Christopher Rizzo

Christopher Rizzo


Publications Available on this website

Additional Publications

  • "Historic Preservation Law 101 for New York Lawyers," New York State Bar Associaiton's N.Y. Environmental Lawyer, Spring 2009
  • "RCRA's 'Imminent and Substantial Endangerment' Citizen Suit Turns 25," American Bar Associiation's Natural Resources & Environment, Fall 2008
  • “N.Y. Brownfield Redevelopment in 2006: More Clarity and Tax Deductions,” Real Estate Weekly, February 7, 2006
  • “Diseañdo un Rol Global para los Amici en los Casos Referidos a la Material Ambiental y de los Derechos Humanos,” Revista de Derecho Ambiental, October/November 2005, Lexis Nexis Argentina Publisher (“Charting a Global Role for ‘Amici’ in Environmental and Human Rights Cases,” Environmental Law Journal)
  • “New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation Sets Tougher Brownfields Rules,” Long Island Business News, July 8, 2005
  • “New York’s Brownfield Law: Relief For Innocent and Not So Innocent Landowners,” American Bar Association, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee Newsletter, July 2005
  • “Local Applications Narrow Eligibility in Brownfield Program,” New York Law Journal, June 28, 2005 
  • “Protecting the Environment at the Local Level, New York City’s Special District Approach,” 13 Fordham Environmental Law Journal 2, 2002 (Reprinted in The New York Environmental Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2003)
  • “Banning State Recognition of Same Sex Relationships: The Constitutional Implications of Nebraska’s Initiative,” 416, 11 Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 1, 2003 
  • “Environmental Law and Justice In New York City, Where a Park is not Just a Park,” 18 Pace Environmental Law Review 167, 2000 (NYSBA, Municipal Law Section, James A. Coon Award)


  • B.A., 1997 Manhattan College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D., 2001 Pace University School of Law School (cum laude; Articles Editor, Pace Environmental Law Review; Certificate of Environmental Law)

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