LLM Graduate Fellowships

Since 1978, Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law has provided an internationally acclaimed environmental legal education. Our dedicated faculty have been pioneers in developing and implementing environmental law and continue to serve as national and world leaders in the field. Our alumni work in law firms, government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and law schools and universities across the country and around the world. We offer more than 40 environmental law courses. Our students and fellows can research cutting-edge areas of the law through our on-campus Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace Energy & Climate Center, Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development, and Food Law Initiative.  We are the only top environmental law program that is about forty minutes away by train from New York City and two hours away by air from Washington, DC, providing students with easy access to outstanding practice opportunities.  Fellows receive a full tuition waiver and a modest stipend to cover living expenses. The deadline to apply for 2019-2020 graduate fellowships is April 5, 2019.

Environmental Law LLM Graduate Fellow

The Fellow will draft the bench memorandum for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, the largest interschool moot court competition of any kind under one roof, assist the Environmental Law Program with grant proposals, conferences, meetings, and publications, work on new program initiatives, and act as a liaison to the enviornmental law student organizations.  Applications for 2019-2020 available here.

Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies (GCELS) LLM Graduate Fellow

GCELS is the international and comparative arm of the Pace Environmental Law Program, and is one of only two law school entities that is a voting member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network. Through GCELS' partnership with IUCN and others, students participate in identifying practical solutions to pressing environmental challenges.  This Fellow will work part-time in the GCELS while earning an LLM in Environmental Law.  Applications for 2019-2020 available here.

Equitable Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) LLM Graduate Fellow

The Pace Energy and Climate Center’s EASE Program is focused on ensuring that low- to moderate-income (LMI) residents have access to, and enjoy the benefits of, the new rate designs, clean energy programs and technologies, and renewable energy offerings becoming available through state electric utility reform proceedings, especially New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The EASE Fellow will be the Center’s primary point-person in these efforts.  Applications for 2019-2020 available here.

Land Use and Sustainable Development LLM Graduate Fellow

The Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. The Fellow will work with the Land Use Law Center to assist with conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal education programs, audio podcasts, and publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues.  Applications for 2019-2020 available: here.

Food and Agriculture Law LLM Graduate Fellow

The Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative launched in Fall 2015 as a collaboration between the Pace Environmental Law Program and the Natural Resources Defense Council.  The Initiative’s mission is to expand access to legal services for farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food justice organizations by increasing capacity of the legal community to meet those needs through education of law students and training of lawyers. The Fellow will help with clinic outreach, student supervision and client work as well as coordinate training programs and curriculum.  Applications for 2019-2020 available here.