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Animal Protection Policy Webinar
Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Race and the Law with Kiah Morris
Join us for an evening with Kiah Morris, who will share her story of her time spent in the Vermont Legislature, as well as some of her original poetry.

Food and Agriculture webinar
Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Animal Law LLM Webinar
Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Derek Li: How Large-Scale AI Models Revolutionize the Legal Industry
How will the Large Scale AI Models challenge and revolutionize legal professions? Join this lecture to hear from one of China's most successful AI entrepreneurs in Education! Derek Haoyang Li is the Founder and Chief Education Technology Scientist...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2024
Embracing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy: Moving from symbolic to systemic change. With guest speaker Mia Shultz. Mia Schultz (she/her)—a mixed-race Black woman and commissioner for the Vermont State Truth and Reconciliation Commission—is ...

25th Annual Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium 2023
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) is thrilled to announce our annual Symposium, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th, 2023, from 9:00am-5:00pm. This event will take place both in person in Chase and virtually via live stream o...

Bold Action—Global Change | The VLGS 50th Anniversary Campaign | Social Version
Vermont Law and Graduate School has a strong history, culture, and tradition of law, justice, and environmental advocacy. Your investment in our 50th Anniversary Campaign will support and celebrate the preeminent education and vibrant community of VL...

Bold Action—Global Change | The VLGS 50th Anniversary Campaign
Vermont Law and Graduate School has a strong history, culture, and tradition of law, justice, and environmental advocacy. Your investment in our 50th Anniversary Campaign will support and celebrate the preeminent education and vibrant community of VL...

25TH Annual Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) is thrilled to announce our annual Symposium, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th, 2023, from 9:00am-5:00pm. This event will take place both in person in Chase and virtually via live stream o...

2023 VLGS Energy Symposium: Panel 2 -Solar Energy's Illuminating Role in the Clean Energy Transition
Panel 2: Solar Energy's Illuminating Role in the Clean Energy Transition Panel Summary: Amidst the evolution of clean energy, solar power emerges as a cornerstone, shaping a luminous path toward a sustainable future. Panel 2 ventures into the forefr...

2023 VLGS Energy Symposium: Panel 3 - Accelerating Transportation Electrification: The Road Ahead
Panel 3: Accelerating Transportation Electrification: The Road Ahead Panel Summary: The journey to sustainable mobility unfolds in the electrified lanes of innovation. Panel 3 propels the discourse on electrifying transportation, navigating the swif...

2023 VLGS Energy Symposium: Panel 1 - Renewable Hydrogen
Panel 1: Renewable Hydrogen: Unveiling Opportunities and Surmounting Challenges Panel Summary: In the journey toward decarbonization, renewable hydrogen stands as a transformative catalyst. Panel 1 embarks on an exploration of the potential and comp...

Utilizing Restorative Justice Practices as a Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Utilizing Restorative Justice Practices as a Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Vermont’s Community Justice Centers Call to Action PANELISTS: Selene Colburn (she/her) Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Erin Jacobsen JD’11 ...

Center for Justice Reform Fall Conference: Second Look
Join us to explore the latest developments in criminal justice reform and the implementation of "Second Look" legislation, an opportunity to reevaluate an individual’s sentence after the defendant has served a significant period of time in prison. ...

Lecture: "Our Common Ground" by John Leshy
The Environmental Law Center is thrilled to present a lecture by John Leshy, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of California College of Law, and author of "Our Common Ground," the definitive work on the history of public land law. His bo...

Vermont Law Review 22nd Annual Symposium: Saturday, September 20th
The Vermont Law Review Symposium is happening Friday, September 29th (from 4PM – 8PM) and Saturday, September 30th (from 11:00 AM – 2PM) in Chase Center! This year's Symposium, Black, Brown & Behind Bars: The Effect of a "Color-Blind" Carceral Sy...

Vermont Law Review 22nd Annual Symposium: Friday September 29th
The Vermont Law Review Symposium is happening Friday, September 29th (from 4PM – 8PM) and Saturday, September 30th (from 11:00 AM – 2PM) in Chase Center! This year's Symposium, Black, Brown & Behind Bars: The Effect of a "Color-Blind" Carceral Sy...

U.S.- Asia ‘Green Mountain’ Forum on Environmental Protection
Vermont Law and Graduate School will host “The First U.S.- Asia ‘Green Mountain’ Forum” on Environmental Protection” on September 25, 2023. The purpose of this Forum is to enhance the communication and exchange on environmental law studies ...

Constitution Day 2023: Cornerstones of Democracy - Civics, Civility, and Collaboration
A presentation with a panel of Vermont Supreme Court Justices, Vermont Trial Judges, and a VLGS professor. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Industrial Animal Agriculture and Legal Accountability: 9/15/23
Industrial Animal Agriculture and Legal Accountability: Leveraging laws in the U.S. and China to protect human, animals, and the environment. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

JURIST Info Session with Jaclyn Belczyk at VLGS
Jaclyn Belczyk, executive editor at jurist.org, presents this info session at VLGS on JURIST; the history, what it is, and how you can participate. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu

Online Hybrid JD Oath of Professionalism: 9/8/23
Vermont Law and Graduate School Online Hybrid Juris Doctor Oath of Professionalism administered by Vermont Supreme Court Justice Nancy Waples. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: Reporting from the Void
Reporting from the Void: Americans’ “Rights” to Nutritious Food, Potable Water, and Clean Air Lela Nargi, Independent Journalist and Summer Environmental Media Fellow at VLGS

Industrial Animal Agriculture in the U.S. and China (Interpretation)
Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: The Unwanted Neighbor
The Unwanted Neighbor: How Indoor Cannabis Cultivators Raise Environmental Justice Concerns Gina Warren, University of Houston Law Center and Distinguished Energy Law Summer Scholar at VLGS

Hot Topics: ESG: Who is Making the Rules?
ESG: Who is Making the Rules? Chris Adamo JD’04, Danone North America

Hot Topics: Climate Change - The “Biggest Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century”?
Climate Change: The “Biggest Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century”? Chhaya Bhardwaj, Jindal Global University Law School

Hot Topics: FERC - Helping or Hindering a Clean Energy Transition?
FERC: Helping or Hindering a Clean Energy Transition? Miranda Wilson, E&E News and Summer Environmental Media Fellow at VLGS

Hot Topics: Can State Tort Litigation Do to Big Oil What it Did to Big Tobacco?
Can State Tort Litigation Do to Big Oil What it Did to Big Tobacco? Robert Percival, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Industrial Animal Agriculture in the U.S. and China: Pathways and Opportunities for Oversight
The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, the Animal Law and Policy Institute and the Koguan School of Law at Shanghai Jiaotong University have partnered on a year-long project to examine the local and global impacts of factory farming. The p...

Hot Topics: WEST VIRGINIA V. EPA'S MAJOR QUESTIONS DOCTRINE TURNS ONE - AN ASSESSMENT
WEST VIRGINIA V. EPA'S MAJOR QUESTIONS DOCTRINE TURNS ONE - AN ASSESSMENT Sean Donahue, Donahue & Goldberg, LLP, Vermont Law and Graduate School Summer Session Adjunct Faculty

Hot Topics: The Case Against Pet Ownership
The Case Against Pet Ownership Kenny Torella, Vox, Summer Animal Law Media Fellow at VLGS

Hot Topics: Animals as Property, Quasi-Property or Quasi-Person
Animals as Property, Quasi-Property or Quasi-Person Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto and Distinguished Animal Law Summer Scholar at VLGS

2023 Vermont Law and Graduate School Commencement
2023 Vermont Law and Graduate School Commencement held on May 20th, 2023. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: Legislating Light Pollution - Examining Light Pollution Laws in the U.S.
Legislating Light Pollution: Examining Light Pollution Laws in the U.S. Bridget Reed Morawksi, Independent Journalist and Summer Environmental Media Fellow at VLGS

Hot Topics: The Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay Marsha Echols, Howard University School of Law and Distinguished Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Summer Scholar at VLGS

Hot Topics: Technical, Community and Regulatory Components of Resilience
Technical, Community and Regulatory Components of Resilience, Castaner Microgrid Case Study Carlos Alberto Velázquez López, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

Hot Topics: Surviving the Megadrought 6/13/23
Surviving the Megadrought Featuring: Warigia Bowman, University of Tulsa College of Law and Distinguished Environmental Law Summer Scholar at VLGS

Hot Topics: Strong Roots, New Growth - Unlocking the Potential of Heirs’ Property 6/8/23
Strong Roots, New Growth: Unlocking the Potential of Heirs’ Property Mavis Gragg, HeirShares Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: Bridging the Divide Between Caring for Ecosystems 6/6/23
Compassionate Conservation: Bridging the Divide Between Caring for Ecosystems and Caring for Animals Grace van Deelen, The New Lede and Summer Animal Law Media Fellow at VLGS Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: Bridging the Divide Between Caring for Ecosystems and Caring for Animals 6/6/23
Compassionate Conservation: Bridging the Divide Between Caring for Ecosystems and Caring for Animals Grace van Deelen, The New Lede and Summer Animal Law Media Fellow at VLGS Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: The Climate Whisperers 6/1/23
Featuring Cale Jaffe, Professor of Law, Director of the Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic, University of Virginia School of Law, and Distinguished Climate Law Summer Scholar at VLGS. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermo...

2023 Commencement: Honorary Degree Lecture
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS 2023 ENVIRONMENTAL HONORARY DEGREE: Donald C. Baur The 2023 Environmental Honorary Degree will be conferred posthumously to Don Baur, who served as a summer faculty member for the VLGS Environmental Law Center for nearly t...

2023 Commencement: Awards Ceremony
The Awards Ceremony recognizes a few exceptional students from the Class of 2023 for outstanding service, stewardship, and leadership. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Should We Abolish Prisons? 4/25/23
An Informal Discussion as part of Public Philosophy Week. Featuring UVM Professor Kathy Fox and VLGS Professor Robert Sand. Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Vermont Law and Graduate School: Dr. Sonya Shropshire-Friel - "Managing Moments of Disagreement"
Dr. Sonya Shropshire-Friel - "Managing Moments of Disagreement" April 13, 2023 Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Center for Justice Reform at VLGS - Still Doing Life: 22 Lifers, 25 Years Later 4/20/23
The Center for Justice Reform at Vermont Law and Graduate School hosted this special event opportunity to hear from authors and Restorative Justice leaders Howard Zehr and Barb Toews, as they shared their process and stories behind the "Still Doing L...

Center for Justice Reform at VLGS - Still Doing Life: 22 Lifers, 25 Years Later 4/19/23
The Center for Justice Reform at Vermont Law and Graduate School hosted this special event opportunity to hear from authors and Restorative Justice leaders Howard Zehr and Barb Toews, as they shared their process and stories behind the "Still Doing L...

Justicia Migrante/Migrant Justice: Derechos Humanos and Farming
This LALSA is honored to host Justicia Migrante/Migrant Justice. Justicia Migrante is a non-profit organization based in Burlington, Vermont. MigrantJustice fights for basic human rights in the farming industry that greatly affects the immigrant comm...

The Environmental Law Society: Legislative Panel 3/23/23
The Environmental Law Society at VLS and PACE University are excited to co-host this year's Legislative Panel on the subject of How to Achieve Successful Environmental Laws & Solve Environmental Issues With Decreasing Room for Compromise & Negotiatio...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Panel Discussion: 1/17/23
We are excited to welcome panelists Chief Justice Paul Reiber, Vermont Supreme Court, Associate Justice Bill Cohen, Vermont Supreme Court, Associate Justice Nancy Waples, Vermont Supreme Court, Chief Superior Judge Thomas Zonay, Vermont Superior Cour...

To Be Fair: Sarah Fair George and the Fight for Justice in Vermont
The 30-minute film screening is followed by a panel discussion including: filmmakers Jennifer Hill and Duane Peterson, VLGS Alum and Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George, Professor Jessica Brown, and Vermont State Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdal...

LALSA and WLS Present: Latina's in Leadership - A Women's Panel
LALSA and WLS Present: Latina's in Leadership - A Women's Panel Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Vermont Supreme Court at Vermont Law and Graduate School
On Tuesday, March 21, the Vermont Supreme Court will be in session here at Vermont Law and Graduate School. All of the hearings are open to the public. 9:00 a.m. A.B. v. S.U., et al., 22-AP-200: The statute of limitations provides the time within w...

Cannabis and the Law Conference: Saturday, March 18th, 2023
On behalf of the Food and Agricultural Law Society, I wanted to remind you to register for the Cannabis and the Law Conference on March 18th. The conference is open to students, the public, and attorneys for Continuing Legal Education. The event is f...

Cannabis and the Law Conference: Friday, March 17th, 2023
On behalf of the Food and Agricultural Law Society, I wanted to remind you to register for the Cannabis and the Law Conference on March 17th. The conference is open to students, the public, and attorneys for Continuing Legal Education. The event is f...

Race and the Law: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Race and The Law (RATL) is an annual symposium hosted by Vermont Law and Graduate School's Black Law Students Association designed to have necessary conversations about how the construct of race and the field of law intersect. This year, Race and t...

Race and the Law: Friday, February 24, 2023
Race and The Law (RATL) is an annual symposium hosted by Vermont Law and Graduate School's Black Law Students Association designed to have necessary conversations about how the construct of race and the field of law intersect. This year, Race and t...

Law and Policy of Outdoor Recreation 2/10/23
Law and Policy of Outdoor Recreation The panelists include, Kattie Eddinger, Program Manager from the Upper Valley Trails Alliance; Morgan Easton, Club President from the Ridgeline Outdoor Collective Moderated by VLGS Professor Stephanie Clark Ve...

Attorney Rick Mountcastle - Billionaire Justice: Litigating the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma
This event features former federal and state prosecutor, Attorney Rick Mountcastle, discussing his experience and perspective on the 2007 investigation and prosecution of the Purdue Pharma case involving OxyContin and its top executives. He discusse...

John Braithwaite and the Potential of Environmental Restorative Justice
Visiting Australian restorative justice scholar and practitioner, John Braithwaite, highlights examples of the intersection of restorative justice and environmental harm and conflict. Using global examples of regulatory changes and implementation st...

An Evening with Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is an author, an educator, and a global environmental thought leader that has changed how we relate to and advocate for climate justice. He is the author of 18 books, countless essays, and, most recently, founded the Third Act to rally ...

Crossing State Lines: Interstate Gambling and the Interplay Between Federal and State Laws
The Vermont Law Review at VLGS Presents its 21st Annual Symposium. This year’s symposium focuses on the intersection of state and federal laws and policies regarding sports betting, including an examination of the increasing trend towards widespre...

Reunion 2022: Social Justice Scholars Swan Talk
Hear from the 2022 Social Justice Scholars Alumni Award recipient Munonyedi Clifford JD'10, as well as nominees Will Lowrey JD'17 and Lindsey Owen JD'13, during this impactful dialogue. Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Reunion 2022: Alumni Awards Ceremony
In recognition of an outstanding group of Swans, a special ceremony was held to honor recipients of the 2022 Alumni Service Award, Social Justice Scholars Alumni Award, and VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as the class that prevailed in the ...

Reunion 2022 Highlights
It was wonderful welcoming alumni back to campus this summer for the first in-person Reunion since 2019! Thank you to all the Swans who joined us in Vermont, and we hope you enjoy reliving some highlights from this year's events. Vermont Law and Gra...

Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change
Enjoy a one hour panel presentation providing a basic overview of the US Constitution with a focus on "Toward a more perfect union: the Constitution in times of change". Vermont Law and Graduate School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Vermont School for the Environment
Vermont School for the Environment at Vermont Law and Graduate School trains students to create cutting-edge solutions to the complex environmental challenges facing communities today. VSE builds on Vermont Law and Graduate School’s depth of exper...

The Summer of Our Discontent: Convocation Lecture by President Smolla
In “The Summer of Our Discontent: The Stunning 2022 Supreme Court Term,” President Smolla reflects on three high-profile rulings under the conservative-majority court that will no doubt impact the future of the country. Recent actions by the Supr...

Electric Vehicles in the Upper Valley: Affordable, Green, Fun!
Interested in electric vehicles, but feeling overwhelmed with the idea of actually buying one? Want to drive cheaper and greener, but not sure how to get started? Unaware of the fact that with rebates and incentives electric vehicles can now cost le...

Meet the President | August 18, 2022
Hear from Vermont Law and Graduate School's first stand-alone president, Rodney Smolla, as he shares more about his background, offers remarks on his vision for the future of VLGS, and answers questions from alumni in attendance. Vermont Law and Gra...

Meet the President | July 20, 2022
Hear from Vermont Law and Graduate School's first stand-alone president, Rodney Smolla, as he shares more about his background, offers remarks on his vision for the future of VLGS, and answers questions from attendees. This is the first of several vi...

Hot Topics: A Right of Ethical Consideration for All Non-Human Animals
Featuring Michael Harris, Director of the Environmental Advocacy Clinic and an Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law and Graduate School Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Michael R. Harris is the director of the Environ...

Animals and Restorative Justice Symposium 2022
This is a slightly edited version of the Animals and Restorative Justice Symposium, hosted virtually on July 29, 2022, as a collaborative effort between Vermont Law School's Center for Justice Reform and Animal Law and Policy Institute, and Universit...

Hot Topics: The Righteous Divide in American Policymaking
Featuring Blake Hudson, Vermont Law School Summer 2022 Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Law Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Professor Blake Hudson is the Samuel T. Dell Professor of Law and the Co-director of the ...

Reunion 2022: State of the School
Interim Dean Beth McCormack shares the latest news and updates from South Royalton, before passing the microphone to President Rodney Smolla who highlights his vision for the future of the institution. Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

Hot Topics: What Environmental Lawyers Should Know About the Supreme Court's "Shadow Docket"
Featuring Robert Percival, Director, Environmental Law Program; Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Professor Percival is the Di...

VLGS U.S. House Democratic Candidate Forum
Two of the most pressing issues of the day – climate change and justice reform – were debated when Vermont Law and Graduate School hosted a U.S. House Democratic Primary candidate forum on Monday, July 25. Candidates Becca Balint and Molly Gray ...

Hot Topics: Economic Actors in Cuba and Environmental Impact: A Pending Subject?
Featuring Natacha Mesa Tejeda, Lecturer in Business Law, University of La Habana Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Natacha Mesa Tejeda, a 2022 Distinguished Summer Scholar at Vermont Law School, is a Lecturer in Business ...

The Ethics of Cannabis Law
Closing out the three-part series focusing on the state of cannabis law throughout the U.S., Timothy Fair JD’12, founder of Vermont’s first cannabis law and consulting firm, and Professor Benjamin Varadi discuss ethics during Reunion 2022. Vermo...

Hot Topics: Climate Belonging
Featuring Cinnamon Carlarne, Associate Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life; Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Cinnamon Carlarn...

Hot Topics: A Recipe for Sustainability
Featuring Emily Broad Leib, Vermont Law School Summer 2022 Distinguished Scholar in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: As founder of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clini...

Hot Topics: The Clean Power Plan Litigation and the Path Ahead for Power Plant GHG Regulation
Featuring Sean Donahue, Partner, Donahue, Goldberg, & Littleton Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Sean Donahue is a partner at Donahue, Goldberg, & Littleton, where his practice is focused on appellate litigation, with a ...

Hot Topics: Lithium vs. Buckwheat: When renewable energy goals run up against species protection law
Featuring Maya Earls, Legal Reporter, Bloomberg Law Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Maya Earls is a reporter on the Legal Intelligence team at Bloomberg Industry Group. She primarily focuses on environmental cases at th...

Hot Topics: West Virginia v EPA (and the Biden Administration's Climate Ambitions?)
Featuring Lesley Clark, Vermont Law School Media Fellow and Climate Law Reporter, E&E News Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. About the speaker: Lesley Clark covers climate change litigation for Climatewire, a publication of Politico's E&E (...

Introducing the Dean Shirley Jefferson Distinguished Service Award
Established by the Vermont Law School Alumni Association (VLSAA) Board of Directors, this new award will acknowledge faculty (including adjunct), staff, and administration members who, in the view of the board, have demonstrated a deep and abiding co...

Transforming VLS: A bold new direction
Vermont Law School today announced that on July 1 it will become Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS), part of a major restructuring and long-term growth plan that will see the school double down on its public interest mission and transition to a g...

BIPOC Contributions to Climate Policy: Past, Present, and Future
Please join the Vermont Law School Environmental Justice Law Society (EJLS) for an afternoon learning about the intersections among racial justice, law, climate change, and environmental policy while celebrating BIPOC's contributions to the environme...

Hot Topics: Economics and Climate Change: The Significance of Context and Interpretation
Featuring Madhavi Venkatesan, Vermont Law School Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. Lectures are free and open to the public. About the speaker: Madhavi Venkatesan MELP'16 earned her doctorate, master's and bachelor's degrees in economics fro...

Hot Topics: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Vermont: A Farmer-Led Approach to Conservative Funding
Featuring Jennifer Byrne, Manager, White River Natural Resources Conservation District Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. Lectures are free and open to the public. About the speaker: Jennifer Byrne is the manager of the White River Natural Re...

Hot Topics: International Environmental Law and the War in Ukraine
Featuring David Wirth, Boston College Law School Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. Lectures are free and open to the public. About the speaker: Professor David Wirth is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, where he has served as Di...

Hot Topics: Bird Flu and the Normalization of Ventilation Shutdown
Featuring Marina Bolotnikova, Independent Journalist and VLS summer Media Fellow in animal law. Each lecture is worth one VBA CLE credit. Lectures are free and open to the public. About the speaker: Marina Bolotnikova is an independent journalist in ...

The Business of Cannabis Law
The second installment of the VLSAA's special three-part series focusing on the state of cannabis law throughout the U.S. features: Cam Field JD/MELP'13, Senior Counsel and Co-Leader of the Cannabis Industry Group at the law firm of Michael Best; All...

Hot Topics: What Changes the Electric Grid Needs to Meet Our Clean Energy Goals
Mr. Root joined VELCO as Chief Operating Officer in March 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Network Strategy, a branch of National Grid. Mr. Root holds a masters in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor...

46th Commencement Exercises
Vermont Law School celebrated the graduating class of 2022 when it hosted its 46th commencement exercises Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. on the South Royalton green. During the ceremony more than 200 students were presented for juris doctor, master of ...

The First Generation of Environmental Advocacy, and the Lessons for the Next
Professor Parenteau will recount his five decades of environmental advocacy, share some anecdotes, and try to draw some lessons for the next, vastly more difficult challenges ahead. Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/

An Overview of the Emerging Landscape of Cannabis Law
The first installment of the VLSAA's special three-part webinar series focusing on the state of cannabis law throughout the U.S. features three alumni: Laura Bianchi JD'08, Founding Partner at Bianchi & Brandt; Kyle Harris JD/MELP'15, Commissioner of...

Online Hybrid JD Information Session
Learn more about Vermont Law School’s new Online Hybrid JD program that allows students to earn their JD part-time while maintaining their career and without relocating to Vermont. The 10-semester ABA-accredited program is conducted in both synchro...

Indigenous Nations and the Contours of #LandBack
​THE 18TH ANNUAL NORMAN WILLIAMS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN LAND USE PLANNING AND THE LAW As Indigenous nations reclaim authority to regulate lands within their territories, what does this mean for land use planning, regulatory conflicts, jurisdictio...

NALSA Symposium 2022: Indigenous Representation in the Law
Learn from Indigenous lawyers from diverse backgrounds and locations on the importance of Indigenous representation in the legal field. Speakers include Patrick Anderson, one of four Alaska Native attorney member living in Alaska when he joined the B...

Indigenous Boarding Schools and Their Legacy in Indigenous Families and Communities
Our panelists will discuss the legacy of federal boarding school policies, focusing on the Intermountain Indian School in Utah, which was the largest federal Indian boarding school between 1950 and 1984. The indigenous alumni of this school produced ...

A Discussion with Brian Potts JD'04
Brian Potts JD'04—lawyer, entrepreneur, writer, and mentor—discusses his career journey leading to Perkins Coie, including how he became "LinkedIn famous"; launching the nationwide Legal Mentor Network; and publishing "The Jobless Lawyer's Handbo...

Masters Webinar: Application: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
Learn about Vermont Law School’s application process for the master’s program. We will cover the requirements of the application and provide helpful tips and tricks for a strong application. We will also provide time to talk about the Financial A...

A Message from Incoming President Rodney A. Smolla
The Vermont Law School Board of Trustees has named Rodney A. Smolla incoming VLS president. The higher education leader and legal educator, litigator, scholar, and author will become the school’s president on July 1. Professor Smolla’s appointme...

Using Circles in Higher Ed. Classrooms
Ian Marder, Lindsey Pointer and Alanna Ojibway share the outcome of a workshop held with the Restorative Pedagogy Network, an international community of educators teaching restorative justice in higher education institutions. The workshop explored th...

Master of Restorative Justice (MARJ) Webinar
Learn more about the MARJ degree program, which is for students who want to address deficiencies in our justice system and become the next generation of justice leaders. Graduates will be prepared to become leaders and advocates in the field of resto...

Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) Webinar
Learn more about the MFALP degree program, which is designed for students who want to pursue intensive study and practical training in food and agricultural law and policy. The program trains students to effectively engage the institutions and indivi...

Info Session: 2022 Environmental Governance in the Developing World
Description: Professor Robert Percival, University of Maryland School of Law, discusses the 2022 summer session Term 4 class, Environmental Governance in the Developing World. This 2-credit course is followed by an optional 1-credit trip to Asia. Tri...

Wildlife and Welfare: Animal Law in Theory and Practice Webinar
The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law and the Animal Law and Policy Institute brought together experts from around the globe to discuss wildlife and animal welfare law theories and practices. Panel 1: Global, National, Local Animal Law: O...

BRIDGING ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Animal and environmental law frequently overlap, yet the fields are often siloed. This symposium will explore ways to bridge the two fields through case-study panels that examine specific areas where there is significant overlap and opportunities for...

Power of Forgiveness: A Story of Harm, Healing, and Relationship
This event featured a live discussion with special guests Tom Morgan, Jason Samuel, Christy Morgan, and Martina Lutz Schneider who were all previously featured in CNN’s Redemption Project film series in 2017 through their involvement with a Victim-...

The News from D.C.: Advancing Environmental Justice in America
Marianne Engelman-Lado discussed steps that the Environmental Protection Agency is taking to advance environmental justice and equity and, particularly, to strengthen civil rights compliance and enforcement. With Executive Orders 13985, Advancing Rac...

Vermont Law School's new Online Hybrid JD program
Explore your passion, supercharge your career, and make a difference in your community and the world with Vermont Law School’s part-time Online Hybrid JD. Delivered through a mixture of online classes and three brief, in-person residential session...

Master's Session: Tips & Tricks For Applying: Webinar
Learn about Vermont Law School’s application process for the master’s program. We will cover the requirements of the application and provide helpful tips and tricks for a strong application. We will also provide time to talk about the Financial A...

Animal Law at VLS: Webinar
Hear from faculty, staff, and a current student in the VLS Animal Law program to learn about all of the opportunities available to students interested in animal law. Animal Law at Vermont Law School: https://www.vermontlaw.edu/animal-law VLS Concen...

Participatory and experiential learning in restorative education
Restorative justice and restorative practices place considerable emphasis on stakeholder participation and group experiences. Those who teach these topics in universities have reasons to incorporate participatory and experiential approaches into thei...

Embedded Racism in the Law: Racism in Legal Education - Feb. 14, 2022
Vermont Law School hosted an Embedded Racism in the Law Discussion on Racism in Legal Education. During the event Dean Jefferson provided an overview of the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan, including what steps it is taking to...

VLS Montana Field Study Info Session
The Montana Field Study is a unique experiential learning opportunity. This class focuses on National Forest Management. Students experience forest management, wilderness, recreation, and roadless issues first-hand, in the wilds of Montana and Idaho....

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: When is Trouble Deemed Good?
Featuring guest speaker Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale When you truly cause good trouble, it’s only called "good" after you’ve won. Before that, you are simply causing necessary trouble. Throughout his life, Dr. King challenged systems and conventio...

Introducing VLS' Animal Law Program
This fall, Vermont Law School launched its Animal Law program under the guidance of new faculty member and leading animal law expert Delcianna Winders. Hear from Professor Winders and others—including Dean Jennifer Rushlow, Professor Pamela Vesilin...

Embedded Racism in the Law: What does this moment require from us? - Oct. 21, 2021
A reckoning on economics, race, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic Jacqueline Patterson is founder and executive director of the Chisolm Legacy Project. Previously she served as the senior director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justi...

El poder del océano en la lucha contra la crisis climática
En esta sesión, la delegación observadora estudiantil de la Facultad de Derecho de Vermont Law School se une con el Virtual Ocean Pavilion para explorar el rol del océano en las negociaciones climáticas internacionales.

The Power of the Ocean in Fighting the Climate Crisis
In this session, student delegates from Vermont Law School’s observer delegation join the Virtual Ocean Pavilion to explore the role of the ocean in the international climate negotiations.

¿Que es la COP26?
En esta sesión, los estudiantes delegados de la delegación de observadores de la Vermont Law School se unen con la Virtual Ocean Pavilion para cubrir los aspectos centrales de la COP y dar una descripción general de la COP26.

What is COP26?
In this session, student delegates from Vermont Law School’s observer delegation join the Virtual Ocean Pavilion to cover core aspects of COP and provide an overview of COP26.

The 2021 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Annual Symposium: Policy Management
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law at VLS Presents its Annual Symposium: The World of Waste in a Wasteful World Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Panel: Policy Management Moderator: Professor Pamela Vesilind JD'08 Panelists: Esther Berezofsky, Madhavi V...

The 2021 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Annual Symposium: Keynote Address
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law at VLS Presents its Annual Symposium: The World of Waste in a Wasteful World Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Josh Kelly, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

The 2021 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Annual Symposium: Ocean/Water Pollution
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law at VLS Presents its Annual Symposium: The World of Waste in a Wasteful World Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Panel: Ocean/Water Pollution Moderator: Professor Sarah Reiter JD'13 Panelists: Ben Eichenberg, Jon Grovema...

The 2021 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Annual Symposium: CERCLA
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law at VLS Presents its Annual Symposium: The World of Waste in a Wasteful World Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Panel: CERCLA Moderator: Professor John Echeverria Panelists: Catherine Millas Kaiman; Shawn Collins, and A...

The 2021 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Annual Symposium: Introductory Remarks
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law at VLS Presents its Annual Symposium: The World of Waste in a Wasteful World Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Introductory remarks presenters: Michelle Amidzich JD/MFALP'22, VJEL Editor in Chief; Professor John Echeve...

Vermont Law School Constitution Day 2021
Constitution Day is a yearly tradition at VLS and, after a virtual event last year, it was back in-person in 2021. Constitution Day commemorates the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signing the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. It i...

Designing Restorative Justice Courses: Incorporating Theory, Research & Skills
Restorative justice is taught in universities around world, across an array of departments and disciplines. Those who teach restorative justice must make a range of decisions when designing their course, including the extent to which they focus on th...

Hot Topics: Baltimore vs Big Oil: Cities Sue to Recover Damages for Climate Disruption
2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Baltimore vs Big Oil: Cities Sue to Recover Damages for Climate Disruption Featuring Patrick Parenteau, Vermont Law School

Hot Topics: The CAFO, version 2.0: Alternate Realities in Administrative Law
2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Law The CAFO, version 2.0: Alternate Realities in Administrative Law Featuring Pamela Vesilind, Vermont Law School

Hot Topics: Nuclear War: Still the Gravest Threat to the Environment
2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Nuclear War: Still the Gravest Threat to the Environment Featuring Stephen Dycus, Vermont Law School

Hot Topics: Why the U.S. Needs a National Food Strategy
2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Why the U.S. Needs a National Food Strategy Featuring Laurie J. Beyranevand, Vermont Law School

Hot Topics: Intimidation & Bearing Witness: ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Criminalizing Animal Interactions
2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Intimidation & Bearing Witness: ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Criminalizing Animal Interactions Featuring Cydnee Bence, Vermont Law School

Introduction to Chapter 12 Farm Reorganizations
While bankruptcy is often associated with negative connotations, filing for Chapter 12 relief can also present opportunity for farmers. Not only can it help farms avoid or recover from financial distress; it can also help save taxes due when transfer...

Hot Topics: The Forest for the Trees: Short-circuiting Environmental Review for National Forest Cuts
2021 Hot Topics in Environmental Law The Forest for the Trees: Short-circuiting Environmental Review for National Forest Cuts Featuring Jim Murphy and Mason Overstreet, Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Vermont Law School

Hot Topics 2021: The Status of Renewables in VT and the VT Long-Range Transmission Plan
Featuring Christopher Root, Vermont Electric Power Company Mr. Root joined VELCO as Chief Operating Officer in March 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Network Strategy, a branch of National Grid. Mr. Root holds a masters in engi...

Building an Organic Future
Kelly Damewood JD’13, CEO of California Certified Organic Farmers, explains USDA organic certification and the benefits of organic agriculture in the May 2021 installment of the VLS Alumni Webinar Series presented by the VLSAA. Tune in to learn how...

Embedded Racism on the Farm: Labor Law, Immigration, and the Fight for Farmworkers’ Rights
Farmworkers are essential workers. Yet many laws and policies exclude them from the basic labor protections other workers receive. Hosted by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, this panel features attorneys and organizers who advocate on beh...

Embedded Racism on the Farm: Labor Law, Immigration, and the Fight for Farmworkers’ Rights
Farmworkers are essential workers. Yet many laws and policies exclude them from the basic labor protections other workers receive. Hosted by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, this panel features attorneys and organizers who advocate on beh...

17th Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law
Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty ABOUT THE SPEAKER Molly Mowery, AICP serves as the Executive Director of the Community Wildfire Planning Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to support community wildfire...

The Struggle to Gain Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals
Join the Environmental Law Center for the next installment in the virtual Current Issues in Animal Law lecture series. Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project will present "The Struggle to Gain Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals." Nonhuman animals...

The Embedded Racism of Language Access Barriers
People of color who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) face compounded barriers to accessing human health services and the legal system. Anti-discrimination laws aim to remedy those barriers, by requiring meaningful language access to government-...

Animal Law and Environmental Law: Parallels and Synergies
Join the Environmental Law Center for the next installment in the virtual Current Issues in Animal Law lecture series. Randall Abate JD/MSEL'89 of Monmouth University will present "Animal Law and Environmental Law: Parallels and Synergies." In "What...

A Discussion on the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on People of Color
The Diversity Committee at Vermont Law School presents an Embedded Racism in the Law panel discussion, "A Discussion on the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on People of Color." Panelists: Dr. Maria Mercedes Avila, PH.D, MSW, MED Assistant Professor of ...

The Mindful Professional: Equanimity, Resilience, and Stress Management
Meditation (not mediation!) can enhance a host of competencies related to job effectiveness, including increased focus and concentration, working memory, critical cognitive skills, reduced burnout, and ethical and rational decision-making. Join Sharo...

Vermont Law Review 45th Annual Symposium Panel III: Separation of Powers
The Vermont Law Review at VLS presents its 45th annual symposium, "The Legitimacy, Legality, and Legacy of the 45th President of the United States." Panel III: Separation of Powers Moderator: Hillary Hoffmann, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School P...

Vermont Law Review 45th Annual Symposium Keynote Address with Senator Jon Tester, Montana
The Vermont Law Review at VLS presents its 45th annual symposium, "The Legitimacy, Legality, and Legacy of the 45th President of the United States." Keynote Address with Senator Jon Tester, Montana

Vermont Law Review 45th Annual Symposium Introductory Remarks
The Vermont Law Review at VLS presents its 45th annual symposium, "The Legitimacy, Legality, and Legacy of the 45th President of the United States."

Vermont Law Review 4th Annual Symposium: Panel II: Environmental Legacy
The Vermont Law Review at VLS presents its 45th annual symposium, "The Legitimacy, Legality, and Legacy of the 45th President of the United States." Moderator: Hillary Hoffmann, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School Panelists: Sandra Zellmer, Profes...

Vermont Law Review 45th Annual Symposium Panel I: Executive Powers
The Vermont Law Review at VLS presents its 45th annual symposium, "The Legitimacy, Legality, and Legacy of the 45th President of the United States." Panel I: Executive Powers Moderator: Pat Parenteau, Professor of Law and Senior Counsel in the Envi...

Vermont Law Review 45th Annual Symposium Introductory Remarks
The Vermont Law Review at VLS presents its 45th annual symposium, "The Legitimacy, Legality, and Legacy of the 45th President of the United States."

Delinda Passas MARJ'20, The Center for Justice Reform
The Master of Arts in Restorative Justice (MARJ) degree program is for students who want to address deficiencies in our justice system and become the next generation of justice leaders. Students in the MARJ program will gain an in-depth understandin...

Emily Severson MARJ'19, The Center for Justice Reform
The Master of Arts in Restorative Justice (MARJ) degree program is for students who want to address deficiencies in our justice system and become the next generation of justice leaders. Students in the MARJ program will gain an in-depth understandin...

Constitutional Controversy: The Peaceful Transition of Power
Join four VLS alumni and former Constitutional Law teaching assistants—Adam Schmelkin JD/MELP’15, Christopher Smith JD’14, Rachel Margulies Strecker JD/MELP’12, and Natalie Wicklund JD’13—as they dust off their outlines and Cherminsky sup...

Will Abolishing the Electoral College Result in More Equitable Politics?
2021 Race and the Law Symposium: How Voting and Politics Affect Opportunities for People of Color Panel III: Will Abolishing the Electoral College Result in a More Equitable Politics? MODERATOR Robert Sand JD’87, Founding Director of the Center f...

Does Your Vote Really Count?
2021 Race and the Law Symposium: How Voting and Politics Affect Opportunities for People of Color Panel II: Does Your Vote Really Count? MODERATOR Brian Porto, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School PANELISTS Eric Foner, Professor Emeritus of Histor...

How Laws Impact People of Colors' Access to Voting
2021 Race and the Law Symposium: How Voting and Politics Affect Opportunities for People of Color Panel I: How Laws Impact People of Colors' Access to Voting MODERATOR Mark Latham, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School PANELISTS Benjamin Battles, S...

2021 Race and the Law Symposium Keynote Speaker: Kendra Brown JD’12
2021 Race and the Law Symposium: How Voting and Politics Affect Opportunities for People of Color OPENING REMARKS President and Dean Emeritus Thomas McHenry, Vermont Law School INTRODUCTION Diarra Raymond JD/MARJ’22, Treasurer, VLS Black Law Stud...

Alumni Relations and Development Website Redesign
Vermont Law School's alumni relations and development website, vlsConnect, has a brand-new look that features more robust content and a user-friendly experience. Don't wait—check it out now at connect.vermontlaw.edu!

Our Social Responsibility: Using the Law to Honor Dr. King's Legacy with guest Attorney Willie Gary
Attorney Willie Gary was this year's Martin Luther King speaker at Vermont Law School. Attorney Gary comes to us from the medical malpractice law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson, and Gary, PLLC of Stuart Florida. As an attorney, Mr. Gary as ...

The JAG Corps: Covering the Continuum of Legal Services
Hosted by the VLSAA, this enlightening discussion offers the unique opportunity to learn about military justice first-hand. Throughout this webinar, a panel of Vermont Law School alumni who are part of the JAG Corps detail the numerous assignments, p...

COVID, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law
In the November session of the VLS Alumni Webinar Series presented by the VLSAA, Professor Jared Carter JD'09 discusses how the U.S. Constitution impacts issues surrounding COVID-19, while also looking at the durability of America's political institu...

Current Issues in Animal Law Lecture Series: A Human Right to Nature
The Environmental Law Center at VLS Presents "Current Issues in Animal Law Lecture Series: A Human Right to Nature" Litigation pending before the Ninth Circuit treats a right to nature, and wilderness in particular, as part of the scope of liberty p...

Seventh Annual VLS Energy Law and Policy Symposium
Brought to you by the Vermont Law School Alumni in Energy affinity group, the Institute for Energy and the Environment, and Perkins Coie LLP, the 2020 symposium features a virtual panel discussion on COVID-19 and the clean energy transition. Special ...

The Embedded Racism of Public School Discipline
Nationwide racial and disability-based disparities in school discipline have always been a feature of the American educational system. This presentation will provide the context and legal framework for school discipline policies nationwide and in Ver...

VJEL Symposium: Protecting our Grid Panel
Moderator: Mark James Adjunct Professor in the Online Learning Program, Vermont Law School Richard S. Mroz immediate past President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Sarah Hofmann Commissioner for the Vermont Public Utility Commission ...

VJEL Symposium: Nature-Based Solutions Panel
Moderator: Sarah Reiter JD'13 Faculty Director of Online Learning, Vermont Law School Ronny Jumeau Seychelles Permanent Representative to the United Nations, focusing on climate change and oceans Dr. Pushpam Kumar Chief, Ecosystem Services Economic...

VJEL Symposium: Climate Goals Panel
Moderator: Kevin Jones, Director, Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School Ivy Main Renewable Energy Chair, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Dr. Nancy Ryan Professor of Applied Economics, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Po...

VJEL Symposium: Keynote Address - Raphael Heffron
Raphael Heffron Professor for Global Energy Law and Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee

VJEL Symposium: Clean Energy Justice Panel
Moderator: Professor Mark Latham, Vermont Law School Joel Eisen Expert on energy law and policy, author of “Advanced Introduction to Renewable Energy” Shalanda H. Baker Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern Univers...

VJEL Symposium: Introductory Remarks
Hunter Sutherland, Journal Editor and Chief Professor John Echeveria, Journal Faculty Advisor Antonia Douglas and Austin Scarborough, Symposium Editors

Restorative Justice Can No Longer Be Blind
Panelists Shaleen Title, Robert Sand JD'86 and Anton Robinson will explore different areas of our legal system from drug reform and the legalization of marijuana, to the pitfalls of discretion within our criminal legal system, to the current police c...

Peak Foliage at Vermont Law School 2020
It's the most beautiful time of year at Vermont Law School!

Social Construction & Implicit Bias: A Discussion of Land Use Law & the Economics of Crime
VLS Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom and Northeastern University Professor Madhavi Venkatesan MELP'16 explore how zoning and development codes have enabled and exacerbated racial inequity in wealth distribution. This discussion highlights embedded racis...

EJ Clinic Conversations: Kerene Tayloe of WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Welcome to EJ Clinic Conversations, a series in which Environmental Justice Clinic student teams interview clients and partners from across the country. This interview features Kerene Tayloe, Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, WE ACT for Enviro...

How to Play Nicely in the Sandbox: Dealing With Difficult People
Jackie Brilling JD’79 and Dawn Wallant share practical solutions for dealing with difficult personalities and situations in this informative presentation, which is part of the VLS Alumni Webinar Series presented by the VLSAA.

Law for the Community and the World
The nation’s premier environmental law school, VLS offers a juris doctor (JD), four master’s degrees, and four master of laws (LLM) degrees—all created to produce leaders who want to change the world. We also offer flexible, online options for ...

EJ Clinic Conversations: Environmental Justice Movement Pioneer José Bravo
Welcome to EJ Clinic Conversations, a series in which Environmental Justice Clinic student teams interview clients and partners from across the country. This interview features José Bravo, Executive Director of the Just Transition Alliance.

Implicit and Unconscious Biases and Microagressions in Law School Classrooms
This panel will explore the implicit and unconscious biases and microaggressions that are embedded in law school classrooms. The panelists will give the audience tips on how to identify and address them. Panelists: Dean Shirley Jefferson, Associate D...

Rooting out Structural Racism in American Agriculture
Hosted by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, the next installment in Vermont Law School's Embedded Racism in the Law Panel Series brings together lawyers fighting structural racism in agriculture. Join us to discuss Bl...

EJ Clinic Conversations: An Organizer’s Perspect on the Power of Information Part 2
Welcome to EJ Clinic Conversations, a series in which Environmental Justice Clinic student teams interview clients and partners from across the country. This interview features Naeema Muhammad, President of Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and...

EJ Clinic Conversations: An Organizer’s Perspect on the Power of Information Part 1
Welcome to EJ Clinic Conversations, a series in which Environmental Justice Clinic student teams interview clients and partners from across the country. This interview features Naeema Muhammad, President of Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and...

EJ Clinic Conversations: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Rural Alabama
Welcome to EJ Clinic Conversations, a series in which Environmental Justice Clinic student teams interview clients and partners from across the country. This interview features Benjamin Eaton, President of Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and ...

EJ Clinic Conversations: Kesha Ram Talks About a New Environmental Justice Narrative for Vermont
Environmental Justice Clinic students interview Kesha Ram for the "EJ Clinic Conversations" blog series. View the whole series at vermontlaw.edu/blog/environmental-justice.

A Call to Action: Racism, Social Justice, and the Role of the Legal Profession
Join the Student Bar Association for A Call to Action: Racism, Social Justice, and the Role of the Legal Profession in the next panel in our Embedded Racism in the Law Series. This is the fifth panel in our series exploring the multitude of implicit...

The Green Amendment: A Bold New Strategy for Environmental Protection
Maya van Rossum, Founder of Green Amendments For the Generations and the Delaware Riverkeeper presents "The Green Amendment: A Bold New Strategy for Environmental Protection" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to offer the 2020 Hot Topics in En...

Greening China’s Belt and Road: New Measures to Promote Transnational Environmental Accountability
Robert Percival from University of Maryland Carey School of Law presents "Greening China’s “Belt and Road” Through New Measures to Promote Transnational Environmental Accountability" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to offer the 2020 Ho...

Healthy Food Access Policies and Prioritizing Equity Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis
Kristen Cooksey-Stowers, UCONN Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity; and Amanda Karls, Public Health Law Center present "Healthy Food Access Policies and Prioritizing Equity Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to o...

Embedded Racism in the Law: Police Officers and Qualified Immunity
Join Professor Mark Latham, and special guests Chief Loretta Stalnaker, South Royalton Police Department, Colonel Matthew Birmingham, Vermont State Police, and Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, for the next panel in our Embe...

Protecting Pigs in an Era of De-regulation
Heather Rally from PETA Foundation and Delcianna Winders from Lewis & Clark Law School present "Protecting Pigs in an Era of De-regulation" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to offer the 2020 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Summer Lecture Seri...

VLS Town Hall
Hosted by the VLSAA as part of its webinar series, this town hall-style forum took the place of The State of VLS panel discussion that normally occurs during Alumni Weekend. Richard Sala JD/MELP’13 served as the moderator and was joined by Presiden...

Building Back Smarter: A Post COVID America
Grant Carlisle and Arjun Krishnaswami from Natural Resources Defense Council presents "Building Back Smarter: A Post COVID America" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to offer the 2020 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Summer Lecture Series. On ...

Debating the Merits of Alternative Transportation Fuels
Brian Potts and Andrew Hanson from Perkins Coie LLP present "Debating the Merits of Alternative Transportation Fuels" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to offer the 2020 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Summer Lecture Series. On select Tuesday...

Ending Erasure: Indigenous People and the Decolonization of our Legal System
Please join Professors Hillary Hoffmann and Monte Mills for a panel discussion on Embedded Racism in the Law. For far too long, the laws and policies of the United States have been premised on the erasure and exclusion of the continent's indigenous p...

USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) - Implications for Sustainability
David Wirth from Boston College Law School presents "USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) - Implications for Sustainability" The Environmental Law Center is pleased to offer the 2020 Hot Topics in Environmental Law Summer Lecture Series. On select Tuesdays and Thursd...

Ecological Law - A Transformational Approach for Legal Systems
Ecological Law - A Transformational Approach for Legal Systems with Geoffrey Garver of McGill University Please join the Environmental Law Center for the 2020 Hot Topics in Environmental Law lecture series. On select Tuesdays and Thursdays throughou...

COVID and the Context of Systemic Race Discrimination and Environmental Justice
Join leading environmental justice practitioner Vernice Miller-Travis from the Metropolitan Group as she presents "COVID and the Context of Systemic Race Discrimination and Environmental Justice" on the Hot Topics 2020 series. Please join the Enviro...

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