This past week, the environmental community lost a second founder of environmental law in the form of David Sive who passed away at the age of 91. Sive, one of Pace Law School’s own, was a scholar and inspiration to hundreds of students over the years as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Aside from his work at Pace, Sive was probably best known for his work as a pioneering environmental litigator. Some of David Sive’s notable achievements include, co-founding the Natural Resources Defense Fund (NRDC), founding the environmental specialty firm of Sive, Paget & Riesel, as well as his work on the famous Storm King Case. Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v. Federal Power Commission, 354 F.2d 608 (2d Cir. 1965).
For more information about David Sive’s life and achievements see:
- Joel Stashenko, David Sive, Pioneer in Environmental Law, Dies at 91, N.Y. L.J. (Mar. 13, 2014).
- Margralit Fox, David Sive, a Father of Environmental Law, Dies at 91, N.Y. Times (Mar. 19th 2014).
- Obituary: David Sive, N.Y. Times (Mar. 14, 2014) (with Guest Book).
- Steven Miller, In Remembrance: David Sive, Environmental Lawyer, Wall St. J. L. Blog (Mar. 13, 2013).
- Eric Goldstein, David Sive and Joe Sax, Titans of Environmental Law: An Appreciation, NRDC Switchboard (Mar. 14, 2014).
For students interested in Professor Sive’s work see: