Pace Law Lecture to Address Environmental and Energy Law

Pace University School of Law will host the third annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture with Professor William H.
Rodgers Jr., University of Washington Law School, on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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(212) 346-1268

– Environmental Law Professor/Author William Rodgers Jr. is Guest Speaker –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University School of Law will host the
third annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture with Professor William H.
Rodgers Jr., University of Washington Law School, on April 24 at 5
p.m. at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Rodgers, a scholar of environmental law and energy, will be speak
about barriers facing environmental law, including, neglect,
diversion and abandoment, which are manifested by current efforts
labelled “regulatory reform.”
Rodgers is the author of Hornbook on Environmental Law (West
Publishing Co.), the most widely used, one-volume environmental law
textbook, and also has written other textbooks on energy law and
numerous law review articles. He has served as a distinguished
visitor and lecturer at 15 other law schools and as a member of the
National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Sciences and
Technology.
The Garrison Lecture was established at the Pace University School
of Law in 1995 in honor of Lloyd K. Garrison who played a major role
in the 1965 Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that
inaugurated the field of environmental law.
The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program is ranked third in
the country by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 14,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson
College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.
For more information please call (914) 422-4205.

High School Students Learn About Planetary Climate Changes

High school students from Westchester and Rockland counties will learn about climate changes on other planets from two of the country’s leading experts. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, Pace University will sponsor “Science Day ‘97” on the Pleasantville campus, hosting NASA astronaut Commander Mario Runco, and Climatologist Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute at Columbia University, along with more than 200 local high school students.

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(212) 346-1637
PLEASANTVILLE, NY — High school students from Westchester and Rockland counties will learn about climate changes on other planets from two of the country’s leading experts. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, Pace University will sponsor “Science Day ‘97” on the Pleasantville campus, hosting NASA astronaut Commander Mario Runco, and Climatologist Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute at Columbia University, along with more than 200 local high school students.

Science Day ‘97, sponsored by the biology and chemistry departments at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, will address how planetary climate changes affect space travel, global warming, and the earth’s atmosphere, temperature and weather. “This presentation allows high school students to experience science on the college level and demonstrates that science is important, challenging, and exciting,” says Dr. Charlene Hoegler, professor of biology, who is coordinating the day-long event with Dr. William Flank, professor of chemistry.

A veteran of three Space Shuttle flight crews, including Atlantis in 1991, and Endeavour in 1993 and 1996, Astronaut Runco has logged more than 551 hours in space.

Dr. Michael Allison works in the fields of planetary atmospheric dynamics and spaceflight mission planning. He served on the science study team for the Cassini Mission to Saturn. He is participating on the Surveyor ‘98 Mission to Mars. His research also includes studies of the atmospheric dynamics of Jupiter.

As part of Science Day ‘97, some of the high school students will showcase posters illustrating their original science research projects. Students also have the opportunity to speak informally with the guest speakers.

Founded in 1906, Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate and doctoral degree programs.

Southwestern Wins Moot Court Competition at Pace

The three-person team from Southwestern University School of Law won the Pace University School of Law Ninth Annual National Environmental Moot Court Competition with the highest combined score for both the oral argument and written brief. More than 80 law schools nationwide participated in the three-day event, which is the largest moot situated all under one roof, and the largest environmental moot court competition in the nation.

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(212) 346-1268

WHITE PLAINS, NY — The three-person team from Southwestern University School of
Law won the Pace University School of Law Ninth Annual National Environmental
Moot Court Competition with the highest combined score for both the oral argument and
written brief. More than 80 law schools nationwide participated in the three-day event,
which is the largest moot situated all under one roof, and the largest environmental moot
court competition in the nation.

Becky Clark, Adrienne Miller and Joan Spaeder from the Southwestern University School
of Law team had the highest score for their oral presentation as they represented the
While-U-Wait Photo Service in the final round. The case involved retroactive Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) applicability and medical
monitoring cost recovery to track toxic photo chemicals which were released into the ground
water. The Southwestern team beat out the two teams from the University of Memphis and
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.

Other schools took awards in the following categories: Best Oralist, Minjoo Lee from
Washington University School of Law (St. Louis); Best Overall Brief, University of
Texas School of Law; and Best Brief Representing Each Party, University of Baltimore
School of Law and University of Houston School of Law.

This year’s specific case, selected by the White Plains, NY-based school’s Moot Court
Board, was given to each of the teams prior to the competition, and each two- or three-
person team prepared and submitted a written brief defending one position regarding the
topic of retroactivity and commerce clause issues in a CERCLA proceeding. In past
competitions, students have argued on environmental topics ranging from illegal
dumping to personal liability for violation by a corporation.

Each team argued from three points of view — the government/regulator, the regulated
industry and the citizen public interest group. Each team defended all three positions
before a panel of judges comprised of attorneys and federal and state judges, most of
whom are specialists in the field of environmental law. The competition consisted of
three rounds, and each team was rated on their written brief and each oral defense.

The judges presiding over the final round included: Environmental Appeals Judge
Honorable Edward E. Reich, who works with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board; Honorable Eugene E. Siler Jr., a United States
Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio; Honorable Jane R.
Roth, a United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; and Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, a United States Court of Appeals
Judge for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois.

Preliminary rounds were held on Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21 with
the top-scoring 27 teams advancing to the quarter-final round. Only nine teams advanced
to the final rounds, held on Saturday, February 22. All of the participating schools,
volunteers and judges participated in a special reception on Friday, February 21, hosted
by Texaco Inc.

The Southwestern University team received a traveling trophy of an original watercolor,
“Dawn-Storm King,” by Hudson Valley artist John Husley, that commemorates the 1965
court decision inaugurating the field of environmental law. Last year’s winning team was
from The University of Houston. Winning briefs will be published in the Pace
Environmental Law Review.

The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University
with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Its Environmental Law
program is ranked third in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Nearly 14,000
students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson
College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information
Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Dyson College Offers New Graduate Program in Environmental Science

Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new master’s degree program in environmental science beginning this fall. The program, to be taught by faculty in the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and physical sciences, is the only one of its kind in the New York Metropolitan area.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences will offer a new master’s degree program in environmental science beginning this fall. The program, to be taught by faculty in the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and physical sciences, is the only one of its kind in the New York Metropolitan area.

Scientific and technological advances of the 19th and 20th centuries have led to substantial economic growth and progress world wide. These changes, however, also have impacted the environment in significant and unexpected ways. “Pace’s interdisciplinary graduate program will help students acquire the knowledge and practical skills needed to tackle the environmental challenges of the 21st century,” said Dr. David Rahni, professor of analytical chemistry and director of the new program.

Students will learn about the growing challenges facing today’s global community, including the depletion of natural resources, disruption in the food chain, global climate changes, the decline of air, water and land quality, and the increase in toxic pollutants. Also, they will learn methods of monitoring, correcting and preventing such environmental problems.

This 39-credit master’s degree program has been approved and registered by the New York State Department of Education. Classes and research will take place in the Dyson Hall of Science, which is a modern facility with environmental instruments, an aquatic ecology laboratory, computers and state-of-the-art technology.

Students may have opportunities to participate in cooperative educational internships for field work experience. Degree candidates will have a broad, in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the field of environmental science as well as practical research skills.

Employment opportunities for graduates may include environmental research, testing, analysis, field assessment, and waste management for nonprofit foundations, corporations, federal and state research centers and universities. There also will be opportunities for management positions in federal, state and local environmental protection agencies and departments and of environmental conservation.

Students interested in applying for admission to the program should have completed the equivalent of two years of basic, undergraduate science courses. However, qualified students can enroll in the program and complete undergraduate prerequisite courses along with the graduate-level courses.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Pace Environmental Law Open House February 11

The Pace University School of Law will host an open house for prospective students interested in the environmental law program on Tuesday, February 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The program will feature an address from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., LL.M., a professor of environmental law at the school. Professor Kennedy is the first graduate of the Pace master’s in Environmental Law.

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PHONE: (212) 346-1268

– Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Speak –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Pace University School of Law will host an open house for prospective students interested in the environmental law program on Tuesday, February 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The program will feature an address from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., LL.M., a professor of environmental law at the school. Professor Kennedy is the first graduate of the Pace master’s in Environmental Law.

The open house will provide an overview of the various programs which Pace offers in the fields of environmental protection, energy conservation and natural resources. Information will be available about the specific areas of concentration which are offered and participants will have the chance to speak with students, faculty and counselors.

The Pace University School of Law has an environmental law review, several environmental law clinics and it hosts the Annual Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, the largest environmental moot in the country. Pace also maintains the nationally-recognized Global Environmental Law Network on the Law School’s Internet home page.

The School of Law is part of a comprehensive diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program has consistently been rated among the top programs in the country.

For more information or to register for this open house, please call (914) 422-4210, or visit the Pace University School of Law Internet home page at: (http://www.law.pace.edu).