Pace Law School China Program
5 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 29, 2015
The Pace Law School China Program is primarily built on the American arm of the Sino-American Center for Environmental Legal Education and Research (SACELER). Established in 2005, SACELER is a collaboration between Pace Law School and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Law (SJTU). The mission of SACELER is to increase academic dialogue between China and the United States on topics related to environmental, energy, and land use law. Enhanced communication among legal students and scholars will prepare a new generation of environmental advocates to cooperate with China on transnational environmental and energy issues like climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy. In addition, experience with U.S.-China environmentalism and energy policies will produce students who are ready to tackle the challenges of global environmental governance.
Pace Law School maintains extensive relationships in China and has the ability to convene prominent environmental scholars from around the world. Vital to the strength of the China Program are Pace Law School’s university relationships that include memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Wuhan University Law School and Southwest University of Policy, Science and Law as well as SJTU. These MOUs include provisions for scholarly collaboration, student and faculty exchanges, and the creation in process of a Pace-SJTU Confucius Institute and an Advisory Board.
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