Pace’s Environmental Law and Policy Problem-Solving Competition.

Calling all environmentally-oriented problem-solvers!

I am pleased to announce that my law school (Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University) is launching the first annual Environmental Law & Policy Hack Competition, and it is going virtual this year (of course!). Law school teams are invited to submit a proposal that analyzes and develops a policy response to a knotty environmental challenge (this year, the design and implementation of climate-friendly vegetative spaces).

The competition seeks to help students recognize and develop the connections between law and policy; catalyze the conceptualization and implementation of creative and thoughtful solutions to pressing environmental problems; encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement; and further Haub Law’s commitment to advancing environmental protection through student-centered policy development and implementation.  The updated official competition rules and inaugural problem are available on our website.

The deadline to register is September 1, 2020. The team proposals are due on October 1, 2020The three finalist teams will present via Zoom on Friday, November 13 beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern).  We are pleased to announce that the final round judges will include Prof. Shelby Green (Haub Law) and Prof. Julie Cheslik (UMKC Law School).

We will award the winning team $2,000 to be used toward implementation of their proposed policy.  We very much look forward to your students’ participation in this Competition.

Please direct any questions to Inga Caldwell, Associate Director, Environmental Law Programs, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University,


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