Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar

ABOUT THE 2022 RECIPIENT- Vanessa Casado Perez  

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

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 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.

ABOUT THE AWARD

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. The Haub School 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.

Nominations are due by October 15 of each year and can be directed to Professor Jason J. Czarnezki


 

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Sharmila MurthyJanuary, 2021
Sharmila Murthy
Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Scholarship and Research
Suffolk University Law School

 

Prof. Shelley WeltonNovember 12, 2020 
Shelley Welton 
Associate Professor
University of South Carolina School of Law
Rethinking Grid Governance for the Climate Change Era

Professor Cliff VillaApril 24, 2019 
Cliff Villa 
Associate Professor of Law
University of New Mexico
Environmental Justice: Reflections and Renewal

Sharon JacobsSeptember 12, 2018
Sharon Jacobs
Associate Professor of Law
University of Colorado School of Law
 

Michael LivermoreSeptember 14, 2016
Michael A. Livermore
Associate Professor of Law
The University of Virginia School of Law
The Perils of Experimentation

Sarah LightSeptember 30, 2015
Sarah Light
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Arctic Drilling and Wrongful Benefit

Michael PappasSeptember 24, 2014
Michael Pappas
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Distributive Fairness, Equal Protection, and Takings

Sarah SchindlerSeptember 25, 2013
Sarah Schindler
Associate Professor of Law
University of Maine School of Law
Banning Lawns