New York City Rules

Don’t drink that. Don’t eat that in that. Don’t smoke here. Don’t bike there. Over the last few years, environmental and public health initiatives have been proposed and adopted in NYC. On September 25, explore “New York City Rules” at the Law School’s annual Kerlin Lecture.

Scholars have become increasingly interested in measures facilitating improvements in environmental and public health at the local level. By proposing and adopting numerous environmental and public health initiatives over the last few years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council have provided ample food for thought and prompted an interesting case study for analyzing the development and success (or failure) of various regulatory tools.

On Wednesday, September 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room on the Law School Campus, join the Pace Law School Community for the annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on New York City Rules! Regulatory Tools and the Environment featuring Law School Professor Jason Czarnezki. The lecture explores “New York Rules” including:

  • Bans on foam containers, sugary drinks, smoking in public spaces, trans fat, displaying tobacco products;
  • Mandatory food and menu labeling of calorie counts;
  • Infrastructure (salad bars in schools, public space recycling, bike lanes, tree planting);
  • Recycling and composting mandates;
  • Standard-setting for energy efficient buildings;
  • Economic (dis)incentives such as congestion pricing.

In his inaugural lecture as the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Professor Czarnezki will provide insight into the interesting challenge of finding the proper regulatory tool to solve any environmental and public health problem.

For more information, visit the Kerlin Lecture site.

Green Governors?

Patricia Salkin, dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, takes a look at the last five New York Governors and their environmental practices at the Law School’s annual Kerlin Lecture on November 29.

On January 29, Pace Law School will welcome Patricia E. Salkin, dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center to give the annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law at 6:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room on the Law School’s White Plains Campus.

A nationally recognized scholar on land use and zoning law, Salkin was appointed Dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in July 2012, is also an appointed member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Planning Federation.

Salkin has been active in land use reform, including membership on the Land Use Advisory Committee of the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. She is a reporter for the American Planning Association’s Planning & Environmental Law, and on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Urban Lawyer.

Salkin has substantial political involvement in New York, having served on the transition teams for attorneys general-elect Eric Schneiderman, Andrew Cuomo, and Eliot Spitzer (as both governor and attorney general) and will lecture on “The Executive and the Environment: A Look at the Last Five Governors in New York.”

Salkin is also author of more than a hundred law review articles and other publications on land use and sustainable development law and the popular Law of the Land blog on land use law and zoning.

The annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law, established more than ten years ago, brings top scholars and attorneys to Pace Law School to speak on key environmental legal topics.

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