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.