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    FROM OUR PARTNERS — Climate Justice: A Transatlantic Dialogue

    Sep 18, 2023

    Join an event 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 is made possible through the generous support of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge. We are grateful for the additional assistance of NYU Abu Dhabi.

  • 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 are 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: How to Use Your Résumé and Cover Letter to Build Your Brand and Launch a Dynamic Public Interest Career.

  • 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.”

    Registration was through invitation only and was for state and local government entities.

  • 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.

  • Event An image of the White House. A scannable QR code. "Discussion." Friday, November 4, 12:30-1:45 PM, Furman Hall 120.

    Climate Policy in the Biden Administration: A Visit with David Hayes, former Special Assistant to President Biden for Climate Policy

    Nov 4, 2022

    David Hayes, former Special Assistant to President Biden for Climate Policy and founding director of NYU Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, talked about the Biden Administration’s climate policy to date, the next steps, and key challenges ahead.

  • Event On the left, graduates through their caps into the air and hold diplomas. On the right, a bronze Lady Justice statue.

    Environmental Career Paths: Panel & Networking at SULC

    Oct 20, 2022

    A panel discussion on careers in cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal, and ener­gy law in the gov­ern­ment and pub­lic interest sectors, co-hosted with the South­ern Uni­ver­si­ty Law Cen­ter. Learn what a regular day’s work looks like, what the panelist’s paths to environmental law were, and what the pros and cons of working as an environmental lawyer are.

  • Event The title of the image reads "Building the Next Generation of Climate Advocates"; silhouettes of people sitting in a brightly lit room having a discussion; logos of the State Impact Center, Green 2.0, the American Constitution Society, The State Impact Center, and Climate Week NYC

    Building the Next Generation of Climate Advocates

    Sep 20, 2022

    The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law, Howard Energy and Environmental Law Society, the American Constitution Society, and Green 2.0 hosted an event on careers in climate, environmental, and energy law in the government and public service sector.

  • Event Tuesday, July 19
12:30 - 1:45 ET
CLE Credit

Image of the U.S. Supreme Court building within a U.S. map showing state borders.

    Supreme Court 2021 Term Roundup: Environmental Law and the States

    Jul 19, 2022

    Join appellate advocates and state Solicitors General for a conversation about the term’s cases and the impact that those cases could have on states and environmental law. This program is co-hosted by the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and the State and Local Legal Center.

  • Event An image of transmission tower in the midground center, with draping transmission lines on either side extending from the foreground to the midground; in the background, a smoky valley in various shades of blue.

    Generating Change for a Just Grid

    Jul 13, 2022

    A discussion of important changes underway at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on how the electric transmission system is planned and who pays. Hear from FERC Commissioner Willie Phillips, FERC staff, and an expert panel talk about the role for states, equity, and decarbonization in these transmission changes, and how you can get involved.

  • Event Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Violations Training Series 
Logos of State Impact Center and Conference of Western AGs

    Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Violations Training Series

    Jun 6, 2022–Oct 17, 2022

    The State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter at NYU School of Law, the Con­fer­ence of West­ern Attor­neys Gen­er­al, and the Envi­ron­ment & Nat­ur­al Resources Divi­sion of the Depart­ment of Jus­tice held a five-part train­ing series specif­i­cal­ly designed for state- and local-lev­el pros­e­cu­tors tasked with enforce­ment of envi­ron­men­tal laws.