Environmental Law Scholar, Vanessa Casado Pérez, selected to receive 2021-22 Pace | Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award

December 2, 2021
Vanessa Casado Perez

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is proud to announce that Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez has been selected to receive the 2021-22 Pace | Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award.

“Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez approaches environmental law from an innovative angle and unique lens. Nine years ago, when the Distinguished Junior Scholar Award began at Haub Law, we envisioned awarding it each year to an emerging scholar; Professor Casado Pérez is representative of that scholar. We are proud to designate her as our 2021-22 Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award,” said Jason Czarnezki, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law and Associate Dean of Environmental Law Programs and Strategic Initiatives.

Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez is an Associate Professor of Law and the Dean’s Research Chair at Texas A&M School of Law. She has been an Associate Professor at Texas A&M School of Law since 2016, teaching natural resources law, property law, water law, and agricultural law. Her research interests include water law and policy, property law, natural resources law and policy, environmental law, and agricultural law. Professor Casado Pérez is also a Research Associate Professor with Texas A&M’s Department of Agricultural Economics, teaching in undergraduate and graduate natural resources economics courses. Previously, she was a Teaching Fellow in Environmental Law & Policy and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.

Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez stated, “It is an honor to receive the 2021-22 Pace | Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award. I am thrilled to be recognized as an emerging scholar by such a renowned institution of environmental law and humbled to follow in the steps of the previous recipients. My research interests focus mostly on property and water law, with a unique focus on how market instruments interact with public property. I am eager to share my scholarship and present my work at Haub Law.”

A frequently published scholar, Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez has forthcoming articles in N.Y.U. L. Rev. and NW. U. L. Rev. She also presents and lectures often on the topics of water, agriculture, and human rights, and other areas involving environmental law in the United States and abroad. She studied at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), receiving her LLB, BA, LLM, and Advanced Legal Studies Certificate. From there, she studied at the University of Chicago Law School and received her LLM, and also studied at New York University and received her JSD. 

The Haub 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. Haub Law invites the award recipient to present his/her recent scholarship to the Haub community. The Haub Environmental Law Faculty solicits nominations from law professors throughout the country and selects a recipient from that pool of nominations. Last year’s award recipient was Sharmila L. Murthy, Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Scholarship and Research at Suffolk University Law School.

Professor Vanessa Casado Pérez will deliver an online presentation to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law community next semester.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law (LLM) degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The School, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The School maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit http://law.pace.edu

 

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