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Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Donna Kowal
Program Coordinator
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

1. The Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace Law School is one of the oldest and most respected environmental clinics in the country. Co-directed by Professors Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Karl Coplan, the Clinic represents public interest groups bringing citizen-enforcement actions in state and federal courts on a variety of environmental and land use issues. The clinic supports its major client, the Riverkeeper Inc, and prepares amicus curiae briefs in significant national environmental litigation. Students undertake casework and participate in two weekly seminars that focus on substantive environmental law and lawyering skills encountered in major civil litigation. Skill areas include case planning, integration of facts and law, client counseling, negotiation, drafting legal documents, and pretrial and trial advocacy.

2. Graduate students in the "Producing the Documentary" course (Media and Communication Arts/Dyson College), research, write, produce and edit a documentary, adopting different roles in its production and learn the complexity of telling a visual story. Topics focus on the intersecting issues of environment, culture and biodiversity on a fast-growing planet. Students have produced a series of prize-winning short documentaries on sustainable use of the world’s living resources shot and created by the students. See "Notes" for past films.

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Past documentary films include:

¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay (2013)

Battle Behind the Bottle (2012)

Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time (2011)

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