About the Center


Our Mission


The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law (“State Impact Center”) supports state attorneys general in defending and promoting clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies. The non-partisan State Impact Center provides assistance to attorneys general in a number of ways, including:

  • Providing legal assistance to interested attorneys general on specific administrative, judicial or legislative matters involving clean energy, climate change and environmental interests of regional and national significance.
  • Working with interested attorneys general to identify and hire NYU Law Fellows who serve as special assistant attorneys general in state attorney general offices, focusing on clean energy, climate and environmental matters.
  • 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.