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Pace Environmental Law Alumni Association

The Pace Environmental Law Alumni Association (PELAA) is comprised of graduates of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law who are practicing in the field of environmental law and/or who obtained a Certificate of Study in Environmental Law or an LLM in Environmental Law.    

The purpose of PELAA is threefold: (1) to encourage, facilitate, and maintain meaningful connections between the Elisabeth Haub School of Law and its environmental program graduates; (2) to further the renown of the environmental law program at Elisabeth Haub School of Law; and (3) to lend career assistance and provide advice to Haub’s environmental students and graduates pursuing careers in environmental law. Haub environmental alumni believe that the school's strong environmental community and history of mentorship sets Haub apart from all other environmental programs. PELLA members can connect prospective students with alumni practicing environmental law. We encourage prospective students to reach out via the email addresses below.

To achieve its purpose, PELLA undertakes and participates in Elisabeth Haub School of Law and alumni events by, among other activities, hosting environmental alumni gatherings, mentoring environmental students, assisting in the promotion of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held at the law school each February, and bestowing the Nicholas A. Robinson Award for Distinguished Environmental Achievement upon deserving alumni. 

If you are interested in participating in PELLA, please contact any of our members listed below and join us on LinkedIn and/or Facebook.

Janice Dean, Esq. (JD '05) - Chair
Deputy Counsel
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

janice@janicedean.com

Mackenzie Schoonmaker, Esq. (JD '07)
Principal
Beveridge & Diamond, PC

mschoonmaker@bdlaw.com

Sean Dixon, Esq. (JD '09, LLM '10)
Staff Attorney
Riverkeeper

sdixon@riverkeeper.org

Sam Capasso, Esq. (JD '10, LLM '11)
Hazard Mitigation Specialist
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

samcapasso@hotmail.com

Patrick Carroll (JD '15)
Judicial Clerk
New York State Appellate Court (4th Circuit)

pfcarroll31@gmail.com