Haub Visiting Professors and Scholars

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is seeking letters of interest for a Haub Environmental Visiting Professor and Scholar.

The Haub Visiting Professor and Scholar will be a professional with a proven track record in environmental law, governance, policy, economics and/or science who have worked in government, academia and/or the nonprofit sector. We seek outstanding candidates working in any fields broadly related to environmental law and policy including, but not limited to, climate change law and policy, animal law, food and agricultural law and policy, environmental health, water law and policy, energy law and renewable energy development, sustainable development, land use planning, sustainable business law and ESG implementation, ocean and coastal resources law, federal Indian and tribal law, environmental justice, and constitutional law.

Pace | Haub Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law is internationally recognized and ranked as the leading environmental law program in the nation. Haub Law provides a dynamic, personalized and multifaceted learning experience for its environmental law students from around the world, as well as a collegial and stimulating work environment for its faculty and staff. Our dedicated faculty have been pioneers in developing and implementing environmental law, and serve as national and global leaders in the field.

The Haub Visiting Professor and Scholar will conduct the residency in the fall 2024 or spring 2025. During the residency, the Haub Visiting Professor and Scholar will engage as fully as possible with the work of Pace | Haub Environmental Law, teaching 2 classes during the semester, presenting at a major public event, giving guest lectures in his or her area of expertise, and/or generate a publication related to his or her work in affiliation with Haub Law. The Haub Visiting Professor and Scholar will also be expected to meet with our environmental law students and attend program events. The Haub Visiting Professor and Scholar will be provided with a salary, office, and administrative support.

Letters of interest must be received by January 15, 2024. Please send a letter of interest and CV, and related inquiries, to Jason Czarnezki (Associate Dean for Environmental Law Programs) at jczarnezki@law.pace.edu.

Applications are especially encouraged from people of color, individuals of varied sexual and affectational orientations, individuals who are differently-abled, veterans of the armed forces or national service, and anyone whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Pace University is committed to achieving completely equal opportunity in all aspects of University life.

Current Haub Visiting Scholar


Rebecca Bratspies

Professor Rebecca Bratspies is the 2024 Visiting Professor of Environmental Law and Haub Visiting Scholar. Professor Bratspies is a Professor at CUNY School of Law, where she is the founding director of the Center for Urban Environmental Reform. While at Haub Law, Professor Bratspies will teach Administrative Law and a Health and the Environment seminar. Professor Bratspies serves on NYC’s Environmental Justice Advisory Board, is a member-scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform, a board member of the Environmental Law Collective, and a member of the NYC Bar Environmental Committee. ABA-SEER honored her work with its 2021 Commitment to Diversity and Justice Award.  She was named the Center for International Sustainable Development Law’s 2022 International Legal Specialist for Human Rights Award, and her environmental justice advocacy has been awarded the PSC-CUNY “In It Together” Award, and the Eastern’ Queens Alliance’s Snowy Egret Award. In 1994-95, she was a Luce Scholar seconded to the Republic of China Environmental Protection Administration in Taipei, Taiwan. Before that, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable C. Arlen Beam on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Bratspies holds a JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University.

Previous Haub Visiting Scholars

Professor James May - 2023

James MayJames May is a 2023 Haub Visiting Scholar. James May is a 2020 & 2023 Haub Visiting Scholar. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Law and co-Founder and co-Director of the Dignity Rights Project and Environmental Rights Institute at Delaware Law School. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Graduate Engineering at Widener University, where he founded the Widener Sustainability Initiative as the University's first Chief Sustainability Officer. May is a past recipient of the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law, a former federal civil litigator, the founder of several award-winning public interest programs, and the author of seven books and more than one hundred book chapters and articles. He holds his LL.M. from Pace University (Feldshuh Fellow), and his J.D. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Bowman Scholar) from the University of Kansas.

Professor Blake Hudson - 2022

Blake HudsonBlake Hudson is a 2022 Haub Visiting Scholar. Blake Hudson is the Dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Previously he served as the Samuel T. Dell Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Land Use and Real Estate Law Program at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Prior to joining UF Law, Hudson held faculty roles at Stetson University College of Law, the Louisiana State University (LSU) Law Center and LSU’s College of the Coast & Environment, and the Houston Law Center. Before entering academia, he practiced at the law firm of Baker Botts in Houston. As a professor, Dean Hudson teaches courses related to property, environmental and natural resources law. His research focuses on the intersection of land use law, policy, and planning with natural resource management, as well as the complex role of private property rights and government institutions as solutions to common dilemmas.

Professor Deepa Badrinarayana - 2022

Deepa BadrinarayanaDeepa Badrinarayana is a 2022 Haub Visiting Scholar. She is also a Professor of Law at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. She has dozens of publications on climate change and energy rights, and in 2018 she published her article “A Constitutional Right to International Legal Representation: The Case of Climate Change,” in Tulane Law Review, which is the basis of her ongoing research. Her current research projects focus on the right to clean energy and on climate change and human rights. She also plans to organize a workshop/conference on climate change, focusing on issues of rights and duties, and State responsibility, at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law in Spring 2020. Badrinarayana is an alumna of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, having received an LLM and SJD in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Professor Richard Wallsgrove - 2020

Richard WallsgroveRichard Wallsgrove is a 2020 Haub Visiting Scholar. He is also an Assistant Professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. He teaches a variety of courses, including International Environmental Law, Clean Energy Law & Policy, Business Associations, and Contracts. Prior to joining the faculty, he served as Policy Director for the Blue Planet Foundation, a Hawai‘i-based nonprofit organization focused on clean energy advocacy. His current scholarly interests span a variety of topics related to renewable energy law and policy, with a particular focus on the regulation of electric utilities and the adoption of just and sustainable utility models and initiatives. He received his BS from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Chemistry, his MS from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, and his JD from the William S. Richardson School of Law.

Professor James May - 2020

James MayJames May is a 2020 Haub Visiting Scholar. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Law and co-Founder and co-Director of the Dignity Rights Project and Environmental Rights Institute at Delaware Law School. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Graduate Engineering at Widener University, where he founded the Widener Sustainability Initiative as the University's first Chief Sustainability Officer. May is a past recipient of the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law, a former federal civil litigator, the founder of several award-winning public interest programs, and the author of seven books and more than one hundred book chapters and articles. He holds his LL.M. from Pace University (Feldshuh Fellow), and his J.D. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Bowman Scholar) from the University of Kansas.

Professor Victor Flatt - 2019

Victor FlattVictor Flatt is a 2019 Haub Visiting Scholar.  He currently also serves as the Dwight Olds Chair in Law and the Faculty Co-Director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center. His major areas of research and writing have been in environmental administration and enforcement, with particular attention lately to climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has also integrated his environmental and climate work with energy issues, and has conducted extensive research into the transformation of the electricity industry. Flatt received his B.A. in Chemistry and Math from Vanderbilt University where he was a Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar, and his J.D. from Northwestern University, where he was a John Henry Wigmore Scholar. After graduating from Northwestern, Professor Flatt clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Ben Boer - 2019

Ben BoerBen Boer is one of the most respected environmental law experts and scholars. He has written extensively in the areas of environmental and heritage law, human rights in environmental law, and international environmental law. The importance of his scholarship has been recognized by his appointment to advisory boards of some of the leading environmental law journals and several environmental law centers in the Asia Pacific region. He has acted as advisor to leading UN agencies and country environmental law programs. Professor Boer has held leadership positions with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), including as Deputy Chair of the World Commission on Environmental Law, and a co-founder and director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. His contributions were recognized by the Academy through the grant of its Senior Scholarship Award in 2015. He is the co-editor of the newly established Chinese Journal of Environmental Law.

Professor Marta Andhov - 2019

Marta AndhovMarta Andhov (née Andrecka) is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator for the LL.M international Study Program at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Her main research interests focus on public procurement law, CSR & sustainability, governmental contracts and interaction between public and private law in context of governmental trade. Throughout her projects she gained in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of public procurement, framework agreements, sustainable procurement, complex contracts, contract changes as well as public-private partnerships. Marta specialises in procurement practises, research and academia across the profession. Dr Andhov has provided independent insight to key projects, amongst others, for the European Commission, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Swedish Purchasing Consortium, Public Procurement Analysis (London) and Rambøll Management Consulting (Copenhagen) and multiple universities.

Paulo de Bessa Antunes - 2019

Paulo de Bessa AntunesPaulo Bessa Antunes is one of the most prominent environmental law scholars in Brazil and partner in the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and a member of the Environmental practice. Paulo has extensive experience in environmental law and was attorney general for the Republic of Brazil and a regional attorney general for 30 years. At the Public Prosecution Service, Paulo dealt with environmental, indigenous and diffuse rights issues in general. As a lawyer, Paulo worked on environmental licensing for large infrastructure projects, implementation of thermoelectric centrals, ports, transmission lines, contaminated areas, large real estate developments and biological diversity (patents and benefit sharing). Even though Paulo has extensive litigation experience in the context of both administrative and legal proceedings, his practice focuses on preventing disputes and seeking solutions for complex cases.

Delcianna Winders - 2018

Delcianna WindersDelcianna J. Winders is the 2018 Haub Visiting Scholar. She currently also serves as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the PETA Foundation’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement division. She recently completed an Academic Fellowship at Harvard Law School. Her scholarship focuses on animal law, and specifically, the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act. Winders received her B.A. in Legal Studies with highest honors from the University California at Santa Cruz, where she was named a Regents’ Scholar and received the Dean’s Award for outstanding achievement in Social Sciences, and her J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law, where she was awarded the Vanderbilt Medal for outstanding contributions to the law school, named as a Robert McKay Scholar, and served as the Senior Notes Editor of the NYU Law Review. Following law school, Winders clerked for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced animal law in a variety of settings. Winders, who will teach Animal Law during the spring 2018 semester, has previously taught it at Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Dr. Michael Puma - 2018

Michael PumaMichael Puma is the Director of the Center for Climate Systems Research, part of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His research is focused on global food security, specifically exploring how susceptible the global network of food trade is to natural and manmade disturbances. Dr. Puma’s work on global food security lies at the interface of science, economics, policy and governance. He is currently working on building collaborations with the World Food Program and USAID through a new “Columbia World Project” on climate and food systems. Dr. Puma received his doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University, his Master of International Affairs in Environmental Policy Studies from Columbia University, and his a Bachelor of Science in Civil Environmental Engineering and Water Resources from Columbia University.

Dr. Steven Lord - 2017

Steven LordWe welcome Dr. Steven Lord as the latest Haub Visiting Scholar. Steven is a Researcher with the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford. He kicked off his visit with an event about climate modeling on Climate Facts and Climate Litigation in the Anthropogenic Age, or Post - Normal Science Meets the Law. Professors Jason Czarnezki and Margot Pollans have already begun collaboration with Steven to develop protocols for modeling the environmental impact of food production.

Judith A. Enck - 2017

Judith EnckJudith Enck is the Inagural Haub Visiting Scholar, joining the Haub Environmental Law Program in the Spring 2017 semester. Ms. Enck previously served as the Regional Administrator of Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As Regional Administrator, Judith's responsibilities were wide-ranging. In cooperation with state and regional authorities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations, Region 2 administers federal programs governing air and water pollution, industrial discharges, toxic substances, pesticides, protection of streams, lakes and the ocean, solid and hazardous wastes, the cleanup of chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites, and much more. In her prior position, as the Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York State Governor's Office, she was responsible for policies and operations of New York State’s environmental protection agencies including the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Adirondack Park Agency, Agriculture and Markets, Department of State and others.

Judith served for eight years as a policy advisor to the New York State Attorney General. Prior to that, she was Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group. She also served as the Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, a non-profit government watchdog organization. She is a past President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, former Executive Director of the Non-Profit Resource Center and a designer of her town’s recycling program. She worked with the New York State Legislature to pass a number of the state’s most far reaching environmental laws including those addressing acid rain, toxics, pesticides, recycling, and energy conservation.

Her accomplishments in the field of environmental protection have been recognized with professional awards from the Attorney General’s Office, the Sierra Club, Center for Women in Government, Citizen Action, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, and other public interest groups.

Environmental Scholar in Residence

Author Paul Greenberg - 2016

Paul GreenbergPaul Greenberg is the James Beard Award-winning author of Four Fish and American Catch. He writes and speaks widely on environmental issues relating to the oceans and food systems. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Vogue, and more. At the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Paul lectures to students in Professor Jason Czarnezki's Natural Resources Law course and collaborates with faculty on writing projects examining environmental law and policy in and around New York City. Keep up with Paul on social media: @4fishgreenberg, facebook.com/fourfish.