Summer International Environmental Law Institute

June 5-16, 2023

Qualifying international and visiting students are invited to apply for an exciting summer course in International Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the nation’s #1 ranked Environmental Law Program. Experience summer in the picturesque New York Hudson Valley, just 30 minutes from vibrant Midtown Manhattan, while having the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from global leaders in environmental law.

Course Name: International Environmental Law
Course Number: LAW 845
Course Credits: 

Course Description: This course examines the role of international law in the management of environmental challenges. The course begins by identifying significant global environmental problems, exploring the dynamics that generate and perpetuate them, and tracing the evolution (and critiques) of the principle of Sustainable Development. The course will then consider legal approaches for meeting select global environmental challenges, such as the protection of the atmosphere and oceans, the control of hazardous chemicals, and the preservation of biodiversity. The course will conclude with an examination of the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change on vulnerable communities and the emergence of alternatives to the dominant development paradigm. Throughout the course, we will contrast the perspectives of countries in the Global North and Global South with respect to the causes of and solutions to global environmental challenges. There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites, but International Law is helpful. 

Who can apply?
International students from our Partner Universities

  1. Visiting students from other ABA-approved law schools
  2. Current Haub Law students

$1,765 per credit ($ USD 5,295)
+ $299/week on-campus room and board fee for visiting students

How to Apply:
Students who are not currently enrolled at Haub Law can apply for the summer course using the forms below:

For more information, contact:
Diana Ramirez, Associate Director Graduate Programs and International Affairs

Summer at Haub Law

If you are planning to join us for the Summer International Environmental Law Institute from outside of the New York region, here are some facts and information to help you envision what your visit will be like:

June often features the nicest weather of the year with a pleasant, average low and high of 64°-79°F (about 18°-26° C) and only the occasional need for an umbrella. In July, the New York summer rolls in with average low and high temperatures of 69 and 84 degrees, setting the city abuzz with summer leisure activities.

Those participants staying on or taking classes at the Haub Law campus will be pleased to hear that White Plains is a walkers' paradise. Our campus is a leisurely ten minute walk from downtown White Plains, which features a first-run movie theater, ample shopping opportunities, grocery stores, parks, health clubs, and a multitude of diverse restaurants and bars, many with outdoor seating. Fountains and plazas dotted through downtown provide interesting spots to sit and watch the world go by. Back on our beautiful campus, enjoy the spring and summer weather while studying or just relaxing on the lawns or under the trees.

Of course, be sure to save time to explore New York City! Simply hop on the Metro North to visit the city that never sleeps and all of its attractions. On any given day, the city that never sleeps offers visitors the opportunity to visit festivals, concerts, museums, world-famous restaurants, stores, parks, and historical sites. Visit Time Out New YorkNew York Magazine's Summer Guide, and New York City's Summer Streets (or just Google!) for ideas and tips on how to plan your visit.