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Students’ efforts strike down EPA’s “Water Transfers Rule”

Law students active in the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic scored a major victory in federal court when the Hon. Kenneth Karas, S.D.N.Y., granted a summary judgment in a case where the P.E.L.C. served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs. The judgment in the case, Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. U.S. EPA, invalidated […]

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Prof. Cassuto interviewed in The Christian Science Monitor about California drought

Prof. Cassuto interviewed in The Christian Science Monitor about California drought

An article in “The Christian Science Monitor” explores the ramifications of the ongoing drought in California, including severe water restrictions and strikes as a result of decades-old water contracts. The reporter interviewed Professor David Cassuto, an expert in water law. “Will this drought emergency bring about more significant changes?” Professor Cassuto is quoted as asking. […]

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Alum Pete Harrison calls Duke Energy’s practices in North Carolina “a federal crime”

Pace Law School alum Pete Harrison has been in the news as he fights to expose the practices of Duke Energy which discharged toxic wastewater into rivers in North Carolina. The utility company has said the release of the water, which contains heavy metals and other pollutants, was part of its “routine maintenance” plan. Harrison, […]

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Pace Law School mourns the passing of David Sive

Pace Law School mourns the passing of environmentalist and former Pace Law Professor, David Sive. Considered to be one of the founders of the field of environmental law, Professor Sive also created the Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law that is presented each year at Pace Law School. “David was fearless in inventing  new […]

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Christian Science Monitor quotes Prof. Cassuto about California drought

Christian Science Monitor quotes Prof. Cassuto about California drought

In an article about record drought conditions in California, “The Christian Science Monitor” quoted Professor David Cassuto. An expert on water law and environmental theory, Professor Cassuto directs the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), a cooperative endeavor with the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of […]

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Energy and Climate Center attorney Andrea Cerbin comments on settlement with ConEd

Andrea Cerbin, staff attorney for the Pace Energy and Climate Center, was quoted in the industry publication “Energywire.” In an article discussing a recent rate settlement with ConsolidatedEdison Inc., Cerbin commented on another aspect of the agreement intended to help manage the demand for electricity, especially in the event of another storm like Superstorm Sandy. […]

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“PreLaw” magazine quotes Asst. Director Jensen about preparing for a specialty practice

Laura Jensen, assistant director of environmental programs at Pace Law School, was quoted in an article in “PreLaw” magazine. The Winter 2014 issue is devoted to preparing for specialty practice areas. Pace Law School’s environmental law program is consistently ranked one of the best in the country. “You need to take courses in other areas […]

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Prof. Coplan comments on legal liability stemming from WV chemical spill

Prof. Coplan comments on legal liability stemming from WV chemical spill

With the recent chemical spill in West Virginia that made the water unusable for five days and interrupted business activity across the area, speculation has begun about what legal action might follow. Law 360 spoke with Professor Karl Coplan, co-director of the Environmental Litigation Clinic, who shared his expectations. While estimating that total damages could […]

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Environmental Litigation Clinic prevails in Baykeeper v. City of New York

Both the general press and law  journals have reported on a case argued by the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. In Raritan Baykeeper v. City of New York, Acting Supreme Court Justice Bernard Graham ruled that New York City cannot operate a 20-acre composting facility in Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Park without approval from the NYS Legislature, […]

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Pace Law Library receives grant from the Haub Foundation

Pace Law School received a grant from the Elizabeth Haub Foundation that will enable the school to expand student access to foreign language training. The $10,000 grant, presented to Pace Law Library, will fund licenses to the language-learning software, Rosetta Stone. Law students from the United Nations Environmental Diplomacy course and the Brazil Environmental Law […]

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