Jaclyn Cohen (Law Clerk)

jcohen@zarin-steinmetz.com
(914) 220-9806
Biography

Jaclyn received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she also received an Advanced Certificate in Environmental Law. She served as a Research & Writing Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review.

During her time at Pace, Jaclyn worked as an intern and research assistant at the Land Use Law Center, where she worked on projects that involved developing zoning strategies that municipalities can implement to increase and diversify their housing stock through addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and missing middle housing. She was also involved in a project pertaining to development of supportive housing in New York to help individuals experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness. Jaclyn also interned with the Litigation Bureau at the Westchester County Law Department, where she worked on litigation matters involving the County’s defense to lawsuits brought against it and other municipal matters.

Jaclyn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics, with a minor in Environmental Studies from Boston College.

Education

Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, J.D., magna cum laude; Advanced Certificate in Environmental Law

Boston College, B.A. in Classics; minor in Environmental Studies

 

Admissions

New York (passed July 2022 NY Bar Exam)

Notable Work

  • Assisted clients in navigating local wetlands laws to facilitate construction of backyard improvements within a wetland buffer. This included working with environmental consultants and engineers to ensure clients could proceed with their desired backyard improvements without disturbing nearby wetlands.
  • Worked on strategy for amendment of village’s ordinance strengthening authority of local historic preservation commission to facilitate balance of preservation of historic buildings with new development in the village.
  • Drafted an application to renew client’s special use permit for a retail store, which was approved by the Town Planning Board.

Our Attorneys work across multiple practice areas

Insights (Speaking Engagements & Publications)

Silent Spring Revisited – Is it Time to Ban Lead? An Argument for a Federal Ban of the Use of Lead Ammunition for Hunting Game Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, 39 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 31 (2022)