Maria Antonia Tigre '14 works to protect the Amazon rainforest

October 11, 2019
The vast Amazon rainforest spans multiple countries in South America, each of which has developed a unique approach to preserving the shared ecosystem. Pace Law alum and environmental lawyer Maria Antonia Tigre is investigating efforts at regional cooperation.
Maria Tigre

Maria Antonia Tigre, a LLM graduate (’14), Haub Law SJD candidate, and Senior Environmental Attorney at the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, recently published her book “Regional Cooperation in Amazonia: A Comparative Environmental Law Analysis,” which provides a broad overview of the international, regional, and national laws applied to the Amazon rainforest and investigates efforts at regional cooperation for the protection of the Amazonian ecosystem, including an in-depth analysis of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO). 

After graduation, Ms. Tigre pursued a fellowship with the World Resources Institute, where she developed a toolkit for good governance in cities in developing countries, such as her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. As a senior attorney at the Environment Program at the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Ms. Tigre provides pro bono legal support to environmental NGOs across the globe.  She attributes some of her success to studing at Pace. “I cannot overstate the usefulness of Pace’s LLM and SJD programs. The curriculum has made me a better attorney and in turn, a better advocate for my clients. In addition, it has made me an improved scholar in terms of research, writing, and teaching. "

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