• Event Black line drawings of various pieces of plastic litter against a gradient background transitioning from blue to green to yellow

    Plastics: A Forum on Research & Advocacy

    Sep 26, 2024–Sep 27, 2024

    Hear from expert panelists about the lifecycle of plastics, the impacts of plastics on the environment and human health, greenwashing, the recycling symbol, and more.

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Past Events

  • Event A sketch of an auditorium, with a screen on the stage displaying a slide that reads "ESG."

    ESG and Antitrust: An AG’s Perspective

    Apr 20, 2024

    Colorado AG Phil Weiser (NYU Law ’94) spoke about antitrust law and corporate commitments in the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) space.

  • Event NYU Law, Earth Day

    NYU Law Earth Week Events

    Apr 16, 2024–Apr 17, 2024

    A celebration of Earth Day with the NYU Law community.

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    NYU Law Environmental Law Journal - 2024 Annual Symposium

    Feb 28, 2024

    The State Impact Center cosponsored the NYU Law Environmental Law Journal’s 2024 Annual Symposium, which focused on the practices, regulation, and environmental justice considerations of pesticides in our agricultural system.

  • Event A collage featuring a road, binoculars, and lady justice on a green background

    Getting the Lay of the Land: Environmental & Public Interest Law Career Info Session

    Nov 8, 2023

    This virtual open house was an opportunity for law students and recent graduates to learn about career opportunities in public interest, environmental, and public service fields.

  • Event Public Interest Law Center's Brown Bag Series

    Public Interest Law Careers - A Conversation with New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin

    Oct 2, 2023

    This event was held as part of the Public Interest Law Center’s brown bag series, jointly hosted with the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law.

  • Event Wind turbines, a green skyline, and logos of the State Impact Center and Climate Week NYC

    Clearing the Path for Climate Action: A Conversation with New State Attorneys General

    Sep 26, 2023

    As part of NYC Climate Week, we held a conversation with Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, who just came into office this year, to discuss her priorities and approach to our climate crisis.

  • Event Climate Justice: A Transatlantic Dialogue

    FROM OUR PARTNERS — Climate Justice: A Transatlantic Dialogue

    Sep 18, 2023

    This event was hosted by the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at New York University School of Law, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the John Brademas Center of New York University, and was made possible through the generous support of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge.

  • Event Transmission tower and the logos of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) and the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center

    Environmental Justice & Transmission Development

    May 31, 2023

    The U.S. urgently needs to expand its electric transmission system, but how can we build out the grid in an equitable way? Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) and the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center hosted a webinar to answer this question by exploring environmental justice considerations in transmission development.

  • Event A purple outline of a pair of hands cradling the Earth

    NYU Law Community Earth Day Celebration

    Apr 19, 2023

    Members of the NYU Law community were invited to celebrate Earth Day by planting violets at Vanderbilt Hall and joining a park clean up at Mercer Playground. Activities may include painting walls, planting flowers, and cleaning tree beds. Lunch will be provided.

  • Event The cover of a book titled "Advice to Thrive By," a stack of resumes with a pen on top, and the State Impact Center Logo

    Advice to Thrive By - Book Talk

    Feb 16, 2023

    Portia Allen-Kyle, a civil rights attorney and public policy expert, wants to help law students and new attorneys interested in public interest lawyering with their professional development strategy. The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center hosted Ms. Allen-Kyle in a discussion of her book, Advice to Thrive By.

  • Event A graphic showing stacks of coins, sprouting plants, and a bar chart, arranged in a descending pattern on the left and an ascending pattern on the right.

    Making Cents of the IRA

    Feb 9, 2023

    The Inflation Reduction Act provides many funding opportunities for state and local government officials. We hosted a workshop for state and local government officials on funding opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This workshop covered how state and local governments can receive their IRA tax credits through “direct pay.”

  • Event An illustration of a just transition: construction workers overlook a green valley with a winding road; solar panels are being installed in the foreground; in the distance, transmission towers and lines connect wind turbines on one side of the image to a skyline on the other side; a train riding along a viaduct connects the foreground and background.

    Report Discussion: A Role for State Attorneys General in a Just Transition

    Dec 15, 2022

    A virtual discussion about “A Role for State Attorneys General in a Just Transition”—a new report by the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program. Event included remarks from labor and environmental experts and an overview of the report by the authors followed by audience Q&A.