Externship: Environmental Diplomacy Practicum

Externship: Environmental Diplomacy Practicum

Course Number: LAW 602FP (Field Placement) & Law 602S (Seminar)
Course Credits: 4 (2 FP, 2 Academic)
In this course, students study the decision-making process and negotiation of environmental treaties in the United Nations (UN) system. Students in the Diplomacy Practicum provide assistance to UN country Missions by attending meetings on behalf of the Missions and by preparing memoranda and/or research papers on a range of issues such as climate change, renewable energy, fisheries protection, and forest management. Students meet weekly at Pace Law School in a two credit seminar, and then spend two days per week working at UN Missions. Since sessions at the UN typically run until 6:00 p.m., students will not be able to take 6:00 p.m. courses on the days they are at the UN. Suggested prerequisites: Students should be well-grounded in environmental issues and law or have taken International Environmental Law or International Law. Application, interview, and permission of the Instructor are required.