Celebrating 15 Years in DC

Fifteen years ago Pace Law School launched the Washington, DC, Environmental Law Externship for students to gain practical experience in environmental law, in combination with a classroom component. 

On July 8, the DC firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP hosted an anniversary celebration for the externship program, cosponsored by the Pace Law School Office of Development & Alumni Relations, the Center for Career Development, and the Center for Environmental Legal Studies. Pace Law School Adjunct Professor Steven P. Solow, partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, was honored at the event for his 15 years of service as externship program mentor and for his dedication to the student-externs. Over 50 students and alumni attended, including many past participants in the program.

To date, 153 students have taken part in this externship – many of whom went on to start their legal careers in DC. Through the program, students work with federal agencies in the nation’s capital under the supervision of Professor Solow, a former chief of the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Past placements have included the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, Environmental Law Institute, National Academy of Public Administration, and Council of Environmental Quality, along with other government agencies or NGOs.