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Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar
2015 Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar
Sarah E. Light
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
September 30, 2015
"Arctic Drilling and Wrongful Benefit"
ABOUT THE RECIPIENT
Sarah Light is currently an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches Environmental Law and Policy, and Negotiation. Previously, Light served for ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, and for four years as the Chief of the Office's Environmental Protection Unit. In that capacity, Light represented federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others in affirmative and defensive environmental litigation. While serving as an AUSA, Light taught Environmental Law and Policy at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and served as a pro bono mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also previously taught at Fordham Law School and Brooklyn Law School. Light's scholarly articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Tulane Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Boston College Law Review. Light earned her JD from Yale Law School, an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and an AB in Social Studies magna cum laude from Harvard College.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award is presented annually to an emerging junior environmental law professor who exhibits scholarly excellence and promise at an early stage in his/her career. Pace invites the award recipient to present his/her recent scholarship to the Pace community. The Pace Environmental Law Faculty solicits nominations from law professors throughout the country and selects a recipient from that pool of nominations.
Nominations are due by June 1 of each year and can be directed to Professor Jason Czarnezki.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
September 24, 2014
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Distributive Fairness, Equal Protection, and Takings
September 25, 2013
Associate Professor of Law
University of Maine School of Law