$100,000 Gift to Establish Henry H. Korn Fund for Criminal Justice at Pace

Pace University School of Law received a
$100,000 pledge from the Lapkin Foundation to establish the Henry H.
Korn Fund for Criminal Justice benefiting the students in the Barbara
Salken Criminal Justice Clinic, under the auspices of John Jay Legal
Services.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University School of Law received a
$100,000 pledge from the Lapkin Foundation to establish the Henry H.
Korn Fund for Criminal Justice benefiting the students in the Barbara
Salken Criminal Justice Clinic, under the auspices of John Jay Legal
Services.

Earlier this spring, the Lapkin Foundation granted $15,000 to the
Salken Clinic through Mr. Korn for the purchase of computers and
other office equipment for the Clinic.

The Lapkin Foundation has requested that the fund be named for Henry
H. Korn, Esq., a partner in the Manhattan-based law firm, Kensington
& Ressler, L.L.C. Mr. Korn has served as legal counsel for the
Lapkin family and foundation. Mr. Korn is an adjunct professor at the
Pace University School of Law, teaching trial advocacy.

Students in the Salken Clinic learn from the experience of working
as prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The
Clinic focuses primarily on charges involving issues of domestic
violence, child neglect and abuse, elder abuse and other kinds of
intimate conflict.

Founded in 1976, the School of Law now has nearly 4,000 alumni and
offers day and evening classes on its White Plains campus. It is
recognized as having outstanding specialized law programs, such as
the environmental law program, is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified university with 14,000 students enrolled
in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Pace’s Dyson
College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science
and Information Systems, School of Education, and Lienhard School of
Nursing. The Salken Clinic is recognized as being at the forefront
of law school clinical programs.

Drew Days III to Speak at Pace Law School Commencement, May 23

Pace University School of Law will hold
commencement exercises at 11 a.m., Friday, May 23 at the White
Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. Honorary Doctor of Laws will be
awarded to Drew S. Days III, a Yale Law School professor and former
United States solicitor general and former assistant attorney general
for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Justice; Peter Basil
Carter, emeritus fellow at Wadham College in Oxford, England, a
professor with the Pace London Law Program and a former justice of
the peace of the County of Oxford; and John O. Honnold Jr., professor
emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and former
head of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University School of Law will hold
commencement exercises at 11 a.m., Friday, May 23 at the White
Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. Honorary Doctor of Laws will be
awarded to Drew S. Days III, a Yale Law School professor and former
United States solicitor general and former assistant attorney general
for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Justice; Peter Basil
Carter, emeritus fellow at Wadham College in Oxford, England, a
professor with the Pace London Law Program and a former justice of
the peace of the County of Oxford; and John O. Honnold Jr., professor
emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and former
head of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

The University will award 223 juris doctor degrees and 12 master of
law degrees in environmental law. Drew S. Days III will deliver the
commencement address.

Michael Murphy, of Bedford Hills, NY, has been selected as the School
of Law’s valedictorian for having the highest cumulative grade point
average in his class. He also will address the Class of 1997 during
commencement.

In addition to his strong academic career, Murphy was involved with
the Pace Environmental Law Review and worked in Pace’s Land Use Law
Center as a senior research fellow. Murphy, who will be receiving a
juris doctor degree with a certificate in environmental law, also
recently received the White Plains Bar Association’s Environmental
Law Scholar Award.

The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University. Its environmental law program is ranked third
in the country. 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.

Pace University to Celebrate Law Day – May 1, 1997

Pace University’s Annual Law Day event, to be held on Thursday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m., will recognize the
achievements of several outstanding students. In particular, second-year law student and White Plains, NY resident Liane Wilson will be the first recipient of the Albert Pirro, Jr. Scholarship in Land Use Law, made possible by a $25,000 grant from Al Pirro, Jr. of Harrison, NY. Pirro is a well known attorney who specializes in land use law practicing in Westchester County.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Annual Law Day event, to be
held on Thursday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m., will recognize the
achievements of several outstanding students. In particular,
second-year law student and White Plains, NY resident Liane Wilson
will be the first recipient of the Albert Pirro, Jr. Scholarship in
Land Use Law, made possible by a $25,000 grant from Al Pirro, Jr. of
Harrison, NY. Pirro is a well known attorney who specializes in land
use law practicing in Westchester County.

Pirro will present Wilson a $5,000 scholarship grant, representing
the first of five such scholarships to be awarded to students active
in Pace’s Land Use Law Center. Wilson was selected for her work in
developing the Land Use Law Center’s Internet site called LUCAS (Land
Use and Community Alliance Service) which is a unique compilation of
legal material.

In presenting the award to Wilson, Pirro said, “I am pleased to be
able to establish this scholarship in land use law, a little
understood area of legal practice which has very real everyday
impacts on our society and our community. It is an area of the law in
which I have been engaged for the past twenty years. It is an honor
for me to make this presentation to Liane Wilson, a superior student
who has made a significant contribution to advancing the study of
land use law.”

As part of the Law Day program, Wilson will demonstrate her work on
the LUCAS site (http://www.law.edu/landuse/homepage.html) which
contains over 4,000 pages of material produced by Pace’s Land Use Law
Center written for both community leaders and experienced land use
practitioners. Developed at the urging of local leaders, LUCAS
provides ready on-line access to a comprehensive library of
materials on land use law.

“This site is a comprehensive, on-line, ‘one-stop-shopping’ research
tool,” said John Nolan, director of Pace’s Land Use Law Center. “By
making the information available via the Internet, we are able to
reach more municipalities throughout New York, as well as other
states, in order to better serve local leaders and their professional
advisors and the legal community,” he said.

“LUCAS was created for easy navigation with a table of contents and
search feature,” said former Yorktown, NY resident Wilson, a
Fordham University graduate who majored in philosophy and classics
and minored in biochemistry. “I had never done anything like this
before. Computers were a hobby for me, but I had to teach myself
Microsoft Front-page (a web page design software), research and
design the page in about three months.”

In addition to Wilson, several other students will be recognized for
their achievements and will present their research topics. Two area
lawyers also will provide updates about recent court decision
involving land use law.

The event will be held at the Pace University School of Law’s White
Plains Campus at 78 North Broadway and will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The Land Use Law Center at Pace University School of Law provides
research and technical assistance to attorneys, planners,
governmental officials, community leaders and citizen groups. Land
use law establishes the rules by which local, county and state
governments control and encourage the use and conversation of the
land and its natural resources. How well government officials apply
these rules, and how they affect the operations of the private sector
greatly influence whether jobs, housing, tax revenues, recreation,
transportation and environmental quality are provided and available
for current and future generations.

Through the work of the Center’s director, research fellows and
staff, the center annually produces several research papers and
informational bulletins, sponsors conferences on land use, conducts
training seminars on sustainable community development and provides
technical assistance on land use matters to its trainees. One of the
primary objectives of the Center is provide an opportunity for
students at the Law School to gain in-depth, practical experience
allowing them to become knowledgeable practitioners serving private,
public and non-governmental clients.

Law Day is an annual nationwide event aimed at raising the public
awareness of American law and justice. Bar associations, civic
groups, government officials and educators participate in Law Day
activities on or around May 1.

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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– 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.

Tobacco and Public Health: Conference Addresses Legal Issues and Social Policy

In the first major public forum following the Liggett Group’s admission that cigarette smoking is addictive,
causes cancer and is targeted toward teenagers, Pace University School of Law will host a comprehensive two-day conference addressing legal issues surrounding tobacco use, regulation, public health and social policy on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. The conference will bring together competing views on many controversial issues, including: What are the implications of Liggett’s settlement with 22 state attorneys general? Should tobacco be regulated as a drug? Does the FDA have authority to regulate?
Should tobacco advertising targeted at children be prohibited? Is litigation the way to resolve the controversy over tobacco and public health? What are the legal rules when the plaintiff is not a
smoker but the recipient of ‘second-hand smoke’? Who should pay for tobacco-related illnesses? Should pension funds and other investors divest themselves of tobacco stocks?

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– Experts to Discuss Second-Hand Smoke, Cigarette Advertising and Tobacco Regulation –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — In the first major public forum following the
Liggett Group’s admission that cigarette smoking is addictive,
causes cancer and is targeted toward teenagers, Pace University
School of Law will host a comprehensive two-day conference
addressing legal issues surrounding tobacco use, regulation, public
health and social policy on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.
The conference will bring together competing views on many
controversial issues, including: What are the implications of
Liggett’s settlement with 22 state attorneys general? Should tobacco
be regulated as a drug? Does the FDA have authority to regulate?
Should tobacco advertising targeted at children be prohibited? Is
litigation the way to resolve the controversy over tobacco and
public health? What are the legal rules when the plaintiff is not a
smoker but the recipient of ‘second-hand smoke’? Who should pay for
tobacco-related illnesses? Should pension funds and other investors
divest themselves of tobacco stocks?
The conference will provide a forum for presentations and
discussions focusing on health law and policy, toxic torts, and the
First Amendment. Among the participants will be physicians, lawyers,
public health specialists, government policy makers, law professors
and private industry leaders, including:

* William Shultz, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
* Richard Verheij, General Counsel, United States Tobacco Company;
* Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General, State of Connecticut;
* Dennis Vacco, Attorney General, State of New York;
* Nita M. Lowey, U.S. Congresswoman (D-Harrison, NY);
* Oliver Koppell, former Attorney General, State of New York;
* Michael Wilson, Tobacco Control Program, New York City Department of Health;
* Paula Chester, General Counsel, New York State Comptroller’s Office;
* Russell Sciandra, American Cancer Society New York State Division;
* Dr. William Cahan, Senior Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
* Matthew Myers, General Counsel, National Center for Tobacco Free Kids.
* Richard Daynard, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law

EDITORS NOTE: Special media interviews will be available at
request with the participants during lunch of each conference day.

“The regulation and limitation of tobacco use raise profound public
health policy questions,” said Professor Linda Fentiman, director of
Pace University’s Health Law and Policy Program. “This conference is
unique in that it will bring together speakers from all sides of the
controversy to Pace to discuss real issues about the future of the
tobacco industry and its regulation.”
The conference is a joint undertaking of the Pace University School
of Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, Center for Continuing Legal
Education, The Pace University Law Review and Pace Environmental Law
Review, and the New York State and Westchester County Leagues of
Women Voters.
For more information about the conference, call Assistant Dean
Joseph Bracchitta (914) 422-4203 or Bridget Fitzpatrick (914)
422-4062, at the Pace Center for Continuing Legal Education, or
Professor Linda Fentiman (914) 422-4422.
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.

Pace Law School Hosts Discussion on Cameras in the Courtroom

The Evening Students Association of Pace University School of Law will host a panel discussion on the use of cameras in the courtroom, on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Tudor Room, Preston Hall, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY. The event is free and open to the public.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Evening Students Association of Pace University School of Law will host a panel discussion on the use of cameras in the courtroom, on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Tudor Room, Preston Hall, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY. The event is free and open to the public.

Courtroom Television Anchor Raymond Brown, Pace University School of Law Professor Jay Carlisle, who sits on the New York State Governor’s Commission on Cameras in the Courtroom, and County Court Judge Kenneth Lange, who is president of the County Court Judges Association of the State of New York, will discuss the various aspects of this controversial topic with Kevin Doyle, capital defender at the New York State Capital Defender’s Office, Jack Litman, of Litman, Asche & Gioiella in New York City and other leading experts.

Governor George Pataki appointed Carlislie and Pace trustee Henry Miller to the New York State Committee to Review Audio and Visual Coverage of Court Proceedings in New York. The New York State Legislature has asked the committee to evaluate the state’s ten year experiment with cameras in the courts and issue a report to the legislature by May 1, 1997. The legislature will decide whether the legislation authorizing cameras should be permanent.

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.

For more information, please call (914) 422-4292.

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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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.

Prominent Trial Lawyer Bill Wagner to Discuss Attorney Ethics at Pace

Prominent trial lawyer Bill Wagner, a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and nationally known expert in tort litigation, will be the guest lecturer for the 1997 Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at Pace University School of Law. The lecture, titled “Legal Ethics in a Confrontational Society,” is free and open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. on the School of Law’s campus at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, in the Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass building.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Prominent trial lawyer Bill Wagner, a past
president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and
nationally known expert in tort litigation, will be the guest
lecturer for the 1997 Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney
Ethics at Pace University School of Law. The lecture, titled “Legal
Ethics in a Confrontational Society,” is free and open to the
public, and will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. on the
School of Law’s campus at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, in the
Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass building.

Wagner will address the increase of confrontation in society and its
impact on the practice of law, particularly modern civil litigation.

“It could be argued that the behavior of members of the legal
profession may, to a great extent, merely reflect the attitudes of
their clients and of society as a whole,” Wagner said. “It is time
to evaluate these dramatic changes.”

Wagner, a senior partner in the law firm of Wagner, Vaughan &
McLaughlin in Tampa, Florida, is an elected member of the American
Law Institute and a member of its governing Council. He serves as
an advisor to the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability,
a project promising significant reformulation of the law of Products
Liability.

Wagner’s law firm, Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, is one of the
oldest plaintiffs’ trial firms in the South. He is certified as a
civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is
a board-certified civil trial Lawyer as recognized by the Florida
Bar. Among his numerous professional honors, Wagner is a fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers.

The Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture was established by the family,
friends and colleagues of the late Philip B. Blank, associate dean
for external affairs and professor of law at Pace University School
of Law. In honor of Dean Blank’s commitment to legal ethics, the
Blank Lecture presents distinguished members of the legal community
who are recognized for their leadership in the area of attorney
ethics and practice.

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.

For more information, please call (914) 422-4205.

Pace Law School Hosts National Environmental Moot Court Competition

Pace University School of Law’s Ninth Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, the largest environmental moot in the country, will be held from Thursday, February 20 to Saturday, February 22 at the School’s White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Pace University School of Law’s Ninth Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, the largest environmental moot in the country, will be held from Thursday, February 20 to Saturday, February 22 at the School’s White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway.

Each two- or three-person team from more than 80 law schools nationwide, has written and filed a brief on retroactivity and commerce clause issues in a CERCLA liability proceeding. During the competition, each team will defend its position 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 judges presiding over the final round include: 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 are held on Thursday with the top-scoring 27 teams advancing to the quarter-final round. Nine teams will advance to the final round, which will be held on Saturday, February 22, and is free and open to the public.

Awards are given in the following categories: Winning Team; Best Oralist; Best Brief; Finalist Team; and Best Brief Representing Each Party. The team with the highest combined scores for both the oral argument and written brief will win the competition. The winning team receives a traveling trophy of an original watercolor, “Dawn-Storm King,” by Hudson Valley artist John Husley, which commemorates the 1965 court decision inaugurating the field of environmental law. Last year’s winning team was from The University of Houston.

This student-run competition is sponsored annually by the Pace Law School’s Environmental Moot Court Board in collaboration with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and Texaco Inc. In the past, law students have argued on environmental topics ranging from illegal dumping to personal liability for violation by a corporation. Winning briefs will be published in the Pace Environmental Law Review.

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.