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Environmental Law Center Visitors

The Environmental Law Center regularly hosts visiting scholars and other guests with expertise in environmental law and policy. They join the VLS community for short periods of time to conduct research, present their work to the VLS community, interact with students, and serve as networking resources.


2014 Distinguished Summer Scholars

June 9 – June 19, 2014
Environmental Law Scholar
Sandra B. Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law at University of Nebraska College of Law

July 5 – July 12, 2014
International Environmental Law Scholar
John H. Knox, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

July 7 – July 25, 2014
Energy Law Scholar
Benjamin K. Sovacool, Director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology (Center for Energiteknologier) at AU-Herning; Professor of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University (Århus Universitet) in Denmark; Associate Professor of Law at Vermont Law School; and founding Director of the Energy Security and Justice Program at their Institute for Energy and the Environment.

July 20 - August 2, 2014
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Scholar
Lesley K. McAllister, Professor of Law at University of California Davis School of Law

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Media Fellows

June 16 – June 28, 2014
Tom Henry, Toledo Sun

July 7 – July 19, 2014
Osha Davison, Earthzine reporter

July 21 – August 2, 2014
Kevin Begos, Associated Press


Visiting Scholars

July- September, 2014
Cathy Suykens, Faculty of Law, Institute for Environmental and Energy Law, KU Leuven, Belgium