United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum

United Nations Environmental Diplomacy Practicum

Course Number: LAW 602S (Practicum)
Course Credits: 4
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, human rights, biodiversity, and marine and forest resource management. Students meet at the Law School for a weekly seminar, and 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 professor are required. https://law.pace.edu/john-jay-legal-services/student-applications