The Pace Environmental Law Alumni Association 

Mackenzie Schoonmaker, JD 2006
Principal, Beveridge & Diamond
New York, NY
mackenzie.schoonmaker [at]

Sam Capasso, JD 2010, LLM 2011
Hazard Mitigation Specialist, FEMA
New York, NY
samcapasso [at]

Many thanks to C. Nicole Simmons, Andy Provence, and Daniel McKillop for their efforts in founding the Pace Environmental Alumni Council, and to Laura Jensen, Leslie Crincoli, and Alix Cotumaccio in the E-Suite for their diligent work running this great program. 


Janice Dean, JD 2005

Deputy Counsel, NYSERDA

Albany, NY

janice [at]                  

Sean Dixon, JD 2009, LLM 2010

Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper

Ossining, NY

dixon.seant [at]                                                                                      
Patrick Carroll, JD 2015
Law clerk
NYS Appellate Division, 4th Department
Rochester, NY
pfcarroll31 [at]

Established originally as the Pace Environmental Alumni Council, the Pace Environmental Law Alumni Association is an informal association of Pace alums who seek to strengthen ties between and among environmental alumni. Led by the alums listed below but inclusive of all alumni, this group is very interested in your ideas for how to better our own professional relationships, our relationship with the law school, and the environmental program’s standing in the community. We have issued this environmental alumni directory in the hopes that it spurs connections between alums.

To achieve its purpose, PELAA fosters community among alumni by, among other activities, hosting environmental alumni gatherings, mentoring Pace’s environmental students, providing assistance to the Haub Environmental Law Program, assisting in the promotion of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held at the Law School each February, and bestowing the Nicholas A. Robinson Award upon deserving alumni.

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