main navigation
my pace

Current Students

back to Current Students

A Court of Law Events (WP)

News Story

The fight for our local seafood. A look at global trade and development in Cuba and Iran. Keeping below two degrees to fight climate change. All rise and get over to Pace Law School for some thought-provoking events.

Paul Greenberg presents American Catch
Wednesday, March 30 | 3:30 p.m. | Preston Hall Tudor Room

Join Pace’s first Environmental Author-in-Residence Paul Greenberg, James Beard Award winning author of Four Fish and American Catch. Greenberg writes and speaks widely on environmental issues relating to the oceans and food systems and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Vogue, and more. At this lecture, Greenberg will explore what happens to our local seafood and why the US imports 90% of its seafood from abroad. As part of his residency, Greenberg will also meet with students in Professor Jason Czarnezki's Natural Resources Law course and will collaborate with faculty on writing projects examining environmental law and policy in and around New York City. The event is open to the public. RSVP to

Cuba and Iran—A Look at Global Trade and Development
Friday, April 1 | 9:00 a.m. | New York State Judicial Institute
Join Pace International Law Review for a discussion on global trade and development in Cuba and Iran with keynote speaker Boris Kozolchyk, SJD, director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NLCIFT).

Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law: Michael B. Gerrard
Wednesday, April 6 | 5:00 p.m. | Gerber Glass Moot Court Room
At the United Nations climate conference in Paris in December 2015, the nations of the world decided that global average temperatures must be kept well below 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Achieving this goal will require a massive transformation of the world’s energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean forms of energy. In the United States, that will involve very difficult choices about land use, environmental review, species protection, and may require changes in the way we view some of our bedrock environmental laws. But failure to do this will involve even more difficult choices.

On Wednesday, April 6, Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, will discuss "Tragic Legal Choices in Keeping Below Two Degrees" at the 22nd annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law at 5:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room at the Law School.

Gerrard teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law, and energy regulation at Columbia Law School, and is director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. He is also chair of the faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute. For nearly 30 years, he practiced environmental law in New York, most recently as partner in charge of the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP. A prolific writer in environmental law and climate change, Gerrard twice received the Association of American Publishers' Best Law Book award for works on environmental law and brownfields. He has written or edited 11 books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field and the 12-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide.

Held annually, the Garrison Lecture celebrates the vision, public spirit, and life of Lloyd K. Garrison, an attorney whose legal acumen led citizens in their successful advocacy of environmental quality in the landmark decision to preserve Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River. This victory for the Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference did more than safeguard "an area of unique beauty and major historical importance"—it inaugurated what today we recognize as the field of environmental law.