2022 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law & Diplomacy

Tuesday, November 08, 2022
6:00 PM7:00 PM
Hybrid - Via Zoom or In Person at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Tudor Room
Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law & Diplomacy

2022 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy
Honoring Professor Paulo de Bessa Antunes


Please join us for the conferring of the
2022 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy
and a timely discussion with laureate Professor Paulo de Bessa Antunes on

The Amazonian Crisis and the Rule of Law in Brazil

Led by Professor David Cassuto
Director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE)
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST.
Hybrid Event - Zoom or In Person
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Tudor Room, Preston Hall
78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY

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Professor Paulo de Bessa Antunes, Professor of Environmental Law, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Partner, Campos Mello Advogados (Brazil)Professor Paulo de Bessa Antunes will receive the 2022 Award in recognition of his tireless advocacy to support the development and implementation of laws protecting the environment in Brazil, including filing several successful lawsuits to protect the environment over the three decades he worked in the Federal Public Prosecution Service.

Professor Bessa is a professor of Environmental Law at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, as well as a CNPq Academic Research Leader and Visiting Scholar at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. He was also a Haub Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in the spring of 2019. Professor Bessa is currently a partner of Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper, based in Rio de Janeiro. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and at Bessa, Homem de Carvalho & Gonçalves Advogados, was attorney general for the Republic of Brazil and a regional attorney general for 30 years, president of the Permanent Commission on Environmental Law of the Instituto dos Advogados Brasileiros and head of the Legal Counsel of the State Secretariat for the Environment of Rio de Janeiro.

Professor Bessa is a leading contributor to, proponent, and defender of the environmental rule of law in Brazil. He is the author of several books, including the seminal text Direito Ambiental (Environmental Law), and articles and his work is regularly cited by Brazilian courts, including the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Federal Supreme Court). He is also influential in the development of public environmental policy, exhibiting courage and leadership by co-authoring an open letter critiquing political roll backs in Brazilian environmental policy. He has taught, mentored, and inspired generations of students and young lawyers to care for their country's environmental heritage through law.

ABOUT THE AWARD
The Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy was established in 1997 by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, in cooperation with the Haub Family, to honor the legacy of Elisabeth Haub (1899-1977), a noted philanthropist and advocate for strong laws for the conservation of nature. Learn More>

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