Pace Law School Names New Assistant Dean of Environmental Law Programs

WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 12, 2007 – Pace Law School has appointed Alexandra Dapolito Dunn the new Assistant Dean of Environmental Law Programs, effective August 21, 2007. In this capacity, Dunn oversees the activities of the Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies and its many national and international programs – which are ranked third in the nation.

Dunn joins Pace after serving for six years as the general counsel of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Washington, D.C.  NACWA is a major non-profit environmental organization dedicated to achieving America’s water policy goals.

“There is no better time to enter the field of environmental legal education,” said Dunn.  “New environmental challenges present themselves daily, such as global climate change, water and air pollution, and urban land reclamation.  The opportunity to work with students who are passionate about environmental protection, both domestically and world wide, and to train them to be leaders, professionals, and to help cultivate a world environmental ethic is a priority for Pace Law School, our environmental faculty, and staff.”

Prior to NACWA, Dunn served as counsel to the American Chemistry Council in Arlington, VA.  Her legal concentration was on clean air, Superfund, and environmental justice issues.  She began her legal career in Washington, D.C., as part of the environmental practice group at Winston & Strawn, one of the nation’s largest law firms.

In August 2007, Ms. Dunn was named Education Officer for the American Bar Association’s 9,000 member Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), after holding a variety of SEER leadership positions.

Dunn received her JD, magna cum laude, from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, D.C., where she served as editor-in-chief of the Catholic University Law Review.  She received her BA, cum laude, in Political Science and French from James Madison University, VA.

She is admitted to the District of Columbia and Maryland bars, the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal circuit and district courts.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,500 alumni/ae throughout the country. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and in Comparative Legal Studies. The School, which has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, also offers the SJD program in that field. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent, and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

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