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Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar
2014 Pace Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
September 24, 2014
ABOUT THE RECIPIENT
Michael Pappas teaches at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in the areas of property and environmental law. His scholarship explores the nature of property expectations, governmental responsibilities, and private rights in managing resources such as land, energy, water, wildlife, fisheries, and food. Professor Pappas has also worked extensively to advance interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations throughout the University System of Maryland, and he was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 2014.
Prior to joining the Unviersity of Maryland, Professor Pappas was a Forrester Fellow and Instructor in Legal Writing at Tulane University Law School, where he also taught international and domestic fisheries law. In addition, he taught natural resources law as an adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and served as an instructor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers PROSPECT Training Program, where he taught environmental law and regulation. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. James L. Dennis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Professor Pappas holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature from Stanford University, and he received his JD from Stanford Law School, where he was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and a member of the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic. He is admitted to the California Bar.
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 July 1 of each year and can be directed to Professor Jason Czarnezki.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
September 25, 2013
Associate Professor of Law
University of Maine School of Law
Banning Lawns (George Washington Law Review 2014)