Pace Energy and Climate Center Welcomes New Staff Attorney

June 8, 2022
Emma Lagle

The Pace Energy and Climate Center at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Emma Lagle has joined the Center as Staff Attorney. She will work with Pace Energy and Climate Center allies on promoting clean energy with the Center’s advocacy networks.  Emma previously served as the Center's 2020-2021 Energy and Climate Fellow.

Emma began working in environmental law and policy organizing student lobbying efforts in favor of a state-wide natural gas fracking moratorium in 2014 with NYPIRG. Her interests in community-based project development led her to roles as project leader for downstate-New York non-profits organizing community-wide sustainability initiatives that required engagement of local officials, private businesses, and community members.  Emma’s efforts culminated in her membership on an inter-disciplinary team that developed an urban-renewal plan for the West River neighborhood of New Haven and West Haven, Connecticut, which analyzed and presented the municipal stakeholders with best approaches to address the area’s economic, recreational, transportation, and coastal resiliency concerns.

Emma completed her JD with an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law and a Master’s in Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. While completing these degrees, she interned with the Land Use Law Center, where she worked with municipalities to compose the form-based codes and helped build a national database on land use regulations for solar energy, the Charlottesville office of the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, where Emma participated in successful legislative efforts against natural-gas pipeline development. In 2021, Emma received a Master of Laws in Energy and Climate Law from Pace while serving as the Center’s Fellow.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law (LLM) degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The School, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The School maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. For more information about Haub Law, visit

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