Paolo Galizzi

Fordham Law Professor Paolo Galizzi

Clinical Professor of Law Clinical Associate Professor of Law; Director, Sustainable Development Legal Initiative

Telephone: 212-636-7615
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Office: Room 7-126

Research and Teaching Areas

International Law; Human Rights; Law and Development; International Environmental Law; Corporate Social Responsibility; Climate Change Law and Policy


Paolo Galizzi is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.

He joined Fordham 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, at the University of Verona and at the University of Milan. Professor 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, University of London, where he obtained an LLM in Public International Law in 1995. He later started his doctoral programme at the University of Milan, where he obtained a PhD in International Environmental Law in 1998 with a thesis on “Compliance with International Environmental Obligations”.

Professor Galizzi’s research interests lie in international law, environmental law and law of sustainable development and he has published extensively in these areas. His most recent publication include the forthcoming “People and the Environment: The Role of Environment in Poverty Alleviation” to be published by Fordham University Press, the second edition of “Documents in International Environmental Law” and of “Documents in EC Environmental Law”, co-edited with Philippe Sands and published by Cambridge University Press.

Selected Publications

  • People and the Environment: The Role of Environment in Poverty Alleviation, Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2008 [Associate Editor Alena Herklotz]
  • Documents in European Community Environmental Law, 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [with Philippe Sands]
  • "From Stockholm to New York, via Rio and Johannesburg: Has the Environment Lost its Way on the Global Agenda," 29 Fordham Int’l. L.J. 952 (2006).
  • "Reducing Greenhouse Gases: State Initiatives and Market-Based Solutions: Introduction," 17 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 101 (2006)
  • "State Initiatives to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Panel Discussion. Symposium: Reducing Greenhouse Gases: State Initiatives and Market Based Solutions," 17 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 111 (2006). [with Dale Bryk, Jared Snyder, James Tripp and Sean Donahue]


  • University of Milan, Laurea in Giurisprudenza (Equivalent to Juris Doctor), Magna Cum Laude
  • University of London, LLM, 1995
  • University of Milan, PhD International Environmental Law, 1998