Experiential Opportunities

National Environmental Law Team

This statewide competition against other California law schools is sponsored by the State Bar of California Section on Environmental Law. Students will analyze an environmental fact pattern, analyze the law, gather facts, determine a strategy, and negotiate on behalf of one of the parties.  Here is a link to the competition website: http://law.pace.edu/national-environmental-law-moot-court-competition].

Transaction Course

Students wishing a transactional experience can take Green Energy Project Development and Finance. The course is structured like the Business Law Practicum, with the students working through the issues in a transaction involving some type of green energy. Evening students in particular may find this a useful way to fulfill the experiential component of the Environmental Law Concentration.

This course will introduce students to relevant legal and business considerations in the development, construction, operation, and financing of renewable energy technologies. The course uses a hypothetical solar photovoltaic energy project, sample agreements, supplemental readings, and class discussions to introduce students to various issues commonly encountered by junior attorneys working on such projects.