Future Environmental Law Professors Workshop


Friday, September 14, 2018
Pace Law School
Judicial Institute, Omni Room
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York


The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University will be hosting the Fifth Annual Future Environmental Law Professors Workshop on Friday, September 14, 2018.  The workshop is designed for Visiting Assistant Professors, Fellows, Researchers, Law Clerks, Practitioners, and others, including current students who plan to go on or are considering the academic teaching market in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, agricultural law, energy law, land use planning, and/or ocean and coastal resources law.

  • Receive advice on the environmental law teaching market
  • Obtain an insider’s view of the appointments process from faculty with extensive hiring experience
  • Learn about the history and future of environmental law in law schools
  • Participate in a mock AALS interview and gain feedback from environmental law professors
  • Present your work to future colleagues in the environmental law academy through mock job talks

This year we are also soliciting nominations to invite excellent current law students and recent alumni with environmental interest and identified potential to succeed in academia, including in particular students from diverse backgrounds, to attend.  We are planning a special session discussion oriented to these students and we have travel stipends available.

9:00 am         Introductory remarks by Professor Jason Czarnezki (Pace Law). 
9:30 am Panel discussion with Environmental Law Professors Jason Czarnezki (Pace), Sharon Jacobs (Colorado), Margot Pollans (Pace) and Sharmila Murphy (Suffolk), Katrina Wyman (NYU)
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Mock interviews
12:00 pm Keynote: Katrina M. Wyman
New York University School of Law
Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law
Director, Environmental and Energy Law LLM Program
1:15 pm Job talk presentations with feedback provided
(Selected participants will be asked to present their job talks)
4:00 pm Reception


Confirmed Faculty Attending to Date

  • Jason J. Czarnezki, Pace Law School
  • Katy Fischer Kuh, Pace Law School
  • Michael Herz, Cardozo School of Law
  • Sharon Jacobs, University of Colorado Law School
  • Sharmila Murthy, Suffolk Law School
  • Margot Pollans, Pace Law School
  • Katrina M. Wyman

Travel and Lodging Information

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza White Plains hotel for both Thursday and Friday nights (9/12 & 9/13)

Use the group code EN8 to receive discounted rate. 

Deadline for reservations is August 21, 2018

Reserve online at www.cpwestchester.com or by phone at 914-682-0050
Or 1-877-834-3613

For further information, please contact Lorraine Rubich @ lrubich@law.pace.edu

Past Key Note Addresses


Hari Osofsky, October 13, 2017
Dean, Penn State Law School
Keynote Address: "Pathways Forward for Cross-Cutting Environmental Law Scholarship"
"Click here to watch Dean Osofsky's Keynote Address"

Pat Parenteau, September 16, 2016
Senior Counsel and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Keynote Address: "Nature Deficit Disorder: A Reply to the Eco-Pragmatists"

Douglas Kysar, September 15, 2015
Joseph M. Field '55 Professor, Yale Law School
Keynote Address: "Making a Contribution in Environmental Law"

Richard Lazarus, September 26, 2014
Howard and Katherine Abel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Inaugural Keynote Address: "Environmental Law Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities"