Judith Enck Named Haub Visiting Scholar

January 18, 2017 Press Release
Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law announces that Judith Enck, current Regional Administrator for Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), will be the law school’s first Haub Visiting Scholar.
Judith Enck
Judith Enck

“We are so pleased to welcome Judith Enck to Pace Law as our inaugural Visiting Scholar,” said Dean David Yassky. “Her deep knowledge of policy making, government and environmental protection makes her an ideal candidate for the position. At Pace Law, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of environmental legal education. The Visiting Scholar position is just one example of how we do this – by creating new opportunities for all of our students to see the connections between policy making and the law and the real-world application of the two.”

Ms. Enck has a long and distinguished career of public service and environmental protection. She has served as the EPA’s Region 2 Administrator for the past seven years. In this role, Ms. Enck’s responsibilities have been wide-ranging. In cooperation with state and regional authorities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations, she administers federal programs governing air and water pollution; industrial discharges; toxic substances; pesticides; protection of streams, lakes and the ocean; solid and hazardous wastes; the cleanup of chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites; and much more. Ms. Enck is the longest serving Regional Administrator at EPA Region 2.  Prior to joining EPA, Ms. Enck served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor’s Office. She also served as Policy Advisor in the New York Attorney General’s Office, as Executive Director of Environmental Advocates in Albany and as Senior Environmental Associate at NY Public Interest Research Group.

“I am honored to serve as the first Haub Environmental Visiting Scholar at a law school that educates some of the best environmental lawyers in the country,” said Judith Enck. “Now more than ever, we need a new generation of lawyers who will stand up for environmental justice, clean air, clean water and fight climate change like our lives depend on it. Because it does.”

Pace Law’s environmental law program is widely recognized and ranked third in the nation by “US News &World Report.” As previously announced, funding for the Visiting Scholars position was made possible by a gift from the Haub family in recognition of the essential role of environmental science, informatics and other technology and allied fields towards formulating environmental policy and law.

In her role at Pace Law, Ms. Enck will collaborate with faculty, guest lecture classes and work closely with students in the Environmental Law program and others. Ms. Enck’s Visiting Scholar positon will run through May of 2017.

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