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About the Center

Our Mission

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at the NYU School of Law is an independent non-partisan academic center dedicated to the study and support of state attorneys general in their work defending and promoting clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies.

The State Impact Center's work includes:

  • Providing expertise to interested attorneys general on specific administrative, judicial or legislative matters involving clean energy, climate change and environmental interests of regional and national significance.
  • Assisting interested attorneys general as they identify and hire NYU Law Fellows to serve as special assistant attorneys general in state attorney general offices, focusing on clean energy, climate and environmental matters. NYU pays the salaries of the law fellows, but the fellows’ sole duty of loyalty is to the attorney general in whose office they serve. All work performed by the fellows is entirely identified and managed by their respective AG offices.
  • Serving as a centralized public source of information for ongoing attorneys general initiatives and helping to enhance the public’s understanding of the importance of the clean energy, climate change and environmental matters that attorneys general are pursuing.
  • Undertaking academic research, holding workshops, and issuing special reports that advance legal and policy analysis on clean energy, climate change and environmental issues.
  • Building an environmental justice resource area focused on promoting a just transition to clean energy.