Centers & Intellectual Life

The environmental course offerings at NYU Law are complemented by a vibrant intellectual life. Our environmental centers engage with issues through research and discussion, regularly inviting highly regarded speakers to campus to address the community.

The Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law, directed by Richard Stewartfocuses on environmental and energy challenges that range from global climate change to regional energy policy.

The Institute for Policy Integrity, led by Richard Revesz, is a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the quality of government decisionmaking. It produces original scholarly research in the fields of economics, law, and regulatory policy and advocates for reform before courts, legislatures, and executive agencies.

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center ("State Impact Center"), directed by David J. Hayes, supports state attorneys general in defending and promoting clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies. 

Environmental Law Journal, a student-run publication, is one of the leading environmental law journals in the nation. It publishes pieces that reveal and analyze the expanding links between environmental and land use policy as well as administrative, corporate, constitutional, criminal, energy, insurance, international, property, tax, and tort law. Annual symposia also address crucial themes for the evolving world, such as renewable energy, the future of the utility industry, and American gas exports.