Pace Law School mourns the passing of environmentalist and former Pace Law Professor, David Sive. Considered to be one of the founders of the field of environmental law, Professor Sive also created the Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law that is presented each year at Pace Law School.
“David was fearless in inventing new theories and remedies to conserve nature and harness our better human instincts toward environmental stewardship,” wrote Professor Nicholas Robinson, when sharing the news. “He – more than any other – ‘saved’ the Hudson River from the indignity of having highways built into the Tappan Zee. He founded the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club (which extended from Maine to Florida originally), and was among the founders of NRDC and Scenic Hudson. He championed the protection of the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves, and the ‘forever wild’ Article 24 of the N.Y.S. Constitution.”
Pace Law Professor Jeffrey Miller commented, “David is there on the Elgin marbles of environmental law, along with Ed Muskie, Russ Train, Bill Ruckleshaus, and a few other gods and giants fighting the centaurs to keep them from wrecking the world. We were privileged to know them, to be mentored by them, and to receive their heritage.”
To read Professor Sive’s obituary in “The New York Law Journal,” click here: newyorklawjournal.com-David_Sive_Pioneer_in_Environmental_Law_Dies_at_91