WHITE PLAINS (March 29, 2021) — The latest ranking of the nation’s top-ranked schools of law at Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, shows that the school is still ranked number one for Environmental Law. U.S. News & World Report rankings.
This is Haub Law’s second consecutive year and the third consecutive time in four years that it has been ranked number one in Environmental Law. It marks the school’s latest major success. Environmental Law Program. The program has been consistently rated among the top in the country. It continues its efforts to recruit top faculty, create cutting-edge programs that address the most pressing environmental issues, and attract students who are interested in becoming environmental law leaders.
Marvin Krislov, Pace University President, stated that the Environmental Law Program is well-known for its significant impact on environmental policy and law. Its continued number one ranking is a testament to the extraordinary depth and breadth our program has and its ongoing focus upon innovation. This recognition is a great honor for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law faculty, staff, students and alumni. We also want to thank the Haub family and their continued dedication to the environment as well as to our law school.
The Environmental Law ProgramIt is well-known for its signature programs, including the Environmental Litigation ClinicThe Food and Beverage Law Clinic, and Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Recenty, the program also started the Environmental Law and Policy Hack CompetitionLaw schools all over the country. The Law School launched the Sustainable Business Law HubThe School will offer opportunities for training and policy-making that addresses global environmental challenges. The Law School hosts lectures, panels, and advocacy sessions throughout the year that feature environmental scholars, advocates, policymakers, as well as recognizing leading international environmentalists through an annual presentation. Elisabeth Haub Award to Environmental Law and DiplomacyThe award is one of the most prestigious in environmental law.
“I am delighted that the work of our Environmental Law Program was recognized by U.S. News & World Report“For the second consecutive year, our program has been ranked number-one,” said Jason J. Czarnezki. He is Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Associate Dean and Executive Director of Environmental Law Programs. “Our program prepares students for a career as environmental lawyers in law firms and non-profits, NGOs, companies, and government agencies.
Haub Law offers more that 40 courses in environmental law. Students can explore emerging areas of environmental law by contacting the Environmental Law Programs centers and institutes. Pace Energy and Climate CenterThe Land Use Law Center, and can represent clients directly through the Environmental Litigation Clinic and Food and Beverage Law Clinic.
Haub Law, one of two law schools worldwide, is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Students have the opportunity to draft memoranda, discuss issues, and attend IUCN meetings such as the World Conservation Congress and U.S. National Committee meetings. The Law School is also the Co-Secretariat of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. This helps to foster environmental legal education and promote international environmental law conceptual development. Through the United Nations Diplomacy Practicum students assist UN country Missions by attending meetings and preparing research related to climate change, renewable energy and fisheries conservation. These opportunities give Haub Law students the tools they need in order to be leaders at both national and international levels in environmental law.
The Elisabeth Haub School of Laws Dispute Settlement program also climbed significantly in the rankings this past year, moving up from number 67. Haub Law is proud that it offers students a wide range of ADR classes, from Environmental Dispute Resolution to the endowed Amelia Gould Representation in Mediation Clinic. It is also a founder of International Commercial Arbitration Moot William C. Vis. The Schools Part-time programIt also moved up to number 47 in the rankings, a significant rise from previous years. This is due to Haub Laws expanding its part-time program that offers flexible scheduling options that allows working professionals to take core law school classes at night and weekends.
Haub laws are also impressive Trial advocacy programRanking in the top 15% of law school, Haub Law came in 26th place this year. Haub Law has hosted 28+ Mock Trial or Moot Court Teams over the past few years. This average includes more than 124 students participating in these teams. The Law Schools Mock Trial & Moot Court teams place at or near top in competitions. Gillian More, a long-standing prosecutor and advocate with a worldwide reputation, was Haub Law’s first Advocate in Residence in the fall 2021.
Our Environmental Law Program was established decades ago. It has been at forefront of training environmental advocates and leaders of tomorrow. Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr. said that the program is proud of the leadership positions our alumni have held at law firms and government agencies as well as the fact that it is consistently recognized as the best in the field. We are also proud to have our Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy Programs ranked highly, as well our part-time programs. I am proud to say that Haub Law has done a lot to provide excellent legal education to our students.
About Elisabeth Haub School for Law
The Elisabeth Haub Law school at Pace University offers JD (Masters of Law) and Masters of Laws (LLM) degrees in Environmental Law and International Law. It also offers a Doctor of Juridical Science in Environmental Law. The School is located on the Universitys campus at White Plains, N.Y. It was established in 1976 and has more that 9,000 alumni. The School has a unique philosophy and approach to legal education. It strikes a balance between theory and practice. Haub Law’s Environmental Law Program was established in 1978. It has been ranked as one of the top university programs worldwide, with a current #1 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. Graduates of Paces’ doctoral programs teach environmental law in universities around the globe. Alumni of Paces JD are well-known in environmental law agencies, non-profit organizations, and law firms across the U.S. In recognition of its outstanding environmental programs, the Law School received a transformative gift from Elisabeth Haub’s family in 2016. For more information, Visit the Haub Law Website.