Elisabeth Haub School of Law Announces First Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law


WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law announces that Katrina Fischer Kuh will join the Law School’s faculty as the first Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law. An accomplished scholar with extensive experience working in the government and private sectors to protect the environment and natural resources, Professor Kuh will begin her role as a full time faculty member teaching classes in the fall of 2017.

“We are so pleased to welcome Katrina Kuh to Pace Law as the Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law,” said Dean David Yassky. “Our Environmental Law Program is nationally recognized, and the addition of Professor Kuh and her environmental law and teaching expertise, along with her experience working in environmental litigation only bolsters the program. Professor Kuh is a tremendous addition to the Law School.”

“Professor Kuh’s cutting edge research offers new and creative approaches to deal with climate change,” said Jason Czarnezki, Associate Dean and Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law.  “Her addition further strengthens our world renowned environmental faculty.”

“I’m humbled and excited to join one of the country’s most respected and innovative environmental law programs,” offers Professor Kuh.  “Pace faculty, alumni and students have long been at the forefront of developing law and policy to protect the environment and promote sustainability.  I look forward to contributing to this important work and thank the Haub family for the opportunity.”

Professor Kuh comes to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she taught Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Administrative Law, and Torts.  Her scholarship, which focuses on climate change, sustainability, and second generation environmental challenges, has been widely published. Professor Kuh is also the co-editor of “The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects” and Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Working Group on the Legal Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation.

Prior to her work in academia, Professor Kuh worked in the environmental and litigation practice groups in the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP and served as an advisor on natural resource policy in the United States Senate.  She received her law degree from the Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Judge Charles S. Haight of the District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Pace Law’s environmental law program is nationally recognized and is ranked third in the country by “US News &World Report.” As previously announced, funding for the Haub Professor of Environmental Law was made possible by a gift from the Haub family.


About Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, (Pace Law) offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a series of joint degree programs including a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. For more information visit http://law.pace.edu





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