Professor Joshua Galperin to join the Faculty of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

April 5, 2021
Josh Galperin

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Joshua Galperin will join its faculty in Fall 2021 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Galperin, currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will add his expertise to Haub Law’s renowned environmental law program, which was just ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 

“I am thrilled to join the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and be part of its flagship environmental law program,” said Professor Galperin. “Haub Law’s faculty, students, alumni, and staff have long been leaders in environmental law. I am excited to contribute to the innovative curriculum and expertise at the school.” Professor Galperin’s research and scholarship focuses on environmental law, administrative law, and sustainable business law, including food and agriculture law. “In the past five years, we have already developed a particular specialty in food and agriculture law, with several faculty specializing in this area and the country’s first-ever law school clinic providing direct transactional legal services exclusively to food and beverage clients,” said Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Operations Emily Gold Waldman. “We are very excited that Professor Galperin will help us further strengthen and expand this area of expertise.”

Prior to his position as a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Professor Galperin held several positions at Yale University. He served as Associate Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, as a Research Scholar, Clinical Director, and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and as a Lecturer and Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program at the Yale School of the Environment. During his time at Yale, Professor Galperin also oversaw the Haub Law/Yale School of the Environment dual degree program and coordinated the Land Use Collaborative, a joint project of the Land Use Law Center and Haub Law and the Yale School of the Environment.

“The Elisabeth Haub School of Law is extremely proud of its environmental law program,” said Dean Horace Anderson. “Professor Galperin’s experience and career perfectly complements our environmental law program and will help bring it to new heights.”

“Professor Galperin's strong commitment to the public interest in the fields of environmental and food law will be an asset to the Haub Law community," added Jason J. Czarnezki, Associate Dean of the Environmental Law Program and Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law. “His addition further strengthens our position as the number-one environmental law program.”

Professor Galperin graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of Vermont Law Review and a Dean’s Fellow. He also received his Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment. Galperin received his BA from the University of Delaware in Political Science and Wildlife Conservation.

Professor Galperin has recently published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Arkansas Law Review, and the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, among others. He is a frequent presenter on environmental governance, agriculture law, food law, and more. He has been working with Haub Law Professor Margot Pollans and a consortium of other food and agriculture law professors around the country on the Farm Bill Law Enterprise, and he also serves as Associate Editor of People and Nature, an interdisciplinary journal of the British Ecological Society. In addition, he has advised the staffs of U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker on the Justice for Black Farmers Act.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers J.D. and Masters of Law 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, N.Y., 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. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s J.D. alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit

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