Pace Law School to Hold National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Feb. 22-24

Students representing 53 law schools from across the United States will participate in the 13th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School from Feb. 22-24. The final
round of competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 2-4 p.m., in the Moot Court Room, 78 N. Broadway, in White Plains. The public is invited to attend.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Students representing 53 law schools from across the
United States will participate in the 13th annual National Environmental
Law Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School from Feb. 22-24. The final
round of competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 2-4 p.m., in
the Moot Court Room, 78 N. Broadway, in White Plains. The public is invited
to attend.

“The National Environmental Moot Court Competition conducted by Pace Law
School is a world-class event that draws the finest student advocates from
around the country to our campus to grapple with very real environmental
issues before discerning judges,” said Pace law Professor Ann Powers,
faculty advisor to the competition. “It is an educational experience for
all involved, and we are proud to sponsor it.”

Prior to the competition student teams will have prepared written briefs on
a hypothetical case involving an environmental violation. The event will
test the oral and written advocacy skills of law students in appellate
court litigation and will provide participants with an opportunity to
experience environmental litigation first hand. During the competition each
team will defend its position before a panel of judges. The team with the
highest combined scores for both the oral argument and written brief will
win the competition. Awards are also given for the Best Oralist, Best
Brief, Finalist Team, and Best Brief Representing Each Party.

Preliminary rounds begin on Thursday, Feb. 22. The 36 top-scoring teams
will advance to the quarterfinals, and then the nine highest scoring teams
will advance to the semifinals. The leading three teams will compete in the
final round.

Presiding judges at the final round of arguments will include The Honorable
Fortunato Benavides, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,
The Honorable Scott C. Fulton, Judge, United States Environmental
Protection Agency and The Honorable Renato Martins Mimessi, Chief Justice,
Rondônia Court of Appeals, Brazil.

“The National Environmental Moot Court Competition portends an exciting
future for environmental advocacy in America by providing the country’s
finest environmental law students with an opportunity to demonstrate their
outstanding intellectual talents,” said David Cohen, dean of Pace Law
School.

The competition is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Legal Studies
at Pace Law School, the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.,
and Texaco Inc.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles
north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time,
and part-time day and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes
the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in environmental Law and the LL.M. in
Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated
environmental law programs and its Clinical Education Program also is
nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution,
securities arbitration, environmental litigation, appellate advocacy and
disability law.

Environmental University Day

More than 150 high school students from schools in Westchester and Rockland counties will participate in Pace’s Environmental University Day on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Kessel Campus Center. High schools that plan to attend the event include Sleepy Hollow High School, John Jay High School, Pleasantville High School, Woodlands High School, Katonah Lewisboro School for Experimental Education, Nyack High School and North Rockland High School.

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(914) 923-2798
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PLEASANTVILLE, N. Y. — More than 150 high school students from schools in Westchester and Rockland counties will participate in Pace’s Environmental University Day on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Kessel Campus Center. High schools that plan to attend the event include Sleepy Hollow High School, John Jay High School, Pleasantville High School, Woodlands High School, Katonah Lewisboro School for Experimental Education, Nyack High School and North Rockland High School.

Throughout the day, students will be divided into groups to participate in environmental studies mini-classes and hands-on field experiences focused around the campus’ pond, streams and nature trails. Interactive classrooms topics include Is the Water Safe to Drink?, Using Bugs to Determine Stream Health, The Influence of Religions on our View of the Environment and Its Value, The Life of the Pond and West Nile Virus vs. Spraying.

“High school students should be made aware of the effects that humans have on their environment. For example, while the West Nile Virus threatens humans and birds, spraying insecticides has benefits but can also pose health risk,” said William Ventura, Pace’s resident toxicologist and biology professor. “The goal of Environmental University Day is to help these students develop skills and knowledge and an appreciation of their role in preserving their health and the health of the environment now and in the future.”

John Cronin, former Hudson Riverkeeper and Pace resident scholar in environmental studies, will offer a special lecture on the Hudson River and environmental advocacy. The program also includes a birds of prey flying demonstration with the birds housed in Pace’s Environmental Center.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Pace Law School to Hold Earth Day Lecture Series, April 11-13

Factory farming and acid rain will be among the environmental problems to be examined in a lecture series presented by Pace Law School’s Environmental Law Society, April 11-13, on the School’s campus in White Plains, N.Y. The roster of prominent speakers includes: Professor Robert Kennedy Jr., who co-directs the School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic; and John Cahill of the New York State Commission for Environmental Conservation. The series is free and open to public. For more information, call Erika Dedrich at (914) 422-4136.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Contact: Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Factory farming and acid rain will be among the environmental problems to be examined in a lecture series presented by Pace Law School’s Environmental Law Society, April 11-13, on the School’s campus in White Plains, N.Y. The roster of prominent speakers includes: Professor Robert Kennedy Jr., who co-directs the School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic; and John Cahill of the New York State Commission for Environmental Conservation. The series is free and open to public. For more information, call Erika Dedrich at (914) 422-4136.

The lecture series celebrates the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, a seminal event in the environmental movement. Some 20 million people across the country participated in the first Earth Day held in 1970. Its success is often credited with the establishment of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage by Congress of such landmark legislation as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

SCHEDULE:

THE INTERNATIONAL CONCERN OF FORESTS
Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tudor Room, Preston Hall
Speaker: Elisabeth Barsk-Rundquist, United Nations Office of the Secretary of Forests

FACTORY FARMING: POLLUTION FROM HOG LOTS
Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room 404, Preston Hall
Speaker: Professor Robert F. Kennedy Jr., co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

SYMPOSIUM: SOLVING THE ACID RAIN DILEMMA
Thursday, April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Building
Keynote Speaker: Hon. John Cahill, New York Commissioner for Environmental Conservation
Moderator: Professor Nicholas Robinson, Pace Law School
Panelists: Professor David Sive, Pace Law School, and Dr. Kathleen Weathers, Institute for Ecosystem Studies

Judith Kimerling to Discuss Oil Development in the Amazon Rainforest at Pace University, April 22, Earth Day Celebration

Oil development in the Amazon Rainforest, its impact on indigenous people and its destruction of the environment are among the topics to be discussed by renowned author, professor and environmental lawyer, Judith Kimerling. She will also give a slide presentation to complement her lecture.
This event will be held on Thursday, April 22, “Earth Day,” 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the Pace University Kessel Campus Center. To register or for more information, call (914) 773-3789.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.-Oil development in the Amazon Rainforest, its impact on
indigenous people and its destruction of the environment are among the topics
to be discussed by renowned author, professor and environmental lawyer, Judith
Kimerling. She will also give a slide presentation to complement her lecture.
This event will be held on Thursday, April 22, “Earth Day,” 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.,
at the Pace University Kessel Campus Center. To register or for more
information, call (914) 773-3789.

Kimerling is an internationally-recognized expert on the environmental and
social impact of oil development in tropical forests, and a leader in efforts
to protect the world’s remaining rainforests, and the indigenous peoples who
inhabit them, from irresponsible oil field practices. She is the author of
Amazon Crude.

The event is sponsored by N.A.T.U.R.E. The Pace Environmental Club, The Pace
University Environmental Center, and The Pace Student Government Association.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and
the World Trade Institute.

Pace University Goes Green: Series of Environmental Lectures to be held in February-April, 1999

Attendees in a unique Pace University environmental lecture series will learn how to advocate for the environment and actively collaborate to write legislation to prevent boats from dumping sewage in
the Hudson River. The series, organized by professor Greg Julian, Pace Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and John Cronin, Hudson Riverkeeper,
will feature five of New York states leading advocates including John Cahill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, and Chris Meyer, Director of New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). All lectures will be held in the Kessel Campus Center of Pace University’s Pleasantville campus at 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Attendees in a unique Pace University environmental
lecture series will learn how to advocate for the environment and actively
collaborate to write legislation to prevent boats from dumping sewage in
the Hudson River. The series, organized by professor Greg Julian, Pace
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and John Cronin, Hudson Riverkeeper,
will feature five of New York states leading advocates including John
Cahill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Commissioner, and Chris Meyer, Director of New York Public Interest
Research Group (NYPIRG). All lectures will be held in the Kessel
Campus Center of Pace University’s Pleasantville campus at 6:00 p.m.

The series, open to all interested parties, is part of a Pace
University course “Issues in Public Policy: The Hudson River” taught
by Julian and Cronin. Additional requirements for the course include
introducing a bill to the New York State Assembly and Senate
prohibiting the discharge of sewage from boats on the Hudson River,
and organizing an Earth Day Celebration. Julian comments, “This is
a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about public policy in
a democracy by practicing citizen advocacy.”

Pace University Environmental Lecture Series

· February 8: John Cahill, New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation Commissioner

· February 22: Chris Meyer, director of NYPIRG

· March 22: Pete Seeger, musician and songwriter,
founder of Clearwater movement

· April 5: Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, Chair of the
New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation
Commission

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with
campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly
14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World
Trade Institute.

School of Law Lecture to Examine “Earth Day at 28”

“Earth Day at 28: Good Wind, Bad Knees, Can it Finish the Game?” is the title of the fourth annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law held at 5 p.m., Monday, April 20 at Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Oliver A. Houck, professor of law at Tulane University, is the guest lecturer. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 422-4205.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – “Earth Day at 28: Good Wind, Bad Knees, Can it
Finish the Game?” is the title of the fourth annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture
on Environmental Law held at 5 p.m., Monday, April 20 at Pace University School
of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Oliver A. Houck, professor of law at
Tulane University, is the guest lecturer. The program is free and open to the
public. For more information, call (914) 422-4205.

Houck was an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., and
was General Counsel to the National Wildlife Federation, prior to joining
the Tulane University law faculty in 1981. He directs the Tulane Environmental
Law Program, serves on the boards of several national environmental organizations,
and publishes widely on water pollution, wildlife and natural resources issues.

He is a graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown Law Center with three intervening
years in the United States Army.

The Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture at Pace University School of Law celebrates
the vision, public spirit and life of the attorney whose legal acumen led citizens in
their successful advocacy of environmental quality at Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the
country. It offers full and part-time day and evening programs on its White
Plains, N.Y., campus. The School has one of nation’s most highly regarded
environmental law programs, and is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with nearly 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional
degree students.

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.