Home to one of the preeminent environmental law collections on the East Coast, the Pace Law Library has served the research needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the Environmental Law Program since its inception in 1978. With a focus on environmental regulation, international environmental law, and land use, the Law Library has grown exponentially over the years, enriching its environmental law collection and developing staff specialized in environmental research and legal instruction.
Pursuant to its Collection Development Policy, the Law Library collects materials relating to environmental law including subscription databases, journals, treatises, and monographs at an enhanced research level. Pace Law students, faculty, and staff also have access to Pace University Library’s collections, including print and interdisciplinary databases. Materials are also available from the nineteen libraries that comprise the ConnectNY Consortium and through interlibrary loan. Finally, all students, faculty, and staff have access to federal, state, and international environmental law documents through Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.
Deborah Heller, Environmental Law Librarian, came to Pace from Columbia Law Library. She has an M.A. from John Jay College in criminal justice, a J.D. from Pace Law School, and an M.L.S. from St. John's University. Deborah is the liaison to the environmental faculty, provides research and reference assistance to the environmental law students, and teaches in the first-year legal skills program.
Vicky Gannon, Head of Collection Services and Reference Librarian, has an M.L.S. and specializes in Land Use Law. She was honored for her service as liaison to the Land Use Law Center, receiving the 2013 Pace Land Use Law Center’s Annual Distinguished Service Award. She also provides in-class research training sessions, and teaches research skills as part of the award-winning first-year class Fundamentals of Legal Skills. She also authors the Law Library’s land use research guides and contributes to the Pace Law Library Blog.