Pace University’s Haub Law Ranked #1 for Environmental Law

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub Law School is again ranked number one in the nation for environmental law by the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings

WHITE PLAINS, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2022

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is once again ranked number one in the nation for environmental law by the latest US News and World Report rankings, released today.

This is the second year in a row, and the third time in four years, that Haub Law has received the top ranking for environmental law, marking the latest major success for the school’s environmental law program. Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, the program continues to recruit the best faculty, establish cutting-edge programs to address the most pressing environmental challenges, and attract students who seek to become leaders in environmental law. of the future.

“Our environmental law program is known around the world for its impact on environmental law and policy,” said Pace University President Marvin Krislov. “Its continued #1 ranking reflects the extraordinary depth and breadth of our program and its continued focus on innovation. Congratulations to the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Elisabeth Haub Law School on this recognition , and a big thank you to the Haub family for their continued commitment to the environment and to our law school.”

The Environmental Law Program is widely known for its signature programs, including the Environmental Litigation Clinic, the Food and Beverage Law Clinic, and the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Recently, the program also launched the Environmental Law and Policy Hack Competition for law schools across the country. This year, the law school launched the Sustainable Business Law Hub, which will create educational, policy, and research opportunities that address global environmental challenges. The law school also organizes conferences and panels throughout the year featuring environmental scholars, advocates and policy makers, and it recognizes leading international environmentalists through the annual presentation of the Elisabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law and Diplomacy, considered one of the world’s most distinguished awards in the field of environmental law.

“I am thrilled that the work of our environmental law program has been recognized by US News and World Report for the second consecutive year with a number one ranking,” said Jason J. Czarnezki, professor emeritus of environmental law. environment of Kerlin and associated. Dean and Executive Director of Environmental Law Programs. “Our program prepares students to jump-start upon graduation and begin their careers as environmental lawyers in law firms, non-profit organizations, environmental NGOs, corporations and government agencies .”

Haub Law offers over 40 environmental law courses. Students can research emerging areas of environmental law through the various centers and institutes of the Environmental Law Program, including the Pace Energy & Climate Center and the Land Use Law Center, and can directly represent clients through the Environmental Litigation Clinic and the Food and Beverage Law Clinic.

Haub Law is one of only two law schools in the world to be a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which offers students the opportunity to write memoranda, debate issues and attend IUCN meetings, including the World Conservation Congress. and US National Committee meetings. The law school is also a co-secretariat of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, helping to nurture environmental legal education and promote the conceptual development of environmental law internationally. As part of the United Nations Diplomacy Internship, students provide assistance to United Nations missions in countries by attending their meetings and preparing research on issues such as climate change, renewable energy, the protection of fisheries and forest management. These opportunities provide Haub law students with the tools they need to become national and international leaders in environmental law.

The Elisabeth Haub Law School Dispute Resolution Program also rose significantly in the rankings this year, rising to number 32 from number 67 last year. Haub Law is proud to offer students a wide variety of ADR courses, from Environmental Dispute Resolution to the Amelia Gould Staffed Representation Clinic in Mediation, and is one of the founders of the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The School’s part-time program also rose in the rankings, rising to number 47, a significant increase from previous years’ rankings. This enhancement reflects Haub Law’s expansion of its part-time program with flexible scheduling options that allow working professionals and others to take their core law courses in the evenings and on weekends.

Additionally, Haub Law’s impressive advocacy program once again ranked among the top 15% of law schools, ranking 26th this year. Over the past several years, Haub Law has had over 28 mock trial and advocacy teams, with an average of over 124 student participants across those teams. The law school’s mock trial and advocacy teams consistently rank at or near the top in competitions. In the fall of 2021, Haub Law welcomed its first attorney-in-residence, Gillian More, a world-renowned life attorney in advocacy.

“Since its founding decades ago, our environmental law program has been at the forefront of shaping tomorrow’s environmental leaders and advocates,” said Dean Horace E. Anderson. Jr. “We are very proud of the leadership positions our alumni have achieved at government agencies, law firms, and NGOs, and the continued recognition of our program as being at the pinnacle of the field. We are also pleased with the rankings strengths of our dispute resolution program, our trial advocacy program and our part-time program. I am proud of the work we have done and continue to do every day at Haub Law to provide our students an excellent legal education.”

About Elisabeth Haub Law School

The Elisabeth Haub Law School at Pace University offers JD and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees in environmental law and international law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree in environmental law. ‘environment. The school, located on the university’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni worldwide. 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 ranking of #1 by US News & World Report. Pace PhDs teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad. In 2016, the law school received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding programs in environmental law. For more information about Haub Law, visit

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