Fordham Law

International Environmental Law Professor Accepts Full-Time Faculty Position

April 01, 2008

Paolo Galizzi, a former visiting professor at Fordham Law, will join the faculty as a full-time clinical associate professor this fall. Galizzi is the director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law. His research interests include international law, international environmental law, the law and policy of climate change and law of sustainable development, and he has published extensively in these areas.

As director of the SDLI, Galizzi leads programs that promote the use of law to foster environmentally sound development and poverty eradication. Among these programs is a police training workshop in Ghana to provide formal legal training to 100 police prosecutors, now in its third year. The SDLI also works with law faculties in Africa to assist in the development of their human capacity and their curricula. Further initiatives are aimed at establishing partnerships to promote the rule of law, developing effective access to justice, and contributing to the overall goal of sustainable development.

Galizzi graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan in 1993 and continued his legal education at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he obtained an LLM in public international law in 1995. He then returned to the University of Milan to obtain his PhD in international environmental law in 1998. His thesis was on “Compliance with International Environmental Obligations.”

“Paolo Galizzi has done remarkable work in the field of international environmental law,” said Dean William Treanor. “The program he has launched in international law of sustainable development has shown itself to be of profound consequence.”

Galizzi joined Fordham Law from Imperial College, University of London, where he was lecturer in environmental law and later Marie Curie Fellow in Law. He previously held academic positions at the University of Nottingham, the University of Verona, and the University of Milan.

Contact: Steve Eichinger