Land Use Clinic
The Land Use Clinic focuses on developing practical skills and competencies associated with land use practice. Students are introduced to Vermont municipal planning, environmental and state land use, (Act 250) statutory requirments and processes, including district commission and environmental division court proceedings. Students will intern at the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and work on a variety of land use issues which arise as a result of the Agency's regulatory and land management work.
The two-credit classroom component of the course is taught by Adjunct Professor Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel for the State of Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC is part of the ANR and students will work with legal staff in ANR.
The four-credit practicum component of the course requires thirteen weeks of fourteen hours per week, or two days per week at the placement. The two-credit classroom component of the course requires fourteen weeks of class at two hours per class. The course is graded high pass; pass; low pass; and fail.
There is one prerequisite for the course: Land Use. Course enrollment is open; there is no application process.
Adjunct Professor Catherine Gjessing
Department of Environmental Conservation
103 South Main Street, Building 2 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-0491
Prerequisites: Land Use Regulation