Mario M. Cuomo, 1932-2015

The graduates of the Pace Law School class of 1989 were honored to have Governor Mario M. Cuomo as their commencement speaker. Pace Environmental Law Review printed his address, in which he focused on our environmental program, and presciently said

This particular program at Pace, and the general growing awareness of the current threat to our environment, gives me hope that we are smart enough to avert avoidable environmental disasters in the future. That, though, will require that we open our minds to the frightening prospects that all our current environmental hazards now present, from acid rain to toxic waste, so that we can marshal the energy and the strength to change our laws, and our ways, so as to avoid their potential consequences.

His article, The Soul of the Profession, was published in 2010 in a special issue of Pace Law Review devoted to examining New York state law.

Related Reading:

  • Obituary, The N.Y. Times (Jan. 1, 2015).

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