PUBLISHED:October 14, 2010

Salzman lectures on ecosystem services at Pace University School of Law, Oct. 18

James Salzman, the Samuel Fox Mordecai Professor of Law and Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy, will deliver Pace Law School’s 11th Annual Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law on Oct.18.

Salzman’s lecture, “What is the Emperor Wearing? The Secret Lives of Ecosystem Services,” will be webcast live at 4:00 pm at He will examine the policy world’s rapid adoption of the concept of ecosystem services, talk about whether the enthusiasm is justified, and look at where the field is going.

In more than sixty articles and five books, Salzman has addressed topics spanning trade and environment conflicts, the history of drinking water, environmental protection in the service economy, wetlands mitigation banking, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. He has lectured on environmental policy in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. He has served as a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, and Stanford Universities, as well as at Macquarie (Australia), Lund (Sweden), and Tel Aviv (Israel) Universities and the European University Institute (Italy).

Salzman has published four casebooks, including International Environmental Law and Policy, Foundation Press (with D. Zaelke and D. Hunter, 1998, 3rd ed. 2007), the leading casebook in the field with adoptions at over 180 schools, and The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law, Foundation Press (2008, with J.B. Ruhl and J. Nagle).