Charmayne
Staloff ’15

“I felt that to be a more effective environmentalist I needed to go to law school. NYU Law has one of the best environmental programs...”

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Charmayne
Staloff ’15

“I felt that to be a more effective environmentalist I needed to go to law school. NYU Law has one of the best environmental programs...”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

Graduate work, University of North Texas

BA, University of Mary Washington

 

Academic Interest

Environmental Law

Beyond the Books

NYU Environmental Law Journal

Environmental Law Society

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Summer Work

WildEarth Guardians, Denver, CO*

Earthjustice, Bozeman, MT

*Supported by a Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law Fellowship

After NYU Law

Associate Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville, VA

Clerk for Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court (2015-2016)

The NYU Advantage: Ideal Location

“New York draws so many incredible people who are working on environmental issues.”
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2L Highlight: Hands-On Experience

“The Environmental Law Clinic is run with the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the most prominent environmental organizations in the country. Each week we met with NRDC attorneys in their offices and had the chance to work directly on issues that were really important to us. It was great to actually have some practical experience with a nonprofit environmental group—especially for me, since it's exactly the kind of work that I want to do when I graduate.”

Inspiring Faculty

“Professor Richard Stewart is a giant in the environmental movement. I took Environmental Law with him and later worked as his research assistant. I’ve even been to Professor Stewart’s house, where he and his wife host a cocktail reception for students.”

(Really) Outside the Classroom

“Every fall, the Environmental Law Society takes about 150 law students up to Bear Mountain, which is up on the Hudson River, and we do a big full-day hike. It’s one of our most popular trips, one that everybody really looks forward to. It’s just nice to get out into the woods.”

The Washington Square Way

“At NYU, people are committed to environmental law. It’s a real community where you can feel at home.”