PollansProfessor Margot Pollans Joins Pace Law School’s Nationally Recognized Environmental Law Program

Top environmental scholar brings food law expertise to Pace’s esteemed environmental law program

(White Plains, NY)  Pace Law School is proud to announce the hiring of Professor Margot Pollans to its nationally-ranked environmental law program. Professor Pollans joins Pace’s faculty most recently from UCLA School of Law’s Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, where she is a Fellow.

Professor Pollans’s distinguished career includes a clerkship with the Honorable David S. Tatel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and a teaching fellowship at Georgetown University

Law Center’s environmental law clinic. Professor Pollans’ primary research interests examine the intersections of food law, environmental law, and land use law. Her areas of teaching expertise also include administrative law and property law.

Dean David Yassky said that Professor Pollans “represents the future of environmental law in this country” and that she “follows in the strong Pace Law School tradition of innovative and critical thought about environmental policy and law, and will strengthen Pace’s leading role in the national dialogue about environmental issues.”

Professor Pollans joins a faculty including Jason Czarnezki, the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law. “We are thrilled to welcome Margot Pollans to our world-renowned environmental law faculty,” Professor Czarnezki said. “Her expertise in food, agriculture, and environmental law will add to the already exceptional breadth and depth of our top-ranked environmental law program.”

Professor Pollans is a 2010 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.  During law school, she served as an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review and was a Furman Scholar and a Milbank/Lederman Law and Economics Scholar.  She received an L.L.M. in Advocacy with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 and a B.A. in History, Environmental Science, and Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2004.


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