Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty and Alumni Rank Among the 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

February 14, 2023
Achinthi Vithanage Karl Coplan Steve Solow

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is proud to announce that Karl Coplan, Professor of Law Emeritus and Director of Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic at Haub Law, along with Achinthi Vithanage, Associate Director of Environmental Law Programs & Professor at Haub Law, were named to the 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law. Haub Law Adjunct Professor Steven Solow, Partner, Baker Botts, former Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and founder of the DC Summer Externship Program at Haub Law was also recognized.

The prestigious list is comprised of 500 lawyers carefully selected and based on journalistic reporting, nominations, and vetting with peers and experts in environmental law. Also included on the list are Haub Law alumni, Anne Carpenter ’09, Partner, Baker Botts, Samuel Brown ‘07, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth, and James May ’91 (LLM), Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder of the Global Environmental Rights Institute, and co-Founder and co-Director of the Dignity Rights Project and the Environmental Rights Institute at Widener University Delaware Law School and current Haub Visiting Scholar at Haub Law.

“We are so proud of the impact that Karl, Achinthi, Steve and our distinguished graduates continue to have on the field of environmental law and congratulate them on this recognition,” said Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr., Dean of the Law School. “As the #1 ranked environmental law program, Haub Law remains committed to advancing environmental law and policies that lead us toward a greener future with the bold leadership of our past and present faculty, alumni, and colleagues.”

The 2023 Lawdragon Green 500 list also included other Haub Law affiliates, including: Former Director of Haub Law’s Environmental Law Program, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Partner, Baker Botts, and 2021 Haub Law Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar and 2022 Lloyd. K Garrison Lecturer on Environmental Law, Sharmila Murthy, Senior Counsel in the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

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