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 ($15,000) to cover living expenses. Information about 2021-2022 fellowships will be posted in Spring 2021.

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 2020-2021 are closed.

Environmental Law LLM Graduate Fellow

The Fellow will support new Environmental Law Program initiatives as they are developed and implemented, support the Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies, and assist with the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, among other tasks.  Applications for 2020-2021 are closed.

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 2020-2021 are closed.

Energy & Climate Law LLM Graduate Fellow

More than a think tank, the Pace Energy & Climate Center (Center) turns ideas into action. We believe thoughtful engagement of government and key stakeholders leads to better public policy. We conduct research and analysis on legal, regulatory and policy matters because thorough, objective analyses are essential to finding solutions to today’s complex energy and climate change challenges. The Fellow will support the work of the Center, including, but not limited to:

  • Research and write legal and policy analysis for projects in which the Center is currently engaged, which may include decarbonization, energy equity, electric and gas utility regulatory matters, or other clean energy and climate issues;
  • Develop strategy and support the Center’s intervention and policy work in clean energy, including through community outreach, engagement, and strengthened relationships; and
  • Engage with the Center’s broader clean energy agenda, including through working with NGOs, participation in public proceedings and working groups.

Applications for 2020-2021 are closed.

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, meetings, training programs, and publications, and assist with local government technical assistance projects. Applications for 2020-2021 are closed.