Pace Law School Named by EPA to China Environmental Law Initiative

The Environmental Protection Agency has added Pace Law School to its impressive roster of collaborating organizations working on the China Environmental Law Initiative.

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Environmental Protection Agency Names Pace Law School to China Environmental Law Initiative

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has added Pace Law School to its impressive roster of collaborating organizations working on the China Environmental Law Initiative.

Launched by the EPA in 2007, the China Environmental Law Initiative has established a dialogue between the U.S. and China with regard to environmental law standards and practices. Collaborating organizations, including Pace Law School, were chosen to share with the Chinese government and other stakeholders best practices on topics ranging from climate change to pollution control to engaging public support for environmentally sustainable programs.

“We at Pace Law are thrilled to see our relationships, both with the EPA and with groups in China, formalized in such a prominent way,” said Assistant Dean for Environmental Law Programs Alexandra Dunn. “This is the result of several years of hard work on all sides.”

In this new role, Pace Law School faculty and students will work with the EPA and other collaborating organizations in making environmental law information both accessible and current. This will include maintaining information on the EPA China Initiative Web site, as well as conducting additional research. The goal is to ensure that both China and the U.S. are able to take advantage of all available environmental law developments.

The EPA appointment is the most recent linkage between Pace Law School and environmental law programs in China. Since 2005, Pace Law School has also participated in a number of environmental law conferences and programs with law schools in China, including Wuhan University School of Law (in Hubei Province) and Jiao Tong University (in Shanghai).

“This new collaboration furthers Pace Law School’s long history of working with EPA attorneys and Chinese scholars on comparative U.S.-China environmental law, of which we are so proud,” said Assistant Dean Dunn.

Pace joins law schools from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, as well as Vermont Law School, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and the American Chamber of Commerce of Shanghai as collaborators in the Initiative.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has over 7,500 alumni throughout the country and the world and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top three programs in environmental law. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus and offers the Master of Laws degree in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and Comparative Legal Studies, and a Doctor of Laws in environmental law. The School of Law is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

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