Michelle Land

Michelle Land

Clinical Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Environmental Studies and Sciences
2nd floor
Dyson Environmental House
| Office Hours: Mon, Tue 12:00pm-2:30pm,Wed 1:30pm-2:30pm,Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri (by appointment)


Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2021, Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence


BS, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Wildlife Biology

JD, Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Environmental Law Certificate

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Intersection of animal welfare and wildlife conservation

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENS 624: Environmental Policy & Pol
ENS 772: Thesis Preparation
ENS 798: Tpc: Environmental Science
ENV 100: Water, Wildlife and Windmills
ENV 201: Animals and Society
ENV 215: Fndatns of Env Law for Nonlawy
ENV 498: Mentoring Seminar
EP 602: Envrnmntl Policy & Politics
EP 701: Masters in Enviro Policy
EP 702: Cntmp Issues in EP: Colloquium
ESP 602: Envrnmntl Plcy & Pltcs
ESP 701: Envrnmntl Sci & Plcy Extrnshp
ESP 702: Cntmp Issues in EP: Colloquium
ESP 792: Research 1
ESP 794: Cntmprry Envrnmntl Issues: Cps
INT 299: Animal Advocacy Clinic
INT 299: Environmental Clinic I

Related News and Stories

In the Media

The Examiner News adds to the coverage of Pace Animal Advocacy Clinic’s efforts to lobby for a law that bans wildlife killing contests in New York (Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed the bill into law).

“Anyone can decide an animal is a ‘nuisance’ animal,” explained Michelle Land, professor of environmental law and policy at Pace University in Pleasantville and the chief faculty member of the Pace Animal Advocacy Clinic.

In the Media

The Journal News reports Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a bill that bans wildlife killing contests. This past year, getting the legislation passed became the top priority of Pace University's Animal Advocacy Clinic, where students researched wildlife killing contests, petitioned and lobbied for the passage of S4099/A2917. Pace’s Animal Advocacy Clinic class is led by Dyson Professor Michelle Land, with Director of Blue CoLab John Cronin as co-instructor.

In the Media

“Given the alarming decline in biodiversity globally and statewide, New York has a special duty to end this indiscriminate killing of wild animals that masquerades as wildlife conservation.” said Michelle Land, Pace University professor of environmental law and policy, and chief faculty of its Animal Advocacy Clinic. “Ending the senseless slaughter from wildlife killing contests is the priority of our clinic students, who will be pressing Governor Hochul to sign the bill into law and, we hope, personally deliver their 550 signature petition in support of the bill.”