandra Klass (Minnesota)
  • Joseph MacDougald (UConn)
  • Pat Parenteau (Vermont)
  • Margot Pollans (Pace/Haub)
  • Nicholas A. Robinson (Pace/Haub)
  • Katrina Wyman (NYU)


  • A block of hotel rooms for both Thursday and Friday nights has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza White Plains hotel
    • Please use the group code F6E to receive discounted rate
    • Reserve online or by phone at 914-682-0050 or 1-800-752-4672
    • Reservation deadline: September 2, 2016
  • Directions and travel information can be found here

For further information, please contact Professor Jason Czarnezki at


September 15, 2015
Douglas Kysar
Joseph M. Field '55 Professor, Yale Law School
Keynote Address: "Making a Contribution in Environmental Law"

September 26, 2014
Richard Lazarus
Howard and Katherine Abel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Inaugural Keynote Address: "Environmental Law Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities"