Robert J. Goldstein

  • Professor


SJD, Pace Law School
MEM, Yale University
LLM., Pace Law School
JD, St. John's University School of Law
BA, City University of New York (CUNY)-Queens College

Dr. Robert Goldstein (LLM '92, SJD '97) is the Association of Graduate's endowed chair in Constitutional and Military Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he teaches several environmental seminars and constitutional law. He represents Pace Law School's Center for Environmental Legal Studies on the Community Advisory Group (CAG) to the Hudson River EPA Superfund Site.Dr. Goldstein was awarded the EPA's 2008 Environmental Quality Award in recognition of his work protecting the environment and public health in EPA Region 2, as well as the Nicholas A. Robinson Alumni Achievement Award for significant contributions to environmental law by a Pace Law School graduate.Dr. Goldstein maintains an active environmental law practice, and currently serves as General Counsel to the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.Dr. Goldstein served as General Counsel and Director of Enforcement at Riverkeeper, Inc. in Tarrytown, NY through mid-2009.

Previously, Dr. Goldstein was the Director of Pace Law School's Environmental Law Program for six years. While at Pace, he garnered national and international recognition for his innovative initiatives to use environmental law to protect human rights; created the Pace Virtual Environmental Law Library; founded the Journal of the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies (now known as the GreenLaw Journal), thePace Brazil Program, and a joint-degree program with Yale University. He has also taught at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA. He is the author of Ecology and Environmental Ethics: Green Wood in the Bundle of Sticks which deals with legal solutions to the problems of sprawl and non-point source pollution, and the editor of Environmental Ethics and Law.